2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe

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2018 MODEL

$112,400 - $157,000

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Overview

AMG, the power packed and high-performance brand of Mercedes Benz offers race dynamics inspired wheelers with the 2018 AMG GT Coupe being the latest devil in 2-door exotic sports coupe segment. The perfect medley of muscle and jaw-dropping aesthetics with long hood and signature AMG dynamics crafted with in-depth detail is a seamless yet bold design which is a sure shot head turner.

Powered by a big 4.0L V8 Twin Turbo setup under its long aggressive hood with its hallmark RWD configuration is available as a solo option priced at $112,400 tuned to suit all the performance cravings with all the essence of AMG brand is a mystique contender.

The 2018 Mercedes Benz AMG GT Coupe is available in a solo trim bestowing various exotic features including:

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Pros

Smooth transmission

Efficient Engine

Suave looks

Cons

Not so good handling

Larger carbon footprint

What's New?

2 colors added to the lineup

No significant Change


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$112400

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

2

top speed

188 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

243 cu. in.

horsepower

469 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

465 lb.-ft. @ 1700 rpm

transmission

7-speed automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

14.2 in. ventilated disc brakes/14.2 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

103.5 in.

length

179 in.

width

76.3 in.

height

50.7 in.

curb weight

3560 lbs.

ground clearance

3.8 in.

capacity

cargo volume

10.1 cu ft.

towing capacity

5000 lbs.

payload capacity

606 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3 sec.

zero to 100 mph

6.9 sec.

standing ¼-mile

11.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/18/22 mpg

highway range

435.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

4 years/50000 miles

roadside assistance

yes



Styles

 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe in Selenite Gray Metallic color  2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe in Magnetite Black Metallic color  2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe in Jupiter Red color  2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe in designo Iridium Silver Magno color  2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe in designo Diamond White Metallic color  2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe in designo Cardinal Red Metallic color  2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe in Brilliant Blue Metallic color  2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe in Black color
Selenite Gray Metallic

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Ratings

Features

8.9

Engine

9.6

Fuel Economy

6.2

Interior

9.1

Exterior

9.6

Driving

9.0

8.7

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe 2dr Coupe

2dr Coupe

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Manual, Seats: 2

$112,400

Configurations
2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7AM)
Transmission: 7AM MPG: (16/18/22)
2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7AM)
Engine: V-8 Transmission: 7AM
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (16/18/22)
Torque: 465 lbs.-ft. @ 1,700 rpm

 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe S

S

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Manual, Seats: 2

$132,400

Configurations
S 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7AM)
Engine: V-8 Transmission: 7AM
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (16/18/22)
Torque: 494 lbs.-ft. @ 1,750 rpm

 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe C

C

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Manual, Seats: 2

$145,000

Configurations
C 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl 7AM)
Engine: V-8 Transmission: 7AM
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (15/17/20)
Torque: 502 ft-lbs. @ 1900 rpm

 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe R

R

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Manual, Seats: 2

$157,000

Configurations
R 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7AM)
Engine: V-8 Transmission: 7AM
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (15/17/20)
Torque: 516 lbs.-ft. @ 1,900 rpm

Expert Review


carhp editor October 15, 2018

8.7

Overall Rating


8.9/10
Features

 

9.6/10
Engine

 

6.2/10
Fuel Economy

 

9.1/10
Interior

 

9.6/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

AMG, the power packed and high-performance brand of Mercedes Benz offers race dynamics inspired wheelers with the 2018 AMG GT Coupe being the latest devil in 2-door exotic sports coupe segment. The perfect medley of muscle and jaw-dropping aesthetics with long hood and signature AMG dynamics crafted with in-depth detail is a seamless yet bold design which is a sure shot head turner.

Powered by a big 4.0L V8 Twin Turbo setup under its long aggressive hood with its hallmark RWD configuration is available as a solo option priced at $112,400 tuned to suit all the performance cravings with all the essence of AMG brand is a mystique contender.

Features

8.9/10

The AMG GT Coupe is available in a solo trim bestowing various exotic features including:

Trims AMG GT Coupe
MSRP $112,400
Features Standard equipment includes 
  • 19-inch Wheels
  • Mechanical limited-slip differential
  • 8.4-inch center Infotainment display
  • Navigation system
  • Four-speaker sound system
  • Rearview camera with parking sensors
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control and heated eight-way power-adjustable seats
  • Convertible models come with a standard neck heating system and dual roll bars

The 2-seater coupe combines the daunting performance dynamics with subtle comfort and numerous convenience features to its only available trim. The high adrenaline Bi-turbo V8 engine is mated to AMG Speedshift DCT 7-speed sports transmission in an RWD configuration is capable of bringing a devils grin as soon as one takes the cockpit.

Engine

9.6/10

Whether you want a cruiser or a high-powered canyon carver, the AMG GT will work for you. Smooth and powerful motor, responsive seven-speed automatic transmission. Being turbocharged, there can be some lag at low-mid throttle settings. - edmunds

Engine and Transmission

The AMG GT Coupe is juiced by a Twin-Turbocharged 4.0L V8 motor with a peak performance figure of 469 hp and 465 lb-ft torque. Power is distributed to the rear wheels by a 7-speed dual clutch sports transmission with signature AMG Speedshift DCT tune.

Models Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT Nissan GT-R Audi R8 Jaguar F-Type SVR
MSRP $112,400 $99,990 $138,700 $121,900
Engine 4.0L Twin Turbocharged V8 3.8L Twin Turbocharged V6 5.2L Naturally Aspirated V10 5.0LSupercharged V8
Drive Train RWD AWD AWD AWD
Transmission 7-Speed Dual Clutch Automatic 6-speed automatic 7-Speed Dual Clutch Automatic 8-speed automatic
Power 469 hp @ 6000 rpm 565 hp @ 6800 rpm 532 hp @ 7800 rpm 575 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque 465 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm 467 lb-ft @ 5800 rpm 398 lb-ft @ 6500 rpm 516 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm

The performance figures are head-on challenged by the competent exotic sports brands including the segment leader Jaguar F-Type SVR with its supercharged 5.0L V8 powerhouse producing a massive 575 hp. Even the cheaper Nissan GT-R is ahead with its smaller V6 engine churning 565 hp. In fact, the AMG GT coupe is the least power of the bunch.

Acceleration

The Mercedes Benz GT Coupe might be the slowest in 0-60 MPH sprint eating 3.9 seconds in front of Nissan GT-R’s uncanny 2.9 seconds a segment leader, followed by Audi R8 and Jaguar F-type SVR’s analogous clock time of 3.5 seconds.

Models Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT Nissan GT-R Audi R8 Jaguar F-Type SVR
0-60 MPH 3.9 sec 2.9 sec 3.5 sec 3.5sec
Quarter mile 11.4 sec 16.0 sec 10.9 sec 11.2 sec
Engine 4.0L Twin Turbocharged V8 3.8L Twin Turbocharged V6 4.2L Naturally Aspirated V10 5.0LSupercharged V8
Emission

 

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

9.8 9.8 10.4 7.5

However, things take a U-turn when rivaled in a quarter mile chase where larger engines conquer with Audi R8’s furious 10.9 seconds leading the bunch, followed by the most powerful Jaguar F-type SVR at 11.2 seconds which is close to Mercedes AMG GT’s 11.4 seconds. Nissan GT-R’s least position with long 16.0 seconds comes as a surprising affair.

Handling and Steering

Handling and sound dynamics have always been the highlights of an exotic sports car, The AMG GT Coupe is none of an exception thanks to the AMG sports suspension and double wishbone layout appraising the sporty packaging with excellent lateral dynamics and pronounced high speed driving stability.

The experience is taken to the next level with AMG Dynamic Select controller offering various tunes of handling to ideally suit the driving condition with preconfigured transmission modes – “C”,”S”,”S+” and individual “I” mode.

Braking

The braking department is handled by standard AMG High-performance Composite braking system with a 14.2-inch front and rear disc size. As an option ceramic composite braking system is also available for race inspired spec braking behavior.

Model Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT Nissan GT-R Audi R8 Jaguar F-Type SVR
Brake Front(in) 14.2 15.4 14.4 15.0
Brake Rear(in) 14.2 15.0 14.0 14.8
Curb weight(lbs) 3560 3929 3627 3769
60-0 MPH (ft.) 96 94 96 97

The stopping distances are more or less in close proximity of all the contenders with Nissan GTR’s impressive 94 ft leading the bunch, Audi R8 and AMG GT Coupe sharing second place with 96 ft travel and Jaguar F-type SVR with slight difference decelerating the last.

Fuel Economy

6.2/10

The exotic sports segment being performance oriented machines are undoubtedly big fuel guzzlers and the economy figures of the all the rivals’ bunch lays almost in the same bracket.

Model Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT Nissan GT-R Audi R8 Jaguar F-Type SVR
MPG (city) 16 16 14 15
MPG (highway) 22 22 22 23
MPG (combined) 18 18 17 18

Mercedes Benz AMG GT, Nissan GT-R and Jaguar F-type all three presents with a same overall fuel economy of 18 MPG, The Audi R8 with a slightly higher combined figure of 17 MPG leads the bunch.

Interior

9.1/10

The 2018 Mercedes AMG GT is no pretender; this is a true sports car with a driver-focused interior, simple analog gauges and a low seating position. And there isn’t much room inside. If you shop at the big-and-tall stores you’re probably not going to fit comfortably. The seats are narrow and unnecessarily hard, which gives the AMG GT a race-car feel, but some more padding would be nice. -Kelley Blue Book

Seating and Comfort

Mercedes Benz AMG GT Coupe is a panorama in seating comfort providing luxuries like performance seats with 3 position memory, power adjustable side bolsters and thigh supports for both front seats with heating functionality making every drive plush and memorable.

Model Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT Nissan GT-R Audi R8 Jaguar F-Type SVR
Passenger capacity 2 4 2 2
Passenger Volume (ft cube) 86 79 50 N/A

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)(In.)

39.5/55.6/45.2 38.1/54.3/44.6 38.5/55.1/40.9 36.8/56.5/42.8
Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg)(In.) N/A 26.4/50.0/26.4 N/A N/A

Interior Features

Here is a list of the standout features -

  • Power tilt/telescoping steering column
  • AMG Nappa leather Performance steering wheel
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Silver Chrome console trim
  • Power-adjustable side bolsters and thigh supports for both seats
  • Power AMG Performance seats with 3‑position memory
  • 8.4″ high-resolution color central screen
  • High-resolution color multifunction display in the instrument cluster

Optional features include:

  • AMG Black Piano Lacquer interior trim/White Leather Seat Trim
  • Gloss black steering-wheel trim, shift paddles, seat inserts
  • AMG illuminated door sills in black brushed aluminum

Infotainment

The AMG GT Coupe delivers decent music experience with a lightweight 4 speaker sound system with flexible input options consisting of dual USB ports, in-dash DVD/CD player and Bluetooth audio streaming etc and 8.4”high-resolution display.  The infotainment doubles up as a navigation and smartphone connector controlled by COMAND touchpad rotary controller. However, it lacks Apple Carplay/Android Auto features even on the options list.

The standard infotainment system consists of:

  • 4 speaker audio system
  • 8.4″ high-resolution color central screen
  • COMAND® system with touchpad/rotary controller
  • Voice control with learning feature
  • SiriusXM Radio
  • AMG Track Pace App for Apple iPhone

Cargo Capacity

The performance-oriented designs of sports coupe-like AMG GT Coupe are not cargo focused as they cater to entirely different purpose. It offers a humble cargo capacity of 10.1 cubic feet and trails behind Jaguar F-Type SVR providing 14.4 cubic feet of cargo space which is the most out of the bunch.

Model Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT Nissan GT-R Audi R8 Jaguar F-Type SVR
Volume (cube ft) 10.1 8.8 8.0 14.4

Exterior

9.6/10

People don’t just stare at this car, they are drawn to it like preteens to Taylor Swift. They gawk, point and take pictures with their phones. Smile, you’re on Instagram. The 2018 Mercedes AMG GT is striking. With its low long hood and short deck, it’s imposing and impressive, and it looks expensive, but it’s also more approachable than many other more exaggerated exotics. -Kelley Blue Book

Dimensions and Weight

With the iconic AMG GT design silhouettes, the long hood with pronounced power domes, a cabin moved far back and a large star logo at the front sitting with all its glory imparts the AMG GT Coupe a superior characteristic appeal.

From the front to the back, all the angles of this engineering marvel are a site to attract. The large wheel arches with premium 19” alloys, sleek LED rear tail lamps and dual exhausts garnished with chrome appliqué makes up for a most stylish and enduring road presence.

Model Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT Nissan GT-R Audi R8 Jaguar F-Type SVR
curb weight(lbs) 3560 3929 3627 3769
Length(in) 179.0 185.4 174.3 176.0
Width(in) 76.3 74.6 46.4 74.2
Height(in) 49.6 53.9 48.8 51.6
Ground clearance(in) 4.9 4.3 4.3 3.9
Wheel base(in) 103.5 109.4 104.3 103.2
Track width(in) F/R 66.1/65.0 62.6/63.3 64.5/63.0 63/65

With a width of 179 inches and a lower height of 49.6 inches, the AMG GT Coupe appears to be the widest of the bunch even though it isn’t which virtually works in favor of its bold butch looks. It also leads the ground clearance department at 4.9 inches where Jaguar F-type carries the least figure of 3.9 inches.

Exterior Features

Some of the exterior features include:

  • Dual Exhaust with chrome appliqué
  • 10-spoke lightweight alloy wheels
  • Sporty front apron with large coolant-air intakes
  • LED high-performance headlamps in a sportily striking look
  • Panamericana grille in high-gloss chrome with large lateral air intakes and fins

Safety

Safety Features

2018 Mercedes Benz AMG GT Coupe adds a wide range of standard safety features including:

  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Auto-Leveling Headlights
  • Lane Departure Warning

Competition

Nissan GT-R Vs AMG GT Coupe

Nissan GT-R is the only exotic sports car in the group offering a flexibility of seating capacity of 4 passengers which is a practical highlight of this car. On top of that it’s a straight King in terms of 0-60 MPH chase with it,s finely tune engine transmission combo at a very attractive price.

Audi R8 Vs AMG GT Coupe

The costliest proposition, clean and superb styling and a massive naturally aspirated engine add to its favor but the availability of other competent products at competitive price might catapult the takers.

Jaguar F-Type Vs AMG GT Coupe

A serious contender with a massive power of 574 hp and supercharged forced induction, the Jaguar F-Type offers a wide range of features and proves to be a premium product with a decent price tag. 

Final Verdict

The exotic sports segment derives eccentric designs that need to stand out from the mundane daily commuters both in aesthetics, performance, and sound. The AMG GT Coupe ticks all the boxes that are expected from a sports coupe – punchy performance, agile dynamics and shining design language iced with premium AMG branding. The choice in this particular class is totally subjective yet the 2018 AMG GT Coupe serves as a genuine consideration for the enthusiasts.

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