2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

MSRP $115,900

Ranked #3 in Midsize Coupe

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2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 23, 2021

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The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT is not one of those leisure luxury coupes which can only house 2 peeps with storage capabilities that are nonexistent, but what this car does best is increase your heart rate. The exterior gets cut by fine lines and smooth curves which highlights the aerodynamic profile of the AMG GT. 

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Pros

Brawny looks

Punchy V8 engine

Precise handling

Luxurious interior

Cons

Expensive options

Blind spots due to 

Confined cabin

What's New?

Black series replaces GT R & GT R pro trim

GT coupe & roadster gain a few extra horses

Stealth edition coupe


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$115900

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

2

top speed

198 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

243 cu.in.

horsepower

523 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

494 lb.-ft. @ 2100 rpm

transmission

6 speed manual w/OD

dimensions

wheelbase

103.5 in.

length

179 in.

width

76.3 in.

height

50.7 in.

curb weight

3666 lbs.

ground clearance

3.8 in.

capacity

cargo volume

10.1 cu ft.

towing capacity

5000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.9 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.9 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

165 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

15/17/20 mpg

highway range

396 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$115,900 onwards

Colors and Styles

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT in Agate Black color
Agate Black

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

9.9

Engine and Performance

9.9

Fuel Economy

6.2

Interior

9.1

Exterior

9.6

Safety

6.5

Competition

9.0

8.6

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.6

Overall Rating


The interior looks like a fine art piece filled with techy features. With a twin-turbo V8 which provides different engine outputs depending on the trim, this Mercedes is not a casual driver’s car and neither are its competitors like the Porsche 911 TurboAston Martin vantage, and Nissan GT-R. Can the 2021 Mercedes AMG GT take on the rivals in the segment? Let's check out the article below.

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe front view
2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe rear view

9.9/10
Engine and Performance

6.2/10
Fuel Economy

9.1/10
Interior

9.6/10
Exterior

6.5/10
Safety

9.0/10
Competition


2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Features

The New AMG GT comes in two trims, namely GT and GT C coupe. Both of these trims belong to the very high end of the spectrum only to be surpassed by the GT R. The R and C variants will be reviewed separately. The 2021 AMG GT features a 10.25-inch infotainment screen, 19-inch wheels, LED headlights, Active exhaust, Integrated garage-door opener, and heated, power-folding side mirrors. What surprised us is that there isn’t any genuine leather inside, as standard at least. Only the steering wheel gets Nappa leather treatment, the rest is all faux leather. Even though it is of high quality, nothing comes close to the real thing. 

Trim

AMG GT Coupe

MSRP (RWD)

$118,600

Key Features

19-inch wheels

 

LED headlights

 

10.25 touchscreen

 

Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

 

Dual-zone climate control

 

Heated front seats

 

Lightweight 4‑speaker audio system

 

AMG ride control with damping adjustment

 

Navigation system

 

Attention assist

 

Adaptive cruise control

 

12.3-inch digital instrument cluster

 

AMG Nappa leather Performance steering wheel

Which Trim should you buy?

The only difference between the GT & GT C trim is that the latter one gets a little extra horsepower and torque. It sure does get better infotainment & Nappa leather upholstery, but you can get most of these as options on the GT trim except for the Nappa leather. The GT trim with the Premium Leather package, Burmester audio, Lane tracking, and Keyless go packages will be our suggestion for you. There are some cosmetic options like the Exterior Night & Carbon Fiber packages, but that remains a personal choice. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Engine and Performance

9.9/10

The 2021 Mercedes AMG GT is supposed to lock crankshafts with the Porsches and Aston Martins. One is a pinnacle of German engineering and another one is backed by Bond himself. Under the hood of the 2021 AMG GT Coupe, we have a 4.0L Twin-Turbo V-8 engine which produces 523 hp & 494 lb-ft of torque. With all this power, we as simple human beings can’t stop ourselves from comparing the 0-60 timings, and the AMG GT is on par with its competition, rest assured. Only till a guy arrives in a Porsche 911 Turbo. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe driving view

The GT trim clocks a 0-60 timing of 3.7 seconds, while the GT C trim can cover the same in 0.1 seconds faster, while the 911 Turbo can do it in just 2.7 seconds. The drivetrain on the AMG is RWD, a dream setup for purists. The 7-speed dual-clutch transmission is butter smooth. Mercedes have placed their turbo setup in a way that they are much closer to the engine's combustion chamber & eliminate the notorious turbo lag. Driving this car daily is nothing but pure fun. And make sure you select Sport Plus or even Race mode as the car revs much higher, and the V8 rumble is more noticeable than on normal mode where the transmission is just very eager to shift.

Models

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe

2021 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo

2021 Nissan GT-R Premium

MSRP

$118,600

$142,100

$170,800

$113,550

Engine 

4.0L Twin-Turbo V-8

4.0L Twin-Turbo V-8

3.8L Twin-Turbo flat-6

3.8L Twin-Turbo V6

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

7-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic 

6-speed automatic

Power 

523hp @ 5,500 rpm

503hp @ 6,000 rpm

572hp @ 6,500 rpm

565hp @ 6,800 rpm

Torque

494lb-ft @ 2,100 rpm

505lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm

553lb-ft @ 2,250 rpm

467lb-ft @ 3,300 rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

3.7

3.6

2.7

2.9

Quarter mile (sec)

11.8

11.9

10.9

11.5

Top Speed (MPH)

194

195

199

196

In terms of on-paper figures, the AMG GT still can't beat the neighbors, 911 Turbo and Nissan GT-R. The rival from the Nissan is the closest to the Porsche in terms of performance, but it is a league on its own. The Aston Martin is the lowest powered machine in the group today but still has decent acceleration results. When comparing the price tag, the Porsche 911 Turbo is the most expensive option in the competition.

How well does the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT handle?

More than 500 horses and an RWD drivetrain, isn’t it a recipe for destruction? It surely is if you are not used to such insane power, but Mercedes has made the AMG ride control standard so you are in safe hands. The dynamic traction control allows you to tune your car depending on the mood. The comfort mode is for everyday cruising, and the sport mode lets you have a little fun. Sport+ is where things get serious as the suspension damping gets at the firmest settings and steering assist is set to a minimum. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe ride and handling

The steering on the AMG GT is balanced: light on slower speeds and gets heavy as you push it harder. The cornering ability is just spot on, and the steering sends every bit of feedback to the driver, making cornering in this car a thrilling experience. Driving this car daily with stability is made easy with the 3-stage Electronic stability program, ride control, and dynamic traction control, otherwise, the 2021 AMG GT is very much capable of causing havoc on roads.

Braking Performance

As standard, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT comes with 15.4-inch brake rotors at the front and 14.2-inch brake rotors at the back. The carbon-ceramic composite technology they use makes the rotors last longer. Well, the replacement rotor cost almost $1,000, thought you should know. The coupe takes 105 feet to reach a halt from 60 mph, which is not the best figure in the competition.

Models

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe

2021 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo

2021 Nissan GT-R Premium

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

15.4

15.7

15.0

15.3

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

14.2

14.2

15.0

15.0

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3,666

NA

3,635

3,935

60-0 MPH (feet)

105

100

NA

109

The AMG GT isn’t the lightest of the lot nor does it have bigger brakes like the Nissan or Porsche. But the serious carbon-ceramic hardware is effective in bringing the car to halt from 60 mph in just 105 feet. The Aston Martin does come with some serious stopping power, and it weighs a little less than everyone else, which makes it stop quicker than the AMG. The Nissan GT-R is last in the competition with 109 feet of distance required to stop from 60 mph.

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Fuel Economy

6.2/10

It is common knowledge that performance cars give you that power punch at cost of high fuel consumption, and this has been proven true for the AMG GT which has chosen power completely over efficiency. The vehicle returns 15 MPG in the city, which is the lowest on offer in its group. This could be easily countered with a bigger fuel tank, and Mercedes has done the same. Overall, expecting better fuel economy on a performance car is a distant dream.

Models

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe

2021 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo

2021 Nissan GT-R Premium

MPG (City)

15

18

15

16

MPG (Highway)

20

24

20

22

MPG (Combined)

17

20

17

18

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

19.8

19.3

17.6

19.5

Range (City/Highway /Combined, in Miles)

297/396/337

347/463/386

264/352/299

312/429/351

Now we see where that performance sacrifice made by Aston Martin went, having better mileage than your peer performance rivals is a soothing feeling nevertheless. Aston not only has the best mileage, but the fuel capacity as well is better than most. The extreme performance offered by Porsche does take a toll on its fuel economy. It sips more fuel than the Godzilla.

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Interior

9.1/10

The 2021 AMG GT is one of the most expensive AMG you can get from the line-up, and the interior gets only the finest of the materials. On the GT trim, you get optional Nappa leather. Standard upholstery is one which Mercedes calls the MB-Tex, and it’s a premium quality faux leather. The steering wheel is covered in Nappa leather. Moving on to the dashboard, it's one of the busiest ones with an infotainment screen and A/C vents all over. A standard dual-zone automatic climate control system is given. The most unique talking piece of this cabin is that aluminum center console, which literally looks like an engine cover. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe front seats

The seats on the GT C trim are covered in Nappa leather upholstery. These seats have one of the best lateral supports in the industry, not to mention the heating & ventilation they come with. The interior space is plenty but actually getting inside this car might be a chore.

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe dashboard

The overall interior is great, but the material choice they have on the GT C trim should have been standard on both, that’s our only complaint. The list of the standard cabin features include a power tilt and telescopic steering wheel, power front seats with 3‑position memory and power lumbar support, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Models

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe

2021 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo

2021 Nissan GT-R Premium

Seating Capacity

2

2

4

4

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.5/58.3/NA

N/A

N/A

38.1/54.3/44.6

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

N/A

N/A

N/A

33.5/50.0/26.4

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

10.1

12.4

4.5

8.8

We don’t know if you have any intentions of carrying cereal boxes and milk jugs in the trunk of this car, but the 10 cubic feet of space might only let you have them. The power liftgate opens up like a hatchback, so practically you can stuff in your groceries, but it would look like a royal mess back in there. Aston Martin Vantage offers better cargo capacity, but it can seat only two just like the Merc. Porsche and Nissan can seat 4 but their cargo capacity is abysmal. Standout interior features include:

  • Heated power AMG Performance seats with memory
  • MB-Tex/DINAMICA upholstery
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Ventilated seats (optional)
  • Nappa leather upholstery (optional)
  • AMG Black Piano Lacquer trim
  • Power tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Keyless entry and push-button start 

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The 2021 AMG GT comes equipped with a 10.25-inch screen and a 4-speaker sound system. Along with the touchscreen, a rotary knob is given for convenience especially while driving. Android Auto & Apple CarPlay comes standard along with navigation, Bluetooth, HD radio, two USB ports, and a Reconfigurable 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. The list of features and price relation is an utter disappointment for a 6-figure car, but Mercedes calls it a lightweight infotainment system. Just spend $1,300 extra and get the Burmester sound system with 10 speakers with a 640-watt 10-channel digital amplifier and call it a day. Standout infotainment features include:

  • 10.25-inch touchscreen
  • Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
  • 4-speaker sound system
  • 11 speaker Burmester sound system (Optional)
  • In-built navigation system
  • SiriusXM satellite radio

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Exterior

9.6/10

The design of the 2021 AMG GT will remind you of the SLS AMG, why? Look at that long hood. The shiny grille with the huge logo is something Mercedes takes pride in. The hood swoops down like a nose, and it’s part of their new shark nose design language. Combined that with the functional air intakes and that sharp lower lip on the bumper makes for a deadly package, design-wise. The side profile of the AMG GT is very interesting as the passenger cabin shifted backward and the engine compartment itself takes a massive chunk of real estate on the body of the car. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe 

As aggressive as the front end is, the more dulled down is the rear end, and it suits the character of this car. The AMG GT has 19-inch 5-spoke wheels at the front and rear, but the GT C trim has 20-inch 5-spoke wheels at the rear. In the lighting department, LED headlights, LED Daytime Running, LED taillights, and rear fog lights are given. Panorama roof is optional on the base trim. The AMG Exterior Carbon Fiber Package I on upper trim adds the Carbon fiber front splitter, front fender trim, side sill inserts, and rear diffuser but eliminates the power deckled release which is optional on the base trim.

Models

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe

2021 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo

2021 Nissan GT-R Premium

Curb weight (lbs)

3666

3461

3635

3933

Length (inches)

179

175.8

178.6

185.4

Width (Inches)

76.3

76.5

74.9

74.6

Height (Inches)

50.7

50.1

51.3

53.9

Ground clearance (inches)

3.8

3.8

4.2

3.9

Wheelbase (inches)

103.5

106.5

96.5

109.4

Nissan GT-R has the longest wheelbase in the group and also leads in the height and length dimension, which makes things better for the passengers inside. The high ground clearance on the Porsche compared to the rivals becomes useful in some tricky situations. The shortest wheelbase is offered on the rival from the Porsche which bestows it the agility which outperforms the fellow opponents. As for the AMG GT, it has the least amount of ground clearance which is shared with the Vantage. Standout exterior features include:

  • 19-inch AMG twin 5-spoke wheels
  • AMG ride control sport suspension
  • Aluminum space frame
  • AMG-specific grille
  • Air panel advanced aerodynamics
  • Black chrome exhaust
  • LED headlights
  • Panorama roof (optional)
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Safety

6.5/10

In the majority of the cases, expensive cars don’t get crash-tested by NHTSA or IIHS. Mercedes has used the best of the technology available in chassis engineering and inside the cabin, and the whole structure is reinforced with a steel crossbar, and the same procedure has been followed in the engine bay as well. All this makes up for an extremely rigid shell.

Despite being a high-performance luxury car, it comes loaded with advanced driver assistance tech. Rivals in this class offer more of a barebones car without advanced safety tech. The standard features offered are radar-based forward collision mitigation, brake hold, brake assist, hill start assist, front and rear sensors, front and rearview cameras, and eight airbags. Standout safety features include:

  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Blind-spot monitoring (optional)
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Driver attention monitor
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Adaptive cruise control

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Competition

9.0/10

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT vs 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo

The Porsche 911 Turbo has a much higher price tag, but it has the best performance to offer in the segment. The handling of the Porsche is very agile, and the interior also is classy. No matter how small, Porsche does offer an extra two-passenger capacity as compared to the AMG GT, which shares the same fuel economy with this counterpart. Choosing between the two comes down to what your priorities are from your coupe.

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT vs 2021 Nissan GT-R

The Nissan GT-R has the least menacing looks, and it also is the cheapest option on the list today. The GT-R has a V-6 engine unlike the V8 on the Merc, but still, it makes more power than the AMG and is better in acceleration. The car is also equally pretty efficient. Nissan lacks interior finesse, and it just doesn’t have that expensive feel to it the AMG has.

2021 Nissan GT-R

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT vs 2021 Aston Martin Vantage

Aston Martin and the AMG GT, both share a similar twin-turbo V8 engine, but the folks at Aston have prioritized fuel efficiency over extra horsepower. Yes, it has the best fuel economy among all, and those 50 fewer horses aren’t going to affect you much. The interior of Aston Martin has futuristic vibes. Both the cars are known for their luxury, so it all comes down to what you want from your car.

2021 Aston Martin Vantage

 

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Final Verdict

Even though it is expensive, the 2021 Mercedes AMG GT is an insane performance car. In terms of practicality, it does lose some points, but the AMG GT C does give you some bragging rights as it gets more power, but are your bragging rights worth $35k extra? We don’t think so. If we take the rivals in the picture, a red wedding situation is on the display, but the beloved child of the Mercedes-Benz comes out victorious, however, not unscathed. Therefore, if you want an all-rounder performance car that is easy on your pocket, slightly more efficient, and quick on its feet as well, the Nissan GT-R is a better choice, provided you don’t have a brand preference.

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