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2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Amratya Nigam Automotive Journalist Updated on: November 4, 2019


The Mercedes AMG-GT coupe is an iconic car with incredible performance under the hood. When it comes to looks it has the same body styling as a normal GT, the wide long hood, short deck, retractable spoilers, low profile aerodynamic body, sports exhaust and the standard Mercedes grille for the base model gives it a very phenomenal look.

The AMG GT is the car that took 50 years in the making and with Großaspach guys involved from the ground up, the outcome is an automotive marvel that leaves everyone in awe every time it passes by. It looks more or less like a GT car that has a long and wide hood, short deck, and retractable spoilers.

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Pros

Engaging handling dynamics

Powerful V8 engine

Comfortable interiors

Cons

Limited rear visibility

What's New?

Carried over from 2018 as it is


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$112700

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

2

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

horsepower

469 hp @ 6,000 rpm

torque

465 lb.-ft. @ 1,700 rpm

transmission

7-speed automated manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

103.5 in.

length

179 in.

width

76.3 in.

height

50.7 in.

ground clearance

3.8 in.

capacity

payload capacity

606 lbs.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/TBD/22 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

4 years/50000 miles

roadside assistance

yes



Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Base

Base

power
469 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
18 combined

$112,700


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $112,700 MSRP (16/18/22) 469 hp @ 6000 rpm, 4 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
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7-speed automated manual rear wheel drive 2

 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S

S

power
515 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
18 combined

$132,700


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $132,700 MSRP (16/18/22) 515 hp @ 6000 rpm, 4 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
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7-speed automated manual rear wheel drive 2

 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C

C

power
550 hp @ 5750 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
17 combined

$147,300


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
C 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $147,300 MSRP (15/17/21) 550 hp @ 5750 rpm, 4 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
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7-speed automated manual rear wheel drive 2

Expert Review


The standard 2019 AMG-GT costs $112,700 features a V8 and can hit 0-60 mph in just 3.5 sec. and that is a supercar there. The 2019 Mercedes AMG is a pure driver's car and the closest relative of the SLS but unlike SLS the AMG-GT is not only a daily drivable car but it also rules on the tracks. The AMG GT also has a high performing variant that puts the Porsche 911 on the edge.

The 2019 Mercedes AMG GT is a phenomenal supercar and has equally extraordinary competitors. The Jaguar F-type Coupe and the Porsche 911 Carrera are some of the rivals that are blessed with supercar abilities as good as the AMG GT. Let's move ahead and find out how does the AMG GT fares against them.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT coupe Front Three-quarter View
2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT coupe Front Three-quarter View
2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT coupe Rear Three-quarter View
2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT coupe Rear Three-quarter View

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Features

The Mercedes AMG GT Coupe has two trim levels, the base AMG GT and the high-performing AMG GT S. The standard AMG GT comes with a 19-inch wheels, sports seats with memory and other power options, automatic climate control, command navigation, 8-inch infotainment display with voice controls, Bluetooth connectivity and touch-sensitive central control, and rear-view camera.

The higher variant, the GTS comes standard with all features of the base variant with 503 hp V8 engine, upgraded exhaust, adaptive suspensions, Burmester speakers, leather upholstery and sportier looking body for $131,200. All those extra features on the AMG GT S are optional for the base variant.

Trims

Base

S

MSRP

(Manual)

$111,200

$131,200

Features

LED headlights

All the features are same as base model.

 

keyless ignition and entry (Keyless Go)

10-speaker Burmester surround-sound audio system

 

a rearview camera

 
 

dual-zone automatic climate control

 
 

heated eight-way power-adjustable seats (with power-adjustable lumbar adjustment and side bolsters)

 
 

the COMAND infotainment interface (8-inch display, knob and touchpad controllers)

 
 

voice controls, a navigation system, Bluetooth, two USB ports, satellite, and HD radio, an auxiliary audio jack and a media player interface

 

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The Mercedes AMG GT is a fully equipped sports car that has the capacity to perform both, on both roads and tracks. The AMG GT also gets optional features to match the likes of the GT S, so the base model is the best choice. But in case you don't mind paying the premium over the standard model, go for the GTS with the Aerodynamic packages, carbon-fiber interior trim, and matte black paint.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Engine and Performance

“The gullwings are gone, but the GT is still set to swoop in and snag buyers away from its archenemy, the Porsche 911. The GT—along with its roadster counterpart—has a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The sense of speed is muted, but the velocities it can attain are breathtaking. “- Car and Driver

The AMG GT drives its power from a 4.0L V8 engine that produces 456 hp and 443 lb.-ft. of torque. It has a 7-speed automatic transmission and a rear wheel drivetrain. Under the price of $112,700, there are several cars that have more power and better acceleration but it not the power it the way the power output is handled and that’s what makes GT coupe so special.

Models

Mercedes AMG GT coupe

Jaguar F-type Coupe R

Porsche 911 carrera Coupe

MSRP

$111,200

$105,400

$110,300

Engine

4.0L 8cyl

5.0L V-8 Cylinder

3.0L Turbocharged Boxer 6-Cylinder

Transmission

7-speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

7-Speed Manual

Power

456 hp

550 hp

420 hp

Torque

443 lb-ft

502 lb-ft

368 lb-ft

The AMG GT is not the best in the class, as the Jaguar F-type features a massive 5.0L 550hp V8 engine with 502 lb-ft of torque output makes it the best in the class and the 911 Carrera stays the last when it comes to number of horses but of course that alone does not decides the performance and capabilities of a car.

Acceleration

The Mercedes AMG GT races from 0-60 mph in only 3.5 sec and hits the quarter-mile in 11.6 sec. This is only possible due to its exceptionally engineered body, advanced vehicle dynamic, intelligent power output, and fast-shifting automatic transmission.

Models

Mercedes AMG GT coupe

Jaguar F-type Coupe R

Porsche 911 carrera Coupe

0-60 MPH

3.9 sec

3.5 sec

3.7 sec

Quarter mile

11.6 sec

11.8 sec

10.7 sec

Engine

4.0L

5.0L

3.0L

The Mercedes AMG GT and the Jaguar F-type has the same 0-60 mph time as the Carrera stay 0.2 sec behind not to mention the high-performance AMG GT S variant with 0-60mph in mere 3.0 secs.

Ride and Handling

“ The steering is perfectly weighted, the brakes heroic. The GT’s size, however, makes it too big to be truly nimble—and it feels that way from behind the wheel.”- Car and Driver

Well the AMG GT is performance coupe specially engineered to offer track level performance but it is also capable of daily driving. The AMG series is pretty famous for their performance but they have some flaws, which is totally unknown to the GT coupe. The AMG dynamic select features let you choose between Comfort, sport, sport+.

As you switch between the modes the steering response, transmission, suspension and power output changes as the car goes more aggressive and the exhaust gets louder. The AMG GT is so well engineered so that you can hit almost 90% of the throttle while cornering without a body roll. It retractable spoiler increases traction and keeps vehicle stable while cornering or accelerating hard.

Braking

The AMG GT is 3560 lbs. supercar that can do 0-60 mph in 3.9 sec and so it needs some intense braking prowess. The AMG GT is equipped with an AMG high-performance composite braking system which includes 14.2 inch ventilated front and rear disc brakes made of carbon-fiber-reinforced with ceramic for better deceleration and is 40% lighter then brakes of composite materials.

The AMG GT takes only 96 ft. to get from 60-0 mph. and that equals to a race track braking performance. The AMG GT is also equipped with features like 4-wheels anti-lock braking system, electronic stability control, traction control, brake drying and emergency braking preparation/assists for more intelligent and effective braking.

Model

Mercedes AMG GT coupe

Jaguar F-type Coupe R

Porsche 911 carrera Coupe

Brake Front(in)

14.2

15.0

13.0

Brake Rear(in)

14.2

14.8

13.8

Curb Weight(lbs)

3560

3814

3285

60-0 MPH (ft.)

96.0

106.0

98.0

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Fuel Economy

The AMG GT offers an average mileage of 16/22 mpg in city/highway with a combined mileage of 18 mpg. It is not something impressive but for a car that features V8 it is satisfactory, well the mileage also depends on the way and the mode you are driving. Compared to the Mercedes, the Jaguar F-type has almost fuel efficiency while the 911 has an impressive fuel economy.

Model

Mercedes AMG GT coupe

Jaguar F-type Coupe R

Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

MPG (City)

16

15

20

MPG (Highway)

22

23

28

MPG (Combined)

18

18

23

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Interior

“Behind the wheel is where the bulk of the revisions can be seen. On the inside, the German coupe now gets a fully digital gauge cluster, eschewing traditional, analog dials for a 12.3-inch screen.”- The drive

Seating and Comfort

The Mercedes AMG-GT is a two-seater compact coupe. It has a well-equipped driver-focused interior with hind quality finish and lots of soft-touch material. The AMG GT gauge cluster adapts to the drive modes and also shares several different types of data for better performance. It has a 3-spoke power steering with mounted cruise control, multimedia controls, and shift pedals.

The AMG-GT features sports seats with multi-level heating and adjustable height covered in leatherette. The door panels are equipped with several power controls and soft-touch materials for better comfort. The Gt features an 8-inch infotainment screen with a touch-sensitive center console with mounted drive mode control, start/stop button, climate, a small shift, and other controls.

Model

Mercedes AMG GT coupe

Jaguar F-type Coupe R

Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

Passenger capacity

2

2

2

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

39.5

37/56.5/43

NA


Cargo Capacity

The Mercedes AMG GT features 12.3 cubic feet of cargo volume which is plenty for a sport coupe, well it is an impressive volume but considering its long and less wide design its versatility decreases a lot, as you cannot store bigger or wider objects, but you can put two golf bags, that works. The boot space is also accessible from the cabin due to a rear side cutout for better rear visibility.

Model

Mercedes AMG GT coupe

Jaguar F-type Coupe R

Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

Volume (ft cube)

12.3

NA

NA

Interior Features

  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescopic Steering
  • Cruise Control
  • Push Button start
  • Keyless ignition
  • Electrochromatic Inside Rear-view camera
  • Rear View Camera
  • Climate Control
  • Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
  • Universal Remote Transmitter
  • One-touch Power windows(All)
  • Heated Mirror
  • Keyless power Door locks
  • Glove box
  • Centre console Storage
  • Cup-holders
  • USB Charging

 Infotainment System

Unlike the AMG–GT highly designed body or extraordinary performance, its features AMG standard infotainment system which is well equipped in itself and features the Mercedes self-developed Command interface. The AMG GT comes standard with an 8-inch in-dash infotainment screen, a touch-sensitive center control knob and voice controls as well.

It features satellite radio with real-time traffic satellite radio, AM/FM stereo, video monitor, a memory card slot, DVD player, speed-sensitive volume control, Bluetooth connectivity and USB connection as well.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Exterior

Dimension and Weight

The Mercedes GT coupe is engineered in a way to bring out every bit of power from the 456hp V8, its low profile body, elegant curves, long bonnet with its iconic Mercedes grille represent the SLS and its half-century-old ancestors. The car is so well designed that it just feels planted to the track and roars as it revs up.

The Mercedes AMG GT is 179.0 inches long and 76.3 inches wide with a body height of 50.7 that keeps is well planted and reserves enough space for two-seater cabin and a small bonnet. It has a 103.5 inch of wheelbase keeping the vehicle stable, the retractable spoiler increases traction and stability as you accelerate the rear-wheel drive beast.

Model

Mercedes AMG GT Coupe

Jaguar F-type Coupe R

Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

Curb weight(lbs)

3560

3814

3285

LenGTh(in)

179.0

176.0

177.1

Width(in)

76.3

75.7

72.9

Height(in)

50.7

51.6

51.0

Ground clearance(in)

NA

4.8

4.3

Wheel base(in)

103.5

103.2

96.5

Track width(in) F/R

66.1/65.0

62.4/64.9

60.7/61.3

Exterior Features

  • LED Daytime running lights
  • LED Headlamps
  • LED taillights
  • Body Color Door Handles
  • Body Color Side Mirror
  • 19x11.0 Wheels
  • 295/30R19 Performance Tires

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Safety

The AMG-GT comes well equipped with multiple safety features. Well they are not yet reviewed by the NHTSA or the IIHS. The AMG comes standard with almost every single existing safety feature and is same on the GT S variant without any options or packages. The standard features includes-:

  • Collision Prevention Assist Plus Attention Assist
  • Pre-safe Electronic Stability Program (Esp) Adaptive Braking Technology:
  • Predictive Brake Priming
  • Automatic Brake Drying
  • Hill-start Assist
  • Brake Hold Feature Emergency-sensing Brake Assist (Bas®)
  • Advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Rearview Camera
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • 8 AirBags Automatic Front Seat-belt Presenters
  • Dual Pop-up Roll Bars Led Daytime Running Lamps
  • Led Headlamps
  • Led Tail Lamps
  • Smart Key Remote Locking With Keyless-start Keyless-go
  • Antitheft Alarm System With Remote Panic Feature

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Competition

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT vs Jaguar F-type Coupe

The Jaguar F-type Coupe is a class-leading performance coupe. It features a massive 550 hp V8 engine with 8-speed automatic. When it comes to performance the Jaguar is on the same level as the Mercedes and has same accelerations. The Jaguar is heavy but smaller in dimension and has almost the same fuel efficiency.

On head-on competition, the Jaguar is on the same level as the Mercedes but still is $5800 cheaper than the Mercedes, but $6000 gap for 6 digits cars does not count actually.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT vs Porsche 911 Carrera

The Porsche 911 is the smallest in the whole competition. Not only in comparison of size, or space or body height but it also features a smaller 420hp engine with 7-speed automatic and still cost about the same as the Mercedes. The Porsche is indeed the most fuel economical car in the whole class and it also have more overall storage than both cars but the high cost of ownership, hence Mercedes wins.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Final Verdict

The Mercedes AMG-GT is a revolution in the AMG lineup and has all the rights to be called a driver’s car. This 6-digit coupe is not only just powerful, or a good looking car, it has the potential to bring out every single horse it owns. The AMG GT is designed in a way to handle daily commute easily while it rule the track.

The GT is not a family car and trusts me they put the passenger’s seat due to the regulation. Other than its performance it is comfortable, well equipped and one of the safest car around. Coming up to the competition the Gt leaves the Porsche in the dust as for the jaguar, it might be powerful or less costly, it is on the same level as the Mercedes when it comes to performance.