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5 things you need to know about the Mercedes-AMG GT


WE HAVE to admit that we were sad when we heard here at Autodealer that the Mercedes-Benz SLS was going out of production. Our spirits were lifted though as we heard news of its successor which is due next year, enter the GT.

  • There are two variants due for release with power ranging from 340kW/600Nm in the GT to 375kW/650Nm in the GT S with both being powered by a 4.0-litre turbo V8 mated with an AMG Speedshift DCT seven-speed sports transmission. This should be more than enough considering the fact that its aluminium chassis weighs just 231kg making for a kerb weight of 1 540kg.
  • The top of the range GT S can go from 0-100km/h in just 3.8 seconds while the GT manages a time of 4.0 seconds. Top speeds for each model is 310km/h for the GT S and 304km/h for the GT.
  • It is expected to go on sale in South Africa some time during 2015.

  • The GT is equipped with a mechanical rear differential as standard while the GT S is fitted with an electronically controlled differential.

  • Potential buyers will be happy to know that there are safety features such as a Collision Prevention Assist Plus, Adaptive Brake, Attention Assist and the tyre pressure monitoring system.


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