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.