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Updated Mercedes-AMG GT range grows with new GT C and Edition 50


A replacement for the gullwinged SLS AMG now three years ago, Mercedes-Benz used the ongoing North American International Auto Show in Detroit to unveil the facelifted AMG GT and special edition GT C Edition 50.


Now taking inspiration from the limited edition AMG GT R and race prepped AMG GT3, the AMG GT range receives the same Panamericana grille, redesigned front bumper with larger air vents and the AIRPANEL active air management system, which opens louvers underneath the bumper to further aid cooling.

Underneath the skin, the entire range now boasts the optional AMG Sport suspension as standard, with an electronically controlled rear-axle limited slip diff standard on the GT S and GT R.

Inside, the interior remains mostly unchanged with the biggest addition being the AMG Track App, allowing for performance monitoring and sharing on social media.

Previously only offered on the GT R, the AMG Interior Package now becomes available on other Coupe models, and consists of Dinamica micro-fibre finished AMG Performance steering wheel with gloss black shift paddles, AMG Performance seats with gloss black backrests and stainless doors sills with illuminated AMG lettering.

Underneath the bonnet, the standard issue 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 has also been updated with the standard GT Coupe and Roadster now producing 10 kW more for a total of 350 kW and 630 N.m of torque (up by 30 N.m), while the GT S gains additional nine kilowatts and 20 N.m for a total of 384 kW and 670 N.m. Power for the GT R remains untouched at 430 kW and 700 N.m.


GT C / GT Edition 50

Debuting with the facelifted range, the new GT C benefits from the same exterior revisions, but also receives wider rear fenders, integrated rear wing, AMG Ride Control with adaptive damping, active rear axle steering derived from the GT R and the aforementioned electronically controlled rear-axle limited slip diff.

Introduced to celebrate 50 years of AMG with the GT C as a base, the Edition 50 mainly adds a number of cosmetics tweaks consisting of designo Graphite Grey Magno paint finish, black grille, forged cross spoke 20-inch AMG alloy wheels with black chrome elements and Edition 50 badging and black side skirts and splitter.

Fitted with the optional Interior Night Package as standard, the Edition 50 gets Exclusive Nappa leather finished seats with diamond patterned stitching, Dinamica micro-fibre AMG Performance steering wheel with 12 o'clock mark, black door sills and shift paddles, Carbon Fibre Matte interior trim, GT Edition 50 logo embossed on the headrests and AMG Black Piano Lacquer accents.

Like the rest of the GT range, the GT C also gets a more powerful version of the 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 with power rated at 410 kW and torque at 680 N.m.

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