Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe model timeline
Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe model history
- September 2015 – GT and GT S launched with 4.0-litre V8, and power/torque outputs of 460hp/600Nm and 505hp/650Nm respectively. GT got 19-inch wheels, LED headlights, Comand multimedia, a performance exhaust, carbon-ceramic brakes and a mechanical limited-slip differential. GT S got Race mode, an electronic limited-slip differential, larger brakes and 20-inch wheels.
- January 2017 – Range extended to include GT C Edition 50 and GT R at the top. Former gets rear-wheel steering as standard along with more powerful engine, wider rear end, Burmester hi-fi and parking sensors/camera. The GT R is a track-focused range-topper with active aerodynamics, sports bucket seats, carbon roof, rear wing, yellow brake calipers and optional Track package. GT and GT S models got power hike.
Buying a new Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe
If you’re expecting to pick up a Mercedes-AMG GT at a bargain through a broker you’ll likely be rather disappointed, as you'll need to head to a main dealer to secure your order – such is the demand for this hotly anticipated sports car from the German maker.
You’ll be happy with the standard AMG GT, as despite its slight shortfall of power compared to the GT S it’s still plenty quick enough. That said, we’d suspect the more powerful model to be in more demand when it comes time to sell.
We found the GT C, available post-facelift, to be the best model for driving on the road thanks to its blend of power and improved handling from the rear-wheel steering.
Officially you can order an AMG GT Coupe from any Mercedes-Benz dealer, but we’d advise you travel to one of the 52 AMG Performance Centres as these have specially trained staff who will be more familiar with the car. Servicing must also be carried out at these dealerships.
Buying a used Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe
With between 460-505hp put through its rear wheels, there’s a good chance any used AMG GT will have led a relatively hard life. Likely evidenced by worn tyres and troubled brakes, there’s also the possibility that – despite the ESP – any AMG GT may have unexpectedly visited the scenery at some point. Guard against this by investing in a Parkers Car History Check, which will tell you if the car in question has any form of hidden past.
But for all that, with a list price originally approaching £100,000 there’s a good chance a car this valuable will have been meticulously looked after by its former owners – certainly running costs and maintenance won’t have been cheap so it’s likely to have wanted for nothing. It’s probably more worthwhile looking out for superficial damage instead, such as kerbed alloy wheels or scuffed bodywork. Regardless, check it has a full service history anyway.
Selling your Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe
The Mercedes-AMG GT may be a sports car, with junior supercar performance, but that doesn’t mean buyers will expect worn tyres or tired brakes. So ensure before you advertise the car all easily replaced or refreshed consumables are just that, and there’s evidence of any service history or work during the car’s time with yourself.
Do consider advertising it on specialist performance car, or Mercedes and AMG, forums – though the latter may be a narrow market full of AMG GT owners already.