Choose to spend your hard-earned on a Mercedes-AMG GT and a large chunk of that cash is going on the heart of the car – the handbuilt V8 engine developed at the firm’s Affalterbach factory and assembled entirely by one person.
Having said that, with prices approaching six figures even the entry-level Mercedes-AMG GT boasts a comprehensive level of standard equipment.
Standard Mercedes AMG GT Coupe equipment
On the outside the Mercedes AMG GT is distinguished by 19-inch alloy wheels, silver brake calipers, single-louvre radiator grille, LED headlamps and an electrically operated rear spoiler. You’ll hear the AMG performance exhaust system, which uses butterfly valves to either supress or amplify the sound from the engine depending on situation and driver input.
This car comes with AMG Sports suspension, a mechanical limited-slip differential and carbon-ceramic disc brakes.
Inside there’s heated AMG Sport seats finished in black Nappa leather, as is the AMG Performance steering wheel, while the Memory package ensures the steering column and seating positions returns to your saved settings when using the car. Climate control keeps the car at the desired temperature while cruise control takes the strain out of long motorway drives.
Entertainment is taken care of by the Comand Online system with 8.4-inch colour display with CD player, Bluetooth connectivity, DAB radio, 10GB hard drive for music and external device inputs. There’s also sat-nav with live traffic information.
Standard Mercedes-AMG GT S Coupe equipment
Choose the Mercedes AMG GT S model and equipment levels receive a subtle upgrade, which includes an electronic rather than mechanical limited slip differential, an extra drive mode (Race) for the AMG Dynamic Select Controller alongside AMG Ride control adaptive damping. A Lithium ion battery fractionally reduces weight too.
Inside the steering wheel is trimmed in leather and Alcantara, while outside the GT S is distinguished by larger brakes and red lettering on the calipers. The rear wheels grow by an inch to 20-inches in diameter too.
Standard Mercedes-AMG GT C Edition 50 Coupe equipment
When it was introduced in 2017, the GT C had rear-wheel steering as standard along with a 57mm-wider rear allowing for wider wheels. It got 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels along with a Burmester sound system, parking sensors, a reversing camera, keyless ignition, a leather steering wheel and red brake calipers.
Standard Mercedes-AMG GT R Coupe equipment
The range-topping GT R was launched at the same time as the GT C, and had the same wide body but with further aerodynamic modifications to the front bumper and the introduction of an active rear spoiler.
It also got a carbonfibre roof, yellow brake calipers, sports bucket seats and a high-performance steering wheel trimmed in an Alcantara-type material.
Optional Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe extras
As is normal with Mercedes AMG products, you can dig deep and personalise your Mercedes AMG GT model with plenty of optional extras including single options and package additions.
The Premium package adds a reversing camera, panoramic sunroof, Burmester upgraded audio system, Keyless go and Parktronic parking assist.
Four AMG interior trim packages are available, while seven different alloy wheel designs cater for a wide range of tastes.
The AMG Dynamic Plus package has dynamic engine and gearbox mounts to heighten control at extreme speeds while you can clad that monstrous engine in carbon fibre should you wish to show off your bay. In fact the AMG Carbon fibre package extends to much more than that, while the night package changes the exterior trim to high gloss black.
Optional Mercedes-AMG GT R Coupe extras
A number of R-specific options were made available in 2017, including the Track package which includes a four-point harness, fire extinguisher and rollcage finished in black or the same colour as the body at further cost.
There’s a higher-performance ceramic braking system on offer, better seats including a memory function and heating, and Green Hell Magno paint – a special launch colour for the GT R.
The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT.
Equipment by trim level
To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:
|Equipment included on some trim levels|
|GT standard equipment|
|GT optional equipment|
GT C 50 Edition equipment
|GT C 50 Edition standard equipment|
|GT C 50 Edition optional equipment|
GT R equipment
|GT R standard equipment|
|GT R optional equipment|
GT S equipment
|GT S standard equipment|
|GT S optional equipment|
GT S Edition 1 equipment
|GT S Edition 1 standard equipment|
|GT S Edition 1 optional equipment|
It’s unlikely to ever be tested by Euro NCAP due to its low volume nature, but Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe safety is likely to be rated highly – the firm simply doesn’t make unsafe cars. And while many cars make do with just a driver’s side kneebag, the AMG GT even has one on the passenger side. There’s front and side airbags (head and pelvis) for both occupants too.
Should you wish to avoid an impact in the first place there’s carbon ceramic brakes fitted as standard, alongside Adaptive Brake Assist to improve reaction times and pedal pressure under extreme situations. Traction and stability control should help you keep your AMG GT on the blacktop too.
And if you’re not paying attention the Driving Assistance Package includes adaptive cruise control and Collision Prevention Assist Plus as well as Lane Keeping Assist and Blindspot Assist. The Pre-Safe system anticipates any impact and can pre-tension the seatbelts, move the passenger seat into a safer position and close the windows too.
You’ll have to put you kit in the boot, as space inside the cabin is distinctly lacking; the glovebox is small and the door pockets ridiculously slim. There’s a pair of cupholders forward of the gearlever, and a small lidded cubby behind it, but after those that’s your lot.
And while there’s ample head and legroom, the wide transmission tunnel, thick pillars and shallow windscreen can make the cabin feel claustrophobic for occupants.
The GT Coupe isn’t the easiest car to park. It’s a wide car and you’re sat very low down, which means you’re unable to see the corners of that incredibly long bonnet. The windscreen pillar is very wide too, and it’s difficult to see much out of the back window.
The precise size of your GT depends on the specification. The faster models – the GT C and GT R – have a bigger gap between the wider rear wheels for better traction, are lower and have extended bodywork for improved aerodynamics. This means they’re wider, longer and lower than the standard GT Coupe.
However, the bigger models also come with parking sensors and a reversing camera as standard, which goes some way to alleviating this problem.
If you’re hoping to regularly carry lots of luggage might we suggest a Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate may be a better bet, but if you’re hoping for just a long weekend away Mercedes-AMG GT practicality might surprise you. For a start this sleek coupe is endowed with a large tailgate and a long, flat 285-litre boot space. Forego the use of the luggage cover and pack it to the window and you’ll add another 65 litres to that tally.
It’s worth noting folding the rear seats of a Porsche 911 and using the extra space provided makes it slightly more capacious – and the AMG GT is a strict two-seater only.
How does the boot space compare?
Check the table below to see how the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT compares to other similar cars in terms of available boot space.
|Jaguar F-Type Coupe||407 litres|
|Mercedes-Benz AMG GT||285 litres|
|Porsche 911 Coupé||115 litres|
|Audi R8 Coupe||112 litres|