Could the AMG GT represent the core of Mercedes-AMG? In looks, sound, and character, we’d have to say so. The sports coupe is available as the GT or the more powerful GT C, both sending power to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. A 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 engine does duty in both, producing 469 hp/465 lb-ft in the GT and 550 hp/502 lb-ft in the GT C.
The base GT gets 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, and an AMG-specific grille. The interior is kitted out with a 12.3-inch digital driver’s display and the COMAND infotainment system with navigation, a 10.25-inch central display, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. A lightweight four-speaker sound system is fitted, but a Burmester upgrade can be equipped. Dual-zone automatic climate control and heated, power-adjustable seats are standard.
Moving up to the GT C not only introduces a more powerful engine but wider rear fenders and active rear-wheel steering. Inside, this version gains features like ventilated seats, blind spot assist, lane keeping assist, keyless go, and a power decklid release. Like the GT, standard equipment includes front- and rearview cameras, front and rear parking sensors, and eight airbags.