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The Mercedes-AMG GT Will Get More Power In Mid-Cycle Refresh

Mercedes just can't stop improving this car.

Ever since Mercedes introduced its 911 rival, the AMG GT, it hasn't stopped making improvements to keep the car competitive. This isn't suprising, considering that Porsche constantly releases new variants of the 911 that all focus on a specific market segment. According to Autocar, Mercedes is about to give the AMG GT another small refresh. This refresh is likely to be minor, because Mercedes already changed the styling with the introduction of the GT R and GT C models in late 2016.

The biggest styling change was the addition of the Panamerica grill, which has now been put an other models like the AMG S-Class. Even though the AMG GT won't get a styling update, it will get an increase in power. The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 in the base model currently produces 469 hp. The V8 is tuned to produce up to 577 hp in the GT R. With the facelift, the base engine is expected to reach around 500 hp, while the S and C models will likely get more than their respective 515 hp and 549 hp. Interestingly, it may not be so easy to add power to the GT R because of its dry sump design.

AMG could integrate the wet sump from the E63, which produces 612 hp in the E63 S. The updated AMG GT will arrive just as we expect to see a new four-door variant of the car. Perhaps this facelift will bring the rest of lineup up to date, making room for the new model to take on the likes of the Porsche Panamera.

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