Mercedes teased a cgi image of a new sports car called vision gt...it might just be the new SLC slated for 2015 release. It is supposed to compete with porsche 911 and judging from the side profile this could be it.
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Aiming to differentiate their forthcoming entrant into the sports car market from the current SLS AMG, it’s being rumored that Mercedes will forego the current SLC moniker that’s been widely used for the model, and instead title it simply the AMG GT. As previously noted, the life of the SLS AMG will soon be coming to an end, while the new AMG GT will be the replacement, albeit at a significantly lower price tag. Price and performance wise, it should be a direct competitor to the Porsche 911. The change also marks the end of the Mercedes 6.2-Liter V8, as the new AMG GT is rumored to be sporting a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 in either 485 HP (357 kW) or 550 HP (404 kW) configurations (along with a 585hp Black Series option).
Mercedes’ upcoming AMG GT sports car is going green… sort of.
AutoGuide.com’s spies caught this prototype strolling around Barcelona with an eye-catching neon green and black camouflage wrapping.
With the SLS now out of production, the dream-team at Mercedes-AMG are looking to work their magic again with a smaller and hopefully more affordable sports car that is expected to compete more directly with the Porsche 911.
Expect a new 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 to sit under the elongated hood of this AMG GT with something in the neighborhood of 600 HP. That engine will be mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, but it is still unclear whether this sports car will use a traditional rear-wheel drive layout, or an all-wheel drive setup like recent AMG S 4Matic Models.
With an aluminum structure, the upcoming car could slide in under 3,300 pounds. The official debut is expected to take place next October during the Paris Motor Show.
Mercedes AMG GT to be offered exclusively with V8 engines - report
Will be unveiled later this year
According to a recent report, the AMG GT will be offered exclusively with V8 engines.
Mercedes has remained relatively coy about the model but AMG CEO Tobias Moers reportedly told GT Spirit "There won’t be a V6 version of the AMG GT." This contradicts earlier rumors which suggested the model could eventually gain an entry-level variant with a V6 engine.
As we have previously reported, the AMG GT will be introduced later this year and compete with the Porsche 911. The model is expected to be powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that could have outputs of approximately 485 HP (357 kW) and 550 HP (404 kW). Moers has also hinted we can expect a range-topping Black Series variant as well as "many, many more variants."
The new Mercedes AMG GT coupe will rival the Porsche 911 and is said to be one of the prettiest Mercs ever
This is the new Mercedes AMG GT coupe, revealed in our exclusive picture (above). The new S-Class Coupe is poised to wow the crowds at Mercedes’ Geneva stand, but its bold design could soon be eclipsed by this new 911 rival.
At an event in Munich last week, Mercedes designer Gorden Wagener told Auto Express that the new AMG GT was “the most beautiful car that me and my team have ever worked on” he has been the boss of Mercedes styling since 2008, so in that list he is including the current SLS AMG Gullwing and CLS Shooting Brake.
Apparently the £80,000 two-seat sports car, which is due at the end of 2014, will take its cues from the 1952 Panamericana winning 300 SL. Although the AMG GT is also bound to include several cues taken from the current range, like full LED headlights and a wide single-bar front grille.
Wagener also told us at the event: “I think it will truly live with the most beautiful Mercedes cars in history. It’s all clean lines, very sculptural. When you see it, you’ll see that so many of the panels are totally unbroken.”
Our exclusive image shows how the GT could look, with a long bonnet and broad stance, with the same squat proportions as the outgoing SLS coupe and roadster.
There have been rumours surrounding the interior too, which say it will have the same huge air vents and touch pad controller as the next generation C-Class saloon.
It will be powered by a new 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine with around 480bhp, and Mercedes CEO Dr Zetsche told us: “I have driven it already, as you can tell from the smile on my face.” When asked if the 911 or the Jaguar F-Type would be the bigger rival, he said: “We are building a car with its own specific character – yes people might compare us with our neighbours in Stuttgart, but I think it will be very close between us.
Official images and details of the AMG GT are expected to arrive early this summer, just in time to go head to head with the Jaguar F-Type R Coupe and the most extreme version of the new Porsche 911 yet, the new GT3 RS.
The highly anticipated Mercedes-Benz AMG GT has returned in a fresh spy video ahead of this year's official reveal.
The SLS AMG will soon be phased out and although there won't be a direct replacement, Mercedes-Benz is planning a smaller model that will forgo the gullwing doors. Internally codenamed "C190", the rear-wheel drive two-seater can be seen conducting some last-minute winter testing as the model is expected to come out in the months to come.
Mercedes-Benz design chief Gorden Wagener has characterized it as being "the most beautiful car" ever made by the company and will allegedly borrow a few design cues from the 1952 Panamericana-winning 300 SL.
Offered only with RWD and without the possibility of a manual gearbox, the model is said to receive the "AMG GT" moniker and will be powered by a twin-turbo V8 4.0-liter. A hardcore Black Series version is also in the pipeline, along with "many, many more variants" according to AMG chief Tobias Moers.
Reports about an official reveal are contradictory as one says it will be introduced on July 20 at the German F1 GP while another one says images will be published online in September, prior to a public debut in October at the Paris Motor Show.
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT name confirmed; September reveal planned - report
Public debut a month later in Paris
German media is reporting the smaller SLS replacement will receive the AMG GT moniker and will be revealed in September.
Internally codenamed "C 190", Mercedes-Benz's brand new sportscar will receive the AMG GT designation, as implied by previous rumors. The first images with the car will be published online mid-September, ahead of the car's public debut scheduled for early October at the Paris Motor Show. Order books will be opened on October 6 so deliveries should commence by the end of the year or early 2015.
The same report indicates there will actually be two versions of the AMG GT, with output figures hovering somewhere in the region of 600 PS (441 kW).
The more powerful variant will complete the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) task in less than four seconds. It will have an approximate 50:50 weight distribution and will be lighter and with a shorter wheelbase than the outgoing and larger SLS.