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2018 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GT

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MSRP Range :
$125,395 - $157,995
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469 HP
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You’ll like the 2018 Mercedes AMG GT if you’re looking for a sexy 2-seat sports car with big power, thrilling acceleration and the visceral hardcore intensity of a supercar along with the comfort, features and refinement that allow it to be enjoyed every day. It’s an impressive combination of speed, luxury and style.


If your supercar must have all-wheel drive, the rear-wheel-drive Mercedes AMG GT isn’t for you. Porsche offers all-wheel drive on the 911, and it is standard on the Audi R8 and Acura NSX. Also, Mercedes does not offer the AMG GT with a manual transmission, which may bother some driving enthusiasts.

What's New For 2018

Although the Mercedes AMG GT was all-new just last year, for 2018 Mercedes has updated the sports car’s front-end design with a new more aggressive grille, and it has expanded the range to include four new models, the GT C and GT R Coupes and the GT and GT C Roadsters.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GT Pricing

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2018 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GT Expert Review

Introduced just last year, the 2-passenger 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT is the German luxury brand’s flagship sports car sitting one notch above the legendary Mercedes SL Roadster. Offered as a coupe or convertible, the new AMG GT is a sophisticated supercar, with everyday civility, rear-wheel drive, an automatic transmission and a turbocharged V8 engine with as much as 577 horsepower. Four models are available with prices starting around $113,500, while the GT R Coupe tops the range at $158,000. Although there are AMG versions of the Mercedes SL with as much or more power, the AMG GT is lighter, harder-edged and it has a more aggressively tuned and better balanced all-aluminum chassis, which gives it superior handling than the softer and more relaxed SL models. Other competitors include the Porsche 911, Aston Martin Vantage and the new Chevy Corvette ZR1.

Driving the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GT

Few cars pack the intensity and performance of the 2018 Mercedes AMG GT. Although it’s civilized enough to be driven daily, and it’ll get you to the office with a smile on your face and endorphins in your bloodstream, this sports car begs for the open road, or even the racetrack. Our AMG GT C test vehicle packed a 550-horsepower twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8, which rumbled like a funny car and provided enough acceleration to impress John Force himself. Mercedes says the 2-seater can sprint from 0-60 mph in just 3.6 seconds, and the 577-horsepower AMG GT R Coupe is even quicker. The 7-speed automatic transmission clicks off gears with a firm hand and it’s quick to respond to your commands when you use the paddle shifters. The driver can select from four modes, including Comfort and Sport+, each manipulating the GT’s throttle response, chassis, stability control and exhaust sound. The steering is quick and the suspension is tuned firm, even in Comfort mode, for razor-sharp reflexes.

Favorite Features

Using radar, this standard high-tech safety system scans the road ahead looking for obstacles in your path. If it detects a collision is likely, and the driver applies the brakes it automatically maximizes the level of stopping power to prevent the collision or reduce its severity. If the driver does not take action, the system will brake for you at speeds below 65 mph.

This ingenious system is standard on all new AMG GT Roadsters. Through a vent in the seat just below the headrest it blows heated air on your neck, head and shoulders. There’s even a 3-stage temperature control and the airflow adjusts to your driving speed. It works, and when it’s used in combination with the GT’s heated seats, the Mercedes can be enjoyed top down even in the coldest of climates.

2018 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GT Interior

The 2018 Mercedes AMG GT is no pretender; this is a true sports car with a driver-focused interior, simple analog gauges and a low seating position. And there isn’t much room inside. If you shop at the big-and-tall stores you’re probably not going to fit comfortably. The seats are narrow and unnecessarily hard, which gives the AMG GT a race-car feel, but some more padding would be nice. The seating position is excellent, but visibility is heavily compromised by a short windshield and thick pillars, which can hide pedestrians dangerously. Fit/finish is excellent, and the infotainment system is easy to use once you get the hang of it. There's also plenty of cargo space, with a 10.1-cubic-foot trunk.

2018 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GT Exterior

People don’t just stare at this car, they are drawn to it like preteens to Taylor Swift. They gawk, point and take pictures with their phones. Smile, you’re on Instagram. The 2018 Mercedes AMG GT is striking. With its low long hood and short deck, it’s imposing and impressive, and it looks expensive, but it’s also more approachable than many other more exaggerated exotics. Although the Mercedes AMG GT was all-new just last year, for 2018 Mercedes has updated the car’s front-end design with a new more aggressive grille that riffs off the nose of the company’s gullwing 300SL race cars of the 1950s. Nice touch.

2018 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GT Standard Features

With a base price over $113,000 you'd expect the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT to be generously equipped, and you'd be right. Leather upholstery is standard, as are heated power seats with memory, a wind-blocker to help minimize wind-mussed hair and Mercedes' Airscarf neck-level heating system. Also standard is Mercedes-Benz's COMAND system with navigation, Bluetooth and satellite radio, driver-adjustable modes for the engine and suspension, many safety driver aids like Collision Prevention Assist Plus and Pre-Safe. Also notable are heated seats, dual-zone climate controls, parking sensors, a rearview camera, rear-axle steering, a quick power top on Roadster models, LED headlights and an active rear spoiler that deploys and retracts at various speeds.

2018 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GT Options

Our AMG GT C wore almost $20,000 in optional equipment including an AMG Carbon Ceramic Braking system that costs almost $9,000. Other options consisted of a carbon-fiber engine cover to impress your friends at the local Cars and Coffee, a Burmester High End Surround Sound System and Mercedes Distronic Plus adaptive cruise-control system, which can keep a preset safe distance from the vehicle ahead. Mercedes also offers multiple wheel designs, Blind-Spot Assist, lane-departure warning, red brake calipers, carbon-fiber packages to dress up the exterior or interior, heated power-folding outside mirrors, colored seatbelts, keyless entry and engine start and illuminated doorsills.

2018 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GT Engine

Every 2018 Mercedes AMG GT is powered by a twin-turbocharged all-aluminum 4.0-liter V8 engine with the turbochargers mounted in the vee of the engine block. And every AMG GT gets a 7-speed automatic transmission. But engine output does vary among the models. The engine makes 469 horsepower in the standard AMG GT Coupe and Roadster. In the AMG GT S Coupe, it gets bumped up to 515 horsepower. In the AMG GT C models, it gets cranked up to 550 horsepower and in the GT R Coupe it’s maxed out at 577 horsepower. If you’re concerned about fuel economy, you’re shopping the wrong car. We averaged 15.2 mpg after a week of mixed driving and every AMG GT is subject to a $1,000 gas-guzzler tax.

4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 (GT)
469 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
465 lb-ft of torque @ 1,700 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/22 mpg

4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 (GT S)
515 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
494 lb-ft of torque @ 1,750 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/22 mpg

4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 (GT C)
550 horsepower @ 5,750 rpm
502 lb-ft of torque @ 1,900 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/20 mpg

4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 (GT R)
577 horsepower @ 6,200 rpm
516 lb-ft of torque @ 1,900 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/20 mpg

How Much Does the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GT Cost?

Every 2018 Mercedes AMG GT has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) well over $100,000, giving it a more expensive starting point than the brand’s legendary SL Roadster. AMG GT prices start around $113,500 including a $995 destination charge, while the GT R Coupe tops the range at $158,000. Our GT C Roadster had a base price of $157,000 and topped $180,000 with options and the gas-guzzler tax. Thousands more can easily be applied to these figures with even more options, which makes the AMG GT among the priciest Mercedes-Benz models you can buy. With such a wide range of models and prices, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT competes with luxury and ultra-luxury coupes and convertibles ranging from the Porsche 911 to the Bentley Continental. Before buying, check the Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GT Consumer Reviews


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2017 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GT

"Everyone loves this car and wants to tell you."

This car feels better the faster you are going. Even though there are several models above this, I believe that the limiter feels like the tire traction not the tuning or hp. Every single time it comes out of the garage it gets compliments. Seats are narrow. At 5’11” 190# it is snug.
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2016 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GT

"transmission issues"

This is my 3rd AMG and I'm very disappointed the car has been in the shop more than on the road or in my garage. The transmission makes a horrible noise in reverse, I've had transmission fluid leak in my garage (seal broke). The stereo is horrible and center centric. The car is beautiful but a disappointment on the reliability.
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2018 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GT Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.


  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Navigation System
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - mbrace
  • Telematics / Communication Systems
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Proximity Sensing Keyless Entry
  • Push-Button Engine Start
  • Real-Time Traffic Information
  • Remote Engine Start
  • SD Card Slot
  • USB Port
  • Voice Recognition System


  • AM/FM Radio
  • Premium Radio
  • Satellite Radio
  • Bluetooth Streaming Audio
  • CD Player
  • HD Radio


  • Cloth Seats
  • Dual Power Front Seats
  • Dual Power Lumbar Support Front Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Leatherette/Vinyl Seats
  • Memory Driver's Seat
  • Memory Front Seats
  • Power Driver's Lumbar Support Seat
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Power Passenger's Seat
  • Ventilated Front Seats

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks
  • Auto-Dimming Interior Mirror
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Integrated Garage Door Opener
  • Memory Steering Wheel
  • Power Liftgate/Trunk Release

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 16 mpg
  • EPA Class - Two Seaters
  • EPA Hwy - 21 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 18 mpg


  • Horsepower - 469 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 6000 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.62 inches
  • Torque - 465 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 1700 rpm
  • 0 to 60 - 3.9 seconds
  • Top Speed - 188 mph


  • Cup Holder
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Chrome Interior Trim
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel


  • Alloy Wheels
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Number of Doors - 2 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Privacy Glass
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P255/35R19
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Wheel Type - Alloy
  • Rear Tires / Wheel Size - P295/30R19
  • Tire Type - High Performance
  • Adaptive Headlights
  • Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirrors
  • Automatic High Beams
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • LED Headlights
  • LED Tail Lights
  • Memory Exterior Mirrors
  • Power Folding Exterior Mirrors
  • Power Retractable Soft Top
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers


  • Alarm System


  • Basic Miles - 50000 miles
  • Basic Years - 4 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - 50000 miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 4 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 50000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 4 years


  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - AMG High Performance
  • Braking System - F&R Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - RWD
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Engine Sub-Type - Twin Turbo
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 8 cylinders
  • Displacement - 4.0 liter
  • Bore - 3.27 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 10.5
  • Fuel Induction - Direct Injection
  • Total no. valves - 32 valves
  • Valve Train - Dual Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - V
  • Emissions Rating - ULEV
  • # of Speeds - 7 speed
  • Recommended Fuel - Premium
  • Manual Mode - AMG SPEEDSHIFT
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Paddle Shifters
  • Parking Assist System
  • Performance Exhaust System

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 3681 pounds
  • Fuel Capacity - 19.8 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 38.7 inches
  • Height - 49.6 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 2
  • Overall Length - 179.0 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 2 passenger
  • Towing Capacity, Maximum - Not Recommended
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 5.8 cubic feet
  • Wheel Base - 103.5 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 81.7 inches
  • Width without mirrors - 76.3 inches
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2018 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GT Safety

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2018 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GT Safety Technology
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Blind-Spot Alert
  • Collision Preparation
  • Driver Attention Assist Monitor
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Emergency & Security Services
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Knee Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera


2018 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GT Rankings

469 HP
MPG Combined
18 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.0 Rating
560 HP
2018 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GT
469 HP

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