Mercedes-Benz Unveils 2024 AMG GT Coupe, Powerful Upgrades and Design
Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off its highly anticipated second-generation flagship sports car in Carmel, California. The 2024 AMG GT coupe arrives with two variants: the formidable 577-horsepower AMG GT 63 and the slightly tamer 469-horsepower AMG GT 55.
Flagship Sports Car Revamped
The acceleration figures for these models underscore their performance prowess. The GT 63 surges from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds, reaching a blistering top speed of 196 mph. Meanwhile, the GT 55 accomplishes the same sprint in 3.8 seconds, with a top speed of 183 mph.
Enhanced Performance and Price Points
While pricing details are yet to be revealed, the preceding model initiated at approximately $120,000. The AMG GT coupe heralds the successor to a line of AMG GTs that previously featured variants like the AMG GT R. Under its hood throbs an updated rendition of the well-regarded 4.0-liter V-8 engine. This same engine powers the Mercedes-AMG SL, which the company reintroduced the prior year.
Innovations in Design and Handling
A standout feature of the new model is its optional 2+2 seating configuration, providing space for two extra passengers, albeit of relatively diminutive stature (recommended to be "less than 5 feet tall"). The vehicle debuts AMG-performance all-wheel drive, a retractable rear spoiler seamlessly integrated into the trunk lid, and an adaptive ride control suspension with roll stabilization and rear-axle steering as standard. Notably, the spoiler can dynamically adjust through five different angles at speeds exceeding 50 mph, enhancing both handling and aerodynamics.
Weight and Competition
Although the precise weight remains undisclosed, the inclusion of additional seats, all-wheel drive, rear-wheel steering, and a nine-speed transmission hints at a potential increase over its 3,600-pound predecessor. Scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2024, the AMG GT will vigorously compete with rivals like the widely known Porsche 911 Turbo, boasting 572hp and a lightning-fast 0 to 60 mph time of 2.7 seconds.
Mercedes' Positive Trajectory
Mercedes' triumphant year continues, building on its decision to focus on higher-tier clientele by phasing out certain entry-level models. This strategic move has resulted in a remarkable 40 percent surge in the average selling price of a Mercedes since 2019, according to Bloomberg Intelligence analysis.