Why do we need another open-top two-seater in the market? Because Mercedes’ AMG GT Roadster and AMG GT C Roadster looks mighty fine. Just so you won’t get confused, the “entry-level” model is the AMG GT Roadster whilst the AMG GT C Roadster is slightly more upmarket. Placed right between the AMG GT S and the AMG GT R. Sounds like a mouthful. We covered pretty much the unveiling of these cars last year here.
“With our two Roadster models, we are strategically expanding the AMG GT family by two exciting variants. With the AMG GT C Roadster, we are also introducing a new model variant to which we have transferred main performance-related components from our top sports car, the AMG GT R. The result: a highly dynamic driving experience in a very exclusive ambience, coupled with that pure roadster feeling,” says Tobias Moers, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
With the addition of these two models, the Mercedes-AMG GT family has now increased to six in total. As per the AMG heritage, these two models also include the lightweight and torsionally rigid aluminium bodyshell plus powerful and efficient V8 biturbo engines. The entry level into the Roadster world is the Mercedes-AMG GT which produces 476 hp whilst the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster gets a bump in power to 557 hp to make it stand out even more. To compare, the hard top AMG GT R produces 577 hp and the AMG GT S produces 517 hp.
The GT C Roadster furthermore features a lithium-ion battery and comes complete with a highly exclusive specification, with standard equipment and appointments including a nappa leather interior, the AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather/DINAMICA microfibre and the additional RACE mode.
|Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster||Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster|
|Engine||4.0-litre V8 with twin turbochargers and direct injection||4.0-litre V8 with twin turbochargers and direct injection|
|Displacement||3982 cc||3982 cc|
|Output||350 kW (476 hp) at
|410 kW (557 hp) at 5750-6750 rpm|
|Max. torque||630 Nm at 1700-5000 rpm||680 Nm at 1900-5750 rpm|
|Drive system||Rear-wheel drive||Rear-wheel drive|
|Transmission||AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7‑speed dual-clutch transmission||AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7‑speed dual-clutch transmission|
|Fuel consumption combined||9.6-9.4 l/100 km||11.4 l/100 km|
|Combined CO2 emissions||224-219 g/km||259 g/km|
|Weight (DIN/EC)||1595 kg*/1670 kg**||1660 kg*/1735 kg**|
|Power-to-weight ratio||3.35 kg/hp||2.98 kg/hp|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h||4.0 s||3.7 s|
|Top speed||302 km/h||316 km/h|
|Rear-axle limited-slip differential||Mechanical||Electronically controlled|
|Suspension||AMG sports suspension||AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with Adaptive Damping System|
|Wheels, front / rear||9.0 J x 19 / 11.0 J x 19||9.0 J x 19 / 12.0 J x 20|
|Tyres, front / rear||255/35 R 19 / 295/35 R 19||265/35 R 19 / 305/30 R 20
|Brake discs, front / rear||360 mm / 360 mm||390 mm / 360 mm|
|Transmission modes||Four: C, S, S+, I||Five: C, S, S+, I, RACE|