Mercedes has revealed a facelifted version of the Mercedes-AMG GT at the LA motor show – including a limited edition AMG GT R Pro version. Read on for the car’s price, specs and release date
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT
Updated styling, new infotainment
AMG GT R Pro
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Mercedes has revealed a revised version of the Mercedes-AMG GT at the LA motor show. Performance is unchanged but the car gets a light refresh inside and out, plus Mercedes’ performance flagship can now be had in limited-edition, track-focussed AMG GT R Pro guise.
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT price and release date
Mercedes hasn’t revealed prices for the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT but don’t expect to pay a lot more than the £100,000 the company currently asks for a ‘standard’ 476hp car. The 522hp GTS will likely start from closer to £115,000, while the 557hp GTC – which gets rear-wheel steering and an electronically controlled differential – is set to cost from £130,000. Expect the limited edition AMG GT R Pro to cost significantly more than the £145,000 GT R.
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT styling
Even the basic Mercedes AMG GT looks aggressive and all models have had a light nip and tuck to make them look more similar to the AMG GT 4-door Coupe.
That amounts to new headlights with revised daytime LEDs, revised rear tail lights and a new rear bumper and diffuser. Depending on model you get two round tail pipes (GT), twin trapezoidal exhausts (GT S and GT C) or one large central exhaust flanked by two smaller pipes (GT R).
You also get new wheel designs, with the AMG GT and GT S available with lightweight, y-spoked alloys, while the AMG GT, AMG GT S and AMG GT C can now also be had with 10-double-spoked forged wheels.
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT interior
Bigger changes are reserved for the interior where all models of the 2019 Mercedes AMG GT now come with a huge 12.3-inch screen behind the steering wheel and a 10.25 central infotainment screen.
The former has three display settings called Classic, Sport and Supersport. Supersport mode is designed for the track, has a gear change light and includes animations that visualise exactly what the car’s stability control systems are getting up to.
On top of the new infotainment you also get a new flat-bottomed sports steering wheel that first seen in the Mercedes C63 finished either in leather or suede-like Dinamica microfibre.
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT AMG Dynamics
New for 2019 is the Mercedes-AMG GT’s AMG Dynamics system – an extension of the ESP (Electronic Stability Programme) fitted to the last model. It’s an electronic safety net that’s designed to help you get the best from the car without feeling nannied. It has four settings that make the AMG GT easy to drive on everything from country roads in winter to a closed race circuit somewhere hot and sticky.
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro
With the new AMG GT comes an all new model – the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro, a limited edition model that’s designed for track days and capable of getting around the Nürburgring in 7.04 minutes – importantly, that’s faster than a Porsche 911 GT3.
The Mercedes amounts to a race car for the road and can be had complete with a roll cage and fire extinguisher. It’s even quicker than the standard GT R in bends thanks to race-spec adjustable suspension and revised active engine mounts.
A revised front spoiler and breathers behind the front wheels help reduce lift at high speeds as does the flat floor and the huge boot-mounted rear spoiler. Meanwhile, the car comes as standard with a light-weight carbon fibre roof and carbon-ceramic disc brakes.
The GT R Pro’s straightline performance is unchanged from the standard GT R, so it gets from 0-62mph in 3.6 seconds and tops out at 198mph. Fast enough, you’ll agree.
We’ll have a full review of the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT in the coming months so bookmark this page to be alerted as soon as we get it.