Wednesday, March 30, 2016


At regular intervals, another automaker reports it has figured out the code. Its new auto, it cases, will match the vaunted Porsche 911 as the purest of the perfectionists' games autos. Also, some place in Porsche's home workplaces and manufacturing plants, we envision an aggregate yawn before laborers turn their regard for, well, facilitating world games auto mastery. Yet, hey, you must attempt, correct? Furthermore, in light of the new 2016 AMG GT, there are few organizations preferable prepared over Mercedes-Benz to do only that. 

The AMG GT (or the "Mercedes-AMG GT," as the organization is calling it) could be seen as a successor to the now ended SLS AMG. Yet, it's a more refined yet impressively less immoderate successor. What's more, though the strong SLS AMG was an unstable taking care of games auto that could rebuff even experienced drivers when pushed hard, the AMG GT's smoother, more unsurprising reactions and more conservative measurements give more prominent driver certainty. Thusly, you'll likely locate the 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT a more pleasant friend than the SLS both for ordinary driving undertakings and the incidental track day. Obviously, anybody acquainted with Mercedes' superior AMG division will realize that the GT packs a lot of warmth also. The S rendition has a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that applies its 503 strength to the back wheels through a back mounted seven-speed robotized manual transaxle. The outcome is a 0-60-mph sprint in a guaranteed 3.7 seconds and a top pace of 193 mph. 

A lot of other forefront innovations have been utilized as a part of the AMG GT also. The lightweight body and fundamental structure are made altogether out of aluminum. There are dynamic engine and transmission mounts that fluctuate their firmness to suit the driving circumstance, variable-proportion power controlling that consequently conforms in light of both velocity and horizontal G-strengths, and capable discretionary carbon-earthenware circle brakes. The outcome is an auto that corners, controls and stops like a genuine execution machine, stacking up extremely well against different games autos in this thin section.
Choosing a car in this class isn't going to be easy, though. The 911 continues to be fantastic and comes in more flavors than Baskin-Robbins offers. The Audi R8 is fully redesigned this year and will hold sway with its more powerful V10 and exotic-car looks. And for the best combination of value and performance, the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is simply unbeatable. Has the code been cracked? Only time will tell. But the 2016 Mercedes AMG GT certainly seems like it's quite close.                                                                                                                                                                                           All new 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT is a two-seat sports car with a hatchback body style. It is currently offered in a single "S" model. A slightly less powerful (and less expensive) AMG GT variant will debut later.

Standard equipment on the AMG GT S includes 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels, an electronically controlled rear differential, an adaptive suspension, a dynamic exhaust system with driver-selectable settings, LED headlights, automatic high-beam headlight control, auto-dimming outside mirrors, a power-operated trunk lid, a pop-up rear spoiler, front and rear parking sensors and keyless ignition and entry.

Inside, you'll find dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated sport seats, driver memory settings, adaptive cruise control, an 8-inch central display, a rearview camera, the Mercedes COMAND control system with a built-in touchpad, a navigation system, voice controls, and a 10-speaker Burmester surround-sound audio system with a CD player, HD radio, a USB/audio interface and satellite radio.

Options include a Lane Tracking package that bundles blind-spot monitoring and lane-keeping assist systems. An available AMG Dynamic Plus package includes revised engine tuning (for a wider engine power band), adaptive engine and transmission mounts, even more performance-oriented suspension tuning and a sport steering wheel. The mbrace telematics package and a Mercedes apps package are also offered. Other options include upgraded Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, carbon-ceramic brakes, an 11-speaker Burmester surround-sound audio system, premium leather upholstery and various exterior and interior trim upgrades.

Power for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S comes from a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine that cranks out 502 hp and 478 pound-feet of torque. Power flows to the rear wheels through a seven-speed automated manual transmission. In Edmunds testing, the AMG GT S launched from zero to 60 mph in a chest-compressing 3.6 seconds. EPA-estimated fuel economy stands at 18 mpg combined (16 city/22 highway).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Standard safety features on the 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S include antilock brakes, stability and traction control, side airbags, head-protecting side curtain airbags and knee airbags. The GT S also comes with a driver drowsiness monitor (Attention Assist), a frontal collision warning system, automatic braking for frontal crash mitigation (Collision Prevention Assist Plus), a rearview camera and front and rear parking sensors.

Lane keeping assist and blind spot monitoring are available as part of the Lane Tracking option package. The optional Mercedes mbrace telematics system provides automatic crash notification, crisis assist and more.

In Edmunds brake testing, an AMG GT S with the Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and carbon-ceramic brakes stopped from 60 mph in 98 feet, an impressive showing that's nonetheless just average for this segment.

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT's cockpit is a thing of beauty. The design, materials and workmanship are all top-notch. Buyers have the ability to customize the space with different upholstery materials, contrasting stitching and trim choices that include matte or glossy carbon fiber. The 8-inch display boasts crisp graphics, but it looks a bit like an iPad perched atop the center vents and is one of the few inelegant touches in an otherwise stunning cabin.

Mercedes' latest version of the COMAND interface controls what appears on that display. Floating above the traditional dial controller is a touchpad that mimics tablet and trackpad gestures like swiping, pinching and tapping. You can also trace letters and numbers on the surface (when inputting a street address, for example), though this feature is mainly aimed at buyers whose primary language does not use the Roman alphabet. Although the new touchpad takes some getting used to, COMAND remains one of the best infotainment systems available.

The seats are wonderfully supportive, but thin padding makes them unsuitable for extended road trips.

The seats are well-bolstered for sporty driving, but their thin padding makes the AMG GT just uncomfortable enough that you wouldn't necessarily want to take it on a really long road trip. Taller drivers might not be able to slide or recline the seatback far enough to get comfortable. Outward visibility is limited by the thick A-pillars, low windshield header and long hood.

There's a useful amount of cargo space under the hatch, though at 12.4 cubic feet, it's slightly less than a Porsche 911's capacity. Soft luggage bags are a good choice to best fit the unusual shape, but you can squeeze a couple golf bags in there if you need to.

When you move beyond the deficiencies noted above and really get subsided into the driver seat, the excellence of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S turns out to be promptly evident. The old SLS AMG's V8 was understood for its strong force and vital soundtrack, and the new turbo V8 is a fine successor. Nail the gas and that strong V8 conveys a level of drive that couple of different autos can coordinate. There's even a catch that, when pushed, opens a detour valve in the fumes framework to amp up the V8's full-throated thunder. The seven-speed gearbox is great and gives brisk gearchanges in ordinary driving, however we've found the Race mode's customizing for track obligation isn't generally great. 

Drive the 2016 AMG GT S on a testing street (or street course) and you'll see it astonishingly all around adjusted and extremely captivating. This is an auto with informative controlling and skilled taking care of. While prior AMG offerings had all the delicacy of a cutting tool when cutting up a byway, the GT feels like a significantly more exact instrument when you're pushing hard. Driven all the more calmly, the AMG GT S is a really edified monster, yet its ride quality is unquestionably on the firm side. Specifically, keep an eye out for the AMG Dynamic Plus bundle's hardened suspension. Indeed, even with the versatile dampers on their most supple setting, effects are transmitted through the seats with an un-Mercedes-like cruelty.

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