Mercedes-AMG GT R, better known as the ‘Beast of the Green Hell’ has been launched in India today and we have been bringing you all the live updates from the launch here. The AMG GT R, priced at Rs. 2.23 crore went on sale in the country alongside the AMG GT Roadster, the convertible version of the AMG GT S, which has been launched at Rs. 2.19 crore (Both ex-showroom, India). Both the models further expand the AMG line-up in India and this is the 4th launch from Mercedes-AMG in India this year.
The Mercedes-AMG GT R is a step above the GT S that is currently sold in India. The roof is made of carbon fibre to ensure high rigidity without having to compromise on safety, while the 20-inch 5-spoke AMG wheels are made of aluminium to ensure weight savings. The sports car also gets a titanium exhaust system, in a bid to achieve a higher power-to-weight ratio.
The Mercedes-AMG GT R is powered by the a 4-litre bi-turbo V8 engine code-named M177 that is tuned to churn out 577 bhp and a whopping 700 Nm of peak torque. All that power is sent to the rear wheels via the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. When it comes to numbers, the GT R can hit 0-100 kmph in just 3.6 seconds, while the top speed is now rated at 318 kmph.
Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster uses the same engine but makes slightly lesser power at 470 bhp and 630 Nm of peak torque, paired to the same 7-speed DCT unit.
Here are the live updates from the launch of the Mercedes-AMG GT R and GT Roadster:
That’s all folks!
That is all we have today from the launch of the Mercedes-AMG GT R and the GT Roadster. Catch all the details about the newly launched AMG models in our launch reports.
We will soon be bringing you our India review of both the AMG GT R and the AMG GT Roadster, so, keep watching this space for more updates.
To sum it up, the Mercedes-AMG GT R has been priced at Rs. 2.23 crore, while the drop-top AMG GT Roadster has been launched at Rs. 2.19 crore (both ex-showroom, India).
Mercedes-AMG GT R has been launched in India at Rs. 2.23 Crore (ex-showroom India).
Christian Hohenadel talks about his experience achieving the track record at BIC.
AMG race car driver Christian Hohenadel who piloted the 577 bhp AMG GT R to the record drives in the GT R onto the stage.
Mercedes-AMG GT R Interior
The centre console of the AMG GT R has been designed to mimic that shape of a V6 with the buttons aligned in perfect V-shape.
The Mercedes-AMG GT R also gets optional ceramic brakes for better braking performance.
The Mercedes-AMG GT R gets an active aerodynamic system
Mercedes has never before introduced so much sports technology into a road car like all that gone into the making of the AMG GT R – says Roland Folger
The Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster Price!
The Mercedes-AMG GT R has been launched in India priced at Rs. 2.19 crore (ex-showroom India)
The three-level soft top roof can completely open in 11 seconds while doing speeds up to 50 kmph.
The Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster gets a 4-litre V8 that makes 470 bhp (476 HP) and 630 Nm of peak torque.
The Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster!
The drop-top Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster
Mercedes-Benz India will launch two AMG beauties today and the first one is the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster.
In 2016 the company sold 100,000 AMG models across the world, which includes the Mercedes-AMG GT model range.