The anticipation for the next generation Mercedes-Benz AMG GT is coming to an end.
This Thursday, Mercedes announced that the unveiling of the revamped sports car is scheduled for the upcoming week at the 2023 Monterey Car Week in California.
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Public testing of prototypes has been ongoing for over a year, and the latest versions were seen with minimal concealment.
The car’s appearance isn’t much of a revelation, given that the new GT is modeled as a coupe version of the overhauled SL-Class convertible that was released for 2022. Distinctive lighting and fascia designs, along with the GT’s fixed roof, differentiate the two.
Both vehicles are constructed on an AMG-created platform, with the SL-Class assuming the position that was formerly occupied by AMG’s GT Roadster.
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The close connection between the new GT and SL-Class has led to the GT growing marginally in size compared to its older version. This increase in size has made room for a 2+2 seating arrangement, replacing the previous model’s two-seater configuration.
Expectations are that the GT will come equipped with the same twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 and 9-speed automatic that is standard in the SL-Class. The GT, however, is likely to have models offering more power than the SL-Class’s maximum 577 hp. Standard rear-wheel drive with an all-wheel drive option is also expected for the GT, whereas the SL-Class comes with all-wheel drive as standard.
There is also speculation about the introduction of plug-in hybrid versions, with the top-of-the-line model (until a new Black Series is released) possibly being a new GT 63 S E Performance grade, potentially boasting over 800 hp.
While it hasn’t been officially confirmed, there may also be highly customized, limited-edition GT models as part of Mercedes’ Mythos series. This would follow Mercedes’ confirmation of a one-of-a-kind SL-Class speedster for the collection, as well as a Maybach-enhanced SL-Class. A specific SL-Class edition is also set to make its debut in Monterey, although it’s uncertain whether it will be the speedster, Maybach version, or something different.
Monterey Car Week this year spans from August 11 to August 20 and maintains its tradition of concluding with the renowned Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
When is the redesigned Mercedes-Benz AMG GT going to be unveiled?
The redesigned Mercedes-Benz AMG GT will be unveiled during the 2023 Monterey Car Week in California, which runs from August 11 to August 20.
What are the major design changes in the new Mercedes-Benz AMG GT?
The new GT is modeled as a coupe version of the overhauled SL-Class convertible. It includes distinctive lighting and fascia designs, a fixed roof, and it has grown slightly in size to adopt a 2+2 seating configuration.
Will the new AMG GT have a hybrid version?
Yes, plug-in hybrid powertrains are thought to be planned, with the top model possibly being a new GT 63 S E Performance grade, potentially boasting over 800 hp.
What engine is expected in the new Mercedes-Benz AMG GT?
The GT is likely to feature a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 and 9-speed automatic as standard, similar to the SL-Class, but with variants that may offer more power.
Are there any special or limited editions of the new AMG GT planned?
While not confirmed, highly bespoke, limited-edition versions of the GT may be launched as part of Mercedes’ new Mythos series.
What is the relationship between the new GT and SL-Class?
Both the new GT and SL-Class are based on the same AMG-developed platform. The close relationship has led to the GT growing slightly, and it is considered the coupe counterpart to the redesigned SL-Class convertible.