Mercedes-AMG GT C coupe confirmed for production
Mercedes-AMG GT C roadster will influence the GT C coupé
AMG boss Tobias Moers confirms arrival of hardtop edition of the more powerful GT C roadster; the idea’ll likely get the same 547bhp engine
A Mercedes-AMG GT C coupé looks set to be launched next year with the 547bhp engine of the GT C roadster.
On the eve of the Paris motor show, AMG chief executive Tobias Moers said in which the type could follow from the near future.
While no technical specifications for the future hardtop have been revealed, Moers’s announcement suggests the coupé will run with identical technical specifications to the roadster.
Along with its more potent 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8, which produces 44bhp more than the AMG GT S, the GT C roadster receives altered gear ratios for its seven-speed Speedshift dual clutch transaxles.
AMG said at the GT C roadster’s launch in which the transaxle features a higher first in addition to lower seventh gears, as well as a lower final drive than the existing GT Coupé.
Also added to the GT C will be the active air management system in which was first seen on the hardcore GT R. the idea uses a series of vertical louvres within the grille, which automatically open in addition to close depending on the temperature of the engine to either enhance cooling or smooth airflow.
the idea seems highly likely in which the GT C coupé will gain all of This specific hardware. the idea will likely be slightly faster than the roadster due to a lighter kerbweight, in addition to could take place of the GT S Mercedes’ GT range.
Alternatively, the idea could arrive as a midway house between the GT S in addition to GT R. Comments through Moers support the latter. “the idea shows we hit a nerve with the customers, hence why we are expanding the range,” he said.
No arrival date has been set, nevertheless given in which the GT C roadster will be here, sometime during 2017 could make sense.
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