Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster along with GT C Roadster revealed ahead of Paris
Source : Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster along with GT C Roadster revealed ahead of Paris
Drop-top range-topper is usually called the AMG GT C; the item produces 547bhp, 78bhp more than the GT Roadster
The brand new 196mph Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster has been revealed in a series of official photographs ahead of a planned world premiere for the open top two seater at the Paris motor show later This specific month.
Mirroring the strategy taken with the GT Coupé launched inside UK last year, the GT Roadster will be sold in two distinct versions when UK sales get underway later This specific year: the 469bhp GT Roadster along with the more comprehensively equipped 547bhp GT C Roadster.
Pricing is usually yet to be revealed, although Mercedes-AMG officials suggest the GT Roadster will be pitched around £10,000 above respective GT Coupe designs. This specific should see the standard GT Roadster priced at close to £107,000, with the more powerful along with comprehensively equipped GT C roadster likely to nudge £0,000. Deliveries are not required to begin until April 2017.
Sporting the styling updates unveiled on the 577bhp GT R back in June, the GT R Roadster features AMG’s distinctive brand new 300 SL Panamericana inspired grille, which receives an altered shape along with vertical chrome bars instead of the earlier blade treatment seen on the GT Coupé.
To ensure more efficient cooling of the engine along with increased aerodynamic properties, the GT Roadster also adopts the active air management system that will debuted on the GT R. the item uses a series of vertical louvers within the grille, which automatically open along with close depending on the temperature of the engine to either enhance cooling or smooth airflow.
Further visual adjustments over the GT Coupé include a more defined splitter element inside lower section of the front bumper, larger air ducts along with more defined sills underneath the doors.
At the rear, the two GT Roaster designs differ in width due to the adoption of differing rear fenders. The standard GT Roadster uses the same fenders as the existing GT Coupé, while the GT C Roadster uses the 57mm wider bodywork of the GT R. This specific allows the latter to run larger 20-inch rear wheels with 305/30 profile rubber as standard in place of the 19-inch rims along with 295/35 tyres of the former.
As with its successor, the SLS Roadster produced between 2011 along with 2014, the GT Roadster features an automatic fabric roof. The three layer structure, which comes in either black, red or beige, is usually supported by a frame manufactured through aluminium, magnesium along with steel. the item opens along with closes in a claimed 11sec at speeds up to 31mph, folding along with stowing over the rear bulkhead behind the two seat cabin.
Offsetting the loss of a fixed roof structure is usually a stiffened the aluminium Centeng structure with thicker sill elements, a different dashboard support along using a brand new aluminium cross member supporting a fixed roll over bars.
Significantly, the GT Roadster packs greater reserves than the GT Coupe to counteract the higher kerb weight brought on by its electrically powered fabric roof along with the structural stiffening measures required to accommodate the item.
The third product inside GT line-up shares its twin-charged 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine with AMG’s headlining coupe. yet while the 0-degree unit delivers 456bhp inside GT Coupé along with 502bhp inside GT S Coupe, its output has risen a respective 13bhp along with 47bhp, giving the GT Roadster 469bhp along with the GT C Roadster a heady 549bhp.
Torque is usually also up, extending by 22lb ft in both the GT Roadster along with GT C Roadster to 464lb ft along with 501lb ft respectively.
By comparison, the twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre horizontally opposed six-cylinder powered Porsche 911 S Turbo Cabriolet kicks out 571bhp along with 516lb ft.
Together with the increase in power along with torque, the GT Roadster also receives altered gear ratios for its seven-speed Speedshift dual clutch transaxle. AMG says the brand new open top features a higher first along with lower seventh gears as well as a lower final drive than the existing GT Coupe.
The rear-wheel drive GT Roadster offers four driving modes as standard via a so-called Dynamic Select controller: comfort, Sport, Sport Plus along with Individual. The more performance focused GT C Roadster adds a fifth mode: Race.
using a power-to-weight ratio of 294bhp per tonne, the 1595kg GT Roadster is usually claimed to hit 62mph in 4.0sec along with run to a top speed of 188mph. With 331bhp per tonne, the more powerful 1660kg GT C Roadster is usually claimed to outrun the GT S Coupe to the tune of 0.1sec along with 3mph with an official 0-62mph time of 3.7sec along with 196mph top speed.
Corresponding fuel consumption is usually put at 30.0mpg along with along with 24.8mpg for CO2 emission ratings of 219g/km along with 259g/km.
AMG explains the 65kg weight difference between the GT Roadster along with GT C Roadster due to the latter receiving a higher level of standard features. Included is usually the rear-wheel steering system first unveiled on the GT R. the item steers the rear wheels inside opposite direction to those up front at speeds up to 62mph to enhance agility along with reduce the amount of steering input that will is usually required to turn into corners. Once the speed exceeds 62mph, the rear wheels then turn inside same direction as those at the front in a move that will is usually claimed to enhance longitudinal stability without any reduction in overall steering response.
As with the GT Coupe, the two GT Roadster designs feature differing suspension set-ups. The standard GT Roadster product receives a so-called sports suspension with fixed rate damping, with the GT C Roadster boasting AMG Ride Control with adaptive damping.
Although Mercedes-AMG refuses to comment, German dealer sources confirm the altered styling, more powerful engine along with altered gearbox ratios of the GT Roadster designs will feature in a facelifted variation of the GT Coupe.
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