Detroit Auto Show 2018
2018 Mercedes-AMG GT adds a new trim level and some horsepower, tooGT C joins the coupe lineup after debuting on the roadster, and the lower GT trims both receive a smidge more power.
Mercedes is pretty predictable. WHen it unveiled the GTC as part of the AMGT Roadster lineup, I figured it was only a matter of time before it would make its way up to the Coupe as well. And what do you know? Here we are, at an incredibly busy 2017 Detroit Auto. [UNKNOWN] There are a few changes to the 2018 GT lineup. Most notable is the introduction to the GTC which puts out 550 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque from its 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8. GTC takes the wider body work from the more hardcore GTR as well as its rear axle gearing. [INAUDIBLE] At launch, GTC will only be available in the Edition 50 trim you see here, which is meant to commemorate AMG's 50th anniversary. This fancy pants package promises matte paint, black chrome highlights, a black and badging. Only 50 will be made so it'll be sure to be both rare and expensive. There are other changes made to the 2018 GT lineup as well. All GT models now feature the panamericana grille, which features a bunch of vertical slats like an expensive business suit. All GT models also received the GT-R's active aerodynamics, which closes front intact tracts to increase efficiency. Most GT models receive a bump in power as well. The base AMG GT features 469 horsepower and 465 pound feet of torque. Move up to the mid range GTS and you receive 515 horsepower and 494 torque. GTR however remains unchanged at 577 horsepower and 516 twist units. 2018 GT variants will start trickling out to dealerships this summer with the end of the line up finally reaching dealerships later into fall.