Facelifted Mercedes-AMG GT range gains new tech but no power upgrades


Mercedes-AMG has just introduced a mid-cycle facelift for their entire AMG GT range from the AMG GT all the way up to the AMG GT R. The facelift brings about updated styling and a revamped interior with more digital screens and buttons.

Starting from the exterior, all variants of the AMG GT now wears the Panamericana grille which was previously reserved for GT C variants and up. Not much has been done to the exterior styling but the facelifted model can be identified through its new LED headlamp graphics, restyled black diffuser inserts with quad exhaust outlets (AMG GT R still wears the centrally mounted items), side skirts and smoked taillamps.

The AMG GT and GT S can be ordered with the new Y-spoke polished alloy wheels with soft black outlines or the 10 double-spoke forged wheels in titanium grey. The latter also available for the AMG GT C.

The highlight of this facelift exercise is the interior with new items include the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 10.25-inch multimedia display (non-touchscreen) with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, new-generation AMG Performance steering wheel with AMG steering wheel buttons as well as the display buttons on the centre console.

The new Command Online infotainment system also comes with the AMG Track Pace function that logs more than 80 specific performance data of the car including lap times, acceleration and deceleration values and more.

No changes were made to the M178 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 and seven-speed AMG Speedshift dual-clutch transmission. Outputs are also the same as before 476 hp/630 Nm on the AMG GT, 522 hp/670 Nm for the GT S, 557 hp/680 Nm for the GT C and 585 hp/700 Nm on the GT R.

Century sprint times remains unchanged at 4.0 seconds, 3.8 seconds, 3.7 seconds and 3.6 seconds as you climb up the horsepower ladder. In addition to the AMG Dynamic Select function that puts the car in Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus, Race and Individual drive programmes, the updated AMG GT range also comes with the AMG Dynamics function that alters the ESP programme according to the drive mode selected, giving the drivers a wider range of dynamic potential.

All in all, the facelift exercise introduces a range of new connectivity technologies to the Mercedes-AMG GT range, bringing the two-door sports car closer to the AMG GT four-door Coupe in terms of design and technologies. Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) offers the AMG GT in GT S, GT C and GT R flavours to the local market.


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Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.
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