Facelifted Mercedes AMG GT To Add More Ponies Into The Mix

Mercedes is planning to give the AMG GT a mild power boost as part of its scheduled mid-life facelift.

The facelift will introduce minor visual changes on the AMG sports car as Mercedes has only recently updated the design with the launch of the GT R and the GT C models.

The facelifted base version of the AMG GT is expected to offer close to 500hp from its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, up from the current model’s 469hp, with the GT S and GT C models also to offer more horsepower than their current 515hp and 549hp outputs, Autocar reports.

There is even a chance for the range-topping GT R model to get a power upgrade from its current 577hp, but this will probably require replacing the dry sump in the V8 with the wet sump used in the more powerful E63 AMG.

The facelifted Mercedes AMG GT is expected to be launched around the same time with AMG’s awaited four-door GT model while Affalterbach is also preparing for the launch of their first hybrid models under the 53 nameplate later this year.

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  • Craig

    I like the look. [Even though it’s somewhat comical]

  • And don’t forget Black Series is around the corner. (Mules has been spotted in Nurburgring.. of course)

    • PK

      definitely! can’t have a amg gt variants without the black series! it’s a must!!!! <3

  • SteersUright

    Never fell in love with this car’s looks, but I’ve always liked it nonetheless. I think its the headlights that kills it for me. They’re just horrid and so out of place on a an otherwise rather classic Mercedes design.And since Im nitpicking, the entire front bumper and even the tail lights could use a rethink if we want to be thorough.

    • alexxx

      Spot on…. current Mercedes headlight language is just bad… It works (for me) in the C class only,but otherwise awful…

      • SteersUright

        Damn shame really. Mercedes owned the elegant round circle headlight design in the same way Porsche owned the slightly oval, droopy headlight design language on its cars. Imagine this beauty with more elegant (a la 300sl) headlights as it already has the classic grille. Its like MB designed the entire car and then went to Kia and asked them to do their headlights.

  • Bash

    Now I would like to see Clarkson drive this GT on GT. lol

  • Elmediterraneo

    Current line-up
    AMG GT Coupe 476 hp
    AMG GT Roadster 476 hp
    AMG GT S Coupe 522 hp
    AMG GT C Coupe 557 hp
    AMG GT C Roadster 557 hp
    AMG GT R Coupe 585 hp

    What it should be
    AMG GT Coupe 522 hp (power level : current GT S and next facelifted C63 S)
    AMG GT Roadster 522 hp
    AMG GT S Coupe 571 hp (power level : E63)
    AMG GT S Roadster 571 hp
    AMG GT R Coupe 612 hp (power level : E63 S)
    AMG GT R Roadster 612 hp

    • alexxx

      Who are you?🤔🤔🤔

      • Eagle By Singer

        Jesus

      • This guy is so obsessed with inventing models, some of his idea is alright, the rest is pure his imagination.

        • alexxx

          I wonder is he some kind of insider at Mercedes 😀

          • No he just like to fantasize car line up, hardly an insider. You could make the same analysis by reviewing line up, news and gossips. The thing is most people don’t have time or interests to create a list like he does.

  • Vassilis

    You know, I can’t help but feel AMG is holding their V8 back a little. I wonder what it can do when it reaches its full potential.

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