The new German sports car Mercedes AMG GT 2015 model year represented 9 September 2014 in Germany for a narrow range of automotive journalists. The official world premiere of the new public and Mercedes AMG Gee Tee in October 2014 Paris Motor Show. Auto News sports department developed Mercedes-AMG GmbH German company Mercedes-Benz and will be the first sign of a new brand of Mercedes-AMG.
Let’s start with the fact that the body of the new AMG GT at 93.64% is composed of aluminum (20.28% – cast parts, 46.97% – extruded, 26.39% – cladding), parts of magnesium alloys occupy – 1 4%, all elements of the steel of 0.83% (trunk lid), 4.13% residue comprise other metals and alloys. It is expressed as a percentage, but a clearer picture detail. The total mass of the space of the body of the new Mercedes-AMG Jeet without hinged panels just 231 kg, the total weight of hinged panels – 62.5 kg of them on the side doors have to 25.8 kg, hood – 14.84 kg, front fenders – 7.05 kg, trunk lid made of steel and are drawn to 14.81 kg. The mass of the car in running order of 1540-1570 kg.
External dimensions of the body of the new Mercedes-AMG GT 2015 up 4546 mm long, 1939 mm wide, 1289 mm high, 2600 mm wheelbase and 125 mm ground clearance (clearance).
Outside view of the new three-door Mercedes-AMG Gee Tee (fastback body with two hinged side doors and tailgate) demonstrates the classic proportions of a sports car with a front engine and rear wheel drive. German Autonovelties built under the scheme transaxle (the spatial structure of the body, the engine is mounted behind the front axle within the framework 7-speed robotized gearbox with two clutch plates AMG Speed Shift DCT 7 at the rear axle, propeller shaft of carbon fiber weighing only 4 kg).
This arrangement of the engine and gearbox allowed achieving near-perfect 47:53 weight distribution (most of the falls on the rear wheels), like a sports car with a mid-layout. So we have a real predator on wheels ready for lightning-fast or jump, if you like, temperamental and aggressive car that can only look to make fall in love with yourself.
The front end Mercedes AMG GT with a huge false radiator grille, large side air intakes and compact lower duct, which is located on the bumper forming the nose of the car. The front fairing is made in the best traditions of the AMG sports car with aerodynamics in mind, the need for cooling the engine and brakes. Original shape headlamps LED flaunt completely filled, ranging from strings daytime running lights and direction indicators, ending near and far light.
Profile body with a long hood, in the depths of which easily accommodated the latest 4.0-liter V8 biturbo (model M178), a miniature bell dome roof, compact side doors, ideal if derived compass radius of the wheel arches, stylish external mirrors on thin legs, fine lines hind wings and tail.
Rear bumper with a majestic, in the plane of which is integrated diffuser, trapezoid exhaust system and an additional LED brake light, stylish and original horizontal configuration marker lamps with LED filling (in each envelope by 18 LEDs), curvaceous fender flares and space-saving doors equipped with an active trunk spoiler.
Salon sports AMG GT double, with a vivid and memorable exterior design, premium materials and finishes an extensive list of basic and optional equipment. The decoration interior is dominated by leather, suede, brushed metal and carbon. The driver is associated with a jet cockpit: chair provides the collected landing, compact steering wheel trimmed bottom rim – wheel.
The dashboard with speedometer and tachometer in deep wells supplemented by a large color screen multifunction trip computer, color screen multimedia complex Comand Online with a diagonal 7-NIL and even 8-inch-NIL, a number of ventilation vents – if the nozzle jet engines, a huge superstructure over a wide central tunnel with a full set of controls.
The only pity is that already the first reviews of journalists talking about very poor ergonomic interior of the new Mercedes AMG GT 2015. This mainly concerns just the superstructure above the tunnel: armrest and joystick control checkpoint heavily biased ago, knobs and buttons as if from a budget car, the right hand must be kept constantly on the steering wheel or on the handheld entertainment system. Location of the driver behind the wheel and interior ergonomics obviously do not have a comfortable and relaxed movement, hold, so to speak, in a tone – a sports car after all. But the trunk of the German news appreciate the opportunity to carry up to 350 liters of cargo, luggage cover only have to raise and lower the arms – the drive is not provided.
Specifications Mercedes AMG GT 2015 model year with a fully independent suspension on all wheels – double wishbone scheme, suspension of forged aluminum – the hub arms and steering knuckles, brake disc diameter of 360 mm front and rear, adaptive chassis AMG Ride Control, rear limited slip differential wheels, electromechanical power steering, multi-mode stabilization system.
The engine under the hood AMG GT 4,0-liter V8 with twin turbochargers Borg Warner (462 hp 600 Nm), gearbox AMG Speed Shift DCT 7. The motor and gearbox provide dynamic acceleration up to 100 mph for 4.0 seconds, top speed is limited electronics at the turn of 304 mph, average fuel consumption of 9.3 liters at least. Powerful version of Mercedes AMG GT S 2015 has the same architecture suspension, as well as the basic version AMG GT, but … in the presence of electronically controlled shock absorbers (for the basic version available as an option), chip in the face of AMG Dynamic Select (operating mode selection racks, steering, electronic differential lock rear wheels), the diameter of the front brake discs 390 mm and 360 mm rear (optional ceramic brakes 402 mm for the front wheels and 360 mm rear), and, of course, more powerful V8 engine 4.0 biturbo (510 hp 650 Nm) is also paired with a robotic 7-speed transmission AMG Speed Shift DCT. Tandem engine and a German novelty shoot up to 100 mph in 3.8 seconds, electronics will not allow accelerating faster 310 mph, fuel consumption in combined mode is claimed at 9.4 liters.