Indian market launch of Mercedes-AMG GT in March 2015 – Report
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Expected to be priced between INR 2.0 to 2.25 crore.
Long after Mercedes Benz India’s CEO Mr. Eberhard Kern told IAB that the brand’s new AMG GT has a big likelihood of arriving on Indian shores, a report from Motorbeam suggests that it will make its Indian debut in March 2015.
Replacing the SLS AMG (which was also sold in India), the Mercedes-AMG GT sports a new design that borrows inspiration from the Vision GranTurismo Concept. It sits on a shortened platform of the SLS AMG, which is now stiffer and lighter than before.
Mercedes could launch the Edition One variant first, featuring exclusive visual touches and optional equipment over the standard features like Nappa leather upholstery, a Burmester audio system, Keyless-Go, Parktronic and Collision Prevention Assist PLUS.
Power is sourced from AMG’s new 4.0-liter twin turbo V8, offered in two specs: a 456 bhp unit in the AMG GT and a 503 bhp unit for the AMG GT S. It’s compact size allowed engineers to push the engine far back, essentially making it a front-mid engined GT car.
Paired to the engine is a 7-speed dual clutch Gertrag unit, helping the AMG GT and GT S sprint from 0-100 kph in 3.9 seconds and 3.7 seconds respectively.
Expect the price of the Mercedes-AMG GT to start from INR 2.0 crore for the basic AMG GT and INR 2.25 crore for the more-powerful AMG GT S.
Competitors: Porsche 911 Turbo, Jaguar F-Type R, Aston Martin V8 Vantage.
Expected Price: INR 2-2.25 crores, ex-Showroom.
Launch date: March 2015 (according to the report).
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