Mercedes-AMG GT launch in India confirmed for 2015 – IAB Report

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Was launched last year globally.

Mercedes India’s Managing Director & CEO, Eberhard Kern, has confirmed in a press release today that the Mercedes-AMG GT will be launched in India this year. With respect to production-spec models, the AMG GT is the tour de force of Mercedes’ Skunkworks division, which will rival 2-door sports cars like the Porsche 911 and Jaguar F-Type.

Kern said –

With some of the most awaited products in the pipeline for the remaining two quarters, including the much awaited AMG GT, Mercedes-Benz is all set for another year of strong growth.

Mercedes AMG GT front three quarter at the 2014 Paris Motor Show
The AMG GT rides on a shortened platform of the SLS AMG, and was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show 2014.

Filling the space left by the SLS AMG, the Mercedes-AMG GT features a new design that borrows inspiration from the Vision GranTurismo Concept. It rides on a shortened platform of the SLS AMG, but is made stiffer and lighter for better handling.

The AMG GT debut’s an all new 4.0-liter twin turbo V8, which is offered in two power tunes: a 456 bhp unit in the AMG GT and 503 bhp for the AMG GT S. Despite being a front-engined GT sports car, the engine’s compact dimensions allowed engineers to push it as far back as possible, thus making it a front-mid engined beast.

Mercedes AMG GT yellow rear three quarter at the 2014 Paris Motor Show
The AMG GT debut’s an all new 4.0-liter twin turbo V8, which is offered in two power tunes: a 456 bhp unit in the AMG GT and 503 bhp for the AMG GT S.

Paired to the engine is a 7-speed dual clutch Gertrag unit (same gearbox in the Ferrari range as well), enabling the AMG GT and GT S to sprint from 0-100 km/h in 3.9- and 3.7 seconds respectively.

At launch, Mercedes could moot the Edition One variant first, which comes with exclusive visual touches and optional equipment over standard features like Nappa leather upholstery, a Burmester audio system, Keyless-Go, Parktronic and Collision Prevention Assist PLUS. Pricing is expected to hover around the INR 2 crores mark (ex-showroom).

Mercedes AMG GT full black interior at the 2014 Paris Motor Show
At launch, Mercedes could set afloat the Edition One variant, which comes with exclusive visual touches like Nappa leather upholstery, a Burmester audio system and Keyless-Go.

Also Read: Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe snapped in India for the first time

The company has also announced that it ended the first half of 2015 with a record number of units sold. Between Jan-June 2015, Mercedes sold 6,659 units, thus registering a 41% year-on-year growth. They also achieved their best ever Q2 performance of selling 3,093 units, discussed in detail on the press release, attested below the gallery.

Mercedes AMG GT – Image Gallery

Mercedes-AMG GT confirmed for arrival in India this year – Press Release

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