IAB Report - "Big likelihood" for Mercedes AMG-GT to launch in India, says CEO

09/10/2014 - 10:11 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

Spiritual successor to the SLS AMG gets a new engine.

Mercedes-Benz took the wraps off its all-new sportscar, the AMG-GT, at the Paris Motor Show last week. As a spiritual successor to the SLS AMG, the AMG-GT is positioned in a different segment, and competes with the likes of the Porsche 911 and the Jaguar F-Type R Coupe.

Mercedes AMG GT front three quarter at the 2014 Paris Motor Show
The AMG-GT is available in two variants. Seen here is the more powerful 'S' variant.

For a market such as India, the AMG-GT could be an ideal brand shaper, and given that the SLS AMG was sold in the country, it makes sense for the company to launch the AMG-GT as a follow up. Speaking to Indian Autos Blog, Mr. Eberhard Kern, MD and CEO of Mercedes-Benz India, said -

There is a very big likelihood that this car comes to India. We've already got requests by a number of enthusiasts here in India. Our product managers are investigating into this product and the likelihood to see the car in India is big.

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Mercedes AMG GT dashboard at the 2014 Paris Motor Show
The AMG-GT is powered by a new 4.0-liter Bi-Turbo engine.

The AMG-GT, along with the new C63 AMG, sees the debut of the all-new 4.0-liter V8 Bi-Turbo engine. On the AMG-GT, this engine makes 455 bhp in standard guise or 502 bhp in the more powerful 'S' variant.

Competitors: Porsche 911, Jaguar F-Type

Expected Price: INR 1.5-2 crores, ex-Showroom

Launch date: 2015 expected

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