During Monterey Car Week 2023, Mercedes-Benz made its second generation Mercedes-AMG GT premiere. Although the new, second-generation Mercedes-AMG GT may not initially appear to be very different from the first-generation model, there are actually a lot of distinctions between the two cars. The all-wheel drive and 2+2 seating are standard on the new 2023 Mercedes-AMG GT. This model has the same aluminium architecture as the new SL roadster, in contrast to the first-generation AMG GT, which was constructed on a scaled-down version of the SLS AMG chassis. This suggests that the new vehicle replaces the unique rear dual-clutch transaxle that its predecessor employed with a nine-speed multi-clutch gearbox that is mounted ordinarily. The tried-and-true twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine in two tunings remains in the new AMG GT.
While the winds of change might not have ruffled the GT’s sleek exterior too much, it’s like that favourite classic suit – it still fits like a charm. With proportions that even a runway model would envy – that long bonnet, curves in all the right places, and a rear end that’s as coupe-like as a winking emoji – the GT is back with a touch of déjà vu, but in a good way. Although the Panamericana grille and swept-back headlights of the first model are carried over to the second generation, there are enough aesthetic variations to distinguish it from the first. Additionally, the taillights’ overall design is the same towards the back even if the lights themselves are brand-new. The GT now has larger dimensions than its predecessor, measuring 4728 mm in length, 1984 mm in width, and 1354 mm in height. It’s not just a car; it’s a growth spurt with a dash of elegance!
The second-generation AMG GT model’s new two-plus-two cabin layout differs significantly from the first generation in that it offers more usable space and room for more people. The GT is a wonderful choice for those searching for a versatile, high-performance car because it has a larger, more practical trunk. The interior styling of both vehicles is identical because they both employ the same platform. The majority of the centre console is occupied by a sizable 11.9-inch touchscreen in portrait orientation, while a 12.3-inch display is positioned behind the steering wheel.
The identical 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine powers the new AMG GT. The GT 55 4Matic+, the entry-level model, has 469 bhp and 96.77 kgm of torque, while the GT 63 4Matic+, the top-of-the-line model, has 577 horsepower and 110.60 kgm of torque. The new model has a nine-speed automatic gearbox instead of the previous model’s 7-speed DCT, and it includes a fully variable all-wheel-drive system as standard equipment.
Mercedes claims that the AMG GT 63 can reach 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and the AMG GT 55 in 3.9 seconds. The AMG GT 63 has more power than the AMG GT 55 and can travel up to 315 km/h.
The car has a redesigned double-wishbone suspension with AMG Active Ride Control. The system’s electronically adjustable dampers and active roll control, along with a front lift kit, make for a powerful combination. A set of front discs with a diameter of 390mm and a set of rear discs with a diameter of 360mm are used for braking.
As the curtain falls on the stage of Monterey Car Week 2023, Mercedes-Benz has once again shown us that the sequel can be just as thrilling as the original. The second-generation Mercedes-AMG GT emerges from the shadows with a sleek design that looks timeless. With a roomier interior, more horses under the hood than a stable, and a touchscreen that’s practically a work of art, this GT is the symphony where power meets luxury.