Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Mercedes-AMG GT Convertible Set to Debut in Paris
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Mercedes-AMG GT Convertible Set to Debut in Paris

The AMG GT lineup continues to grow

Erick Ayapana
Sep 13, 2016

It appears rumors about the Mercedes-AMG GT convertible were correct. Earlier this year speculation suggested a drop top version of the AMG GT would debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show and a new teaser released by the automaker confirms the convertible's debut.

AMG didn't hide much in the short teaser video below. A silhouette of the two-door's side profile is shown, and that's all we need to see the missing top and the GT's long hood, short rear deck, and easily-identifiable rear taillights. The video doesn't show the actual top, but numerous spy shots have revealed prototypes sporting a softtop, similar to the one used in the SLS AMG.

2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
$111,200 Base Model (MSRP) 16/22 MPG Fuel Economy

The new convertible should get the same powertrain as the coupe version -- a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 that's mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. It should also mimic the coupe's GT and GT S variants, with the former making 456 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque and the latter rated at 503 hp and 479 lb-ft. It's unknown if the convertible will get the GT R treatment, which boosts power to 577 hp and 516 lb-ft and includes a number of performance upgrades.

The convertible is the next step in the expanding GT lineup. Rumors suggest a new GT C model is in the pipeline and is targeted to slot between the GT S and the high-performance GT R variants.

Source: Mercedes-AMG

By Erick Ayapana
108 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

Is this how the Cayman GT4 should have come from the factory?
Michael FebboApr 27, 2017
It's an alarming revelation but it seems that drifting is losing popularity among young people in Japan.
Sam DuApr 26, 2017
There's more than one way to import the car of your dreams—but only one of those methods is really all that doable.
Aaron BonkApr 26, 2017
To celebrate the opening of Aston Martin's new St. Athan production facility, the automaker turned its vehicular archives over to three cheeky drivers.
Conner GoldenApr 26, 2017
Australian pro drifter Levi Clarke finds his way behind the wheel of a JZX100 for the Car Modify Wonder Super Live event in Japan
Jofel TolosaApr 25, 2017
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP