Mercedes-AMG GT R vs. GT S Front Three Quarter - Comparison #1

Mercedes-AMG GT R vs. GT S
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Mercedes-AMG GT R vs. GT S

Quicker, faster, and more aggressive-looking: Mercedes-AMG has finally unveiled the more powerful version of its front engine AMG GT, the new AMG GT R.

Power and Performance

The AMG GT R is powered by the same 4-liter V8 twin-turbo engine as the AMG GT S, but this time it's tuned by Affalterbach motorheads to produce 577 hp (US-Spec), which is 67 hp and 105 hp more than what you'd get from AMG GT S and AMG GT respectively. That gives the AMG GT R enough power to catapult from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds; 0.2 faster than the AMG GT S.

Exterior and Dimensions

Although dimensions data hasn't been released yet, it's apparant thet the sportier AMG GT R has wider wheel arches and wider front and rear tracks than the AMG GT S. It also has gotten a more aggressive radiator grill with vertical stand-out lines. The rear wing is permanently attached, like that of AMG GT S First Edition, but is designed to produce more down-force at higher speeds (top speed is now 198 mph, instead of AMG GT S' 192 mph).

Specification Comparison

2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
Configuration
Trim-S Coupe
Price
MSRP-$129,900
Powertrain
Engine4.0L V8 Biturbo4.0L V-8 Twin-Turbo
Power577 hp503 hp
Torque516 lb-ft479 lb-ft
TransmissionAMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed dual-clutch transmission7-Speed Automatic
DrivetrainRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Performance
0 to 60 mph3.5 sec.3.7 sec
Fuel Consumption
MPG (City / Comb. / Hw.)-16 / 18 / 22
Tank Capacity-19.8 gal
Exterior Dimensions
Width-81.7 in
Width w/o Mirrors-76.3 in
Length-179.0 in
Height-50.7 in
Wheelbase-103.5 in
Interior Dimensions
First Row Head Room-39.5 in

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