Today, during an official event, the luxury automaker – Mercedes-Benz India has launched its high-performance, premium coupe – the Mercedes AMG GT R, nicknamed as the “Beast of the Green Hell” for the Indian market. With the starting price of Rs. 2.23 crore, the high-performance AMG GT R is a meaner and more official version of the Mercedes-AMG GT S. The German Brand alongside this ultra-premium sports coupe also has launched its drop-top younger kin, the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster for the Indian marketplace.
As claimed by the spokesperson of this Stuttgart-based car manufacturer, Mercedes GT R is one of the most powerful sedans from the brand yet. While the price of the Mercedes GT Roadster is starting at Rs 2.19 crore (ex-showroom, India), the AMG GT R is tagged with the introductory price of Rs 2.23 crore (ex-showroom, India) for the Indian buyers. With the launch of these two new sedans, Mercedes-Benz has prolonged the portfolio of the AMG in India to 12 couples.
As the company highlights, the AMG GT-R has taken its styling and performance inspiration from the AMG GT3 racing car, its younger cousin – the GT Roadster has got its styling and performance from the GT-R. Both cars are intended to deliver the most dynamic performance at the extremely utmost level which is the hallmark of the AMG flagship of Mercedes. As officially declared, the Mercedes AMG GT R is the most powerful car from the GT unit yet. It is shipped with the Affalterbach tuner 4-litre bi-turbo V8 engine; with the model number M177 which is capable of churning out 577 bhp of force and a monstrous 700 Nm of peak torque.
Moreover, it is also integrated with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and can get the top speed of 318 kmph and go from 0-100 kmph in just 3.6 seconds. In contrast to the standard GT S, which is already presented in India, the Mercedes-AMG GT R is completely light-footed. Regarding styling, the roof of the premium sedan is configured of carbon fiber which ensures the high rigidity to the car without compromising the safety. Likewise, the 20-inch 5-spoke AMG wheels are made of aluminum that makes the car completely light-footed.
Among other most highlighted features, buyers can get the large rear aerofoil, active rear-wheel steering, fresh rear fascia, traction control, AMG Ride Control sports suspension, and lightweight AMG performance. Moreover, both the Mercedes GT Roadster and Mercedes GT R feature a fresh and new-fangled Panamericana grille with a seven-speed sports transmission.
As confirmed officially, both cars will be coming to India via the CBU route and will be auctioned via the German Automaker’s Performance Centers.