Mercedes-Benz Introduces New AMG GT S Roadster

Mercedes-Benz Introduces New AMG GT S Roadster

As with other models, power comes from a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, in this case making 384kW of power and 670Nm of torque - as per the equivalent GT S coupe - with maximum torque available between 1900 and 5000rpm. This gives it 469 horsepower in the standard package and 465 pounds-feet of torque, or buyers can opt for the C version with additional grunt-515 horsepower and 494 pounds-feet of torque.

The most noticeable feature of the Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster is the lack of GT R styled bodywork.

The base model GT S Roadster can go from 0-60 miles per hour is just 3.9 seconds, while the C model gets there in 3.6 seconds. The V8 is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission The GT S Roadster can reach 60 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds, 0.2-seconds faster than the standard GT on its way to a top speed of 192 miles per hour. This feature adjusts the damping at each wheel to the current road situation.

Mercedes-AMG has added a new variant to the GT line-up, known as the AMG GT S Roadster. Performance metrics will also depend on which of the five driving modes a user selects, including C (comfort), S (sport), S+ (sport plus), RACE, and the individually programmable I (individual). The auto also comes standard with an electronically controlled locking differential at the rear axle, which is integrated with the rear-mounted transmission (transaxle). They house composite brake discs that measure 390mm at the front and 360mm at the back.

The middle child in the GT Roadster lineup features standard MB-Tex pleather seats, and Nappa leather is optional. While the AMG Silver Chrome Interior package is available as standard, owners can also opt for the carbon fibre or high gloss black trims for the AMG trim elements.

Pricing information for the GT S Roadster will be announced closer to the market launch in late 2018, but we can expect a slight premium on the $132k starting price of the GT S coupe.