Mercedes brings GT anniversary model AMG anniversary model

AMG anniversary model

Mercedes-AMG celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017. That takes the brand to the occasion, his sports car family after the Roadster GT C to the GT C Coupé to expand. It is positioned between the GT S and GT R and is to start as a Special Edition 'Edition 50'. At the same time GT Mercedes-AMG and AMG GT be upgraded visually and technically S, gained even more power.

The new models are to recognize all GT models wearing the distinctive "Pan Americana" Grill. He stressed the proximity to the motor sports: 15 chrome, vertical struts quote the look of the current GT3 customer sports racing car. The large outer air intakes of the new front bumper make sure the air cooling of the drive.

The GT R, all other models get the active air control system airpanel. Vertical fins are located at the bottom of the front bumper can be open in about one second by electric motor and close. This will ensure a needs-based cooling system. In normal driving, without increased cooling air, the slats are closed to reduce air resistance and to direct the air specifically towards underbody. This improves the aerodynamic efficiency of the vehicles. Only when certain components predefined temperatures reach and the air demand is particularly high, open the flap and allow maximum cooling air to the heat exchangers.

Part of this development moved the engine oil cooler on all models of the bug in the wheel arches. In return, the main water cooler got its place in the bow.

Mercedes-AMG, reorganizes the power and torque levels of the 4.0 liter V8 Biturbo engine. So the entry-level AMG GT is now 350 kW / 476 HP and thus 10 kW / 14 HP more than ever before. Also, the eight-cylinder in the base version with 630 Newton metres delivers more peak torque now 30 nm. The performance increase in the GT S is 9 kW / 12 HP to 384 kW / 522 horsepower. The maximum torque climbs to 20 nm to 670 nm.

The next stage of the C mark versions of Coupés and roadsters with each 410 kW / 557 PS) and 680 nm maximum torque. At the top, the AMG GT R with 430 kW 585 HP and 700 nm driving torque.

The new, rear sides widen the AMG GT C compared to the GT of AMG and AMG GT S to total 57 mm. This corresponds exactly to the level of the AMG GT R. This creates space for larger wheels and a wider track. Both measures increase the traction and allow higher cornering speeds. The also broader shaped rear apron of the GT C improves the airflow at the rear. The rear wing is integrated as AMG GT and AMG GT S in the trunk and is electrically out - depending on the selected driving program - at defined speeds - and retracted.

The ride control sports suspension with variable, Adaptive variable speed damping is combined in the new Coupé. The system is controlled electronically and on each wheel automatically adjusts the cushioning of the current driving situation, speed, and the State of the roads. The GT R was taken over the active rear axle steering, standard C Roadster is also in the GT on board. For the AMG GT S this feature is an option in combination with the "dynamic plus" package available. The rear wheels in the opposite direction to the front wheels are driven to speed 100 km/h. The AMG GT C steers this significantly more agile in turns. In everyday life, the driver also benefits from the reduced turning circle, for example, when turning or parking.

The AMG GT driving faster than 100 km/h, C, the system proposes a analog the rear wheels to the front wheels. This significantly improves driving stability. At the same time the lateral force on the rear wheels builds at changes of direction faster, speeding up the reaction on Steering commands.

The Edition 50 is available in two exclusive special finishes: graphite grey magno in Designo or Designo magno cashmere white. Applications put Black Chrome stand-alone accents exterior. These include the essay covers the side skirts, front splitter, the crown moldings in the air intakes of the grille, the Finns on the lateral air outlets for the front fenders, the decorative bar at the rear diffuser and the tailpipes. The AMG forged wheels in the cross-spoke design are matched with their surface on the exterior elements in chrome black.

The Interior is characterized by the contrast of black and silver. The facilities in leather exclusive nappa-style silver pearl/black with grey contrast stitching in diamond quilting follows as this style as the black steering wheel in micro-fibre with grey contrast stitching, "Edition" lettering in the steering wheel clip and 12-hour mark. The night package interior with sizes such as steering wheel spokes, paddles or sill in part of the Edition version is black. The game of light and dark is black further deepened by Silver seat belts and the decorative elements in chrome. The performance seat carries a "GT Edition 50" embossed in the headrest.

In addition to a technical appreciation through active aerodynamics, performance and torque increase, or the active rear axle steering, the update offers a significantly expanded scope of the equipment of the GT model family. In the future are numerous new options to choose. This includes also the app "track pace". With it, customers can analyze your driving style on the racetrack, improve, and share with other AMG drivers via Facebook, YouTube or the AMG private lounge. The app for the iPhone is connected via Wi-FI to the AMG GT models. The vehicle transmits many data in real time to the app. These include for example speed, speed, steering angle, time, position and acceleration. As well, lap or sector times on race tracks can be stored. To do this, various route profiles on the app is already stored. The driver can record but also more circuits themselves and save. In addition, the iPhone camera tracks the rides on the race track. (ampnet/jri)

by Paul Fabrini

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