Mercedes-Benz launches AMG GT-R, AMG GT Roadster in India price starting at Rs 2.19 crore
Mercedes-Benz launched the two new AMG cars which are one of the most anticipated and fastest on-road cars in the world.
- AMG GT-R launched at Rs 2.23 crore (ex-showroom India)
- AMG GT Roadster launched in India at Rs 2.19 crore (ex-showroom India)
- The AMG GT-R can achieve 0-100kmph in just 3.6 seconds
Mercedes-Benz announced the launch of the AMG GT-R and the AMG GT Roadster in India on Monday priced at Rs 2.23 crore (ex-showroom India) and Rs 2.19 crore (ex-showroom India), respectively.
These two new launches by Mercedes-Benz brings its AMG portfolio in India to 12 models.
The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT-R comes with a massive 4.0-litre V8 Bi-turbo engine that gives out a power of 585 bhp and torque of 700 Nm. The engine comes mated with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
This engine allows the AMG GT-R can do 0-100kmph in just 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 318 kmph.
The AMG GT-R, named as 'Beast of Green Hell', recently even broke the world record for a production street legal road car to clock the fastest lap of 2:09.853 at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC). It also has set a lap record at the Nurburgring for a rear wheel drive car.
The car is built for the race track and has been directly put onto the road.
Active rear-wheel steering, the nine-way adjustable traction control system and the adjustable coil-over suspension with additional electronic control. Wider front and rear wings allow an increased track width for optimum grip and even higher cornering speeds
The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Roadster comes in two variants, but in India the base variant will be available, which is a toned down performance compared to the other.
Under the hood, the AMG GT Roadster comes with a AMG 4.0-litre V8 twin turbocharged engine and has the capacity to produce a maximum power of 476 bhp and 630Nm peak torque.
The engine comes with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission in a transaxle arrangement at the rear axle. This helps in the acceleration.
This results in the AMG GT Roadster achieve 0-100 kmph in just 4 seconds and a top speed of 302 kmph.
The AMG GT Roadster is quickly transformed from a coupé to an open-top sports car. It's fabric roof opens and closes in 11 seconds up to speeds of 50 km/h.
Both models feature the 1930’s inspired AMG Panamericana grille that emphasises the unique standing of AMG’s iconic GT range.
Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said, “We are excited to pursue the #50YearsOfAMG celebrations in India, and what better way to celebrate it than by introducing the Beast of the Green Hell – the Mercedes-AMG GT R – and the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster. AMG brings race-bred genes from the most challenging tracks in the world to the world’s best driving road. Bringing in the fastest cars from the fastest family in the world is proof of the increasing importance of India as a market and its potential for performance sports cars. We are confident that these two sensational sports cars will entice Mercedes-AMG enthusiasts in India and redefine the performance motoring segment altogether.”
Folger further added, “At Mercedes-Benz India, it has been our constant endeavor to offer our Indian customers some of the most sought-after global products. Be it iconic sports cars, race-bred super sedans or performance SUVs, Mercedes-Benz’s diverse portfolio comprising 12 AMGs in India is the largest for any car brand in this market. The AMG GT R and the AMG GT Roadster combine the driving dynamics of our AMG GT3 racing car with the everyday practicality of the AMG GT. We are confident that these fascinating products will be well received by our elite Indian customers and reinforce AMG’s reputation as the most preferred performance brand in the country.”