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    We review the Mercedes AMG GT S, and it reminds us precisely why we love Mercedes so much, masterfully mixing performance and exotic.

    Mercedes-AMG GT S First Test. New Day Rising: Something Special From Stuttgart Comes, by Way of Affalterbach.

    2016 mercedes gts

    2016 mercedes gts

    It's a halo sports car with extremely desirable looks. Max engine speed is 7, rpm, but the GT S runs out of the good stuff by 6, The AMG's very quick. Are you still grinning like an idiot three days later?

    2016 mercedes gts

    2016 mercedes gts

    2016 mercedes gts

    2016 mercedes gts

    2016 mercedes gts

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    It's stiff competition, but the GT has quite a few things going for it. The GT certainly has pedigree with a shortened version of the SLS' aluminum spaceframe with magnesium front supports.

    In all, 93 percent of the structure and body are aluminum. One of the few things that isn't aluminum or magnesium is the trunk lid, which is steel. An updated version of the seven-speed dual-clutch sequential manual transaxle supplied by Getrag also makes the jump over to the GT from the SLS, but instead of harnessing power from a 6. The new engine features a "hot inside V" layout for its two turbochargers, meaning they're mounted inside the V portion of the engine to not only help produce a more compact package but provide optimum response time.

    2016 mercedes gts

    The engine is also dry-sump lubricated to ensure necessary oil delivery under high lateral g-forces. Handling is aided by a 47 percent front and 53 percent rear weight distribution. Suspension is double-wishbone front and rear with available adaptive damping standard on GT S. A mechanical limited slip differential comes on the GT and an electronically controlled locker on the GT S.

    Carbon-ceramic brakes are available. However, unlike the SLS -- a rather rough-riding vehicle because of its heavy performance focus -- the GT aims to behave more like its name implies and be a respectable grand touring car like the and R8. A comfort setting can be selected through the rotary dial on the center console for the suspension, steering and engine behavior, as well as dynamic magnetic engine and transmission mounts that will allow more dampening properties, but then can be stiffened in the high performance sport, sport-plus and race modes.

    2016 mercedes gts

    The cabin is lined with soft leathers, Alcantara and carbon fiber, and equipped with a premium Bermester sound system in hopes of providing a ride suitable for relaxed motoring. The cabin overall is fairly airy with a surprising large rear cargo compartment that will easily carry a weekend's worth of luggage for two people.

    Turns out, it's quite good at it. With comfort mode selected, the V8's engine note isn't obnoxiously loud and there's enough give in the suspension to prevent occupants from getting beat up. Steering features a dead spot on center, but it still has a pleasing amount of heft tuned in. For the most part, the dual-clutch transmission operated well with quick shift performance when left in full-automatic mode, but there were a couple of instances where it got hung up between gear changes and then slammed into gear to jolt the entire car.

    The seating position in the GT S is low in the comfortable and heavily bolstered seats. The cabin stays quiet enough, allowing us to easily have a conversation with our co-driver without having to raise our voices, and the airplane-inspired layout of all the controls are easy to operate and clearly marked.

    2016 mercedes gts

    If there is one thing that may get annoying during daily driving, it's the thick A-pillars, which obstruct the side views out of the car, making turning out into traffic a bit more of a challenge. There's no turbo lag to speak of, and strangely there's no audible turbo whirls and whooshes that you can pick up in the cabin even when you're leaning on the throttle hard.

    Manually selecting gears with the nice-sized steering wheel paddles is extremely quick, and the car tracks confidently through corners. At Laguna Seca, we hit the track leaving the car in sport-plus for our first session with the transmission impressing us with crisp shifts and perfect rev matching for downshifts.

    2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S Review - Inside Lane



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