The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT-R has been launched at a digital launch event.
The car is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine producing an enormous 577 BHP power and 700NM torque.
It is capable of sprinting from 0 to 100 kmph in just 3.6 seconds, before hitting electronically limited top-speed of 318 kmph.
Mercedes-Benz has introduced the new updated 2020 AMG GT-R in India. The new Mercedes-AMG GT-R is available with a price tag starting at Rs 2.48 crore (ex-showroom). The new AMG GT-R comes with a number of subtle updates and revisions over the previous model as part of its mid-cycle refresh.
The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT-R launch was part of the brand's first online virtual conference. The new AMG GT-R was introduced in the Indian market alongside the new AMG C 63 Coupe, priced at Rs 1.33 crore — here are the details.
Nicknamed the ‘Beast of Green Hell’, the updated Mercedes-AMG GT-R continues to be powered by the same 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 sitting between the driver and the front axle. An enormous power output of 577BHP and a twisting force of 700Nm is sent to rear-wheels, channeled through a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The beast can do 0-100kmph in just 3.6 seconds before before hitting electronically limited top-speed of 318kmph.
The new AMG GT-R is almost 14 KG lighter than the previous model, which combined with the rear-wheel steering feature, makes it even more agile and improves handling. AMG Performance steering wheel and Track Pace data logger are also part of the updates.
There’s also an integrated controller below the steering wheel for selecting the drive modes. There are six driving modes to choose from: Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus, Race and Individual.
Although visually the new Mercedes-AMG GT-R looks pretty identical to its predecessor, there are a few changes. This includes an updated front bumper with canards on either end, revised LED headlamps (a new LED lighting signature inside the bulbous headlamps), panamericana grille and brake cooling measures.
The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT-R also receives a slight update to the design of the rear carbon-fibre wing, AMG performance exhaust system, a much wider rear bumper, and a new rear diffuser design along with slight tweaks to the LED tail lamps.
Newer alloy wheel designs and a Blue Magno paint job are also part of the update.
Inside is an all-digital instrument cluster for the first time. This all-digital 12.3-inch driver’s display is paired to a 10.25-inch multimedia screen on the centre console. The cabin largely carries forward the same design, layout and all the features and equipment as its previous model.
AMG-spec steering wheel wrapped in black Nappa leather and AMG-spec Sport seats in black Nappa leather upholstery come as standard.
Coming to the updated Mercedes-AMG GT-R, the model is powered by the same 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 engine that produces 576bhp and 700Nm of torque but has been to comply with the BS6 emission norms. The egine is paired to a AMG Speedshift seven-speed automatic transmission unit. The car can attain speeds of 0-100kmph in just 3.6 seconds, all the way up to a top speed of 318kmph.
Martin Schwenk, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India commented, "With a strong market presence, supported by a wide portfolio of performance cars and a dedicated retail network, our AMG strategy has helped us in cementing our market leadership in the luxury performance car segment. Encouraging customer demand for our top-end AMGs emerging both from the metro and non-metro markets validates our efforts to introduce new products in the performance segment. Our decision of introducing these two products is aimed at expanding the top-of-the pyramid performance segment, which has witnessed encouraging demand in 2019. We are confident that the AMG C 63 Coupé and the AMG GT R will continue to create momentum and further expand the segment."
Martin Schwenk further added, "The launch of two new AMGs reiterates our commitment towards introducing the best of products from our global portfolio. We are confident that both these halo products will further enhance the customer excitement created by the AMG GT 4 Door Coupe, which we launched at the Auto Expo. Mercedes' product offensive for the Indian market will continue as we keep exciting our customers not only with fascinating products and services but also with innovative brand experiences."