2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Convertible

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What’s new

  • Now available in a four-door body style
  • Part of the first AMG GT generation introduced for 2016

Pros & Cons

  • Thrilling acceleration from the powerful V8
  • Simple, gorgeous design
  • Comfortable ride despite handling prowess
  • Smallish size means few interior storage options
  • Hard to see out of the back
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2019
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$124,700

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Which AMG GT does Edmunds recommend?

While the base AMG GT provides a good entry point, we don't feel its 469-horsepower engine really taps into the performance potential with this car. The GT C is the sweet spot here thanks to its added power and luxury features. The GT R is still drivable on the street, but its sporty upgrades are largely wasted unless you plan on taking it regularly to the racetrack.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT has been one of our favorite sports cars since its debut in 2016. It effectively replaced the SLS AMG as Mercedes' preeminent two-door. Compared to the old SLS, the AMG GT is more comfortable, easier to drive and more practical thanks to its conventional doors (unlike the neat-looking but impractical SLS gullwing doors). Most importantly, it's much less expensive than the SLS yet offers even better performance.

Go for the coupe or convertible, and you'll get a high-performance two-seater that, depending on trim level, strikes an elegant balance between grand tourer and sports car. The interior is elegantly trimmed in premium materials, and the design is cribbed from the automaker's most luxurious limousines. It's dynamically impressive, too. Its front-engine, rear-drive layout gives it superb handling dynamics that allow the AMG GT to go head to head with the world's best sports cars.

But high-end two-seaters aren't everyone's cup of tea. For those who need something a bit more sensible, Mercedes is adding a four-seat sedan for 2019. The frustratingly named AMG GT 4-Door Coupe doesn't offer S-Class levels of luxury; it trades rear-seat accommodations for a far more engaging driving experience. Think of it as a Porsche Panamera rival and you'll get the idea.

The base model comes with Mercedes' new turbocharged inline-six paired to a mild hybrid system. We like this powertrain in other Benzes, but the real star is the 4.0-liter V8 that serves as the base engine in the coupe and convertible. Not only does it produce significantly more power than the inline-six, but choosing the V8 also adds mechanical upgrades that should make the sedan truly feel like a four-door sports car.

No matter which AMG GT body style you select, you'll be rewarded with an enviable blend of luxury and performance that few can match.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT models

The 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT is a rear-wheel-drive sports car that is available in coupe and convertible body styles and in four levels of increasing performance. The base GT model has the lowest power output of the family but still comes well equipped. The GT S (coupe only) gets a solid power bump and more sophisticated drivetrain and suspension hardware. Along with more power, the GT C gains wider rear fenders and rear steering. At the top is the hardcore, high-performance GT R (also coupe only), whose manually adjustable suspension and slick tires mean it's intended primarily for racetrack use.

Like all trim levels, the GT employs a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. In the base version here, the V8 produces 469 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. Standard equipment includes 19-inch wheels, a mechanical limited-slip differential, adjustable driving modes, three-stage electronic stability control, and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

Additional features include LED headlights, auto-dimming and heated mirrors, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated and power-adjustable seats, faux suede/simulated leather combination upholstery, and memory settings.

For technology, you get a navigation system, an 8.4-inch central display, and a four-speaker audio system with two USB ports and HD and satellite radio. Safety features include automatic high-beam control, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking. Convertible models also come with a standard neck heating system.

The engine in the GT S gets a power pump (515 hp, 494 lb-ft of torque), while the chassis gains more sophisticated tools in the form of adaptive dampers and an electronically controlled limited-slip differential. Other additions include staggered wheels (19-inch fronts, 20-inch rears), larger brakes, adaptive dampers, a sport exhaust system, a Race driving mode, keyless entry, leather upholstery, and a 10-speaker Burmester audio system.

Notable packages for the GT and the GT S include the AMG Aerodynamic package (matte-black exterior styling elements and a gloss-black fixed rear spoiler) and the Lane Tracking package (a blind-spot monitor and lane departure warning). The GT S is also available with the AMG Dynamic Plus package, which adds dynamic engine and transmission mounts, a more aggressive suspension calibration, and a faux suede-wrapped steering wheel.

The GT C offers an even higher engine output (550 hp, 502 lb-ft of torque). It's 2.3 inches wider in the rear than the GT and GT S models, and that space is used to house wider wheels and a rear-wheel steering system that improves low-speed agility and high-speed stability. The Lane Tracking and AMG Dynamic Plus packages are both standard, as are a fixed glass roof, illuminated doorsill plates, ventilated front seats and leather upholstery.

The GT R is the most powerful trim available (577 hp, 516 lb-ft of torque) and is further endowed by carbon-fiber bodywork and a big rear wing. Large, lightweight forged wheels wrapped with extremely aggressive tires along with manually adjustable coil-over suspension mean this hardcore variant is intended primarily for track use. It even has a nine-mode traction control system styled after Mercedes' GT3 race car. A carbon-fiber engine cover and faux suede/leather upholstery are also added. Note that the GT R doesn't have a few features that are standard on lesser models due to its focus on performance, but most are available as options.

Other options, depending on trim, include extreme performance sport tires, carbon-ceramic brakes, carbon-fiber exterior trim, a high-end 11-speaker Burmester audio system, and adaptive cruise control.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S (turbo 4.0L V8 | 7-speed dual-clutch automatic | RWD).

NOTE: Since this test was conducted in 2016, the current Mercedes-AMG GT S has received some revisions, including an increase in horsepower and torque. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's Mercedes-AMG GT, however.

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

Driving

The turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 makes 515 horsepower, but it feels like much more than that when you floor the gas pedal. Grip and balance are beyond impressive, making this car devastatingly fast on any road. This Benz possesses great brakes and the best steering we've felt in years.

Acceleration

The AMG hits 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and clears the quarter-mile in under 12 seconds at over 123 mph. Out on public roads, acceleration is instantaneous yet controllable, although the vehicle can feel laggy at part-throttle. It makes great sounds.

Braking

Predictable, linear pedal combined with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires and optional (and expensive) carbon-ceramic brakes add up to incredibly short stopping distances with awesome consistency. There's no jumpiness during casual driving.

Steering

Mercedes fitted the AMG GT with hydraulic steering in a world where everything else comes with electric steering. It's glorious and class-leading as well as direct and responsive with tons of feel. The thick-rimmed steering wheel feels fantastic.

Handling

Thanks to its incredible tires, outstanding steering, sharp transmission, and precise throttle, this car is the kind that rewards skilled drivers but doesn't penalize mediocre ones. It has great communication and is shockingly and effortlessly fast.

Drivability

Whether you want a cruiser or a high-powered canyon carver, the AMG GT will work for you with its smooth, powerful motor and responsive seven-speed automatic transmission. Since it's turbocharged, there can be some lag at low to mid throttle settings.

Comfort

Comfort isn't the AMG GT's reason for being, but thanks to an adjustable suspension and reasonably compliant seats, this car can handle long-haul duty almost as well as track duty.

Seat comfort

The seats in the AMG GT offer a good deal of support, but they won't fit all body types. They have minimal adjustability, plus the seat controls are difficult to reach. But the seat holds you in place extremely well.

Ride comfort

Usually performance cars such as the AMG GT suffer from unpleasant ride characteristics, but this one does not. The adjustable suspension is stiff in the firmest setting, with limited usability, but Comfort mode is truly comfortable.

Noise & vibration

The AMG GT is quiet considering its performance capabilities. Wind noise is minimal, and the engine only gets loud when you stomp on the gas pedal. The summer tires make lots of road noise, but that's the price you pay for great grip.

Interior

Stylish but still quite functional, the interior of the AMG GT is a lovely place to spend time. Most everything is close at hand and easy to use. However, this small car has a low seating position. It's not that easy to get out of, and visibility is compromised.

Ease of use

This car is made to be driven, and AMG made sure the GT's myriad functions don't get in the way of that. Temperature controls and most other functions have big, clearly marked buttons. The only real oddity is the shifter, which is funky and hard to reach.

Getting in/getting out

Like most sports cars, the AMG GT is low, and getting in requires some finesse. Getting out takes a similar amount of effort. It's easier to get in and out of than the Mercedes SLS AMG, but it's harder than the 911.

Roominess

The AMG GT is not a big car, and that's evident inside the cabin. Space is quite tight with minimal perches for your elbows. Headroom is surprisingly good, though taller drivers will wish the seat slid back farther than it does.

Visibility

Forward visibility is very good thanks to a wide windshield and tapering pillars. Visibility rearward isn't so good. Small mirrors, a low seating position and a small rear window mean you need to rely on the standard backup camera.

Quality

The AMG GT has outstanding materials and superb craftsmanship. Not a rattle, squeak or uneven panel gap was to be found. But then, this is what you should expect from a six-figure car.

Utility

The AMG GT offers 10.1 cubic feet of cargo space in just the right shape for two golf bags. That's more than an Audi R8 or Acura NSX, but less than a Jaguar F-Type or Chevrolet Corvette. In-cabin storage is minimal, the cupholders are so-so, and there's no exterior latch to pop the hatch.

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    What's new in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT:

    • Now available in a four-door body style
    • Part of the first AMG GT generation introduced for 2016
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    The least-expensive 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT is the 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 2dr Convertible (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7AM). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $124,700.

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    2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Convertible Overview

    The 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Convertible is offered in the following styles: 2dr Convertible (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7AM), and C 2dr Convertible (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7AM).

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