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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe

What’s new

  • A new fixed panoramic sunroof is available
  • The GT 63 receives a performance exhaust as standard
  • A new carbon roof is available for the GT 63 S
  • Part of the first AMG GT generation introduced for 2016

Pros & Cons

  • Thrilling acceleration from the powerful V8
  • Evocative design
  • Comfortable ride balanced with impressive handling
  • Rich, sumptuous cabin
  • Small cabin doesn't offer much storage
  • Rear visibility is compromised
  • Seats aren't so comfortable on long drives
  • Infotainment interface presents a steep learning curve
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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Review

When it comes to two-seat sports cars, few make an impression like the 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT. Sleek yet aggressive, the AMG GT looks part fighter jet and part classic grand-touring car. The military hardware comes in the form of a turbocharged V8 fitted underneath GT's long hood. Mercedes offers it in three different states of tune, with 577 horsepower at its most potent.

That won't necessarily raise a whole lot of eyebrows considering you can get more power from a Mustang or Camaro these days, but this engine has gobs of high-revving V8 personality. Plus, in handling, the GT is easily on par with any of today's top sports cars from Audi, Jaguar and Porsche.

In the grand-touring vein, you'll find an interior filled with premium materials and the latest features you expect from Mercedes. This year's car also features a few updates such as a standard 12-inch driver display, a new steering wheel design, and an updated infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.

It's true that the AMG GT doesn't live up to a "grand touring" moniker as well as you might hope. The seats aren't very comfortable, for instance. And when you do take a long trip, pack lightly: There's a comically small amount of trunk space. In general, a Porsche 911 is going to be the more accommodating sports car. But it's also fair to say the 911 isn't as evocative as it used to be either. The GT delivers more memorable performance and style with just the right amount of Germanic order.

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Our verdict

8.2 / 10
Even if you aren't drawn in by the seductive sheet metal alone, the AMG GT's superlative blend of performance, comfort and luxury might seal the deal. No expense has been spared in dressing the interior with luxe materials and high-tech touches. Only a moderately confusing infotainment system and average storage capacity keep it from being perfect. We'd still take one in a heartbeat.

How does it drive?

8.5
The AMG GT has the performance to back up its sultry looks. The twin-turbo V8 accelerates from a stop authoritatively, posting a drama-free 0-60 mph time of 3.7 seconds. It's not the quickest car of its kind, but you also don't need to be an ace pilot to use it. The steering is superb, with a slightly light touch at low speeds but reassuringly firm effort once speed builds. It corners flat and has high limits thanks to ultra-sticky Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

The AMG operates more smoothly than its closest competitors thanks to its dual-clutch auto and optional carbon-ceramic brakes, adding to the car's everyday enjoyability. It is, however, a little slow to react to moderate throttle inputs in the standard drive mode. The turning radius is tight thanks to rear-axle steering.

How comfortable is it?

8.5
The ride is extremely comfortable, even without qualifiers like "for a sports car." In the adaptive dampers' Comfort mode, it offers no harsher a ride than an AMG-ified S-Class. That said, don't use the stiffest setting unless you're on a track — the body is jittery even on smooth roads. While the racy bucket seats are nicely supportive and offer a range of adjustments, they're also thinly padded. Those looking at this as a true grand tourer might be disappointed.

Dual-zone climate control works well to keep the interior temperature regulated. Seat heaters can roast chicken on their hottest setting. There's a bit of wind noise at speed, and the engine is always producing its satisfying snarl. The tires are noisy, but that's what you get with the ultra-aggressive rubber.

How’s the interior?

8.0
The AMG GT's cabin fits between the seriously cramped Jaguar F-Type and the decadently roomy Porsche 911. Headroom is good, but this trim's standard sunroof reduces available room for tall drivers. Thankfully, the good reach/rake adjustment of the wheel ensures a comfortable seating position for most drivers.

Like most low sports cars, it's a little tough to gracefully exit the GT, mostly due to the wide sills and the front door opening. But the tall roof makes it pretty easy to enter. A less than intuitive touchpad replaces the previous dial for controlling the user interface and requires deep familiarization before you can use it properly.

How’s the tech?

8.0
Despite the AMG GT's status as a low-volume sports car, Mercedes has done an admirable job keeping it current in tech offerings. Three USB ports are standard, as are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A number of safety systems are standard on the GT C, and none of them emitted false warnings during our testing.

Though it doesn't have the newest MBUX infotainment system, the AMG GT now has MBUX-like graphics over last-generation COMAND hardware. This doesn't work well in practice since MBUX has a confusing menu structure that is hard to navigate but it's usable thanks to MBUX voice controls. COMAND is not as adept and presents a steep learning curve. The $4,500 Burmester audio system is seriously impressive but can't quite prevent exterior noise from seeping in.

How’s the storage?

7.0
The AMG GT has slightly smaller cargo area (10.1 cubic feet) than competitors, and the space seems even smaller if you opt to deploy the cargo cover. The trunklid is at your knee and the hatch doesn't open super high, so it's fairly easy to hit your head on the latch as you bend in to stow or unload gear. At least it has cutouts aft of the wheels for golf clubs, and the cargo hold is big enough to a large suitcase.

As in many sports cars, small-item storage space is limited. The door pockets are shallow, narrow leather pouches that run the length of the doors. They're good for a set of keys and other small knickknacks but not much else. The center console is small but usable, and cupholders hold typical-size water bottles.

How economical is it?

7.5
The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C is rated at 17 mpg combined (15 city/21 highway), similar to comparable sports cars producing this amount of power. We achieved 17.9 mpg on our standardized evaluation loop. Not bad, especially when you consider most cars average between the combined and highway ratings, and there was an unusually heavy amount of traffic that day. Faster and more efficient coupes include the Nissan GT-R and last-generation Porsche 911 T.

Is it a good value?

8.0
Every inch of the interior is draped in leather, aluminum, carbon fiber or faux suede. This is a truly impressive interior with no expense spared. You might hear a rattle here or there when going over rough pavement, but this isn't unusual for a stiffly sprung sports car. The GT C is expensive; it starts at $150,000 and our tester range ran just shy of $180,000. Buyers who don't need the carbon-ceramic brakes can get a well-optioned model for around $160,000. That seems priced about right given the level of performance and refinement.

Bumper-to-bumper and powertrain warranties are covered for four years/50,000 miles, which is right in line with competitors' coverage. Roadside assistance is covered as long as the vehicle is under warranty, and extended warranties are available.

Wildcard

9.5
The AMG GT is deliriously fun to drive fast, and you'll probably hit your own limits before the car's. Booting the throttle from a standstill produces zero squirm but very rapid acceleration and tons of glorious noise from the exhaust.

But even if you drive sedately, the AMG GT makes an everlasting impression. From the drool-worthy exterior design to the Neiman Marcus interior, you'll never forget even just stepping into one. Turn the (figurative) key and drive up some twisty roads, and the driving experience will cement itself in your memory. This car will draw crowds, especially in a matte color. You will commit unspeakable atrocities to get your hands on one.

Which AMG GT does Edmunds recommend?

The base AMG GT is a fine place to start, but why settle for only 469 horsepower? The GT C hits the sweet spot here and better taps into the car's performance potential with its added power and luxury features. You could step up to the GT R, which is still livable and drivable on the street, but its sporty upgrades are largely wasted unless you plan on taking it regularly to the racetrack.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT models

The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT is a rear-wheel-drive sports car available in coupe and convertible body styles. The GT, GT C and GT R are common across both, while the hardcore GT R Pro is only available on the coupe. That said, the GT R convertible and GT R Pro coupe are both limited to 750 units each worldwide, so don't expect to see one at your local dealership.

The base GT model has the lowest power output from its 4.0-liter V8 engine (469 horsepower, 465 lb-ft of torque). The engine is matched to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Feature highlights include a limited-slip differential, adjustable driving modes, heated and power-adjustable seats, a navigation system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a 10.25-inch central display. Safety features include automatic emergency braking, front and rear parking sensors, and automatic high beams.

The GT C offers more power (550 hp, 502 lb-ft of torque), wider wheels, and a rear-wheel steering system that improves low-speed agility and high-speed stability. It also comes with a sunroof, adaptive dampers, ventilated seats and an upgraded Burmester sound system.

The GT R is the most powerful trim available (577 hp, 516 lb-ft of torque). And it further burnishes its high-performance bona fides with lightweight wheels, upgraded tires, an enhanced traction control system and aerodynamic body trim. The GT R is aimed at drivers who will regularly take it around a racetrack.

The GT R Pro is the raciest AMG GT on the market, with upgrades that include a race-based suspension, carbon-ceramic brakes, extra carbon-fiber aerodynamic pieces and a specialized carbon-fiber roof.


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    Features & Specs

    R 2dr Coupe features & specs
    R 2dr Coupe
    4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7AM
    MSRP$162,900
    MPG 15 city / 20 hwy
    SeatingSeats 2
    Transmission7-speed automated manual
    Horsepower577 hp @ 6250 rpm
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    2dr Coupe features & specs
    2dr Coupe
    4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7AM
    MSRP$115,900
    MPG 16 city / 22 hwy
    SeatingSeats 2
    Transmission7-speed automated manual
    Horsepower469 hp @ 6000 rpm
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    C 2dr Coupe features & specs
    C 2dr Coupe
    4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7AM
    MSRP$150,900
    MPG 15 city / 21 hwy
    SeatingSeats 2
    Transmission7-speed automated manual
    Horsepower550 hp @ 5750 rpm
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    Safety

    Our experts’ favorite AMG GT safety features:

    Blind-Spot Assist
    Description: Alerts the driver to vehicles in the AMG GT's blind spots.
    Lane Keeping Assist
    Vibrates the steering wheel to warn the driver if the vehicle senses it's drifting out of its lane.
    Parktronic
    Sounds an alert if the AMG GT is approaching an object in front of or behind the car.

    Mercedes-Benz AMG GT vs. the competition

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    The Porsche Panamera outperforms the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT sedan in comparable trims and pricing. It also delivers comparable comfort, interior refinement and features. Furthermore, the wagon-like Sport Turismo variants add a healthy dose of practicality with its larger cargo space. Porsche's infotainment system isn't as easy to use as those in rivals, but the Mercedes COMAND system is also out-of-date.

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    Mercedes-Benz AMG GT vs. BMW M8 Gran Coupe

    The BMW M8 Gran Coupe has thrills aplenty from its 600-hp V8 as well as a wealth of comfort, technology and refinement. The M8 has the chops to take on the AMG GT 63 S sedan, while the less expensive M850i will easily dispatch the AMG GT 53. Despite its impressive performance capabilities, the BMW doesn't sacrifice ride quality.

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    Mercedes-Benz AMG GT vs. Audi S7

    The Audi S7 is a strong competitor to the AMG GT 53, while the forthcoming RS 7 should be able to challenge the AMG GT 63. The S7 also comes in about $16,000 less than the Mercedes, and the RS7 is very likely to undercut the comparable AMG GT too. Comfort and refinement are similar, though Audi's more modern design has a character all its own.

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    FAQ
    Is the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT a good car?
    The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 AMG GT both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.2 out of 10. You probably care about Mercedes-Benz AMG GT fuel economy, so it's important to know that the AMG GT gets an EPA-estimated 17 mpg to 18 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the AMG GT has 10.1 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Mercedes-Benz AMG GT. Learn more
    What's new in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT:

    • A new fixed panoramic sunroof is available
    • The GT 63 receives a performance exhaust as standard
    • A new carbon roof is available for the GT 63 S
    • Part of the first AMG GT generation introduced for 2016
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    Is the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT reliable?
    To determine whether the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the AMG GT. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the AMG GT's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
    Is the 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT a good car?
    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2020 AMG GT and gave it a 8.2 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 AMG GT is a good car for you. Learn more
    How much should I pay for a 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT?

    The least-expensive 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT is the 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7AM). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $115,900.

    Other versions include:

    • R 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7AM) which starts at $162,900
    • 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7AM) which starts at $115,900
    • C 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7AM) which starts at $150,900
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    What are the different models of Mercedes-Benz AMG GT?
    If you're interested in the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT, the next question is, which AMG GT model is right for you? AMG GT variants include R 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7AM), 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7AM), and C 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7AM). For a full list of AMG GT models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

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    2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe Overview

    The 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe is offered in the following styles: R 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7AM), 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7AM), and C 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7AM).

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