2019 Mercedes Benz Amg Gt Roadster Redesign, Specs, and New Features – Unveiled in 2014, the Mercedes-AMG GT has proven to be a worthy successor to the SLS AMG, despite being a bit smaller and rivaling the awesomeness that is the Porsche 911. Since it’s debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, the AMG GT has spawned many versions, including S, C, R, and Roadster versions. Limited to just the coupe model for now, the GT R will soon get a drop-top variant.
The Mercedes‑AMG GT series is not merely the pride of the portfolio, it is the summation of the brand´s handcrafted, race‑bred tradition, its devotion to performance, and its uncompromising approach to design and luxury. Now, a new variant takes the stage in all of its convertible glory: the 2019 GT S Roadster.
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Positioned between the existing GT Roadster and its mighty sibling, the GT C, the GT S convertible offers a calibrated balance of power and poise. At its heart is a handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine that delivers 515 hp and 494 lb-ft of torque, while blasting from 0-60 in just 3.7 seconds. It also reaches a top speed of 192 mph. And its power is superbly harnessed to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and AMG RIDE CONTROL sport suspension.*
Much of the new roadster´s capability can be attributed to a body constructed from a mix of lightweight materials. Its spaceframe and exterior parts are aluminum. Other parts, including the trunk lid and load-bearing structure, are made from innovative composite materials specially developed by the Mercedes‑Benz TEC factory in Sindelfingen, Germany. These give the vehicle impressive strength while ensuring peak performance and agility.
They also lend the vehicle its distinctive exterior surface quality, just one element in a design that calls out for an open, sunlit road. With its AMG radiator grille, long hood, low center of gravity and muscular tail, the GT S Roadster communicates performance even at a standstill.
- AMG RIDE CONTROL Sport Suspension with Adaptive Damping System
- Electronically controlled rear-axle limited-slip differential
- AMG DYNAMIC SELECT with five drive modes, including “RACE”
- Standard AMG Performance Exhaust System
- Fully automatic, weight-optimized three-layer fabric soft top
- Reinforced bodyshell structure and fixed roll-over protection system
- Available in a variety of trim options, including AMG Black Piano Lacquer
- Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine with twin turbocharging
- 515 hp and 494 lb-ft of torque*
- 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds; top speed of 192 mph *
- AMG SPEEDSHIFT® 7G-DCT 7-speed automatic transmission
Muscular power unit for a top speed of over 300 km/h
The AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo in the AMG GT S Roadster delivers an output of 384 kW (522 hp) and maximum torque of 670 Nm. This is available over a wide engine speed range from 1900 to 5000 rpm. The eight-cylinder power unit delivers muscular performance in all engine speed ranges, combined with high efficiency for low fuel consumption and emission levels. A sprint from standstill to 100 km/h is absolved in 3.8 seconds. The dynamic power delivery continues right up to the top speed of 308 km/h.
2019 Mercedes Benz Amg Gt Roadster Prices
At this point, there’s no telling what kind of price tag Mercedes-AMG will throw on the GT R Roadster, but we know that the coupe should retail for €165,410 when it goes on sale in the Spring of 2017. That converts to about $178,000 before taxes, options, and destination charges. So, with that in mind, it’s safe to say a Roadster version would likely fetch at least $195,000 at current exchange rates. It could go for more, however, but AMG would be doing right to keep it below the $200k threshold as the Porsche 911 Turbo S Convertible goes for $200,400. Considering the GT R Roadster will be more aggressive on the outside, more luxurious on the inside, but slightly less powerful, $195,000 seems pretty reasonable, don’t you think?