Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster Unveiled; Sits between the AMG GT Roadster and the powerful AMG GT C Roadster.

Mercedes-AMG is extending its sports car portfolio by bringing in the new AMG GT S Roadster. With this latest addition, the AMG GT family now has a dozen members under the performance brand.

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The Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster is the combination of a lightweight aluminium spaceframe, a V8 biturbo engine, a seven-speed dual clutch transmission, a rear axle locking differential and a sport suspension with aluminium double wishbone axles.

The Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster is more dynamic when compared to the AMG GT Roadster. The sports car has been given numerous modifications to the engine, suspension, brakes, design as well as the interior. The AMG GT S Roadster is positioned between the AMG GT Roadster and the even more powerful AMG GT C Roadster.

Powering this new open-top sports car is the AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine which churns out 522 hp (384 kW) and maximum torque of 670 Nm. The AMG GT S Roadster accelerates to 100 km/h from zero in just 3.8 seconds and can reach a top speed of 308 km/h. This motor is mated to the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7G sport transmission.

The AMG GT S Roadster comes with the AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension with adaptive damping adjustment as standard. Different damping setting such as Comfort, Sport and Sport+ can be chosen using a switch in the centre console.

Using the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT controller, the driver can select from the. Five drive modes, Comfort (C), Sport (S), Sport Plus (S+), RACE and Individual (I). Also by pressing the separate “M” button in the centre console, the driver can activate the manual transmission mode in any drive mode to change gear using the steering-wheel shift paddles. The suspension set-ups can also be selected specifically as needed.

As standard, the AMG GT S Roadster is equipped with an electronically controlled locking differential at the rear axle. The car also comes with AMG high-performance composite brake system which features 390 mm disc brakes with 6-piston callipers at the front and 360 mm disc brakes with single-piston callipers at the rear. The brake callipers are painted in red with “AMG” lettering.

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S Roadster Front Quarter 2019

Customers of the GT S can also opt for the AMG high-performance ceramic composite braking system. It comes with 402 mm brake discs at the front and 360 mm brake discs at the rear. The specially painted brake callipers also get “AMG Carbon Ceramic” lettering.

The body of the GT S been built with a mix of lightweight materials with a high proportion of aluminium. The spaceframe and exterior parts are of aluminium while the boot lid is made using an innovative composite material which was developed by the Mercedes-Benz TEC factory in Sindelfingen and put into production by AMG specialists in Affalterbach.

The three-layered fabric soft top of the AMG GT S Roadster is supported by a magnesium/steel/aluminium structure of low weight and helps to keep the vehicle’s centre of gravity low. Roll-over protection is provided by an integrated aluminium cross-member, while the inserted acoustic mat improves noise comfort.

The GT S Roadster features an expressive AMG radiator grille along with a long bonnet and the muscular tail end. The flat front section and forward-sloping radiator grille make the Roadster appear to hug the road, this shape also lowers the vehicle’s back-pressure point, enhancing the flow of cooling air and the car’s aerodynamic performance.

The front apron in jet wing design emphasises the car’s width thus making it sit flatter on the road. The large outer air inlets guarantee the supply of cooling air to the engine. The LED High-Performance headlamps offer more safety at night as they illuminate the road more effectively than conventional headlamps. The lamps also provide an unmistakably sporty and distinctive look to the sports car.
When seen from the side with the soft top closed, the arched roofline and the frameless doors give the car an eye-catching look. The surfaces and lines of the side wall flow into the tail end with a dramatic tapered effect. The long bonnet with its pronounced powerdomes, the greenhouse which has been moved far back.

To improve the car’s aerodynamic characteristics, AMG has provided the GT S Roadster with the active air regulation system AIRPANEL as standard. Another active aerodynamic component that the Roadster features is an extendable rear spoiler.

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S Roadster Interior 2019

The interior design echoes the design lines of the exterior. The dashboard places a firm emphasis on width, creating an impression of a powerful wing. The sports seats, the Performance steering wheel and the instrument cluster also demonstrate outstanding precision and high-quality materials. The sport seats are upholstered in black ARTICO man-made leather/DINAMICA microfibre as standard. Numerous other materials and colours are also optionally available.

As standard, the AMG GT S Roadster comes with the AMG Silver Chrome Interior package. The AMG Piano Lacquer Interior package is available as an option as well. Also optionally available are AMG trim elements in matt silver glass-fibre, carbon-fibre and matt carbon-fibre. The Exclusive Trim interior package further enhances the AMG trim and brings even more individuality to the interior.

The optionally available AMG Performance seats provide even more lateral support with more heavily contoured backrest and seat cushion side bolsters. The AMG Performance seats of the Roadster are also optionally available with the AIRSCARF neck-level heating system, which makes open-air driving enjoyable even in low outside temperatures. AIRSCARF is likewise optionally available for the standard-fit AMG sports seats.

As standard the Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster is fitted with 19-inch, 10-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in vanadium silver. A host of different design and colour variants are also available as optional equipment such as the ultralight forged wheels in a cross-spoke design painted in matt black with high-sheen rim flange or in polished titanium grey, both with fully integrated wheel bolt covers.

Also new are 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in titanium grey with a high-sheen finish or in matt black with a high-sheen finish, with mixed tyres shod on 19-inch wheels at the front and 20-inch wheels at the rear.

On the basis of the extensive standard equipment, the Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster offers wide scope for individual wishes. The AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package ensures even higher driving dynamics and even sportier handling characteristics. In addition to dynamic engine and transmission mounts, it includes a more stiffly set-up sport suspension, a specific steering setup and a specific engine application. Also as an option, the AMG rear axle steering can be ordered in conjunction with the AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package.

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S Roadster Rear Top View 2019

Further, customers can opt for the AMG Exterior Carbon-Fibre package which lends more dynamism to the open two-seater. In this package, the front splitter, exterior mirror housings and the diffuser in the rear apron are in carbon-fibre. Moreover, the air inlet grilles in the front apron are in high-gloss black, as are the air outlet grilles on the bonnet and the air outlet grilles behind the front wings, which also have carbon-fibre fins.

With the AMG Exterior Night package, numerous features in high-gloss black enhance the expressiveness and sportiness of the Roadster. The front splitter, fins in the air inlet grilles in the front apron, the air outlet grilles on the bonnet, the air outlet grilles with fins behind the front wings, the exterior mirror housings, the trim strip in the diffuser insert and the two exhaust tailpipes are painted in high-gloss black.

The high-gloss chrome features in the AMG Chrome package include the front splitter, the fin on the air inlet grilles in the front apron, the fins in the wings and the trim strip in the diffuser.


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