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The Mercedes-AMG GT R and Mercedes-AMG GT C square off

Mercedes-Benz is a popular household name when one talks about luxury cars. In terms of the Mercedes-AMG line-up of cars, that’s a different understanding entirely. It already has a full range of luxury performance-enhanced cars, which includes the all-new Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC. Now, we get a look at two new facelifts of already established cars, the Mercedes-AMG GT R and the Mercedes-AMG GT C.

The AMG GTs have been around since 2014, which constantly excel in all areas pertaining to driving performance, design, and technological innovation. In total, there are four different variants of the Mercedes-AMG GT series. Of course, the best of the lot goes to both the AMG GT C and the AMG GT R.

Mercedes-AMG GT R

The AMG GT R comes with certain updated styling, especially to both its front and rear headlights. It also features various AMG exterior packages, which include the AMG Performance exhaust system, AMG ceramic braking system, and the AMG exterior carbon fibre package.

On the interior, AMG bucket seats are available in a mix of Nappa leather and Dinamica microfibre finished off with an AMG matte carbon trim. A Burmester surround-sound system alongside a COMAND Online infotainment system is also present with Apple CarPlay compatibility.

However, it doesn’t receive any upgrades to its performance so it still carries the M178 AMG 4.0-litre V8 turbo engine. It pumps out 585hp with a peak torque of 700Nm. All this is transferred to its rear wheels via the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. All in all, it goes from 0-100kph in only 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 318kph.

Mercedes-AMG GT C

As for the GT C, it features similar updates to the GT R in terms of its front and rear headlights. The biggest difference between the two beasts comes down to its rear diffuser insert as well as a new tailpipe design. This allows you to tell the difference between the many different AMG GT models.

The interior of the AMG GT C is a carbon copy with the AMG GT R, ensuring that no matter which you chose you’ll be riding in class and comfort. There is also a new 10.25-inch central infotainment display with improved visual representations of the entire car. This is also present in the AMG GT R.

While the AMG GT C does carry the same engine as the AMG GT R, it is ever-so-slightly slower. It clocks a 0-100kph dash in 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 317kph. It pumps out 550hp and 680Nm of torque with the same AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Both cars are now readily available in the market; the Mercedes-AMG GT R is priced at RM1,712,888 while the Mercedes-AMG GT C comes up to RM1,558,888. For more information, check out the Mercedes-AMG website.

Wi-Liam Teh
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