New Mercedes-AMG GT C Coupe joins the range in Detroit

Racier new Mercedes GT C Coupe follows on from GT C Roadster, while regular AMG GT range also receives upgrades for 2017

Mercedes has once again broadened its AMG GT family with this, the AMG GT C Coupe. Joining the GT C Roadster unveiled last year, it’s a halfway house between the regular GT S and the track-focused GT R. At the same time the rest of the Porsche 911 rival’s range has been updated for 2017, too.

The Mercedes-AMG GT C Coupe will launch later this year, initially in a special Edition 50 trim which brings black detailing and exclusive paint finishes. Like the GT C Roadster, its 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 produces 549bhp and 680Nm of torque – up from the 515bhp and 680Nm of the AMG GT S. That powers it from 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds – identical to the GT C Roadster – and on to a top speed of 197mph.

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The GT C Coupe is a mere 35kg lighter than the Roadster, and gets the same 57mm wider rear track over the standard car.  There’s also a number of aerodynamic upgrades, new adaptive damping and rear-axle steering that allows the rear wheels to point in opposite direction to the fronts up to 62mph, and in the same direction as the fronts above that speed, to improve grip and stability.

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Prices for the AMG GT C Coupe will be announced later in the year, but expect it to be around £15,000 cheaper than the £140,000 convertible. Deliveries will commence in the summer. 

Mercedes-AMG GT and GT S 2017 updates 

At the same time as the unveil of the GT C Coupe, Mercedes-AMG has upgraded the AMG GT and GT S models for 2017. The tweaks bring more power across the range, visual tweaks and more tech.

All AMG GT’s now feature the new ‘Panamericana’ grille, with 15 chrome vertical bars meant to echo the GT3 racing car. Larger inlets improve cooling, too. The clever active aerodynamic system from the AMG GT R is fitted to all models, with vertical louvres behind the front grille that open and shut to improve aerodynamics. 

The standard AMG GT Coupe now puts out 13bhp and 30Nm of torque more than before, matching the AMG GT Roadster’s 469bhp and 630Nm output. 

AMG GT S models see power jump from 503bhp to 515bhp, with peak torque rising by 20Nm to 670Nm. The 0-62mph time and top speed for both are unchanged, however. 

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