Mercedes-AMG GT review - Reliability and safety
Top build quality and plenty of safety kit make the Mercedes-AMG GT a safe and reliable performance car
The GT is new from the ground up, but it’s been subjected to rigorous performance testing, so we wouldn’t be too concerned about reliability. Especially as AMG’s famous ‘one man, one engine’ principle means the 4.0-litre V8s are hand-built to the strictest quality standards.
Across the car, a host of proven Mercedes components should further cement confidence in its reliability. The AMG GT didn’t appear in the models section of our 2020 Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, but Mercedes ranked a lowly 28th out of 30 car brands in the manufacturer survey.
Safety kit is a strong point. The GT comes as standard with Collision Prevention Assist, knee airbags for driver and passenger and tyre pressure monitoring, while optional extras include adaptive high-beam LED lights, a reversing camera, lane tracking, blind spot warning and traffic sign recognition.
The AMG GT comes with a three-year/unlimited-mileage warranty, which is comparable with the cover offered by other premium brands with high-performance models.
Porsche has the exact same three-year/unlimited package, as do BMW and Jaguar. The only exception is Audi, which falls behind the pack with a three-year/60,000-mile warranty.
Mercedes recommends a main service for the AMG GT every 12,500 miles. The firm does offer a fixed price service plan for its cars and a monthly payment plan can be arranged based on mileage and usage. On the AMG GT, it works out at £45 per month over two or three years for an annual service, if your annual mileage is less than 15,500 miles.
In this review
- 1Mercedes-AMG GT reviewThe Mercedes-AMG has the Porsche 911 in its sights with sleek styling, storming V8 performance and plenty of tech
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe Mercedes-AMG GT’s performance and handling are truly impressive
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running CostsHigh running costs are inevitable, but certainly no worse than the Mercedes-AMG GT’s rivals
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe Mercedes-AMG GT’s cabin is gorgeous – and there’s no shortage of standard equipment
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceSpace and practicality is not the Mercedes-AMG GT’s strong point
- 6Reliability and Safety - currently readingTop build quality and plenty of safety kit make the Mercedes-AMG GT a safe and reliable performance car