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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.

Warranty

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.

Servicing

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. 

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Which Is Best

Cheapest

  • Name
    GT 530 2dr Auto
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £105,350

Most Economical

  • Name
    GT 530 2dr Auto
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £105,350

Fastest

  • Name
    GT Black Series 2dr Auto
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £332,030

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