The instantly legendary AMG GT biturbo V8 heart beats even stronger in the GT R. Peak power is raised to 577 hp, the result of countless refinements. Modification of the wastegates, combustion chambers and exhaust ports team up with a massive 19.6 psi of boost from its redesigned "hot inside-V" turbos. A lightened flywheel and remapped throttle sharpen response. Yet even with its advanced design and technologies, each AMG engine is still hand-built and signed by its own craftsman.
Engineered for an ideal balance of agility and stability, electromechanical actuators take the place of the rear-axle control arms and allow up to 1.5 degrees of toe change. Under 62 mph, the rear wheels steer opposite the fronts, tightening the turning radius for better maneuverability in tight turns or even parking. Above 62 mph, the rear wheels steer in phase with the fronts, boosting stability, rear-wheel grip, steering response in high-speed corners, and control in evasive moves.
In the "ESP Off" mode, an innovative system lets the driver literally dial in the allowable slip threshold for the rear wheels. The right-side control of the AMG DRIVE UNIT selects any of nine levels. Level 1 affords the greatest margin of traction control engagement on wet pavement, while Level 9 allows maximum variation in wheel speeds from side to side. AMG-developed programming integrates the functions of the electronic limited-slip differential and stabilization of ESP®.
Race-proven compound front rotors are designed to provide excellent heat dissipation and dimensional stability at the extreme temperatures generated in high-performance driving, especially on the track. Enormous 15.4-inch front discs are bolted to aluminum center bowls. They're grasped by powerful 6-piston fixed calipers finished with exclusive yellow paint and AMG logos. The one-piece rear discs measure 14.2 inches and are fitted with substantially sized yellow calipers.
Extend your top-down driving enjoyment further into a cool evening or later into the season with the AIRSCARF® neck-level heating system. Vents beneath each head restraint deliver warmed airflow to your neck, head and shoulders, like a virtual scarf. With individual 3-stage temperature controls and airflow automatically adjusted to your driving speed, AIRSCARF means you don't have to put the top up just because the sun, or thermometer, has gone down.
Place and answer calls, and even access select phonebooks without taking your hands off the steering wheel with standard Bluetooth® connectivity for hands-free calling. Pairing your Bluetooth-compatible phone with the vehicle is simpler than ever. Then, just leave your phone in your pocket and enjoy hands-free conversations over the audio system.
Directly inspired by racing, the deeply contoured AMG Performance seats feature integrated head restraints with aluminum accents and AMG badges. In addition to the customary power adjustments, the substantial side bolsters in the cushion and backrest are also power-adjustable for optimal lateral support. A 3-position memory system for each seat also stores the power steering column and side mirror settings for the driver. Three-stage heating is standard.
The Cockpit Management and Data (COMAND®) system offers intuitive access to a world of entertainment, navigation and convenience. Its large screen teams with a standard rotary central controller that falls naturally to hand, and offers intuitive click-turn operation of many features.
All new Mercedes-Benz vehicles are protected by our New Vehicle Limited Warranty, covering defects in material or workmanship for 48-months or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. For added protection, the Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited Warranty offers continued peace of mind with prolonged coverage tailored to your needs.
A system of eight advanced air bags is designed to offer protection in a variety of accident types. Dual-stage front air bags are augmented by knee air bags for both the driver and passenger. And each seating position is provided with a side-impact thorax/pelvis air bag and curtain-type head protection air bag.
The first system of its kind, ATTENTION ASSIST® continuously monitors up to 70 parameters of driving behavior, and can automatically alert the driver with both visual and audible warnings if it detects signs of drowsiness on long trips. With enhanced sensitivity, the system can also help detect drivers who begin their trip drowsy, and offer more useful information to drivers along their journey via the dashboard display.
At most driving speeds, radar technology helps sense when a vehicle enters the blind-spot area. An icon illuminates in the appropriate side mirror to alert the driver of a detected vehicle. The system also gives an audible warning if the driver activates a turn signal while a vehicle is detected.