It’s a busy day for Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, as the company has also chosen to add the Mercedes-AMG GT C Coupe to its Dream Car Collection roster. The AMG GT C occupies the space between the AMG GT S and AMG GT R currently on sale in the country.
The power figures reflect the GT C’s positioning, with the M178 4.0 litre biturbo V8 making 549 hp (557 PS) at 5,750 to 6,750 rpm and 680 Nm of torque at 1,900 to 5,500 rpm. A seven-speed AMG Speedshift 7G-DCT automatic transmission handles power delivery to the rear wheels, and the car will hit a top speed of 316 km/h, with the first 100 km/h arriving in 3.7 seconds when setting off from a standstill.
By comparison, the GT S has 503 hp (510 PS)/650 Nm and takes 3.8 seconds to complete the century sprint, while the GT R requires 3.6 seconds thanks to its healthy 577 hp (585 PS)/700 Nm.
The GT C comes with a number of technical features from its siblings, including active rear axle steering and Airpanel system from the GT R, along with an electronically controlled limited-slip differential (GT S, optional on the base GT). Other driving-related bits are the AMG Ride Control sports suspension that offers infinitely variable, adaptive adjustable damping. You’ll also get the AMG Dynamic Plus package for dynamic engine and transmission mounts.
As with most cars that bear the three-pointed star, an AMG Dynamic Select system offers drivers a number of predefined modes to call upon – Comfort, Sport, Sport, Race and Individual. The standard AMG Performance exhaust system also allows you to tone down/up the volume of the gas-expelling pipes in the back.
Visual cues of the GT C include a prominent Panamericana front grille that is flanked by a pair of LED High Performance headlamps (with Adaptive Highbeam Assist). A set of 20-inch AMG five-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels (with 265/35 front and 305/30 rear profile tyres) in titanium grey house red-painted brake calipers.
Meanwhile, the AMG Exterior Night package sees certain parts of the car like the front splitter, rear diffuser, wing mirror and trim pieces applied to the grille slats, side skirt and exhaust tailpipes being finished in black chrome. The GT C also has a wider track (+55 mm) compared to the GT S, which is identical to the GT R’s 1,679 mm.
Focusing on the interior, driver’s are greeted by an AMG Performance steering wheel in black Dinamica microfibre that is part of the AMG Dynamic Plus package. The same material is also applied on the headliner, while other areas see the use of Nappa leather.
You’ll also get matte carbon-fibre trim, red seat belts from the Designo collection, ambient lighting, a panoramic sunroof and powered AMG Performance seats with memory function. Also, double cup holders for good measure.
Other items on the kit list include Thermotronic automatic climate control, COMAND Online infotainment system with centre console-mounted touchpad, a Burmester sound system, Hands Free Access, Keyless-Go, Lane Keeping Assist and Blind Spot Assist.
We now come to the million ringgit question, how much is the AMG GT C? Well, it certainly will cost at least a million, specifically RM1,461,605.60 on-the-road without insurance.
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