Mercedes-Benz debuted the 2023 Mercedes-AMG GT second generation during Monterey Car Week 2023. The new, second-generation Mercedes-AMG GT may not appear drastically different from the first-generation model at first sight, but there are significant differences between the two vehicles. The new 2023 Mercedes-AMG GT has 2+2 seats and all-wheel drive as standard. Unlike the first-generation AMG GT, which was built on a scaled-down version of the SLS AMG chassis, this model uses the same aluminium architecture as the new SL roadster. This indicates that the new car ditches the one-of-a-kind rear dual-clutch transaxle that its predecessor used in favour of a normally positioned nine-speed multi-clutch gearbox. The new AMG GT retains the tried and tested twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine in two states of tune.
2023 Mercedes-AMG GT: Design
In terms of its appearance from the outside, not much has changed from the previous generation. Despite riding on a new platform shared with the SL, it has the traditional GT car proportions of a long bonnet, curving top, and coupe-like rear end. The second-generation car retains the original's signature Panamericana grille and swept-back headlights, but there are enough visual differences to set it apart. Also, towards the back, the overall shape of the taillights is the same, while the lights themselves are brand new. The GT's dimensions are now 4728 mm in length, 1984 mm in width, and 1354 mm in height, which is an increase over its predecessor.
2023 Mercedes-AMG GT: Interior
The revised two-plus-two cabin configuration of the second-generation AMG GT model is a major change from the previous generation, allowing for more passengers and more usability. Customers looking for a flexible high-performance vehicle will find the GT to be a good fit, as it comes with a more convenient and roomy trunk. Because it shares its platform with the new SL, the interior design of both vehicles is similar. A big 11.9-inch portrait-oriented touchscreen takes up most of the central console, and a 12.3-inch display is mounted behind the wheel.
2023 Mercedes-AMG GT: Engine
The new AMG GT is powered by the same 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. The base model, the GT 55 4Matic+, produces 469bhp and 700 Nm of torque, while the top-of-the-line model, the GT 63 4Matic+, produces 577bhp and 800 Nm of torque. The new model has a 9-speed automatic transmission, up from the 7-speed DCT in the previous model, and comes standard with a fully variable all-wheel-drive system.
According to Mercedes, the AMG GT 55 can reach 100k/h in 3.9 seconds while the AMG GT 63 can do it in 3.2 seconds. The AMG GT 55 can reach 295km/h, but the AMG GT 63 can reach 315km/h due to its increased power.
There is a new AMG Active Ride Control double-wishbone suspension in the vehicle. In addition to a front lift kit, the system's electronically adjustable dampers and active roll control make for a formidable combination. Braking is handled by a set of front discs measuring 390mm in diameter and a set of rear discs measuring 360mm in diameter.