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Key Specs

of the 2018 Mercedes‑Benz AMG GT. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Eye-popping acceleration
  • Adjustable suspension
  • Comfortable interior
  • Extensive accident avoidance features
  • Knockout styling

The Bad

  • Terrible forward visibility
  • High center console
  • Ride quality borders on stiff

Notable Features of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

  • Coupe or new convertible body styles
  • New 577-hp AMG GT R version available
  • New front-end styling
  • Rear-wheel steering newly available
  • Twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 standard
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch transmission

2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The two-seat Mercedes-AMG GT is a flagship sports car for the German luxury brand. It competes with high-end sports cars like the Audi R8 and Porsche 911.

New for 2018

A convertible body style joins the coupe for 2018. Power output from the base V-8 engine has increased to 469 horsepower, while the S version now makes 515 hp. A new GT C variant is rated at 550 hp, and the new GT R model makes 577 hp. There's a new Airpanel active aerodynamics system that enhances cooling and reduces drag, Mercedes says. The GT C and GT R have rear-axle steering, which is new to the AMG line. 

All models get updated front-end styling with a new grille and are compatible with the AMG Track Pace app. An available Edition 50 model of the GT C is limited to 50 coupes and 50 convertibles in the U.S.


2018 AMG GT Video

The new 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R is the racetrack-ready version of the AMG GT lineup. Find out how it performs in the video above.

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.3)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.3)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Totally AWESOME

by AMG GT from Naples on August 8, 2018

My new AMG GT Convertible is my 9th Mercedes! I love this car more than all the others combined! The handling is superb, the styling is phenomenal and the overall performance is beyond compare! Read full review

(5.0)

Luxury Rocket!

by GT C Ron from Tidewater, VA on May 26, 2018

Meets all my expectations, luxury, response, handling, speed, style, beauty. This vehicle makes me look forward to the commute back and forth to work. I love it! If you purchase a car like this don't ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT currently has 3 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT has not been tested.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The AMG GT received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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