US: Pricing revealed for the Mercedes-AMG GT image

The German automaker has revealed the base Mercedes-AMG GT will be priced from $111,200 in the US when it goes on sale this summer.

The model is a good $20,000 less than the AMG GT S, but the entry-level version of the series is also giving up some of its performance-driven equipment. For example, it does come standard with AMG Performance Seats, but they’re clad in MB-Tex/Dinamica upholstery. Other interesting standard amenities include power front seats, a rearview camera, a keyless ignition, and a Collision Prevention Assist Plus system with adaptive braking. Of course, numerous options will be available upon request for extra cash: panorama sunroof, carbon ceramic brakes, or a Burmester premium audio system. Buyers can also go towards packages, such as the AMG Night Package, carbon fiber styling package, and an AMG Dynamic Plus Package – among many others.

Under the hood sits the 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine packing 456 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. We already know it can go all the way up to 577 horsepower (430 kilowatts) and 516 pound-feet (699 Newton meters), so even after buying the base option the owner has the choice for a tuner’s upgrade package if he wants more oomph. The GT in the US is mated to the seven-speed AMG SpeedShift dual clutch transmission which is good for a 60 mph sprint in 3.9 seconds and a maximum speed of 189 mph.