A year after debuting new AMG GT cars (the GT S, GT C and GT R), Mercedes-Benz Malaysia have introduced facelifts of the GT C and GT R while dropping the more inexpensive GT S from their lineup altogether.
New Mercedes-AMG GT C (RM1,558,888)
Perhaps the most readily noticeable change comes in the headlights and taillights.
The LED headlights have got a three-chamber reflector layout with a light guide that works as a DRL, navigation light and signal light depending on necessity.
LED taillights now look more aggressive thanks to darker interior housings and a new, more 3 dimensional look. A new black diffuser is present at the rear too. The AMG GT C now has quad trapezoidal exhaust finishers to go with its AMG Performance exhaust system.
Also present is an asymmetrical wheel layout with new 19″ rims up front and 20″ ones at the rear in AMG cross-spoke pattern.
The GT C gets red brake callipers and a panoramic sunroof to complete the look.
This most recent facelift of the AMG GT C gives it a 12.3″ digital instrument cluster.
It comes with 3 AMG display styles (Classic, Sporty and Supersport).
Also new is a 10.25″ floating coloured TFT infotainment display with touch functionality.
The AMG GT C gets Active Brake Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Assist, as well as convenience features like Parktronic parking assist, and cameras for both the front and rear.
The new AMG GT C retains the same 4.0L Biturbo V8 as before with 557hp and 680Nm of torque, paired to the same 7-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT. While tuning is unchanged, a new AMG Dynamics programme gives better management of power distribution and steering characteristics.
Mercedes-AMG GT C 2019 Technical Specifications
|Number of cylinders/arrangement||8/V, 4 valves per cylinder|
|Bore x stroke||mm||83.0 x 92.0|
|Rated output||kW/hp||410 (557) at 5750 – 6750 rpm|
|Rated torque||Nm||680 at 2100-5500 rpm|
|Compression ratio||9.5: 1|
|Mixture formation||Microprocessor-controlled direct petrol injection, twin turbochargers with 1.25 bar max. charge-air pressure|
|Drive system||Standard drive, transaxle|
|Transmission||AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7G|
|Gear ratios||Final drive ratio
|Front axle||Aluminium double-wishbone suspension, anti-dive, coil springs, electronically controlled, selectable in three stages, AMG RIDE CONTROL Adaptive Damping System, stabiliser bar|
|Rear axle||Aluminium double-wishbone suspension, anti-squat and anti-dive, with active rear-wheel steering, coil springs, electronically controlled, selectable in three stages, AMG RIDE CONTROL Adaptive Damping System, stabiliser bar|
|Braking system||390 mm compound disk brakes at the front, ventilated and perforated, 360 mm compound disk brakes at the rear, ventilated and perforated, electric parking brake at the rear, ABS, Brake Assist, 3-stage ESP®|
|Steering||Electromechanical speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion sports power steering system with non-linear steering ratio|
|Wheels||front: 9.0 J x 19; rear: 12.0 J x 20|
|Tyres||front: 265/35 R 19; rear: 305/30 R 20|
Dimensions and weights
|Kerb weight acc. to DIN**||kg||1.625|
|Kerb weight acc. to EC***||kg||1.700|
|Payload (based on kerb weight acc. to EC)||kg||190|
|Tank capacity/of which reserve||l||65/10|
Performance and fuel consumption
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h||s||3.7|
|Fuel consumption urban/extra-urban/combined||l/100 km||16.7/9.9/12.4|
|Combined CO2 emissions||g/km||284|