Want some fresh air? Mercedes is broadening the lineup with yet another amazing model. We all know that AMG stands for and we can’t wait until we see how much pleasure the new convertible will provide. But since we’re not accustomed to low quality, boring vehicles from the Germans, we can surely say that 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C will fulfill expectations. And why wouldn’t since it takes many mechanical components from the new 2018 GT R.
2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C – Fast Soft Roof
Although it looks like a GT R, it wouldn’t be a convertible without a removable top. And in the case of new GT C, there isn’t hard metal roof, it’s hard fabric. One of the benefits of soft top for sure is less weight. And to even further reduce weight Mercedes developed a lightweight structure from aluminum, steel, and magnesium, which also keeps a lower center of gravity. The roof is fully automatic and it only needs 11 seconds to open and close up to speeds of 31 mph.
2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C – Exclusive Interior
Of course, being a luxury model this convertible comes with a fine interior. It mimics the design of the GT R, but exclusively (the name also gives it away) for the convertible there is Macchiato Beige Exclusive Nappa leather with diamond waterfall stitching which is available for the first time in their models and comes as an option. The dashboard is wide with the dynamically rising center console.
2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C – Engine
But the true feature when it comes to AMG is fine engineering. We already said that new 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C takes many components from the GT R and the first thing that they share is the engine. And the engine in question is 4.0-liter twin turbo V8. But the convertible doesn’t provide as much horsepower as in GT R which comes with 577. But then again it also provides 81 more horsepower than regular GT roadster. In other words, AMG engineers nicely divided the lineup. And the GT C comes between with 550 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque.
Luckily, those mechanical elements taken from the GT R are even better. Most of them are found in the rear end. And the first thing is wider rear fenders for more stability. Second is that convertible also comes with active rear-axle steering. To help cool the engine the convertible also features active air managements system. And there is also one thing that isn’t present in the regular GT is the Race mode in drive selector. The GT C also comes with revised gearbox which has higher first gear ratio.
2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C – Release Date and Price
It all comes at a price. And while we wait this fall for the GT C to come to dealerships we can say that the number on the price tag will reach $160.000 mark.