2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S

There are two Mercedes-Benzes in the current lineup that really light my fire. That would be the evergreen G-Class and one of the newest arrivals, the AMG GT. This is a car that has taken the fight directly into the Porsche 911’s backyard, albeit in a different form. As has been noted by the folks over at flüssig magazine, this car bears a bit of a resemblance to the timeless Porsche 928, especially when you consider the sloping rear end and the way the bumper tapers inward towards the bottom edge. “It’s the 928’s successor,” states Andy McCulley, flüssig magazine contributor and 928 owner. I always wondered what would have come had Porsche followed up on its great GT car. Well, Mercedes-Benz grabbed the ring and ran with it.

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Year: 2016
Model: AMG GT S
Engine: 4.0 liter biturbo V8
Transmission: 7-speed DCT automatic
Mileage: 608 mi
Price: $139,800 Buy It Now

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There’s not much of a description on this AMG GT S, but given most of these on the market are practically brand new, there’s probably not much to report within 600 miles. If there’s one gripe I have with the AMG GT, its similar to most new cars in that the color options are somewhat limited. I think Mars Red or the slightly darker Designo Cardinal Red suit this car well, but outside of Brilliant Blue Metallic and AMG Solarbeam Yellow Metallic (which happens to be a staggering $9,900 option), most of the color palate consists of silvers, grays and blacks. Somewhat boring for such an exotic machine, no? Regardless of hue, this car is destined to become a classic and I think will go down in the books as one of the penultimate GT cars of its day.

-Paul

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9 Comments

  1. These are great sporting automobiles, but IMO there is something so bland about the interior at this price that puts me off. I think the saddle brown interior is a remedy to this issue.

  2. @Doug basically takes the words out of my mouth.

  3. I actually saw one on the street…..pretty impressive looking. Unfortunately my common sense and upbringing…not to mention my penurious state militate against my even THINKING about spending this kind of money for any kind of car. But gorgeous

  4. Why is everyone commenting on a Chrysler Crossfire? Oh, I get it, this is a survivor. OK, how much does he want for it? Like $3,000?

    Those crossfires sure were ahead of their time. Oh, they were behind their time? Oh — yes, the Atari center console was first seen in the epic ’80s The Last Starfighter. Oh — it was Enemy Mine? Well whichever it was, it sure was radical, especially on rented laser disc. The big ones, I mean.

    Cheer up, Chrysler! At least post-divorce, no one can blame this on you!

  5. Why not just buy a new 911 instead of a car thats trying to be a 911?

  6. Aesthetically this car has never made it for me. Very boring in person. It looks like the design Jaguar discarded when they were working up the F type.

  7. Original SLS roadster w the 6.3(6.2)L v8 is much more soul stirring to me.

  8. Howard S, perhaps because this car is not trying to be a 911. This is more of a GT car (911 has sort of evolved into one, but still has the engine in the wrong place). This is also better looking, IMO and way more rare. 911’s are virtually ubiquitous these days…

  9. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The MB doesn’t do it for me but hey thats why there are so many cars out there. I do agree the pure sports car is almost gone, as these cars all move to the GT catagory.

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