2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: April 9, 2020
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Karan Harit

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The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT is a class-driving extraordinary car. It's rich, incredibly quick and trendy to boot. So what do you do in case you're Mercedes and you're refreshing the AMG GT? Disregard it for the most part. The new 2020 AMG GT, revealed at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, includes some inside updates, however, the powertrain and perfect styling continue as before. Furthermore, to flavor things up a bit, Mercedes has included an in-your-face AMG GT R Pro, a restricted release course-propelled trim dimension, to the lineup.

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Pros

Powerful and responsive V8 engine

Excellent driving dynamics for all modes

Doesn't compromise much luxury

Plenty of high-tech infotainment and safety features

Cons

Shifter placement makes it weird to operate gears

Limited visibility, especially towards the back

Quite a bit of wind and road noise inside the cabin

What's New?

A brand new GT R Pro coupe joins the lineup

New 10.3-inch infotainment screen on the console with a 12.3-inch configurable driver-side LED display

Minor exterior tweaks with more carbon fiber components

Upgraded suspension components


2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Latest Update

Features

vehicle bio

base price

$115900

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

2

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

243 cu.in.

horsepower

469 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

465 lbs.-ft. @ 1700 rpm

transmission

7 speed auto shift manual

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

103.5 in.

length

179.4 in.

width

76.3 in.

height

50.7 in.

curb weight

3560 lbs.

ground clearance

3.8 in.

capacity

cargo volume

10.1 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.1 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/18/22 mpg

ev range

316.8 mi.

highway range

435.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.


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Styles

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT in AMG Solarbeam Yellow Metallic color 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT in Black color 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT in Brilliant Blue Metallic color 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT in Cardinal Red Metallic color 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT in Cardinal Red Metallic color
AMG Solarbeam Yellow Metallic

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Ratings

Features

8.0

Engine And Performance

9.9

Fuel Economy

4.0

Exterior

8.0

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Base

Base

power
469 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded
mpg
18 combined

$115,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $115,900 MSRP (16/18/22) 469 hp @ 6000 rpm, 4 L, V-8, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded
7-speed auto-shift manual rear wheel drive 2

Expert Review

7.6

Overall Rating


Even after 5 years since its launch, the AMG GT has proved its mettle in the sports car territory till this time on. Especially with the impressive AMG GT R which took the world by storm. The other versions are namely GT C and GT S, which are spiced up with more power. The standard and hence all the corresponding sisters for 2020 the model has been refreshed with new headlights, new touchscreen control panel, darkened tail lamps, new side skirts, new front fascia.

The long hood and short tail design just pick up where the SLS left. There aren’t many cars that follow this formula and hence it does make it very desirable. The other thing that impresses about it is the 4.0L hand-built AMG engine placed just where the front axle starts deeming it a front mid-engined car.

The 2020 model starts at $3000 higher at $115,900 as compared to the last year. We have pitched it with similarly spec-ed and good driving cars: the Nissan GT R and the beautiful Jaguar F type.

2020 Mercedes Benz AMG GT front view
2020 Mercedes Benz AMG GT rear view

8.0/10
Features

 

9.9/10
Engine and Performance

 

4.0/10
Fuel Economy

 
 

8.0/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Features

8.0/10

The 2020 Mercedes Benz AMG GT Coupe, is just available in a standalone trim. However, you don't need to be disappointed as the German giant is offering everything you'd want from a sports car of this category. You will enjoy the premium quality of materials onboard and the feature-rich and well-appointed cabin of the AMG GT. The AMG GT can be had with numerous add ons like AMG Ride Control, Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, Lane tracking package, Burmester Surround system and you name it. The GT usually comes as standard without all these options and no trims as such. Oh, and pick that designer Brilliant Blue Magno color, looks very immersive and rich.

Trims

AMG GT Coupe

MSRP (RWD)

$115,900

Key Features

Standard equipment includes:

 

19-inch Wheels

 

12.3-inch center Infotainment display

 

Navigation system

 

Four-speaker sound system

 

Rearview camera with parking sensors

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control and heated eight-way power-adjustable seats

What would we recommend?

As a single base trim available in the AMG GT series, this Merc comes very well equipped and is able to deliver a breathtaking performance on its own. Although it is certain to turn heads wherever it goes, the AMG Aerodynamics package adds a bit more flair to the exterior design.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Engine and Performance

9.9/10

The particular unit Mercedes uses is developed by AMG and is used in various tunes, in various AMG cars. It is a hand-built unit from Germany and makes a modest 469 hp and 465 pound-foot of torques at a low of 1700 rpm. The twin turbochargers housed between the “Hot-V” helps reduce the turbo lag that would have otherwise made the torque kick in much later.

2020 Mercedes Benz AMG GT comes with a 4.0L Twin-Turbocharged V8 Engine

At 1700 rpm the result is evident. The 7-speed dual-clutch trans-axle is housed on the rear axle just where you’d usually find differential pushing the weight back and balancing out the car for better dynamics.

Models

Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT

Nissan GT-R

Jaguar F-Type SVR

MSRP

$115,900

$113,540

$101,800

Engine

4.0L Twin-Turbocharged V8

3.8L Twin-Turbocharged V6

5.0L Supercharged V8

Drivetrain

RWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

7-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic

6-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

469@6,000

565@6,800

550@6,500

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

465@1,700

467@5,800

516@3,500

It still defies the theory you know about the physics and talking about it, we still don’t believe how the Nissan GT R puts down its power with all the supercomputer science and its AWD. On good days its V6 can do a 0-60 in 2.8 seconds. The AMG GT is moderately powered at 469 hp and yes it does make it the least powered here. But no doubt, the car just feels right with 469 horses galloping on its rear wheels. The Jaguar F-type with the supercharged V8 cracks, rumbles, pops beautifully when driven hard. With 550 horsepower on tap, it's hilariously fast. All that differentiates these cars from each other is the character they carry.

How fast is the AMG GT?

The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT coupe is not really designed for the drag runs. Once it is on its paces it does pull good in in-gear acceleration. It’s faster version: the AMG GT R has specifically designed gearbox that would pull out of corners while rolling, quicker than standstill. 3.9 seconds is a yawning number in today’s quick world but then AMG GT isn’t meant purely for acceleration.

2020 Mercedes Benz AMG GT 0-60 MPH In just 3.9 sec

Even with twin turbos, the throttle response is instantaneous and on-point. As you push the car to the redline, you can almost smell the excitement from beneath the hood fill the cabin. It is never too hard to pull off long drifts with the traction control off. Though, the car is civil enough to let you overtake the morning traffic without much drama. And with several safety systems in place, you never feel afraid to test the limit of what this AMG is capable of.

Models

Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT

Nissan GT-R

Jaguar F-Type SVR

0-60 MPH (sec)

3.9 

2.9 

3.9 

Quarter Mile (sec)

11.4 

11.2 

11.2 

Top Speed (MPH) 189 196 200

Engine

4.0L Twin-Turbocharged V8

3.8L Twin-Turbocharged V6

5.0L Supercharged V8

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year) 

9.8

9.8

7.5

The Nissan GT R decimates anyone that is around in acceleration times. A 2.9-second hundred is what Buggati pulled back in the days. And it does that when it can seat 2 more on the back seat thanks to the AWD. The Jaguar even with the AWD and Mercedes due to the weight takes 3.9 seconds to a 60. The Nissan and Jaguar come together on the quarter-mile finish line, taking 11.2 seconds.

What about the Braking performance?

The AMG GT uses its 14.2 inches on the rotor rather well. The re-assuring feel from the pedal makes the car feel confident like on its toes. A 96 feet distance for 60 to zero run down is great. The ceramic brakes are also available as an option but if your runs are mostly in the city and around, the standard brakes are agile.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT

Nissan GT-R

Jaguar F-Type SVR 

Brake Rotors Front (in)

14.2

15.4

15.0

Brake Rotors Rear (in)

14.2

15.0

14.8

Curb Weight (lbs)

3560

3929

3769

60-0 MPH (ft)

96

94

97

The Nissan GT- R houses big rotors and that helps 3929 pounds to come to halt from 60mph in 94 ft. The Jaguar F type does that antique in 97 ft. With AMG GT and how well Mercedes uses its lightweight materials at 3560 pounds it only takes 96 ft.

How does the AMG GT Handle?

How AMG GT feels on the handling front is still surprising considering how most AMGs put their tail out on a hint of throttle tap. The weight balance and 469 horses make it feel very balanced. With extensive driving modes on the AMG Dynamic Select controller, the driving experience gets very individualistic. The feeling of sitting on almost the rear axle gives a rather great feeling while putting the GT thru paces. The rear-wheel steering makes you feel like the car pivots somewhere else and somehow not naturally. And lastly, the electric power steering could do with more feel.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Fuel Economy

4.0/10

These sportscars producing over 400 horses need a lot, fuel to be exact to keep those horses on the tap. The AMG GT does 16 miles to a gallon in the city and can do 6 more miles on the same gallon when running down the highway.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT

Nissan GT-R

Jaguar F-Type SVR 

MPG (City)

16

16

15

MPG (Highway)

22

22

23

MPG (Combined)

18

18

18

Fuel Capacity (Gallons) 19.8 19.5 18.5
Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (mi) 317/436/356 312/429/351 296/444/333

The bunch here almost consumes the same quantity for the same amount of work. The Jaguar just guzzles more, the fact that it has a supercharged V8.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Interior

The new design language adopted by Mercedes is being carried on to the 2020 GT as well. The interiors with materials and especially the colors used, bring it much closer to the AMG GT4 door. The new panel design with new screens makes and a vast 12.4-inch infotainment screen takes the center stage.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT Front Seats

Interiors are classy as every and Mercedes carries you in uber-luxury. And that’s a huge word said.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT

Nissan GT-R

Jaguar F-Type SVR

Seating Capacity

2

4

2

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(in)

39.5/55.6/45.2

38.1/54.3/44.6

36.8/56.5/42.8

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(in)

N/A

26.4/50.0/26.4

N/A

When seating capacity is concerned, the Nissan GT R can have 2 more sitting behind with adventures you’re going to pull. But that roof might not help your head much on long hauls. The AMG GT has all the space you can have for a two-seater car followed by Jaguar just trailing the Benz.

Optional features include:

  • AMG Black Piano Lacquer interior trim white Leather Seat Trim
  • Gloss black steering-wheel trim, shift paddles, seat inserts
  • AMG illuminated door sills in black brushed aluminum

What features to expect from the Infotainment system?

The AMG GT Coupe delivers decent music experience with a lightweight 4 speaker sound system with flexible input options consisting of dual USB ports, in-dash DVD/CD player and Bluetooth audio streaming, etc. and 12.4” high-resolution display. The infotainment doubles up as a navigation and smartphone connector controlled by the COMAND touchpad rotary controller. The other notable features include

  • 4 speaker audio system
  • 12.4" high-resolution color central screen
  • COMAND® system with touchpad/rotary controller
  • Voice control with learning feature
  • SiriusXM Radio
  • AMG Track Pace App for Apple iPhone

Cargo Volume

“The long hood and short trunk” means what it said. The AMG GT doesn’t have much space in the trunk. Just two big bags and the trunk is full. You can try a golf club set.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT

Nissan GT-R

Jaguar F-Type SVR

Cargo Capacity (ft3)

10.1

8.8

14.4

The Jaguar with a higher boot lid has a lot more to carry than the Benz. And we have always had a problem with GT-R’s shallow boot. 8.8 cubic ft of space and it’s done in that the rear seats when not in use thus, helps.

What are the most notable features on the inside?

  • Power tilt/telescoping steering column
  • AMG Nappa leather Performance steering wheel
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Silver Chrome console trim
  • Power-adjustable side bolsters and thigh supports for both seats
  • Power AMG Performance seats with 3-position memory
  • 8.4" high-resolution color central screen
  • High-resolution color multi-function display in the instrument cluster
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT Coupe Interior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT Coupe Interior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT Coupe Interior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT Coupe Interior

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Exterior

8.0/10

The 2020 GT has quite a lot of new things going on its exterior design if noticed very keenly. The side skirts, the standard grille, the wheel designs. It is all done to bring it a tad bit closer in the lines of AMG GT4, which saw the light of the day last year.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT Three Quarter View

The long hood and cabin placed as a chariot behind the engine which is the cavalry in this analogy. It coins the sports car silhouette, right. And it keeps the fire burning that SLS started a decade ago. The new lights and darkened tail lights might have subjective views. But nonetheless, this car looks gorgeous.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT

Nissan GT-R

Jaguar F-Type SVR

Curb Weight (lbs)

3560

3929

3769

Length (in)

179.0

185.4

176.0

Width (in)

76.3

74.6

74.2

Height (in)

49.6

53.9

51.6

Ground Clearance (in)

4.9

4.3

3.9

Wheelbase (in)

103.5

109.4

103.2

With the help of aluminum bits and extensive lightweight materials, AMG GT is lighter on the scale compared to the GT R and F-type which were getting developed a decade ago. The difference is evident. On the design front, F-type almost takes the crown off the AMG GT’s head for a better-looking car. But, and the question remains and prevails, it is subjective.

Exterior Features

  • Dual Exhaust with chrome appliqué
  • Sporty front apron with large coolant-air intakes
  • LED high-performance headlamps in a sportily striking look
  • Panamericana grille in high-gloss chrome with large lateral air intakes and fins
  • New Diffuser housed between extruding 4 tailpipes
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT Coupe Exterior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT Coupe Exterior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT Coupe Exterior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT Coupe Exterior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT Coupe Exterior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT Coupe Exterior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT Coupe Exterior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT Coupe Exterior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT Coupe Exterior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT Coupe Exterior

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Safety

2020 Mercedes Benz AMG GT Coupe adds a wide range of standard safety features including:

  • Pre-Safe System
  • Front Head And Side Dula-Stage Airbags
  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Auto-Leveling Headlights
  • Lane Departure Warning

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Competition

Nissan GT-R vs Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe

This car has a legend stuck to its chest. It defied physics with all the rocket science its computers carry. Still unbelievable how it snaps to quick speeds it is nothing less than astonishing. For a $100,000 it much more than you can have. But unless you would want a comfier and classier car, you can always look elsewhere in the review.

Jaguar F-Type vs Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe

The Jaguar F-type has been a great car, all in all, the design still feels ageless and it has a good balance between a sports car and being almost a grand tourer. The power is much more than any of the other cars that are here. At 550 hp from the supercharged V8 is hefty and is almost a 90 more than AMG GT. If you want to have that much power and a good balance of comfort, this is the thing. But unless you want more of that comfort, scroll down.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Final Verdict

The AMG GT is as much about emotion, as it is about the performance it offers. The classic design, the torquey yet moderately powered V8 makes it a perfect package. And to some extent almost cuts in as pseudo grand touring car. This is the car if you want to sit back on a sofa, relax and feel yourself to be in a movie while hitting fast speeds on the freeway.