2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Convertible

2020 MODEL
$162,400
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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Convertible Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: April 9, 2020
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Swapnil Kulshrestha

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The engineers at Affalterbach took our heart when they came up with the GT lineup of the Mercedes-Benz. The Mercedes Benz AMG GT lineup is an array of some of the greatest cars the world has ever seen. Tracing its roots from the preceding SLS, the GT lineup was made to woo the toughest of the Merc-cynics. 

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Pros

Macho looks

Track-ready performance

Breathtaking acceleration from the V8

Comfortable ride and agile handling

Cons

Low visibility owing to the high beltline

Not meant to fulfill your storage needs

What's New?

Updated interior styling

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay comes as a part of standard equipment 


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$162400

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

2

chassis

frame type

Unibody

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

15/17/21 mpg


Pictures

Exterior
Interior

Styles

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Convertible in Magnetic Black Metallic color 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Convertible in Iridium Silver Metallic color 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Convertible in designo Selenite Gray Magno color 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Convertible in Black color
Magnetic Black Metallic

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Ratings

Features

6.5

Engine And Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

5.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

6.0

6.4

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Convertible Base

Base

power
550 hp @ 5750 rpm
fuel
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded
mpg
18 combined

$162,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Convertible (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $162,400 MSRP (16/18/22) 550 hp @ 5750 rpm, 4 L, V-8, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded
7-speed auto-shift manual rear wheel drive 2

Expert Review

6.4

Overall Rating


In this GT lineup, between the basic GT and the loaded GT R, slots the GT C which is neither as humble as the GT or as angry as the GT R. The AMG GT C is available in 2 variants- Coupe and Convertible. Both the ride get a 4.0L bi-turbo V8 powerhouse and can generate 550 ponies along with 502 lb.-ft. Of torque that kicks in at just 1900 rpm. 

The Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible enhances the drama as it adds a hint of wind-in-my-hair factor to the potency of a GT C. The GT C convertible is priced at $162,400 and goes against some long-established heavyweights of the Convertible Sportscar segment such as the Audi R8 Spyder, Jaguar F-type SVR Convertible, and the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Convertible Front View
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Convertible Rear View

6.5/10
Features

 

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

5.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.0/10
Interior

 

7.0/10
Exterior

 

6.0/10
Safety

 
 
 

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Convertible Features

6.5/10

The Mercedes Benz AMG GT C is itself a trim of the “Three-pointed Star’s” GT lineup. The GT C is available in the Coupe and the Convertible variants. The Coupe variant starts at a price of $150,900 and the price for the drop-top variant commences at $162,400. The company does not offer any as such trim options for the AMG GT C Convertible, however, there are a number of packages available that can be equipped on the ride.

Model

Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible

MSRP (RWD)

$162,400

Key Features

Direct Injection and Multispark Ignition

 

AMG Ride Control Sport Suspension

 

Active Rear Wheel Steering

 

AMG Track Pace

 

Heated Power AMG Performance Seats with Memory

 

COMAND Navigation

 

Package

AMG Exterior carbon fiber package

AMG Exterior night package

Package Cost

$5300

$750

Key Features

carbon-fiber front air-dam splitter, front fender-vent fins

Jet black accent front air-dam splitter, grille bars, front fender-vent fins, side mirrors, side-window trim, mirror housings

 

carbon-fiber side mirror housings

Deep gloss back finish

 

Carbon-fiber rear apron trim

Dramatic black chrome twin tailpipes

We recommend

Though you do get some package options, we’d recommend you to go for the stock AMG GT C as the car is already a pricey set of wheels and we do not find any of the above-mentioned packages to justify their price tag.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Convertible Engine and Performance

7.0/10

Under that long, elliptical hood of the Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible, what rests is a 4.0L twin-turbo V8 engine, which the company claims to be absolutely handcrafted. The Mercedes AMG GT C slots between the furious GT R and the passage-level GT. The addition of the letter “C” mushrooms up the number of ponies to 550 from a stock 469 hp in the standard

 AMG GT coupe. The torque output also faces a bump from the standard 465 lb.-ft. In the AMG GT to a bonkers 502 lb.-ft. In the AMG GT C. The peak torque is set to kick in at as early as 1900 rpm.

2020 Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible, what rests is a 4.0L twin-turbo V8 engine

In order to effectuate smooth transition tasks, the AMG GT C convertible employs an AMG spec 7-speed Dual Clutch rear-mounted transaxle. The power is delivered to all the wheels pretty smoothly and efficiently, accrediting to this transmission arrangement. The Auto-marquee has exclusively used a carbon fiber prop shaft and aluminum torque tube to connect the gearbox to the engine. 

Models

Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible

Audi R8 Spyder

Jaguar F-type SVR Convertible

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet

MSRP

$162,400

$184,650

$126,845

$133,000

Engine

4.0L Twin-turbo V8

5.2L FSI V10

5.0L V8 Intercooled Supercharger 

Turbocharged 3.0L H-6 

Drivetrain RWD AWD AWD AWD

Transmission

7-speed automated manual 

7-speed Dual-Clutch Automatic

8 Speed automatic

7-speed manual

Power (hp @ rpm)

550@5,750 

562@8,100

575@6,500

450@6,500

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

502@1,900

403@6,400

516@3,500

405@2,150

The Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible is sturdy but definitely not the most brawny of the lot. The Audi R8 Spyder and the Jaguar F-type SVR Convertible simply bully other cars with their mammoth power figures. The “Pouncing-Puma” has the most number of ponies tucked underneath its hood, followed up by the R8 with both the cars fabricating 575 and 562 horsepower respectively. The Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible ranks third with 550 ponies and finally the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet with 450 hp. 

How fast is the Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible?

The 4.0L twin-turbo V8 engine paired with the AMG Speedshift DCT transmission inside the AMG GT C convertible does a commendable job of launching this rocket and can make the ride do a 0-60 in just 3.6 seconds. 

2020 Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible 0-60 in just 3.6 seconds

The 550 horses along with 502 lb.ft. of peak torque which kicks in as early as 1900 rpm, can make the GT C Convertible go up to a top speed close to 200 mph. The ride can cover the quarter of a mile distance in just 11.5 seconds at a speed of 126 mph.

Model

Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible

Audi R8 Spyder

Jaguar F-type SVR Convertible

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet

0-60 MPH (sec)

3.6 

3.3 

3.5 

3.9 

Quarter Mile (sec)

11.5 

11.5 

N/A

12.3 

Top Speed (MPH) 196 205 200 190

Engine

4.0L Twin-turbo V8

5.2L FSI V10

5.0L V8 Intercooled Supercharger 

Turbocharged 3.0L H-6 

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/yr) N/A N/A N/A N/A

The Audi R8 Spyder, teasing its mighty V10 comes out as the fastest car of the segment with a 0-60 sprint time of 3.3 seconds. The Jaguar F-type SVR rakes in the second spot with 3.5 seconds. The AMG GT C pulls off a close chase with 3.6 seconds, followed up by the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet. The GT C Convertible seems a bit behind the R8 in the 0-60 dash game, but one look at the quartet-mile figures and the GT C finishes this sprint, fender to fender with the R8 Spyder, with both the rides taking just 11.5 seconds.

What about the braking performance of the Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible?

The Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible’s braking performance is just as good as it’s acceleration capabilities. The Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible gets the biggest front brake rotors, and one of the biggest rear brake rotors in the segment.

The ride has 15.4-inch carbon-ceramic brake rotors in the front and 14.2-inchers towards the back

The ride has 15.4-inch carbon-ceramic brake rotors in the front and 14.2-inchers towards the back. Another noteworthy highlight of the AMG GT’s braking arrangement is that regardless of the trim, all the GTs come fitted with six-piston fixed calipers. 

Model

Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible

Audi R8 Spyder

Jaguar F-type SVR Convertible

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet

Brake Rotors Front

(in)

15.4

14.4

15

13.8

Brake Rotors Rear

(in)

14.2

14.0

15

13

Curb Weight

(lbs)

3825

4177

3792

3351

60-0 MPH (ft)

N/A

97

102

101

The 60-0 data is not yet available for the Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible, yet we expect it to perform great. The pedal feel is firm and great and the ride does a fine job under repeated hard braking conditions and pulled off short stopping distances without any hint of fade. 

What about its driving dynamics?

The Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible is an all-out performer that just wants to go fast and faster. Fitted with a bi-turbo V8 engine, the GT C accelerates rebelliously and handles authoritatively. The power-delivery of the GT C Convertible is instantaneous and the car roars and announces its potency at the slightest tap of the pedal. Though it witnesses a bit of a turbo-lag as things start to heat up, but once everything is in convolution, the power delivery is effortless and enjoyable up to its 7000 rpm redline. 

The 2020 Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible is an all-out performer that just wants to go fast and faster

The GT C Convertible is razor-sharp at corners and attacks them with sheer levels of confidence. The long hood further intensifies this spree, making going in and coming out of the corners all the way more interesting. The steering of the GT C feels rightly weighted and outstandingly rapid. The steering column is great at feedbacks and presents you with a connected-with-the-road feel at all times. 

The Mercedes Benz AMG GT C offers 4 drive modes passing by the names: Comfort, Sport, Sport+, and Race. All the 4 modes offer completely recognized riding experience with every mode being absolutely blazing. The Comfort mode keeps things light with a calmer exhaust note and gentler suspension. Change to the Sport and the Sport+ modes and you've just unchained a beast. Both the Sport and the Sport+ modes convey a sharp throttle reaction alongside a tempting exhaust note.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Convertible Fuel Economy

5.0/10

Eyeing the V8 power-mill and the tremendous power figures, the GT C Convertible may look like one hell of a fuel guzzler and yes you are seeing it totally fine this time, the AMG GT C Convertible is a fuel-guzzler. 

With the bi-turbo assisted V8 engine making up 550 ponies the Mercedes Benz AMG GT C sans the fuel efficiency part for the sake of performance. A major role is also played by the drive modes in determining the efficiency of this ride. While the Comfort mode restricts the performance and tilts more towards fuel efficiency, the Sport and Sport+ modes are more fond of performance.

Model

Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible

Audi R8 Spyder

Jaguar F-type SVR Convertible

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet

MPG (City)

15

13

16

18

MPG (Highway)

21

20

24

23

MPG (Combined)

17

16

18

20

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

19.8

21.1

18.5

17.6

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (mi)

297/416/336

274/422/337

296/444/333

317/458/352

The Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible’s combined mpg figure though seems somewhat satisfactory for a ride befitted with a V8 engine. The Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet presents us with the best in class fuel efficiency, owing to the small engine and lesser power figures. The Jaguar F-type SVR ranks second with a combined mpg of 18. The Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible and the Audi R8 Spyder, rank third and fourth with a combined mpg figure of 17 and 16 respectively. 

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Convertible Interior

7.0/10

Open the door of this roadster and you’ll be greeted by a cabin that feels extravagant yet sporty at the same time. Most of the surfaces inside the Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible are covered in Alcantra and matte carbon fiber. Other than that there is an ample supply of fine materials such as rich leathers, polished aluminum, and a choice of wood, carbon-fiber, or piano black trim to the surfaces inside the ride. 

Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible Front Seats

The cabin layout of the GT C roadster is more driver-centric rather than comfort-oriented. The car’s leather-wrapped bucket seats provide loads of bolstering and holds you just in your place as you go out attacking those corners. The seating is a bit tight as the sloping roofline eats up most of the headspace. The seating position is way-back and quite low as well. 

Model

Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible

Audi R8 Spyder

Jaguar F-type SVR Convertible

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet

Seating Capacity

2

2

2

4

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.0/58.3/NA

38.5/54.8/41.0

37.0/56.5/43.0

N/A

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

N/A N/A N/A

N/A

The cabin of the Roadster is well insulated and there is a minimum level of wind-noise even when gliding at high speeds with the top down. With the top up, the Roadster feels just as refined as the coupe with almost nill road noise. Between the roll hoop of the seats is a transparent wind deflector that does a commendable job of muffling up the wind noise. 

Does it come loaded with tech inside?

The Mercedes Benz AMG GT lineup's infotainment arrangement has experienced some significant changes for the year 2020. For example, the twin analog dials and a trip computer, which were once in the past present behind the steering wheel, have now been supplanted by a 12.3-inch completely computerized instrument bunch. This cluster is a dig of data imperative for a bursting drive experience and offers three distinctive gauge format choices to look over. 

Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible Interior

Next-up is a 10.2-inch display screen which goes about as the central infotainment board for the AMG GT C Convertible. The screen size has been extended from an 8.4-inch in the previous models. The primary way of interacting with the panel is via an uni-touchpad which replaces the past revolving knob and touchpad design.

Some other prominent infotainment features of the Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible are: 

  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  •  Bluetooth audio streaming
  • SiriusXM radio
  • Live traffic information
  • 3 years of Mercedes me connect services
  • Burmester surround sound system
  • Enhanced voice control
  • Hands-free Bluetooth interface

What about utility?

Sports cars with a seating capacity of just 2 people have never portrayed great utility capabilities, and the same is the case with the Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible. The ride can take you on a memorable road trip down the countryside, but just don’t expect it to carry the luggage for you as well. 

The ride offers a cargo volume of 5.8 cubic feet, however, the one thing that’s really good about this space is that it’s not affected when you decide for some wind in your hair and stow down the soft top.

Model

Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible

Audi R8 Spyder

Jaguar F-type SVR Convertible

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet

Cargo Capacity (ft3)

5.8

4.0

7.3

4.6

The Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible offers one of the greatest storage capacities in the segment. The Jaguar F-type though leads the pace with 7.3 cubic feet of cargo space, the GT C Convertible rakes in second with 5.8 cubic feet. The Porsche 911 ranks third with 4.6 cubic feet of space below its hood and finally the Audi R8 Spyder. 

Creature comforts on offer in the Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible

In order to make sure that the 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C makes the occupants feel at home at all times, Mercedes has laced this coupe with the following comfort features:

  • Steering-wheel touch control buttons
  • Heated front/back seats
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Keyless-go with hands-free access
  • AMG silver chrome interior trim
  • AMG illuminated door sills
  • Exclusive Nappa leather upholstery
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Convertible Steering wheel
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Convertible Interior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Convertible Dashboard and Front seats

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Convertible Exterior

7.0/10

What is the basic expectation you keep from a roadster that costs over $1,00,000? Grabbing attention, right? Well the Mercedes Benz GT C Convertible absolutely nails it at this task. The ride can pull a ton of head-turns and is an absolute lifestyle statement. 

All the curved lines, defined creases, plunging nose, air vents, the multi-spoke rims, every element on the Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible deserves to be appreciated. Its low stance body, perfectly defined curves, the long bonnet with its iconic Mercedes grille ensure that this GT flagship makes the SLS and all other flagship ancestors of the three-pointed star family proud. 

2020 Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible 3rd Quarter View

The front part of the ride is dominated by a big grille, that stretches forward and hosts 15 vertical chrome bars. The LED headlights have also been restyled for the year 2020 with each lamp featuring an upside-down “L” shaped strip of DRLs. 

Model

Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible

Audi R8 Spyder

Jaguar F-type SVR Convertible

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet

Curb Weight (lbs)

3825

4177

3792

3351

Length (in)

179.0

174.3

176.2

178.3

Width (in)

79.0

76.4

74.2

72.9

Height (in)

49.6

49

51.5

50.8

Ground Clearance (in)

3.8

6.3

4.2

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

103.5

104.4

103.2

96.5

The rear-end of the AMG GT C Convertible looks urbane and chic with a pair of elongated taillamps which house transparent indicator light strip in the middle. Another alluring element of the GT C’s rear fascia is an electronically-operated retractable spoiler that gets activated when you go beyond the 120 mph mark. Though, the spoiler can be popped-up manually by the push of a button, when rolling at lower speed digits.

What are those eye-catching features?

Every inch of the Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible’s bodywork is eye-catching, evoking extreme engine-lust and covet. Some of the most prominent exterior features that enhance the Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible’s appeal are: 

  • LED headlights
  • LED DRLs
  • Flared fenders with gills
  • Side skirts
  • Sloping roofline
  • Tinted taillights
  • Quad exhausts
  • Retractable spoiler 
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Convertible 3rd quarter View
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Convertible Side View
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Convertible Side View
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Convertible Front View

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Convertible Safety

6.0/10

With great power comes great responsibilities and the engineers at Affalterbach fulfill these responsibilities with an honest heart. The Mercedes Benz AMG GT C safety features ensure that the enthusiasm of speed never proves fatal for any of its drivers. Some of the most notable safety features of the Mercedes Benz AMG GT C are: 

  • Aluminum space frame
  • Exclusive structural bracing
  • Dual roll bars
  • Eight airbags
  • Active brake assist
  • PARKTRONIC
  • ABS
  • Electronic stability program
  • Blindspot assist
  • Lane keep assist

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Convertible Competition

Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible vs. Audi R8 Spyder 

Priced at $184,650, the Audi R8 Spyder is the priciest offering of the segment. The ride houses a 5.2L V10 engine, which is the only V10 on offer and can generate 562 ponies along with 403 lb.-ft. Of torque. The ride simply catapults from 0-60 in 3.3 seconds, coming out as the fastest accelerating car of the segment. Though the GT C catches up with the R8 in the quarter-mile sprint. The R8 lags behind the GT C in terms of cargo space though. 

2020 Audi R8 Spyder

Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible vs. Jaguar F-type SVR Convertible

The Jaguar F-type SVR Convertible is the most humble offering of the segment with the lowest sticker price of $126,845. The ride comes fitted with a 5.0L V8 engine that can fabricate a bonkers 575 ponies and 516 lb.-ft. Of torque. The Jaguar F-type SVR Convertible is slightly better than the Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible in almost all the aspects. Be it off the line capabilities, or fuel-efficiency, or the cargo volume. 

2020 Jaguar F-type SVR Convertible

 

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Convertible Final Verdict

The Mercedes Benz AMG GT C Convertible is one of the best vehicles on the planet that cash can purchase today. An all-out articulation producer, a striking performer, and an extravagant ferry, the GT C Convertible does everything right, hitting the sheer sweet-spot in the Mercedes-Benz's GT lineup. It has extreme track potential, however, that is simply not its lone portfolio. Roll those wheels on the city avenues and the ride doesn't disappoint you a bit.