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


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Karan Harit Content Writer Updated on: November 28, 2019


Ever wondered what it is like to drive a Mercedes-Benz GT4 racing car? The GT R Pro might just be the right choice to deliver. Though not actually that much different from the exciting AMG GT R, the Pro coupe adds in various race-spec enhancements that add value to the ‘R’ in its designation. Subtlety gets thrown out of the window with this car. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro is fast, loud, and a hell of a lap burner.

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Pros

Looks as fast as it goes

Razor-sharp handling

A lot of luxury for its performance prowess

Cons

Terrible visibility

Jittery ride quality

What's New?

The Pro coupe of the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R comes brand new for 2020


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$200645

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

2

top speed

198 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

243 cu.in.

horsepower

577 hp @ 6250 rpm

torque

516 lbs.-ft. @ 1900 rpm

chassis

frame type

Unibody

dimensions

wheelbase

103.5 in.

length

179 in.

width

79 in.

height

50.6 in.

curb weight

3650 lbs.

capacity

cargo volume

10 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.5 sec.

zero to 100 mph

6.8 sec.

standing ¼-mile

11.1 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

15/17/22 mpg


Pictures

Exterior
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Interior
 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Cockpit Area  2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro interior  2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Cargo Area  2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Front Seats  2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Front Seats

Styles

 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro in Black color  2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro in Brilliant Blue Metallic color  2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro in Iridium Silver Metallic color  2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro in Jupiter Red color
Black

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Ratings

Features

8.0

Engine

9.9

Fuel Economy

4.0

Exterior

8.0

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Base

Base

power
577hp
fuel
Gasoline
mpg
32 combined

$200,645


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl 7AM ) Starting at $200,645 MSRP (16/32/22) 577hp, 4 L, V-8, Gasoline
7-speed Dual-Clutch Automatic TBD 2

Expert Review

7.6

Overall Rating


The AM GT R Pro is not for the faint of heart. Competing with the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, the camouflaged test version of the car proved to be faster, clocking in a lap time of 7 minutes and 4.6 seconds around the Nurburgring. With this, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro breaks into the list of top ten fastest cars to ever complete a lap of the ‘Ring. This makes its $200,000 price tag seem like a bargain.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Coupe Front View
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Coupe Front View
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Coupe Rear View
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Coupe Rear View

8.0/10
Features

 

9.9/10
Engine

 

4.0/10
Fuel Economy

 
 

8.0/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Features

8.0/10

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT lineup offers a single trim of its Pro coupe. The engine is not that different from the AMG GT R. To be faster around the track, AMG makes the car cut those corners faster. They add a racing suspension and carbon-ceramic brakes to improve the control of the car at speed. A few chassis enhancements and lighter wheels do the rest. With a few selections from the options list, the AMG GT R Pro could easily cost over $230,000. And you’ll have to be quick to spend that money as only 750 will ever be built.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R trims

Trim

AMG GT R Pro Coupe

MSRP

 $200,645

Key Features

4.0L Twin-Turbo V8

 

585 hp

 

516 lb-ft of torque

 

Adjustable Coilover Suspension

 

Carbon-Ceramic Brakes

 

Lightweight Forged Alloy Wheels

What would we recommend?

The ‘Pro’ in the name should let you know that it is a car that can only be truly appreciated by a performance enthusiast. If you want something more tame and practical, you are better off with any of the lower GT trims.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Engine

9.9/10

Under its magnificent body sits a 4.0L twin-turbo V8 that churns out 585 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. For some reason, it is somewhat of a sensation the first time you push the engine start button and listen to it rev past 5,000 rpm. The power is delivered to the rear wheels through a Speedmatic 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that supports a manual override.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Engine

Models

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro

McLaren 570S

Nissan GT-R NISMO

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

MSRP

$199,650

$192,500

$212,495

$187,900

Engine

4.0L Twin-Turbo V8

3.8L Twin-Turbo V8

3.8L Twin-Turbo V6

4.0L Flat-six

Transmission

7-speed Dual-Clutch Automatic

7-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic

6-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic

7-Speed Dual-Clutch PDK Automatic

Drive

RWD

RWD

AWD

RWD

Power output(hp)

585

562

600

520

Torque(lb-ft)

516

443

481

346

The powertrain measure up to most of the other high-performance cars you might find in this range. As far as transmission goes, the Porsche’s PDK gearbox feels much smoother, especially when you shift in manual. The wide tires give the GT R Pro a lot of grip but if you’re looking for a more tail-happy experience, the McLaren 570S is a better alternative.

Acceleration

The AMG GT R Pro thunders ahead as soon as you press down on the accelerator. Even though it has the same power output as its GT cousins, there is comparably more whiplash due to the car’s new suspension and less weight. By the time you comprehend the experience, you are well on your way to 100 mph. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro maxes out on a straight road at 198 mph.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Rear View

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro

McLaren 570S

Nissan GT-R NISMO

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

0-60 mph

3.5 sec

2.9 sec

2.7 sec

3.6 sec

Quarter mile

11.2 sec

10.7 sec

10.8 sec

11.8 sec

Engine

4.0L Twin-Turbo V8

3.8L Twin-Turbo V8

3.8L Twin-Turbo V6

4.0L Flat-six

Emissions(Tons/yr of CO2 at 15k mi/yr)

9.25

11.34

12.47

9.58

That is enough to get your adrenaline fix but there are other cars that offer far wilder experience. And they need not be RWD, as the Nissan GT-R proves. Then there is the 570S, which can beat the Merc in a drag race any day of the week. It is a far superior track car that offers a lot of drifting fun, while the GT R Pro offers a better discipline around corners.

Braking

With bigger 15.4-inch carbon-ceramic brakes, the AMG GT R Pro offers a suave experience every time you slow the car down. The new brakes also remove the occasional wheelspin that occurred every time you press the brake pedal hard as you dig into a turn. Coupled with the lightweight chassis, the GT R Pro can stop from 60 mph in less than a hundred feet.

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Brakes

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro

McLaren 570S

Nissan GT-R NISMO

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Front Brakes(in.)

15.4

15.5

16.1

14.9

Rear Brakes(in.)

14.2

15.0

15.4

14.9

Curb Weight(lbs)

3594

3186

3845

3153

60-0 mph(ft.)

98

95

95

92

While the braking has improved, it still falls short of competitors like the McLaren 570S and the Porsche 911. Both the McLaren and Porsche benefit from a better weight distribution and lighter weight. The Nissan’s AWD provides better traction that prevents the car from slipping out if you hammer down on the brakes too hard.

Ride and Handling

When you are not blitzing around a racetrack, the AMG GT R Pro is surprisingly composed on city roads. Yes, the suspension makes you feel even the slightest of bumps, but on a smooth road, the car drives just like any other AMG GT. However, on the highway, the roar of the engine and the wind noise becomes irritating after a while. That is less of a problem if you go for the High-End Burmester Surround Sound system, which has active noise cancellation. In all regards, it is not a grand tourer by any means.

​​​​​​2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Front View

The rear-wheel steering grants the GT R Pro handling that can finally compete with the 911 GT3 RS. The front end remains under control no matter the speed of the car. Additionally, the low ride height and wider track width add to the handling, both of which keep the center of the gravity low. The visibility outside the car is not that great, which might be scary for amateur drivers.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Fuel Economy

4.0/10

A pure track-bred machine like the AMG GT R can be forgiven for not giving you a lot of miles per gallon of premium fuel you put in for that massive V8 engine. Still, the car has a sub-par fuel economy when compared to similar or more powerful cars. It is a good thing then, that the fuel capacity is a hefty 19.5 gallons, so you don’t have to stop for fuel every couple of laps.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro

McLaren 570S

Nissan GT-R NISMO

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

MPG(City)

15

16

16

15

MPG(Highway)

20

23

22

19

MPG(Combined)

17

19

18

17

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Interior

The interior of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro is divisive, to say the least. On one hand, it is more comfortable and opulent than the stripped-out minimalistic racers like the 911 GT3 RS. On the other, it fails to provide enough luxury to spend a long time in the driver’s seat with an open tarmac ahead of you, a job that the Maserati GranTurismo is more than happy to do. Regardless, it is a Merc, after all. We don’t expect it to abandon all its creature comforts. Even when the car in question is dedicated completely to performance.

​​​​​​​​2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Seats

The cabin can seat two people including the driver in power-adjustable sports variants of what you would usually find in an AMG C 63. In a lot of ways, it may remind you of the iconic Mercedes-McLaren SLR. The steering is firmer and a more souped-up version of the less-expensive GT coupes. The interior panels are gorgeously put together with a combination of Nappa leather, Alcantara, and carbon-fiber. The side bolsters are adjustable, so a driver of any size can stay put when trying to master those tight hairpins.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro

McLaren 570S

Nissan GT-R NISMO

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Passenger Capacity

2

2

4

4

Weight Distribution(F/R)

49/51

42/58

52/48

40/60

Infotainment System

As you climb into the driver’s seat of the AMG GT R Pro, it feels more like a fighter jet cockpit than a racecar. The 12.5-inch digital gauge cluster display on the dashboard comes unchanged from the previous year. The central 8.4-inch touchscreen has been replaced by a more upbeat 10.25-inch version. The software gets an upgrade, too, with a more AMG-focused interface that feels more intuitive. The system can store data with more than 80 different parameters, enabling you to know how exactly you are working on mastering the car’s handling.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Infotainment System

The COMAND system carries forth from the other GTs, with its gesture-sensitive touchpad and convenient button placements. The GT R Pro is equipped with a downscale version of the Burmester Premium Audio system. It has 11 speakers and a 1,000-Watt amplifier that can be tuned to four preset listening modes. But if we’re being honest, the twin-turbo V8 plays a tune good enough to please any petrolhead.

Cargo Volume

Let’s be honest, no one is buying a 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Coupe to haul groceries home after a 9-to-5 job. This is an attitude-filled track monster. Still, Mercedes-Benz accounts for your track day utility kit and a spare set of tires. That is why it has a wide-open remote-controlled boot that can cater a bit to your cargo needs. Just don’t expect it to do well on an extended camping trip.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Cargo Space

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro

McLaren 570S

Nissan GT-R NISMO

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Storage Volume(ft.3)

10.1

5.0

8.8

4.4

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Coupe Seats
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Coupe Seats
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Dashboard
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Dashboard
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Steering Wheel
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Steering Wheel
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Interior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Interior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Infotainment system
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Infotainment system

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Exterior

8.0/10

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Design

The difference in the outer body of the AMG GT R and the GT R Pro can not be spotted by the casual onlooker. A close observation reveals the excess carbon-fiber and a more aerodynamic body kit. It is good that there are a few exclusive color schemes that separate the Pro. Moreover, there is a black stripe that runs down the hood, much like a battle scar, to let you know you are looking at the most AMG of all AMGs. The long hood and shorter back proportions pay tribute to 1954 300SL Gullwing, although the soft-close doors on the GT R Pro are nothing special.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro

McLaren 570S

Nissan GT-R NISMO

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Curb Weight(lbs.)

3594

3186

3845

3158

Length(in.)

179.0

178.4

184.6

179.4

Width(in.)

79.0

76.0

74.6

74.0

Height(in.)

50.6

46.3

53.9

51.1

Wheelbase(in.)

103.5

105.1

109.4

96.6

Track Width(in.) F/R

66.7/66.1

65.9/63.7

63.0/63.0

61.3/62.5

It might compete with the Porsche 911 GT3 RS in terms of performance but the GT R Pro is much bigger and heavier. In terms of appearance, it goes much like the GT-R with smooth curves rather than sharp edges like you would find on the 570S. If anything, blending in just like any other AMG GT works in favor of the Pro since it makes it that much more surprising when it lets the tires spinning.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro 3rd Quarter View
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro 3rd Quarter View
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro 3rd Quarter rear View
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro 3rd Quarter rear View
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro  front View
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro front View
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Side View
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Side View
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Rear View
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Rear View

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Safety

None of the cars belonging to the AMG GT series have been crash-tested by federal authorities, and we’re grateful for it. Crashing such beautiful mergers of engineering and artistry just so some suit wants to collect some data is absurd. The roll-cage bars and a lightweight carbon-fiber chassis will let you know that Mercs don’t mess around when it comes to safety. The chassis is strong enough to protect the occupants in the event of a high-speed crash, and that is if something like that occurs in the first place.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Safety

The GT R Pro comes with all the advanced safety features you may find on any other AMG GT. These include several driver aids that autonomously help in avoiding any collision. In case a collision is imminent, the Pre-Safe system kicks in. This state-of-the-art safety perk prepares the occupants for the coming collision by a few key modifications such as adding tension to safety belts and producing a loud sound before the crash to prevent hearing loss. If the situation is avoided, the system undoes all the modifications and restores the previous settings.

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control(ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact beams
  • Dual-Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Airbags
  • Mercedes MEconnect Emergency SOS
  • Parktronic Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Lane Departure Warning And Lane Keep Assist
  • Driver Attention Assist
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual-stage Driver and Passenger Front Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Pre-Safe
  • Curtain 1st Row Airbags
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Front Camera

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Competition

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro vs McLaren 570S

2019 McLaren 570S

While the AMG GT R Pro sits at the top of its lineup, 570S is where the McLaren starts at with its ever-increasing lineup of superb hypercars. The 570S may closely match the 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro on paper but in reality, it is a whole different machine. Its rather edgy exterior with a mid-engine design should make that crystal clear. It is a wild car to drive that can be much more exciting, or nerve-wracking depending on your preference. 

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro vs Porsche 911 GT3 RS

2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

In several aspects, the 911 GT3 RS can be considered the GT R Pro’s nemesis. After all, the Merc did take its place as the 10th fastest car on the Nurburgring. The dynamics of both cars are comparable, although you are much more comfortable in the cabin of the AMG GT R Pro. The difference in the price tag becomes apparent if you drive the car to the track instead of towing it.

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro vs Nissan GT-R NISMO

2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO

The NISMO does for the Nissan GT-R what the Pro does for the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R. It is a more track-focused version that offers superior performance. The contrast is that NISMO has a more powerful engine and does not give up much practicality with its transition, whereas the GT R Pro doesn’t let the word ‘practical’ pop into your head the first time you lay your eyes on it. If you are not a fan of power sliding around hairpins and want more composure when during steering, the AWD Nissan GT-R NISMO is a better pick.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro Final Verdict

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro proves just how far(and fast) the AMG GT series can go. A complete package to put a smile on the face of anyone who even remotely appreciates a high-performance automobile. With a Black Series already in the pipeline, we can only imagine what the minds of Affalterbach can cook up next.