Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster 2018, intermediate version for the convertible

17 May

The family of the Mercedes-AMG GT continues to expand. Now it’s the turn that will be the intermediate variant for the convertible body. The Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster arrives to be between the base model and the powerful GT C Roadster. The new model will continue to have the same aesthetic that stands out for its Pan-American grid of vertical slats, the long hood or an electric rear spoiler that is deployed depending on the speed.

The three-layer canvas hood is still a great protagonist in this convertible version. It opens and closes fully automatically in just 11 seconds and can be operated, up to 50 km / h. Inside you can see the same technology that was incorporated with the latest update and that includes the multimedia floating screen, sports seats and other systems that the model has.

Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster, motor

Therefore we find that the main novelty is hidden under the hood. The V8 twin-turbo 4.0-liter engine is an old name for the German brand and for this occasion will offer the specifications previously seen in the AMG GT S Coupé. This translates into a power of 522 HP and 670 Nm of torque, between the 476 HP of normal and the 557 HP of the GT C. The transmission will remain the automatic AMG SpeedShift 7G DCT and the performance improves.

This is the range of the convertible:

Motor 4.0 liters V8 bi-turbo

Output 476 HP at 6,000 rpm 522 HP at 6,250 rpm 557 HP 5,750-6,750 rpm

Combined consumption 11.4 l / 100km 11.5 l / 100km 12.5 l / 100km

Emissions of CO 2 261 g / km 262 g / km 284 g / km

Acceleration 0-100 km / h 4.0 sec 3.8 sec 3.7 sec

Maximum speed 302 km / h 308 km / h 316 km / h.

Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster, equipment

As we have already anticipated, the equipment available in the Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster is remarkable and now we are going to focus on the systems that affect its dynamic behavior. In this section highlights the adaptive damping system AMG Ride Control, which comes as standard and adapts the suspension of each wheel individually. In five AMG Dynamic Select modes (Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus, Race and Individual), it will have a different charging.

Another key system in this model is the electronic rear differential lock, which improves the traction of the driving wheels and gives extra safety at the wheel. Finally, the convertible comes standard with AMG high-performance brakes with larger discs and painted calipers. Optionally you can opt for ceramic discs that are lighter and have superior performance.