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Mercedes-AMG GT S Reviews and Video

Does the automotive press like the new Mercedes-AMG GT S? Ummm, yeah.

Motor Trend: Mercedes-AMG GT S vs. Porsche 911 Turbo S vs. Nissan GT-R Comparison

“It’s one of the best-handling cars I’ve ever driven. Certainly the best in the big, powerful bruiser category. Completely hooked up, without understeer. The car comes right into a corner, but the tail doesn’t come around. It’s just beautifully balanced all the time.”

“This thing is basically just the greatest car there is,” Lieberman said. “Too hyperbolic? Well, it’s certainly not as well-mannered as the Turbo S. And that’s a good thing. Philosophically speaking, a little bit of attitude, a bit of misbehaving, that’s kind of what we all prefer, right?”

“If you want thrills and excitement and entertainment, the GT S is your car. It does everything the 911 does but with just enough hints of danger to get your blood pumping. “It’ll kill momentum, jink, stick, and rocket away from bends like a Le Mans racer,” Martinez said. “If the GT S is indicative of a new era in AMG history, all others had better watch out.”

Motor Trend via MSN

“Are you still grinning like an idiot three days later? If yes, well, special. Is the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S a special car? I’ll save you the suspense. Double hell yes it is!”

“But you don’t buy the AMG GT S for the numbers. You buy it because it eats up a road like nobody’s business.”

“I’ll end this one by stating the obvious. I’m totally smitten with the Mercedes-AMG GT S. It’s special. It checks all the boxes. It’s beautiful, it’s luxurious, and it runs down canyon roads like an axe murder on a parkour course, devouring everything in its path.”

 

2016 Mercedes AMG GT S Edition 1 at Atlanta Classic Cars!

AMG GTS

The 2016 Mercedes-AMG GTS Edition 1 has arrived and the first one has already gone home with a very happy owner. But guess what? We have a second one! This car is now parked on our showroom floor and can be seen and heard! Come take a look!

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AMG GT S Review Video at Atlanta Classic Cars!

Customer and enthusiast Ben Wayne is launching his YouTube vehicle review channel with the AMG GT S, filmed right here at Atlanta Classic Cars! I make a brief cameo at the 2:30 mark. Thanks for being a fan Ben!

Mercedes-AMG GT S Video

I spent three days looking at the Mercedes-AMG GT S. Three days talking about the GT S with lots of customers. Three days taking and posting pictures. Now it’s gone and I miss it! Here’s a nice long video to get over my withdrawal!

The Mercedes-AMG GT S is at Atlanta Classic Cars!

The AMG GT S is here! Our AMG trainer brought it by this morning for both technical and retail training. We offered to store it for the weekend while he is out of town. (nice of us, right?) So, come take a look! It is parked in front of my office.

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Mercedes-AMG GT S at Atlanta Classic Cars!

We have training on the Mercedes-AMG GT S later this week and the word is that the car will be here all day Friday and Saturday! (that’s March 6-7 2015 for those reading in the future!) We can’t drive it, we can’t touch it…but we can take lots of pictures! If you are in the neighborhood please stop by and see the latest offering from Mercedes-Benz and AMG!

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S Pricing Announced!

It’s official! The base price for the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S is $129,900! The first customer cars are built and on the way from Germany. Can’t wait to see it in person!

Review of the AMG GT S by Nash Solanki

AMG Expert Training

Last week a select group of dealership employees and members of the AMG Private Lounge were invited to Palm Beach for an exclusive look at the upcoming AMG GT S. This new vehicle is the second creation of AMG (following the SLS AMG) and is entering the Sports Car segment in spring of 2015.

Doug and Nash at AMG

Two representatives from Atlanta Classic Cars attended the employee event and can share first hand impressions. Doug Strong, far left, and Nash Solanki, third from left, spent two days racing around the track and the hills of California and have come back excited about this new vehicle!

Technically:

“Hot Inside V” Turbocharger configuration. The exhaust manifolds are on the top of the engine, rather than the bottom, which makes for shorter runners. It eliminates the turbo lag and also makes the engine more efficient. Emissions are lowered because the catalytic converters are on top to treat the exhaust sooner.

Active Electromechanical Engine and Transaxle Mounts: This feature uses electricity to change the viscosity of the oil for a comfort or sport ride. This allows for very distinctive differences between a cushy street set-up and a very stiff track set-up.

Carbon Fiber Drive Shaft: The drive shaft is only 8.8 lbs! The lower weight is obviously a benefit and it also has less drive line losses for more power.

Driving Impression:

The sound of the vehicle is incredible. It has throatiness that is usually missing from a turbocharged engine. This sound can be turned up or down with the exhaust flap button to have the best of both worlds.

The handling on the car is laser sharp. Point the wheel and it will go where you are asking. The suspension is stiffer than the SLS and responds perfectly.

Race mode makes this a perfect race car. It will hold the car at 5000 rpms for a very aggressive track experience.

On surface streets the car is surprisingly comfortable. Most sports cars in this category are much stiffer and would not be ideal for daily driving.

Looks:

Solarbeam Yellow was the star of the show! It glows in the sun.

The large intakes on the front with the intercooler is a balance of style and performance.

The hatchback is a little retro, very practical and great looking!

Competitor Vehicles:

Jaguar F-type R – 5 litre supercharged V8, 7-speed. Good sound but lacks power and torque compared to the GT S. Not as fun to drive. The interior was not as intuitive and lacked polish.

911 Carrera 4S – All-Wheel Drive, wide body. Stunning car, handles well. Seems a little dated. Not as thrilling in the mountains because of the rougher ride. Not as comfortable all around.

Overall:

This is Nash’s new favorite car! It is a technological marvel. It is exhilarating to drive. It is an emotional experience! The handling, the braking, the comfort, the race experience – it does it all well! The styling is a work of art. This is destined to be a classic and the best of both worlds – a race car and a daily driver.

Thanks for sharing your impressions Nash! Order early…with the amount of great press this car is getting the order banks will fill up well before the car is launched!

AMG Expert Training – AMG GT S and C63 AMG

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Two of my co-workers had the opportunity to go to California and participate in AMG Expert training last week. They came back with tons of knowledge about the upcoming AMG GT and the new C63 AMG.

I’ll try to get their impressions organized. Maybe I’ll even have a guest blog post! But for now, here are the highlights.

Nash says the AMG GT S is his new favorite car!

Perfect balance, great looks, fun to drive and a technological marvel. They were able to drive the vehicle on the track as well as in the hills of California for the complete experience.

Doug is one of our Master Certified Technicians. This was his second AMG Expert Training. He also went to Germany last year to see the AMG engines be built in Affalterbach.

As an AMG Performance Center, it is important for us to be able to answer your questions about your current AMG as well as the AMG of your dreams! Our first orders are in for both the AMG GT S and the C63 S AMG. Don’t wait too long!

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