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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.
Wow! This 2015 S63 AMG just arrived on the showroom floor and it has it all! I often order cars for customers without being able to show them every feature in person. Well, as long as this car is here I will be able to demo everything!
Take a look at the design Metallized Ash Wood trim! This is real wood…that looks like metal!
The 3 levels of rear seat packages culminate in the Executive Rear Seat PLUS that gives you tray tables and 4 position seating. Fancy!
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!
So, you want to race your C63 AMG but are worried about overheating? Mercedes-Benz now has a solution for you! This is a customer pay item and designed for those who are driving the C63 extremely aggressively.
Enhanced Cooling Package
This 2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG coupe just stopped by for a visit. This is a whole lot of car!
The chrome nose is especially impressive!
2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe – Go marvel at the specs on this monster!
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!
The red accents look amazing on this black car and I didn’t even notice the lower decal until I was taking these pictures!
The interior is full of red accents and the very sporty dinamica interior.
The red grille surround is my favorite feature.
This one is already sold but you can order your own now!
Mercedes-Benz generally offers 3-5 interior colors from which to choose. Your classic black, tan and grey with the occasional red or brown for variety. But, perhaps you have had all of those colors and are ready for something new, something unique, something you won’t see in every car. Well, then the designo program is for you! Give us a few extra weeks and we will hand-stitch your interior with some very special leather.
This 2015 E63 AMG S-Model was ordered for a client a few months ago with the designo Amaretto leather. I have not seen this color in person before and I would say that the color swatch does not quite convey what a vibrant color it is!
Please pardon my poor quality photos. It is raining and the customer is on the way to pick up the car so I had to make do with a couple of quick pictures. I do love the peek of something special through the back window!
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.
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!
“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.
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.
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!
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.
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!