Automobile Magazine has managed to find out the Mercedes-AMG GT will also be offered in a lesser 462 PS variant.

Automobile Magazine has managed to find out the Mercedes-AMG GT will also be offered in a lesser 462 PS variant.

Approximately two weeks ago Mercedes-Benz and AMG confirmed the upcoming GT will be powered by a newly developed twin-turbo V8 4.0-liter engine delivering 510 PS (375 kW) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft). It seems this variant will be offered in the hotter GT-S variant while the base model set to come out later during the car's lifespan will have the same engine but detuned to produce 462 PS (340 kW).

The AMG GT will be equipped with 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped around in 255/35 front and 295/30 rear tires and will have a limited-slip differential. The S variant will get 19-inch front wheels with wider 265/35 tires and larger 20-inch rear wheels shod in 295/30 rubbers as well as an E-diff. Both of them will be offered as standard with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires or optional softer cup tires.

The Mercedes-AMG GT-S will have a top speed of 194 mph (312 km/h) and will be able to return 25 mpg US (30.3 mpg UK or 9.3 liters / 100 km). As far as the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) is concerned, AMG boss Tobias Moers hinted it would take less than 3.9 seconds but didn't release an exact figure.

A full reveal will occur in October at the Paris Motor Show.

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