German media is reporting the highly anticipated Mercedes-AMG GT weighs less than 1,600 kg (3,527 lbs).

German media is reporting the highly anticipated Mercedes-AMG GT weighs less than 1,600 kg (3,527 lbs).

Approximately two months ago Mercedes-Benz and AMG said the new GT will be a "true lightweight" car but without revealing an exact figure. Now, Mercedes-Benz Passion blog has managed to find out the vehicle tips the scales at less than 1,600 kg (3,527 lbs) so it's probably somewhere near that mark.

They had the opportunity of seeing the car in the metal and say it looks a little bit like the Porsche 928, with a long hood, "crisp rear with accentuated shoulders" and taillights resembling those fitted onto the S-Class Coupe. It also comes with an evolution of the ILS LED lighting system rather than a Multibeam LED system as seen in the facelifted CLS. They also noticed a rather unusual large gap between the hood and windscreen measuring approximately 10cm.

The Mercedes-AMG GT will reportedly be unveiled online on September 9 and will get its public debut early October at the Paris Motor Show, with sales scheduled to kick off in March 2015.

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Mercedes-AMG GT weighs less than 1,600 kg - report