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Mercedes AMG GT revealed – but just the interior

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0700

The interior of the new Mercedes AMG GT

The Mercedes SLS is coming towards the end of its shelf life and, although it’s not getting a direct replacement, the new Mercedes AMG GT will fill the void left by the SLS. Due to be revealed at the Paris Motor Show in October, Mercedes has decided to throw in a bit of a sneak peak at the AMG GT ahead of that and take a bit of the gloss off some of the new reveals at the New York and Beijing Motor Shows this month.

So we get a look at the interior of the AMG GT in two photos (above) which show a cabin that makes it clear the AMG GT has a healthy dose of Grand Tourer in its nature, with lashings of leather and technology to make the AMG GT’s cabin a pleasant place to be.

The interior – much the same size as the SLS – is dominated by a big, rising centre console, with a tablet-sized infotainment screen sitting above four round air vents ahead of it and a hooded instrument binnacle in front of the driver.

Yes, there’s switchgear and trim elements borrowed from other Mercedes models, but there’s lashing of two-tone leather swathing the interior, heavily contoured seats and an Alcantara and leather steering wheel to set the cabin of the AMG GT a notch above most of Mercedes’ offerings.

Powered by a new 4.0 litre twin turbo good for at least 475bhp (and talk of an AMG GT with up to 600bhp) should give the AMG GT the performance it needs to take on cars like the Jaguar F-Type Coupe and Porsche 911, although we’ll have to wait until closer to its reveal in October to find out just how much muscle the AMG GT can muster.

For now, we have to make do with just the interior of the Mercedes AMG GT. But it’s a good start.

By Cars UK