The Beast of Green Hell makes its much anticipated India debut; Mercedes-Benz launches the AMG GT R and AMG GT Roadster

Posted by: at 8/21/2017 02:22:00 am

Mercedes-AMG GT R is the fastest production car to lap the Buddh International Circuit in a record 2:09.853 minutes
AMG GT R - Beast of the Green Hell

  • Mercedes-Benz India now offers 12 AMG models in the country; notches 10 fascinating product launches in 2017
  • From the world's most demanding racetrack, directly onto the road: Never before has Mercedes-AMG packed so much motorsport technology into a production vehicle than into the new AMG GT R
  • The exclusive "AMG green hell magno" special paintwork leaves no doubt as to the sports car's origin, having spent most of its development time in the "Green Hell" of the Nurburgring racetrack, Germany
  • The new front fascia with active elements, the large rear aerofoil and the new rear fascia with double diffuser enhance aerodynamic efficiency, and help ensure optimum grip
  • New features: Active rear-wheel steering, the nine-way adjustable traction control system and the adjustable coil-over suspension with additional electronic control
  • Wider front and rear wings allow an increased track width for optimum grip and even higher cornering speeds

  • Record breaking performance: AMG GT R houses a 4.0-litre V8 bi-turbo engine producing 585 hp @ 6250 rpm and 700 Nm @ 1900-5500 rpm | 0-100 km/h in a mere 3.6 seconds | Top speed 318 km/h

AMG GT Roadster – Built to be Wild

  • Sublime open-top driving performance: the AMG GT Roadster is powered by the 4.0-litre V8 bi-turbo engine developing 476 hp @ 6000rpm and 630 Nm @ 1700-5000rpm | 0-100 km/h in a mere 4 seconds | Top speed 302 km/h

  • AMG GT Roadster is quickly transformed from a coupé to an open-top sports car | Fabric roof opens and closes in 11 seconds up to speeds of 50 km/h

  • Enhanced aerodynamic efficiency with large rear aerofoil, the new rear fascia with double diffuser and AIRPANEL active air management system

  • Both models feature the 1930’s inspired AMG Panamericana grille;  emphasizes the unique standing of AMG’s iconic GT range

  • The GT Roadster is priced at INR 2.19 crore onwards and the AMG GT R is priced at INR 2.23 crore onwards (prices ex-showroom, all India)

  • Performance car enthusiasts can customize these cars under the Mercedes-Benz designo customization platform


New Delhi: The country’s leading luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz India today strengthened its position in the performance car segment by launching two of the most fascinating sports cars available globally. The Beast of the Green Hell – the AMG GT R – and its topless cousin, the AMG GT Roadster are the two latest additions in Mercedes-Benz’s performance car portfolio in India. In the last 50 years, Mercedes-AMG consolidated its position as a highly successful sports car and performance brand with numerous successes from motorsport to developing unique road-going vehicles. As a continuation of the global celebration of #50YearsOfAMG, these two beasts from Affalterbach were launched by Roland Folger, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India. 
Roland Folger, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said, “We are excited to pursue the #50YearsOfAMG celebrations in India, and what better way to celebrate it than by introducing the Beast of the Green Hell – the Mercedes-AMG GT R – and the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster. AMG brings race-bred genes from the most challenging tracks in the world to the world’s best driving road. Bringing in the fastest cars from the fastest family in the world is proof of the increasing importance of India as a market and its potential for performance sports cars. We are confident that these two sensational sports cars will entice Mercedes-AMG enthusiasts in India and redefine the performance motoring segment altogether.”  

The Beast of Green Hell makes its much anticipated India debut; Mercedes-Benz launches the AMG GT R and AMG GT Roadster

The Beast of Green Hell makes its much anticipated India debut; Mercedes-Benz launches the AMG GT R and AMG GT Roadster

The Beast of Green Hell makes its much anticipated India debut; Mercedes-Benz launches the AMG GT R and AMG GT Roadster


Mr. Folger further added, “At Mercedes-Benz India, it has been our constant endeavor to offer our Indian customers some of the most sought-after global products. Be it iconic sports cars, race-bred super sedans or performance SUVs, Mercedes-Benz’s diverse portfolio comprising 12 AMGs in India is the largest for any car brand in this market. The AMG GT R and the AMG GT Roadster combine the driving dynamics of our AMG GT3 racing car with the everyday practicality of the AMG GT. We are confident that these fascinating products will be well received by our elite Indian customers and reinforce AMG’s reputation as the most preferred performance brand in the country.”  
Technical specifications of the Mercedes-AMG GT R

Performance Data
Mercedes-AMG GT R
Engine arrangement/cylinders
4.0-litre V8 bi-turbo engine
Displacement
3982cc
Power
585 hp @ 6250 rpm
Torque
700 Nm @ 1900-5500 rpm
Acceleration (0-100 km/h)
3.6 seconds
Top Speed
318 km/h














Key product highlights:
AMG GT R – Beast of the ‘Green Hell’ (standard equipment)

  • New Panamericana grille
  • AMG Traction control
  • AMG electronic rear-axle limited-slip differential
  • AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension
  • AMG Performance exhaust system with titanium elements
  • AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission
  • Carbon-fibre roof
  • Exclusive light weight AMG Performance 10-twin-spoke forged wheels
  • AMG Interior Night package
  • AMG Performance steering wheel in black DINAMICA microfiber with top-stitching

AMG GT Roadster – Built for the Wild (standard equipment)

  • New Panamericana grille
  • AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension
  • AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission
  • AIRSCARF
  • Draught stop
  • Sporty red seat belts
  • AMG Exterior Chrome package
  • AMG Performance steering wheel in black DINAMICA microfiber with top-stitching
‘designo’
To take personalization to the next level, both these beauties are completely customizable under the designo platform which we launched two years ago. Mercedes-Benz ‘designo’ offers a host of individualization options to choose from including exclusive paint finishes, high quality interior appointments and a variety of trims and features ‘designo’ appointments offer unmatched customization options that patrons can create for their Mercedes-Benz. Whether it is exclusive paint finishes, hand-sewn leather upholstery, trims made from fine wood or lustrous natural stone; the choice of materials and unparalleled craftsmanship from ‘designo’ brings in a unique sensuous experience, sought after by Mercedes-Benz customers.

Technical specifications of the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster

Performance Data
Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster
Engine arrangement/cylinders
4.0-litre V8 bi-turbo engine
Displacement
3982cc
Power
476 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque
630 Nm @ 1700-5000 rpm
Acceleration (0-100 km/h)
4.0 seconds
Top Speed
302 km/h











Cost of ownership 
The comprehensive Star Ease Compact package for the new AMG GT R and GT Roadster is as below:
  • 3 years / Unlimited Mileage – INR 92,000
  • 4 years / Unlimited Mileage – INR 160,000

About Mercedes-Benz India:
Established in 1994, Mercedes-Benz India Pvt. Ltd. pioneered the luxury car market in India and boasts of more than 130 years of cutting edge innovation in the luxury automobile industry globally. Set up in 2009, Mercedes-Benz India’s world class production facility is spread over 100 acres in Chakan near Pune. Since June 2015, Mercedes-Benz India also commenced production from its new expanded production facility located in the same premises. Mercedes-Benz India is part of Mercedes-Benz’s Global Production Network. It plays an important role in the CKD/MVP production network in Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. At these locations, Mercedes-Benz produces vehicles in various extension levels for domestic markets.

The production facility now carries an investment of INR 1000+ crores and has the largest installed production capacity for any luxury carmaker in India. Mercedes-Benz India also has the largest network spread amongst any luxury carmaker, with presence in 41 Indian cities through 89 outlets. Through the exclusive AMG Performance Centres located in 5 metros including Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Pune; the AMG performance sub-brand of Mercedes-Benz also boasts of a strong retail network presence in the country.

Mercedes-Benz India’s flagship programme, ‘My Mercedes, My Service’ launched in 2016, aims to completely redefine the after-sales experience by digitalizing service process and create unparalleled benchmark in the luxury car service domain. The launch of ‘Mercedes-Benz Approved Tyres’ in February 2017, and the ‘Approve Advanced Programme’ in May 2017, is also integral to the ‘My Mercedes, My Service’ campaign. ‘My Mercedes, My Service’ aims at enhancing the customer’s vehicle ownership experience manifold, making after-sales experience as the new differentiator in the luxury car segment. With the use of big data and in-depth knowledge of the driving pattern of Indian customers, Mercedes-Benz has been able to drive successfully, low cost of ownership for its customers.

Mercedes-Benz India product portfolio comprises the locally produced Mercedes Maybach S 500, S-Class, E-Class, C-Class, CLA luxury sedans and the GLA, GLE and the GLS luxury SUVs.

The CKD GLC was the 9th product added to Mercedes-Benz’s local production portfolio. Completely Built imported cars portfolio includes the A-Class, B-Class, CLS, E-Class Cabriolet, S-Class Coupé, C-Class Cabriolet, S-Class Cabriolet and the S 600 Guard a range of other Guard vehicles etc. The product portfolio also comprises the iconic off-roader Mercedes-AMG G 63 as well as a wide range of other Mercedes-AMG performance cars like the AMG CLA 45, AMG C 63 S, AMG S 63 Coupe, AMG S 63 Sedan, AMG GLA 45, AMG GLE 43 Coupe, AMG GT S sports car, AMG SLC 43 and AMG C 43.

The long wheel base new E-Class is Made in India, for India, the first new generation car to be locally produced since market launch. India is the first country to get an RHD version of the LWB E-Class in the world.



Mercedes-Benz India registered the quarterly sales of 3650 units in the January–March 2017 period despite facing multiple market challenges. In 2017, ‘One Team, One Goal’ will be Mercedes-Benz’s philosophy, towards achieving best customer experience. The company will have fascinating product introductions, innovative luxury retail experience, value driven finance programmes and innovative after-sales service experiences. With ‘One Team, One Goal’ philosophy, Mercedes-Benz India will continue the ‘winning’ momentum it has created for itself in the diverse Indian market.


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