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2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GT R VS Audi R8

The Mercedes-Benz AMG® GT R and the Audi R8 are two of newest and most popular supercars of 2017. Not only do they offer the highest level of performance a street-legal car can offer, but they also both embody the spirit of their respective brands perfectly. Together, they are a glimpse into the past and a window into the future, providing drivers with a chance to be a part of automotive history. 

On one end, you have a 4.0L biturbo V8 engine, designed to provide extreme levels of torque at any given RPM. This is the Mercedes-Benz. On the other side, you have classic V10 made for high-end power wearing an Audi badge. Although no driver has ever complained about either car, they each have a few distinct advantages over the other. In the Mercedes-Benz, you don't have to be at redline to feel the G-forces. This is great for everyday driving when you might need power unexpectedly. With the Audi R8, you get more power overall, but you need to be at violent RPMs to access it.


2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GT R VS 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus
$195,000 MSRP $189,900
4.0L Biturbo V8 Engine Naturally Aspirated 5.2L V10
577 HP Horsepower 610 HP
516 lb-ft Torque 431 lb-ft
DCT 7-Speed Automatic Transmission DCT 7-Speed Automatic
3,428 lbs Curb Weight 3,649 lbs
3.5 Seconds/198 MPH 0-60/Top Speed 3.5 Seconds/199 MPH


Mercedes-Benz Electronic Technology

One of the big factors that places the GT R at the top of the list is the intelligent computer system that allows drivers to customize the way the car drives. The Audi R8 also has different driving modes, but they are not as intricate as the systems you will find in any given GT R. With DYNAMIC SELECT® you can adjust suspension, throttle response, power output, and exhaust noise. Once you master these driving modes, you can play with the 9 different transmission modes to adjust the grip of the limited-slip differential. 

The GT R puts all of the fun right at your finger tips, letting you be the driver. This reason, in our opinion, justifies the extra cost of the GT R without a doubt. If you have any questions about why the 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GT R is one of the best performance cars on the road today, come to Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead to see for yourself.

2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG's front seats
2017 Audi R8's cabin
2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R on the track
2017 Audi R8 on the track