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2018 Mercedes-AMG® GT vs 2018 Mercedes-AMG® GT R

2018 AMG GT Roadster in Blue vs 2018 AMG GT R in Green

A reinvention of the pure sports car, the Mercedes-AMG® GT is offered in six incredibly powerful and insanely luxurious models, the most popular of the two being the AMG® GT and the AMG® GT R. Although similar in many ways, the models were designed for different purposes. See which model most appeals to you with this 2018 Mercedes-AMG® GT vs 2018 Mercedes-AMG® GT R comparison. 

Both the GT and the GT R deliver outstanding performance and a first-class driving experience, but the GT R was engineered purely to perform while the GT was designed to serve as both a thrilling sportscar and an everyday street vehicle. The performance-focused GT R features more power, extra grip, stronger brakes, and highly advanced performance technology. Meanwhile, the GT features an incredibly stylish power-folding soft-top and premium comforts for maximum driving pleasure.

2018 Mercedes-AMG® GT


2018 Mercedes-AMG® GT R

Roadster Body Style Coupe

Handcrafted AMG® 4.0L V8 biturbo &


Engine &


Handcrafted AMG® 4.0L V8 biturbo &


469 - 550 horsepower &

465 - 502 lb-ft torque 

Horsepower &


577 horsepower &

516 lb-ft torque

3.6 - 3.9 seconds &

188 MPH

0-60 MPH Acceleration &

Top Track Speed

3.5 seconds &

198 MPH

2018 AMG® GT and GT R Model Options

Another big difference between the AMG® GT and the AMG® GT R is body style--the GT is a roadster and the GT R is a coupe. The GT is available in two model options--either the AMG® GT Roadster or the AMG® GT C Roadster. Meanwhile, the GT R is only offered in one model: the AMG® GT R Coupe.

Learn a bit more about each of the model options below.

AMG® GT Roadster: 469 Horsepower | 465 lb-ft Torque | 0-60 MPH in 3.9 Seconds | $124,400* MSRP

AMG® GT C Roadster: 550 Horsepower | 502 lb-ft Torque | 0-60 MPH in 3.6 Seconds | $157,000* MSRP

AMG® GT R Coupe: 557 Horsepower | 516 lb-ft Torque | 0-60 MPH in 3.5 Seconds | $157,000* MSRP

All of the AMG® GT models are equipped with innovative technology and premium features to enhance the driving experience. Shared standard features across all three models include the following: 

  • 8.4" Freestanding Display
  • AMG® full-DINAMICA Performance Steering Wheel
  • COMAND Navigation
  • Heated® Seats with Memory

*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, and dealer prep. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead for details.


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