Crown

Board: AMG Mercedes Language: English Region: Worldwide Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    Ferdie:

    The SLS and GT are single models, like Porsche's Turbo / Turbo S. Of course they will build less cars than Porsche with their variety of variants.

    The GT is a great car and looks good in person but I have also seen very few on the road. Mostly in Stuttgart, to be honest.

    and again - two out of three with that orange little sticker on the screen Smiley


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    Nobody cares for the GT in Germany no

    So maybe he's the only one interested because of Forza and GT angry


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    In Stuttgart you will see a lot of GTs. On one evening you can see 4-5 or more


    --

    AM


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    BiTurbo:

    Nobody cares for the GT in Germany no

    I just can talk about the SLS. When driving trough the city, kids are pulling the smartphone to take pictures. Wherever you park you receive positive comments. Overall the car is just an eye catcher. You should expect that the GT causes similar reactions?


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    @lars.....no it doesnt. the SLS has a special aura that the GT totally lacks.

    i believe the SLS is already one of the alltime classics. just like a ford gt is


    --
    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.

    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    How does the GT have an aura? Until the doors open, it's pretty normal looking and I personally think the GT is a better design.


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    This is my favorite comparison picture. The biggest difference are the lines and proportions of the SLS. They are similar to the legendary SL300. Both cars share the unique fascinating look and appeal.

    But - being honest - that GT is really looking bad on this picture. It looks better in reality!


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    Are prices of second hand GTs reflecting this lack of presence?


    --

    1992 964 Carrera 2 - 2014 Mercedes A45 AMG - 2013 Mini Cooper S


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    Mikla:

    Are prices of second hand GTs reflecting this lack of presence?

    Lowest mark in the online-trading platform is a GT (non S) with 6000km for 127k list price offered now for 106. So this are 17% for a used car. Others are marked down around 12-13% (for used demo cars). 

    Today still people are looking for the car. Wait a year and you will see cars for below 100k. 


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    noone1...the sls was a direct hommage to the 300sl.

    so yes, the doors make a difference as does the engine. the 6.2l NA being the last of its kind. and it is one hell of an engine.

    imo the sls has that supercar effect while the gt is well, just another gt.


    --
    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    koko:
    SciFrog:

    Where? I barely can recall having seen one on the streets...

    Everywhere. I see more of them than R8s.

    Not in Germany. I saw one SLS last year in autumn. They seem to have become collector's items. Smiley Saw much more SLS on the road two or three years ago.


    --

    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Ford Mustang GT500 Shelby SVT (2014), Mini JCW (2015), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    Mikla:

    Are prices of second hand GTs reflecting this lack of presence?

    87 used GT are available in the Mercedes Benz used car system in Germany

    Prices range from 112k to 176k EUR. Most cars seem to be dealer cars.

    In general, prices for used cars seem to be 20-25% lower than the MSRP with an average mileage of around 10k km.

    Not sure if this really indicates something but it actually indicates that the GT is not in very high demand, there are sufficient cars available if you really want one. Can't deduct a lot about the general success from these numbers.

     


    --

     

    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Ford Mustang GT500 Shelby SVT (2014), Mini JCW (2015), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)

     


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    Too bad it's not selling, IMO it's a fantastic looking car. 


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    I saw two AMG GTs during my visit to Munich in October 2015. In two days.  Luck I suppose.  

    By all accounts it's a very good car except maybe the steering is a bit lacking in feeling. Is the problem that it is not the kind of car the typical Mercedes buyer wants?  Price could be an issue too.  


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    I have a feeling that the GT is seen as a baby SLS. At least the people I know having an SLS would never consider the GT.


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    vantagesc:

    I saw two AMG GTs during my visit to Munich in October 2015. In two days.  Luck I suppose.  

    By all accounts it's a very good car except maybe the steering is a bit lacking in feeling. Is the problem that it is not the kind of car the typical Mercedes buyer wants?  Price could be an issue too.  

    Did you drove AMG GT-S personally?

    Steering is IMO more direct and feelsome then in 991.2CS. Car is definitely not what typical Mercedes buyer wants since it is louder and stiffer then again 991.1CS. 

    It is IMHO probably the best front engine sportscar currently on the market.


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    RC:
    Mikla:

    Are prices of second hand GTs reflecting this lack of presence?

    87 used GT are available in the Mercedes Benz used car system in Germany

    Prices range from 112k to 176k EUR. Most cars seem to be dealer cars.

    In general, prices for used cars seem to be 20-25% lower than the MSRP with an average mileage of around 10k km.

     

    I found the same cars. As stated earlier - the prices are 12-17% lower. While 17 was only one single, car, the others have been around 12%. This is not enough - you can find new cars with almost the same reduction!


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    tso:

    I have a feeling that the GT is seen as a baby SLS. At least the people I know having an SLS would never consider the GT.

    You are right - I might not consider a GT.

    But - the GT drives completely different than the SLS. As per my previous driving report, the GT drives much more direct, you can feel the shorter chassis. Also, the American muscle appeal is gone. Drive-wise the GT is more agile than the SLS, but the SLS is fascinating and super cool. When driving the SLS you can see this extremely long hood. You have the feeling that the front is around the corner while you are still sitting on the straight line. The engine of the SLS is ultimate powerful. The car is very nervous on throttle reactions. If you hit the paddle the rear reacts instantly, this even on higher speeds. It is a drivers cars which makes it so enjoyable. The GT on the other hand, is more what we are used of modern 991s. It is perfect, very powerful (much more than a 991.S) corners like it should do, keeps the rear in control. However, the 991 might be bit more sports car, but the GT is by far less GT than the name supposed to be.


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    Lars997:
    tso:

    I have a feeling that the GT is seen as a baby SLS. At least the people I know having an SLS would never consider the GT.

    You are right - I might not consider a GT.

    But - the GT drives completely different than the SLS. As per my previous driving report, the GT drives much more direct, you can feel the shorter chassis. Also, the American muscle appeal is gone. Drive-wise the GT is more agile than the SLS, but the SLS is fascinating and super cool. When driving the SLS you can see this extremely long hood. You have the feeling that the front is around the corner while you are still sitting on the straight line. The engine of the SLS is ultimate powerful. The car is very nervous on throttle reactions. If you hit the paddle the rear reacts instantly, this even on higher speeds. It is a drivers cars which makes it so enjoyable. The GT on the other hand, is more what we are used of modern 991s. It is perfect, very powerful (much more than a 991.S) corners like it should do, keeps the rear in control. However, the 991 might be bit more sports car, but the GT is by far less GT than the name supposed to be.

    I agree that the SLS is a fantastic car, but I have only driven it on track and only the GT version. I did not have to exit the pit lane before I liked the car, and on the track I only pushed 90%, but I really liked it. The engine is a monster Smiley

    The best part that day was that the entire AMG line up was available and I drove nearly all cars, with the exception of SUVs, and then you really feel the difference in personality on these cars.


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    Mercedes-AMG GT R faster than SLS Black Series, may top 911 GT3 RS http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1033086_mercedes-amg-gt-r-faster-than-sls-black-series-may-top-911-gt3-rs


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    I saw a blue GT-S on the highway the other day. And I have it admit it looks much better in person than photos. It looks quite the beast. I am tempted....


    --

    2013 BMW 750 xDrive & 2014 x5 & 2014 991 TTS Cab 2014 BMW i3 2017 Porsche Mission E & 991.2 GT3 on order


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    Agreed, saw two in the last few weeks, one matte black and one in dark gray. They look fantastic in the metal. 


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    Saw one in silver the other day. Looked super nice!!

     


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    these are now sitting unsold in UK dealers .. and residuals are tanking


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    Really? There are barely any for sale on eBay in the US and they have high asking prices of like $130K.

    What's the price in the UK?


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    34 cars available on MBUK's used car locator.

    and every single showroom with AMG presence I have been to has a new unregistered car


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    It looks OK but I have yet to see one on the road... They surely are not selling well.


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    There are quite a few driving around here in Zürich.


    --

    2015 981 Cayman GT4 | White | Full Bucket Seats | Sport Chrono
    2014 991 Carrera 4S | Dark Blue Metallic | PDK | Sport Chrono | SPASM


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    I saw a black one in Manhattan. Looked good to me. Whether or not they are selling, I have no idea. It's like like $130K cars are really that common in most places. 


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    The motor in the GT is going to be shared with the new A-M Vantage.  A-M has confirmed manual gearbox with this motor.  I wonder if the sharing with be bi-directional and the manual might make it to AMG also?


    --

    16 Cayman GT4, 73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550, 79 635CSi


     
    Edit

    Forum

    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II) 4/17/24 7:16 AM
    GnilM
    765675 1798
    Porsche Sticky Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos) 4/7/24 11:48 AM
    Boxster Coupe GTS
    437426 565
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: Cayman GT4 RS (2021) 5/12/23 12:11 PM
    W8MM
    261477 288
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: Porsche 911 (992) GT3 RS - 2022 3/12/24 8:28 AM
    DJM48
    258275 323
    Porsche Sticky The new Macan: the first all-electric SUV from Porsche 1/30/24 9:18 AM
    RCA
    82807 45
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: Taycan 2024 Facelift 3/15/24 1:23 PM
    CGX car nut
    5334 50
    Porsche The moment I've been waiting for... 2/1/24 7:01 PM
    Pilot
     
     
     
     
     
    877642 1364
    Porsche 992 GT3 7/23/23 7:01 PM
    Grant
    809970 3868
    Porsche Welcome to the new Taycan Forum! 2/10/24 4:43 PM
    nberry
    388762 1526
    Porsche GT4RS 4/17/24 8:53 PM
    GaussM
    386548 1452
    Others Tesla 2 the new thread 12/13/23 2:48 PM
    CGX car nut
    369654 2401
    Porsche Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design 7/3/23 12:30 PM
    Porker
    367405 797
    Ferrari Ferrari 812 Superfast 4/21/23 8:09 AM
    the-missile
    290764 550
    Porsche Red Nipples 991.2 GT3 Touring on tour 4/11/24 12:32 PM
    Ferdie
    286950 668
    Porsche Collected my 997 GTS today 10/19/23 7:06 PM
    CGX car nut
     
     
     
     
     
    259416 812
    Lambo Huracán EVO STO 7/30/23 6:59 PM
    mcdelaug
    237944 346
    Lotus Lotus Emira 6/25/23 2:53 PM
    Enmanuel
    226018 101
    Others Corvette C8 10/16/23 3:24 PM
    Enmanuel
    220455 488
    Others Gordon Murray - T.50 11/22/23 10:27 AM
    mcdelaug
    167343 387
    Porsche Back to basics - 996 GT3 RS 6/11/23 5:13 PM
    CGX car nut
    139224 144
    BMW M 2024 BMW M3 CS Official Now 12/29/23 9:04 AM
    RCA
    115945 303
    Motor Sp. 2023 Formula One 12/19/23 5:38 AM
    WhoopsyM
    107716 685
    Others Valkyrie final design? 4/28/23 2:45 AM
    Rossi
    99383 219
    Porsche 2022 992 Safari Model 3/7/24 4:22 PM
    WhoopsyM
    83687 239
    AMG Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758 2/23/24 10:03 PM
    blueflame
    74916 297
    Porsche 992 GT3 RS 3/3/24 7:22 PM
    WhoopsyM
    53305 314
    Motor Sp. Porsche 963 3/16/24 9:27 PM
    WhoopsyM
    24749 237
    Ferrari Ferrari 296 GTB (830PS, Hybrid V6) 1/21/24 4:29 PM
    GT-Boy
    20987 103
    BMW M 2022 BMW M5 CS 4/8/24 1:43 PM
    Ferdie
    19259 140
    AMG G63 sold out 9/15/23 7:38 PM
    Nico997
    16480 120
    129 items found, displaying 1 to 30.