Mercedes-AMG GT (C190) Shows up Near Stuttgart

Approximately six months away from its official unveil – with the actual launch to take place at the 2014 edition of the Paris Motor Show – the Mercedes-AMG GT (C190) is still being tested by Mercedes-Benz in various places around the world, but the most recent spotting happened in a district of Böblingen, near Stuttgart.
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT (C190) 1 photo
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Essentially, the following video is nothing but a collection of photos, but it does show a pre-production version of the AMG GT with somewhat less camouflage and the rear wing in the “high downforce” position for some reason, despite the fact that it is obviously being driven at legal speeds in the city.

As the model's gorgeous interior has already been revealed in all its splendor, the only thing left to find about the AMG GT is how pretty its exterior will be, but the old-school grand tourer proportions certainly make us all giggly.

The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT (C190) is set to be powered by an entirely new engine, a four-liter twin-turbocharged V8 mill that is based on two M133 four-pots from the 45 AMG series bonded together.

Recent reports suggest that the engine will use direct injection, while the twin-scroll turbochargers will sit inside the cylinder lines, just like on the BMW S63 and the Audi 4.0 TFSI engines.

The complete reversal of the intake and the exhaust manifolds in this manner is said to improve acceleration response which, in correlation with the twin-scroll technology of the turbochargers is set to minimize lag and give the AMG GT a throttle response similar to that of a naturally-aspirated engine.

Whether that will actually be true in the real life remains to be seen, but if one thing is sure is that AMG knows how to design a proper engine and our hopes are on a pretty high level.

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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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