Codenamed C190, the Mercedes-AMG GT is Euro 6 compliant and will be officially unveiled this October at the Paris Motor Show. But 'til then, Mercedes-Benz has dropped a very neat piece of info on the hotter GT-S model. That is the 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) time and top speed: 3.8 seconds and 192 mph (310 clicks per hour). Minus the top speed, that's similar to what the SLS AMG delivered from its 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 and comparable to the M113 ML55 5.4-liter s/c mill of the SLR, churning out 626 PS.
That's quite remarkable when you also take into consideration that the AMG GT's M178 mill will drink just 9.8 liters of gasoline every 100 clicks, which translates to 28.8 UK mpg or 24 US mpg thanks to an ECO start/stop feature. One other reason why the AMG GT is similarly fast to the SLR and SLS is that the new car is expected to weigh "less than 3,527 pounds" (1.6 tons).
Then there's the transmission. Mercedes-Benz hasn't told exactly what it is, but a seven-speed twin-clutch job with flappy paddles is highly probable, and this type of setup can upshift faster than the humdrum automatics fitted to the SLR McLaren and SLS AMG.
Last but not least, play the video below to hear the AMG GT transform high octane gasoline into noise.