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Mercedes-Benz AMG GT (C190) Being Trashed on the Nordschleife

A couple of weeks ago we were speculating that the upcoming Mercedes-Benz AMG GT (C190) might be revealed in one way or another as early as next month, at the 2014 New York Auto Show.
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While most reports are still saying that the Porsche 911 and Jaguar F-Type Coupe-fighter is to be unveiled either in the summer, at the Hockenheim Formula 1 Grand Prix or in the Fall, at the Paris Motor Show 2014, Mercedes-AMG might surprise everyone (including us, ed) with a much earlier unveil.

As we mentioned before, the New York launch would also make sense from a marketing perspective, as this year's auto show marks the 60th anniversary since the iconic Mercedes-Benz 300 SL first entered the spotlight at the same venue.

Whether that will actually happen or not remains to be seen, but what is known for sure is that the AMG GT will be a hell of sports car.

Powered exclusively by various versions of a newly-developed four-liter V8 engine, the low-slung sports car comes to steal a slice of the EUR 100,000-150,000 sports coupe market, with certain variants of the car to also go for a tad more than that (read: Black Series).

Internally codenamed M178, the twin-turbocharged mill is actually developed starting from two M133 four-cylinder engines from the 45 AMG series bonded together to form a V8.

In the “basic” AMG GT, the engine should be good for around 500 hp and 700 Nm (516 lb ft) of torque, while a Black Series version should push those numbers up by around 20 percent.

 
 
 
 
 

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