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Paris show debut for Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster

Mercedes has unveiled its new AMG GT Roadster at the Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris.

The open-top two-seater will be available in two model variants from launch in February 2017. The base model AMG GT Roadster is powered by a 4.0-litre V8 biturbo producing 476 hp.

The range-topping Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster features even more dynamic and visually distinctive styling and has a peak output of 557 hp - with exclusive equipment and appointments.

“AMG customers love the GT – no wonder we keep expanding the model family,” said Ola Källenius, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing and Sales. With the dual debut of these two roadsters, Mercedes-AMG is following hot on the heels of the world premiere of the AMG GT R. The top-of-the-range coupé was unveiled in the United Kingdom at the end of June. Together with the AMG GT and AMG GT S Coupés and the AMG GT3 race car, the GT family now boasts no fewer than six members.

“With an output of 557 hp and maximum torque of 680 Nm, the AMG GT C Roadster is positioned between the AMG GT S and AMG GT R. Its AMG GT R genes are instantly recognisable – from the Panamericana grille to the powerful rear end. This roadster offers both – power cruising at its best and driving performance at the highest level,” said Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

Technical highlights include the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with widened track at the rear, active rear-axle steering and electronically controlled rear differential lock. This combination enables maximum roadster handling, even higher cornering speeds and ‘exceptional’ traction.

The AMG GT C Roadster’s exclusive equipment package includes standard-fit interior features such as nappa leather upholstery, the AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather/DINAMICA microfibre and the additional RACE programme. The AMG Performance seats are available as options and, for the first time, with the AIRSCARF neck-level heating system and seat ventilation for year-round open-air enjoyment. In both variants, the top opens and closes in eleven seconds, even when driving at speeds of up to 31mph.