Mercedes-AMG GT S now available as roadster

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster

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Clearly Mercedes thinks that a GT range which already offers the GT, GT S, GT C and GT R in Coupe guise, GT and GT C Roadster and four-door GT 53, GT 63 and GT 63 S, just isn't complete, so the new GT S Roadster will, fill the yawning gap in the GT range between the GT Roadster and GT C Roadster. Unsurprisingly, this number sits between the estimated time of 3.6 seconds for the GT C Roadster and 3.9 seconds for the base model.

As with other models, power comes from a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, in this case making 384kW of power and 670Nm of torque - as per the equivalent GT S coupe - with maximum torque available between 1900 and 5000rpm. This positions it between the GT Roadster and top-end drop top, the GT C Roadster.

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According to Mercedes, the AMG GT S Roadster will make the sprint to 60 miles per hour from a standstill in only 3.7 seconds, while its more powerful older brother will do the same in 3.6 seconds. Power transmission duties are taken care of by a 7-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. Now the Affalterbach tuner has added the mid-range GT S Roadster.

As with the tin-top, the Roadster has an aluminium-intensive body and structure, while the three-layered soft-top roof is supported by a lightweight structure of magnesium, steel and aluminium. The Dynamic Plus package is the one that aids the car's dynamics, and includes options such as rear axle steering.

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Says Mercedes-AMG Chairman Tobias Moers: "With the AMG GT S Roadster, our AMG GT family has gained another exceptionally sporty member that combines high driving dynamics with an emotional open-air experience". In India, AMG only offers the base GT Roadster - so it can not be confirmed if the company will bring this specific model to our shores or not.

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