AMG GT family welcomes new 'open air' Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster S


Mercedes say the AMG GT S Roadster can already be ordered from dealers, although there's no official price yet.

The Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster goes on sale in late 2018.

The power unit is what really differentiates the AMG GT S Roadster.

With an AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine, delivering horsepower of 522, a peak torque of 670 NM (at 1900-5000 rpm), 0-100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 308 km/h, the new car's specs confirm its place in between the two other Roadsters.

"The new model represents the ideal alternative for the performance-oriented AMG GT Roadster customer".

The GT S jumps from 0 to 60 miles per hour in an estimated 3.7 seconds, more quickly than the GT (3.9 seconds) but a touch slower than the GT S (3.6 seconds). It sits slightly below the GT C but above the standard GT.

The standalone AMG range of cars has only been with us for five minutes, but this - the new AMG GT S Roadster - represents the tenth version of an AMG vehicle you can buy. Performance metrics will also depend on which of the five driving modes a user selects, including C (comfort), S (sport), S+ (sport plus), RACE, and the individually programmable I (individual).

Standard equipment also includes the electronically controlled limited-slip differential at the rear axle, and AMG high-performance composite braking system (ceramic composite brakes are optional).

It doesn't gain the rear axle steering the GT C has as standard, though it can be optioned at extra cost - it also comes with the "Dynamic Plus" pack, available to add features such as dynamic engine and transmission mounts and stiffer sports suspension.

The cabin looks similar too, adopting standard features such as the sport seats upholstered in black Artico artificial leather/Dinamica microfiber, and the AMG Silver Chrome Interior package.