New Mercedes-AMG GT C and GT R roars into Malaysia, 4.0L V8 from RM 1.5m!

Shaun · Oct 17, 2019 03:15 PM

Mercedes AMG GT-C and GT-R front

  • Engine outputs remain unchanged from the pre-facelift
  • Cosmetic changes for improved aerodynamics and handling
  • Updated interior now features fully digital gauge clusters

Just over a year after the launch of the Mercedes-AMG GT C, the facelifted GT C and GT R have arrived. Prices start from RM 1,558,888 for the GT C and goes up to RM 1,712,888 for the GT R. 

In comparison, the 911 (992 generation) Carrera S is priced at RM 1.1m though not exactly the direct competition as the more potent Turbo models are yet to be unveiled.

Mercedes AMG GT-C and GT-R top

Engines are essentially carried over and to recap, the hand-built 4.0-litre V8 bi-turbo unit produces 557 PS and 680 Nm of torque on the GT C and 585 PS and 700 Nm on the GT R. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.

0-100km/h takes 3.7 seconds for the GT C and 3.6 Seconds for the GT R.

Mercedes AMG GT-C engine

Exterior updates include new LED headlamps with multi-chamber design, darker tail lamps, new exhaust tips, tweaked rear diffuser and a new selection of rims. As before, the GT C and GT R has a wider body with increased track width for enhanced handling.

Mercedes AMG GT-C rear

Interior wise, it gets a new flat-bottomed steering wheel with the AMG Dynamic Select switch, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a new infotainment screen borrowed from the facelifted C-Class. 

Mercedes AMG GT-C interior

The AMG Dynamic Select allows the car’s characteristics to be altered by individually adjusting the engine, transmission, suspension and steering. Depending on the driver’s mood, the car can be called upon to have a more comfort oriented drive or a more aggressive track set up.