The facelifted Mercedes-AMG GT family was revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show late in 2018, but we have already unearthed local ahead of a planned second-quarter launch in South Africa.
As before, the local line-up will comprise five GT-badged derivatives, in addition to the new, two-strong Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé range (we recently brought you pricing for the four-door GT53 and GT63 S derivatives, as well).
Interestingly, it seems the limited-edition Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro will not be included in the local line-up at launch.
All five derivatives draw their urge from Affalterbach's twin-turbo 4,0-litre V8, albeit in various states of tune. The range again starts with the GT coupé (R2 198 300, before CO2 emissions tax), which offers 340 kW and 600 N.m of rear-wheel-drive goodness. The GT Roadster, meanwhile, comes in at R2 478 900 and makes a little more oomph at 350 kW and 630 N.m.
Next up is the GT S coupé for R2 486 900, which hikes peak outputs to 375 kW and 650 N.m, with the GT C Roadster following at R2 928 700 and offering 410 kW and 680 N.m. Finally, the flagship of the range is again the GT R (unless the GT R Pro does eventually make its way to local shores), churning out 430 kW and 700 N.m for the sum of R3 031 100.
The GT family facelift includes various exterior updates, including the fitment of new light clusters (front and rear), a redesigned rear apron and refreshed tailpipe covers, along with a choice of new alloy wheel designs.
The two-door AMG GT coupés and roadsters are also now fitted with the Affalterbach-based firm’s integrated driving dynamics control system, a new steering wheel, the centre console from the AMG GT 4-Door Coupé and a fully digital instrument display.
A new parking package will furthermore be available, as will two-tone leather upholstery and the “brilliant blue magno” hue first introduced on the AMG GT 4-Door Coupé.
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