Production of the facelifted Mercedes-AMG GT range has officially commenced at the German firm’s plant in Sindelfingen.
The refreshed GT family was revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show late in 2018 and now the first units have started rolling off the line. Of course, in February 2019, we brought you local pricing for the new range, which you can check out here.
Offered in coupé and roadster body styles, the Mercedes-AMG GT family (including the limited-edition GT R Pro) are produced with what Mercedes-Benz describes as a “hand-built character” by specially trained staff.
Indeed, the automaker says the production process involves a “high degree of top-quality hand finishing” at the plant.
The Sindelfingen plant is the lead factory for the production of the S- and E-Class models, and also builds the CLS, Mercedes-Maybach and GLA. In future, electric vehicles (under the EQ sub-brand) will also be produced at the site. The plant employs a workforce of more than 25 000 people and completes around 250 vehicles a day.
"The start of production of the revamped Mercedes-AMG GT sports cars shows once again that the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant is not only a manufacturer of top-quality volume-produced vehicles,” said Michael Bauer, head of production of the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant and site manager.
“This way, we are able to keep expanding our scope of expertise. With our highly motivated and experienced team we are in a position to meet our customers' wishes for highly exclusive vehicles such as the Mercedes-AMG GT. We are rightly proud of that."
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