2024 Mercedes-AMG GT Takes Aim at Rivals Porsche, Maserati, BMW

Jackson Wheeler
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  • After an early first drive of the 2024 Mercedes-AMG GT lineup, the brand has finally revealed pricing for the revamped GT model.
  • Starting at $136,050 and going up to $177,050, the AMG GT models garner competition from the likes of BMW, Porsche, and Maserati.
  • With a power range of 469 hp to 577 hp and optional 2+2 seating, the Mercedes-AMG GT is more comfortable and still fast, too.

Charging through the tight, narrow hillside roads above Grenada, Spain, last year, Autoweek’s West Coast Editor Mark Vaughn found the 2024 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 to be as fast as it is luxurious. A perfect sports car the AMG GT 63 is not, but the two-door coupe is certainly qualified and competent in earning its grand touring title.

To be sure, the line between pure sports cars and lightning-fast GT models has been continually blurred as of late, at least in manufacturer lineups. Revamped on the current SL platform, the 2024 Mercedes-AMG GT lineup is a testament to this trend, even if Mercedes insists on calling it a sports car.

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2+2 seating is an option for the 2024 Mercedes-AMG GT lineup.

Riding on a stretched, highway-focused platform and with two wicked quick powertrains, we’ve decided to call the AMG GT by a new term: very sporty GT. Either way, the market segment that executives at Mercedes are after is clear. As the brand announces official pricing for the 2024 Mercedes-AMG GT lineup, Porsche, Maserati, and BMW should be on high alert.

Starting at $136,050 for the 2024 Mercedes-AMG GT 55, this base model (if you can call it that) trim is well positioned to compete with Porsche’s 911 Carrera S and Carrera 4S models. Boasting 469 hp from an AMG 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, the AMG GT 55 makes slightly more power than the Carrera 4S (443 hp) for around $4000 less.

Moving up into the 2024 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 gets more expensive. For $177,050, you can put your foot down into all 577 hp available from the same 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. Matched up against Porsche’s 597-hp, $198,500 911 Turbo, the AMG GT 63 starts to look like a bargain, at least for buyers in that tax bracket.

But it’s not just the power figures that make a good GT car. It’s often about how comfortable you and your favorite passenger are for hundreds of miles at a time. And the Mercedes-AMG GT has the upper hand in that realm as well, thanks to its 106.3-inch wheelbase. In total, that makes the new AMG GT lineup 186.1 inches long.

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A heated steering wheel as well as a 360-degree surround-view camera are also standard.

Comparatively, the 992-generation Porsche 911 sits with a wheelbase of 96.5 inches and a total length of 177.9 to 178.5 inches, making the AMG quite a bit longer. However, Mercedes is trying to fool us into stuffing a child (or even a small-ish adult) into sorry excuses for back seats in the new GT lineup.

With its size, Mercedes is also competing with the likes of Maserati’s relaunched GranTurismo and BMW’s M8. While the BMW skews toward the leaner end of the pricing scale (starting at $140,795), Maserati’s GranTurismo starts at $159,995 but goes up to $191,995, making both trims of the AMG GT competitive.

Dynamics are a major focus of the AMG GT, but interior build quality and amenities are equally important and Mercedes hasn’t dropped the ball here, either. Nappa leather is standard across the board, as is a Burmester surround sound system. AMG also offers customers the ability to customize their interior upholstery.

All told, the AMG GT is an engaging drive with a modern, competitive interior to boot. But what will set it apart from other models in the segment? At this price range, a combination of brand allegiance and specific interior wants will likely help prospective buyers choose.

If you were buying in this segment, which model would you pick? Why? Please share your thoughts below.

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A New York transplant hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Emmet White has a passion for anything that goes: cars, bicycles, planes, and motorcycles. After learning to ride at 17, Emmet worked in the motorcycle industry before joining Autoweek in 2022. The woes of alternate side parking have kept his fleet moderate, with a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta GLI and a 2003 Honda Nighthawk 750 street parked in his South Brooklyn community.

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Jackson Wheeler is a skilled editor at Speedofdaily.com, specializing in automotive content. With a background in Journalism and Automotive Engineering, he combines his passion for cars with his writing expertise to deliver captivating articles. Jackson's deep knowledge of automotive technology and his racing experience make him a valuable asset to the team, providing readers with informative and engaging content.
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