Maybe Your Cheap-Ass Self Can Afford A Mercedes AMG GT Now

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Mercedes has introduced a new AMG GT base model in America that’s almost $20,000 cheaper than the initial GT S model. I’m thinking that slides the new entry-level GT into reasonable third-car territory finally.

Previously, Americans only had the option of the Mercedes AMG GT S, which now starts at $132,125. That’s like Porsche money, or something. And you should probably already have a Porsche as your second car. But that leaves the AMG GT S a little pricey for a third car; well (maybe) not any longer.

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The new lower-trim AMG GT (no other designations, just GT) starts at $112,125, a good $20,000 cheaper now. That’s a decent chunk of change.

The new GT model is down about 50 horsepower from the 503 horsepower of the GT S, and twists at 443 lb-ft of torque using the same 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 and seven-speed dual-clutch. It also comes with the same seats as the GT S, as well as the same available options. It’s just slower. And cheaper!

So is it third-car worthy now? Prime-car for you up-and-comer social influencers? Or are you going to sell the second car and replace it with the new 575 horsepower AMG GT R? You should probably do that.

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Jake - Has Bad Luck So You Don't Have To

so I’m going to come over all Tavarish and legitimately ask: Why buy this when you could have a 10 year old S600 V12 biturbo for less than 1/10th the price? All the ameneties you could imagine, subdued styling that has held up very well, an enormous engine producing stupid amounts of go-go, a damn good sound, and room for all of your mistresses. They’re both Mercedes, so maintenance and parts are going to be disastrous on both of them.