The Mercedes-AMG GT Weighs 3,395 Pounds And Should Cost Around $100K

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According to Bloomberg, the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT is 440 pounds lighter than the SLS AMG and will start at a price in Europe that makes us believe the U.S. price will be around $100,000.

We know that the Mercedes-AMG's chassis is mostly aluminum and that it's also 5.9 inches shorter for added lightness. It also abandoned the SLS's awesome but rather heavy gullwing doors. All that equals to a weight of 3,395 pounds. That's still not 440 pounds lighter than an SLS, but that's as far as it goes.

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Bloomberg is also saying that the Mercedes-AMG GT's European base price (for the 456 horsepower version) is close 100,000 Euros. In U.S. American Freedom Dollars that's $129,000, but let's look at comparable cars. The Jaguar F-Type R's European base price also happens to be 103,700 Euros. Yet, the Jag costs $99,000 in the land of the free.

In the U.S. we tend to get cars at a nice discount compared to the heavily-taxed Europeans and it's reasonable to expect the Mercedes will follow suit.

If this logic holds that means the 503 hp GT S will cost more than the 550 hp Jaguar, but still significantly less than a 520 hp Porsche 911 Turbo, which starts at $151,100.

Deal, or no deal?

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thespunbearing
Sweet Trav

The 'Vette Z06 will eat this thing's lunch and it costs less.

Why would anyone spend their money on this car?