New Mercedes-Benz Roadster Teased (Update- Unveiled)

(Updated on 15-Sept-2016)

The Mercedes AMG GT C Roadster has been unveiled before its debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show later this month. This new roadster will be available in two versions- AMG GT Roadster and AMG GT C Roadster.

A 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine powers both the roadsters but in a different state of tune. The AMG GT Roadster produces 469bhp of max power and 630Nm of peak torque. While the AMG GT C Roadster makes 549bhp of max power and 680Nm of peak torque.  Both the roadsters utilises Merc’s seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.

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These impressive numbers translate equally good in terms of performance. The AMG GT Roadster is capable of 0-100kph time of 4 seconds, and the AMG GT C Roadster can do the same in 3.7 seconds. The Roadsters can reach a max speed of 302kph and 315kph.

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The roof-top mechanism consists of three-layer fabric soft-top fitted over a folding hardtop. To reduce the chassis flex, the company has added strengthening to compensate for the fixed roof.

Based on the AMG GT-R, AMG GT C Roadster is the more performance orientated version. And like the GT-R, it also features a wider track and more pronounced rear arches.

(Updated on 14th-Sept-2016)

Lately, Mercedes-Benz has been very aggressive when it comes to adding products to its line-up. The performance division of the company has teased a video of a roadster, which seems to be a convertible version of AMG GT S sports car. The three-point star brand will unveil this new car at the upcoming Paris Motor Show.

This roadster will utilise the same four-litre V8 twin-turbo petrol motor that produces 510PS of max power and 650Nm of peak torque.

In the teaser video, we can notice a roll bar installed near the headrest of the seats. Most likely, it will be a soft-top convertible instead of a hardtop to keep the weight in check. The silhouette of the car has a long bonnet and AMG GT type rear end.

Watch official video-

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Siddharth Sharma

Siddharth has always been passionate about Cars and Bikes. He was the kind of kid that always had the latest Auto magazine in his school bag. He had this dream- to become a professional racecar driver. Finally, in 2012 he found himself racing as a rookie driver in the Polo R Cup national racing championship. Over time he had to readjust the sail and get into automotive journalism to continue enjoying machines on wheels.

Siddharth Sharma

Siddharth has always been passionate about Cars and Bikes. He was the kind of kid that always had the latest Auto magazine in his school bag. He had this dream- to become a professional racecar driver. Finally, in 2012 he found himself racing as a rookie driver in the Polo R Cup national racing championship. Over time he had to readjust the sail and get into automotive journalism to continue enjoying machines on wheels.

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