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2015 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Launches Next Week, MBM Confirms

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Chris Aaron June 16, 2015 18:30

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has just confirmed that the all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S (yes, the hotter ‘S’ has specifically been confirmed) will be launched here, officially, on the 24th of June.

The hot AMG GT S was spied on a trailer two weeks ago, and now, we’ve been sent an invitation to witness the grand launch. Why so grand? Because it’s a hell of a car, that’s why.

Taking over from the massive SLS AMG as the flagship model in the AMG range, the new AMG GT S is packing some serious heat: a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that develops 503hp and 650Nm of torque. And yes, just like the SLS before it, it’s a full-blown AMG vehicle.

To those who can afford the consideration, Benz’s arch-rival BMW Malaysia too has launched a similar segment fighter, the BMW i8, which unlike the fire-breathing AMG GT, is a plug-in hybrid supercar with a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor: 362hp and 570Nm is what that beauty has to offer, along with a sophisticated all-wheel drive hybrid system and a claimed 2.1-litre/100km fuel consumption rate.

So, which German street fighter would you have? Or would you rather stick with the conventional, tried and tested Porsche 911?

About Chris Aaron

Chris finds equal pleasures in reviewing fast cars as much as the everyday workhorses. He maintains a passion for European makes, Formula 1, playing the electric guitar and spending endless hours on the PlayStation; first-person shooters and the Gran Turismo franchise remain favourites. He also finds it strange to have written this in the third person.

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