Dynamic world début of the new Mercedes-AMG GT in Affalterbach

Dynamic world début of the new Mercedes-AMG GT in Affalterbach
09.
September 2014
Affalterbach
As exciting as crossing the finish line in a car race – that was how Mercedes-AMG presented its new GT V8 sports car this evening, the second vehicle to be entirely developed under its own direction. None other than current Formula 1 points leader Nico Rosberg piloted the breath-taking newcomer from the sports car brand of Mercedes-Benz onto the stage. The emotions ran high for around 400 international guests from the worlds of politics, business and the media, including AMG's founders Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher, as the Mercedes-AMG GT made its début in its birthplace. Previously, Bernd Schneider, five-time DTM champion and with 43 victories the most successful DTM driver of all time, presented a parade of the most famous vehicles from AMG's history.
Mercedes-AMG created an authentic motor sports atmosphere at its head office in Affalterbach for the first appearance of the new GT under the eyes of the world. A temporary pit lane with stands for spectators and a victory fireworks show set the perfect scene for the début of an ambitious new challenger.
With the new Mercedes-AMG GT, the Mercedes-AMG sports car brand enters a new segment for the company that is teeming with top-class competitors. Its front mid-engine concept with transaxle and the intelligent aluminium lightweight construction form the basis for a highly dynamic driving experience. The basis for AMG's hallmark driving performance is provided by the AMG 4.0-litre V8 Biturbo engine, which is also a new development and is built in two output specifications: as a GT with 340 kW (462 hp) and as a GT S with 375 kW (510 hp).
"The Mercedes-AMG GT shows sports car enthusiasts around the world what AMG is capable of", said Prof Thomas Weber, member of the Daimler Board of Management responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, and stressed Mercedes-AMG's importance within Daimler's engineering network.
"With its technological substance, the Mercedes-AMG GT fulfils our high standards with regard to driving dynamics, agility and sportiness. It has been 'handcrafted by racers', and shows that we make our customers' dreams come true", said Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
The GT combines driving dynamics and first-class racetrack performance with superb everyday practicality and a level of efficiency that sets new standards in the segment.

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World Premiere: The new Mercedes-AMG GT, Affalterbach 09.09.2014
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Dr. Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Formula One Driver Nico Rosberg, Prof Dr Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH and Ola Källenius, Member of the Mercedes-Benz Cars Divisional Board, responsible for Sales at the world premiere of the Mercedes-AMG GT in Affalterbach. v.l.to r. Thomas Weber, Dieter Zetsche, Tobias Moehrs, Nico Rosberg, Ola Källenius
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With a lot of applause and fireworks the Mercedes-AMG GT has been celebrated at its world premiere in Affalterbach.
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With a lot of applause and fireworks the Mercedes-AMG GT has been celebrated at its world premiere in Affalterbach.
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Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH and Formula One Driver Nico Rosberg at the world premiere of the Mercedes-AMG GT in Affalterbach.
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Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH and Formula One Driver Nico Rosberg at the world premiere of the Mercedes-AMG GT in Affalterbach.
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Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, presents the Mercedes-AMG GT to worldwide journalists in Affalterbach.
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Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, presents the Mercedes-AMG GT to worldwide journalists in Affalterbach.
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Dr Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, at the new Mercedes-AMG GT
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Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH
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