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2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro, GT update unveiled

The updated Mercedes-AMG GT and a new GT R Pro variant have been unveiled at the 2018 Los Angeles motor show. The new Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro is a limited edition model said to incorporate learnings from AMG's GT3 and GT4 race cars, adapted for life on the road. As such, the driver is able to mechanically set (without tools) the suspension's spring pre-load length, and adjust the compression and rebound rate of the dampers...

Mercedes-AMG GT R previewed on the track - video

Mercedes-AMG has published a new preview video of the upcoming GT R Pro, which will be unveiled in full at the Los Angeles motor show in the coming days. The 18-second clip doesn't give away much, but it does give brief glimpses of the GT R Pro's additional aero bits, along with confirming fuel consumption and emissions figures...

GT C Roadster, R8 Spyder, i8 Roadster, 570S Spider drag race - video

In a new video clip posted on YouTube, Mat Watson from the UK's carwow pits four of Europe's fastest convertibles against each other in a drag race – the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster, Audi R8 Spyder, BMW i8 Roadster, and the McLaren 570S Spider...

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro confirmed for LA debut

The Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro will debut at the 2018 Los Angeles motor show, alongside a revised mainstream range. The new GT R Pro will be a limited-edition model. The company says it will feature modifications designed to "deliver even more racetrack performance", and builds on the experience gained from its AMG GT3 and AMG GT4 race cars...

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series spied at the 'Ring

A prototype believed to be a more extreme 'Black Series' version of the Mercedes-AMG GT has been spied again, this time during performance testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany. Compared to the prototype snapped in September, this vehicle is sporting a more aggressive aerodynamic setup, including a more pronounced front bumper and splitter with incorporated flics, and a larger rear wing...

Mercedes-Benz recalls several models for faulty airbags

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for numerous model lines over concerns the airbags could release metal parts in the event of deployment – though the company says it's unrelated to the ongoing Takata recall campaign. The marque reports 78 units across the A-Class, B-Class, C-Class, E-Class, GLA, GLC and AMG GT ranges could be affected by the issue, which could see the airbag gas generator housing eject metal parts if the inflator is deployed...

Mercedes-AMG GT 43 4-door revealed

Mercedes-AMG has kicked off sales of the new GT 4-door in Europe, quietly revealing a new variant in the process – the AMG GT 43 4-door 4Matic+. Sitting below the 53 and 63 models in the line-up, the GT 43 4-door draws from a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six with 270kW of power and 500Nm of torque, the latter on tap from 1800 to 4500rpm...

Mercedes-AMG GT, GT S recalled

Mercedes-AMG has recalled the GT and GT S, over concerns about the front passenger seat classification system. According to the company, the software responsible for classifying the passenger mightn't function correctly. That means a child seat could be classified as a person, or a small person could be marked as a child seat...

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 'Black Series' spied

A development prototype believed to be the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series has been snapped this week, further fuelling rumours the German performance specialist is working on a new flagship model. Despite looking very much like an AMG GT R wrapped in a swirly black-and-white disguise, this prototype has one distinguishing feature – a different exhaust system with quad pipes sticking out in a Lexus-like stacked design...

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera v AMG GT R drag race - video

The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera and Mercedes-AMG GT R are both the most potent and track-ready supercars in their respective line-ups, but which is the fastest in a straight line? In a new video posted this week, the UK's Top Gear pits the two super GTs against each other in an old-school drag race, with a surprising outcome...

2019 AMG GT R Roadster spied

A drop-top take on the hottest Mercedes-AMG, the GT R, has been spied during development testing. The AMG GT R Roadster will sit alongside its Nurburgring-conquering coupe sibling, with power from a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 making 430kW and 700Nm, sent exclusively to the rear wheels. That should be good for a 100km/h sprint time of around 3...