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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 12, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

2018 Mercedes-AMG 'GT' sedan spied

The Mercedes-AMG 'GT' four-door sedan has been spied undergoing testing public roads. Mercedes-Benz has hidden many of the car's styling features underneath a full-body camouflage, as well as false panels for the front and rear fascias, and a hump on the rear deck. Despite these tricks, though, it's clear that the new four-door will look a lot like the AMG GT Concept sedan unveiled at this year's Geneva motor show...

Mercedes-AMG GT Concept points to advanced powertrains, new models in the very near future

It might be just a show car at this stage, but expect to see a production version of the four-door Mercedes-AMG GT as early as next year - though it probably won’t be the full-strength V8 hybrid we see here in concept form...

Mercedes-AMG GT four-door concept revealed

The four-door Mercedes-AMG GT concept has been revealed at the Geneva motor show this week, previewing the company's third model developed in-house. In a similar vein to the Porsche Panamera and Aston Martin Rapide, the AMG GT concept is a swoopy, coupe-styled sedan...

Mercedes-AMG GT C, C63, C43 limited editions revealed for 50th anniversary

At least five Mercedes-AMG limited edition models will be on display at the 2017 Geneva motor show, as AMG kicks its 50th birthday celebrations up a gear. Mercedes-AMG GT C Edition 50 Roadster The GT C Edition 50 Roadster follows on from the GT C Edition 50 coupe that was unveiled alongside the GT C coupe at this year's Detroit motor show...

Mercedes-AMG GT R smashes Bathurst lap record by nine seconds

Mercedes-AMG has smashed the existing production car lap record at Mount Panorama in Bathurst, with factory driver Bernd Schneider lapping the iconic 6.213km circuit in just 2:16.5s in a road-going 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R. The new benchmark eclipsed the old record by almost nine seconds. The previous record of 2:24.03s was also set by Schneider in 2015 in a Mercedes-AMG GT S...

2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R pricing announced

Local pricing has been announced for the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R, which will start from $349,000 plus on-road costs when it launches in Australia this July. That positions the AMG flagship supercar $50,000 above the current GT S, though the gap will also be filled with the GT C coupe and roadster in the third quarter...

2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R to make Australian debut at Bathurst 12 Hour

The manic Mercedes-AMG GT R will make its first Australian appearance at the 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour Race next month. After joining the supercar elite by lapping the famed Nurburgring circuit in 7 minutes and 10.9 seconds, the flagship Mercedes-AMG will take on Mount Panorama piloted by five-time DTM champion, Bathurst 12 Hour winner and AMG brand ambassador, Bernd Schneider...

2017 Mercedes-AMG GT range updated, GT C Coupe added

The 2017 Detroit motor show has played host to the debut of the updated 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT range, as the sporty arm of the German company celebrates 50 years. The Mercedes-AMG GT range has expanded to include a new coupe derivative, the Mercedes-AMG GT C – there was already a convertible (Roadster) version, but apparently there was demand for it in the hard-top range, too...

2019 Mercedes-Benz SL to share platform with AMG GT: SL coupe and GT Black Series on the way – report

The seventh-generation Mercedes-Benz SL sports car will be based on the same underpinnings as the hardcore Mercedes-AMG GT supercar in order to endow the big roadster with greater performance – according to a new report out of the UK. An article by Autocar says sales of the SL are in decline, so Mercedes-Benz is looking to its AMG tuning arm to give the big roadster a performance boost and hopefully a sales boost as well...

Mercedes-AMG GT R joins elite club with hot Nurburgring lap - video

The hardcore Mercedes-AMG GT R has joined the supercar elite this week, lapping the famed Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit in 7 minutes and 10 seconds. In a video released by Sport Auto, the bright green GT R is seen flinging through the challenging race track, driven by Christian Gebhardt...