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Report: Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Coming in 2016

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 10/14/2014 Joseph Capparella

Mercedes-Benz is just coming off the debut of the new AMG GT coupe, but AMG boss Tobias Moers has already confirmed to Evo that a hardcore, performance-oriented Black Series version is in the cards. This track-oriented, range-topping model should offer a healthy performance boost over the recently revealed AMG GT and AMG GT S models.

Before we see the Black Series, though, we expect to see Mercedes introduce a droptop version of the AMG GT, much as it did with its SLS AMG predecessor. This AMG GT convertible should arrive sometime next year, and will most likely offer the same 4.0-liter turbocharged V-8 engine options as the GT and GT S coupes. The standard GT model pumps out 456 hp while the GT S has 503 hp.

While we don’t yet know what engine will power the upcoming Black Series car, it’s sure to pack a significant power upgrade, possibly in the realm of 600 hp. That would put it in line with competitors like the 550-hp Jaguar F-Type R Coupe and the 560-hp Porsche 911 Turbo S. The Black Series is also sure to feature hardcore suspension tuning, aggressive aerodynamic upgrades, and a trimmed down curb weight compared with the standard car, following in the footsteps of the SLS AMG Black Series.

2016 Mercedes AMG GT© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Mercedes AMG GT

Since the Mercedes-AMG GT coupe is already a 2016 model that goes on sale early next year, we expect to wait a bit before seeing the Black Series version in the flesh. The AMG GT convertible will likely debut later next year as a 2017 model, which may push the Black Series’ arrival back until 2016. Stay tuned for more news about the Mercedes-AMG GT and its growing lineup in the future.

Source: Evo

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