Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series fact sheet

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series fact sheet

15.07.2020: Drive and driving performances 4.0 litre V8 biturbo motor with dry sump lubrication, identification code M178 LS2 537 kW/730 hp max. output at 6700-6900 rpm 800 Nm max. torque at 2000-6000 rpm Vmax 325 km/h 0-100 km/h 3.2 s

 

Drive and driving performances

    4.0 litre V8 biturbo motor with dry sump lubrication, identification code M178 LS2
    537 kW/730 hp max. output at 6700-6900 rpm
    800 Nm max. torque at 2000-6000 rpm
    Vmax 325 km/h
    0-100 km/h 3.2 s
    0-200 km/h in under 9.0 s
    Engine has a new 'flat' and lighter crankshaft with crankpins on one plane – characteristics of an uncompromising sports engine
    New firing order with 180-degree crankshaft angle offset: 1-8-2-7-4-5-3-6
    Advantage: more evenly distributed combustion in all cylinders, more agile throttle response
    New camshafts and exhaust manifolds
    Reinforced AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7G dual clutch transmission for higher torque
    New twin-pipe exhaust system made of thin-walled stainless steel




Exterior


    New, significantly larger radiator trim (inspired by GT3 racing car) with vertical struts in dark chrome
    New, larger front apron with an additional manually adjustable front splitter for racetrack use, with front diffuser in carbon fibre
    New carbon-fibre bonnet with two large air outlets and visible carbon-fibre surfaces
    New carbon-fibre front wings with seamlessly integrated louvres in the body colour
    Lightweight carbon-fibre roof with sunken centre
    New, significantly larger side sill panels with carbon-fibre elements which merge into larger blades at the front and rear
    Black painted carbon-fibre tailgate with small spoiler lip and larger rear windscreen made of lightweight thin glass
    Windscreen in thin glass
    New rear apron with visible carbon-fibre elements, double diffuser, two rounded tailpipe trim elements on the outside left and right, and side wheel arch ventilators
    New, two-piece carbon-fibre rear aerofoil with specially moulded supports in matt black painted carbon fibre, bolted to the carbon-fibre tailgate. Additional electric flap which can be adjusted automatically or manually by means of a button
    Standard AMG 10-spoke forged wheels in matt black, including rim flange with high-sheen finish
    New, exclusive AMG magmabeam special paintwork




Interior

    Specific interior concept in Exclusive nappa leather/DINAMICA microfibre in black with orange contrasting topstitching and matt black carbon-fibre trim, and AMG Interior Night Package
    Standard light AMG carbon-fibre bucket seats with orange contrasting topstitching or AMG Performance seats (standard in the USA, Canada and China. Performance seats are available as an option in all other markets.)
    AMG Performance steering wheel in DINAMICA microfibre with AMG steering wheel buttons and badge with Black Series lettering
    Lightweight door panels in DINAMICA microfibre with orange contrasting topstitching and loop pull handles
    Instrument panel in DINAMICA microfibre with orange contrasting topstitching
    Optional AMG Track Package with lightweight titanium roll-over protection and additional four-point seatbelts and 2 kg fire extinguisher




Suspension


    AMG coil-over suspension with AMG RIDE CONTROL adaptive adjustable damping
    Manually adjustable camber on front and rear axle
    Manually adjustable anti-roll bars on front and rear axle
    AMG ceramic high-performance compound brake system with black brake callipers and white lettering, motorsport brake pads and discs, optimised for fade resistance and temperature stability




Bodyshell stiffness


    Carbon-fibre shear panels in front section combined with lightweight integral carrier and carbon-fibre tunnel cross
    Carbon-fibre shear panels in underbody at rear




Material mix


    Aluminium lightweight integral carrier at front axle
    Carbon-fibre drive shaft
    Aluminium instrument panel
    Carbon-fibre tailgate and coiled carbon-fibre transmission mount
    Carbon-fibre bonnet
    Carbon-fibre anti-roll bar on rear axle
    Thin glass for front and rear windscreens




Aerodynamics


    High downforce and perfect aerobalance to increase dynamic driving properties
    Aerodynamic measures integrated into bodyshell for lower air resistance and increased downforce
    No separate inlets for wheel arch coolers (coolers are fed with air via enlarged main air inlet)
    Front diffuser has two manually adjustable settings: Street and Race (Race exclusively for use on racetracks)
    Wheel arch ventilation, thanks to integrated louvres in the body colour and side openings in the wings behind the wheels to increase the downforce
    Integrated cool air ducts in the side member panelling for brake cooling at the rear axle
    Largely closed underbody panelling and adapted geometry with longitudinal fins and rear diffuser increase the negative pressure surface area on the underbody and thus also the downforce. The measures interact with the new rear aerofoil concept
    The large twin-pipe exhaust outlets in the bonnet not only discharge warm air, they also direct the air precisely past the A-pillars – allowing an optimum flow of air to the rear aerofoil
    Double rear aerofoil with large upper blade and smaller lower blade
    Both rear aerofoil blades are mechanically adjustable
    Flap on upper rear aerofoil blade adjustable by 20 degrees - automatically or manually by button, depending on the selected drive program or AMG DYNAMICS position - improves longitudinal and transverse dynamics as well as brake balance






Koert Groeneveld,  photos Mercedes

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