2016 Mercedes-AMG GT vs 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera

Mercedes-Benz Press Release Highlights

The new Mercedes-AMG GT is the second sports car developed entirely in-house by Mercedes-AMG. Its front mid-engine concept with transaxle and the intelligent aluminum lightweight construction form the basis for a highly dynamic driving experience. The new GT combines driving dynamics and first-class racetrack performance with superb everyday practicality, and efficiency that sets new standards in the segment. It has everything you would expect from an authentic Mercedes-AMG sports car - from the characteristic styling, thoroughbred motorsport technology to the optimum weight distribution. The drive system tailored consistently to driving dynamics perfectly complements this set-up. The new Mercedes-AMG GT embodies the sensual purity of sportiness and emotion. The two-seater is characterized by hallmark rear-wheel-drive proportions. The V8 biturbo front mid-engine ensures optimum weight distribution, which forms the basis for superb driving dynamics.
• 0 to 62 mph: 3.8 seconds
• Top speed of 193 mph
• 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine - BlueDIRECT engine family
• AMG engine - M178
• Displacement of 3982 cc
• Two turbochargers mounted inside the V configuration - experts call it a "hot inside V".
• World's first sports car engine with 'hot inside V' and dry sump lubrication.
• AMG performance exhaust system with fully variable exhaust flaps.
• Made in Affalterbach according to the "one man, one engine" principle.
• AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports dual clutch transmission in transaxle configuration
• Standard with a mechanical rear-axle locking differential
• GT S is fitted as standard with an electronically controlled rear-axle locking differential
• Double-wishbone suspension from motorsport is used at the front and rear
• Weight distribution of 47 percent (front) to 53 percent (rear)
• Wishbones, steering knuckles and hub carriers on the front and rear axle are manufactured entirely out of forged aluminum in order to reduce the unsprung masses.
• AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with electronically controlled damping comes standard on the Mercedes-AMG GT S, or as an option for the GT.
• Adjustable damping characteristics at the push of a button in the AMG DRIVE UNIT or by using the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive modes. Three stages are available: "Comfort", "Sport" and "Sport plus".
• Speed-sensitive sports steering features a variable steering ratio: it enhances vehicle handling and agility at low speeds while maintaining driving safety at high speeds.
• The Mercedes-AMG GT comes standard with drivetrain damping - specially tuned damper reduces undesirable rolling motion of the entire drivetrain
• AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package available as an option for the GT S - includes dynamic engine and transmission mounts.
• GT - internally ventilated, perforated 360-millimetre brake discs all-round
• GT S - discs measuring 390 millimeters in diameter at the front, as well as red brake calipers.
• Ceramic high-performance composite brake system is available for both models as an option - lower weight, longer service life and better fade resistance. Ceramic brake discs with a diameter of 402 millimeters at the front and 360 millimeters at the rear.
• GT – standard 10-spoke light-alloy wheels, 9 x 19 inch (front) and 11 x 19 inch (rear), with 255/35 R 19 and 295/35 R 19 tires.
• GT S - 9 x 19 inch (front) with 265/35 R 19 tires and 11 x 20 inch (rear) with 295/30 R 20 tires.
• Forged wheels and sports tires as an option
• Specially developed sports tires (Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2) are available for the GT S as an option.
• Aluminum spaceframe with intelligent material mix - over 90 percent of the spaceframe is made out of aluminum components.
• Extendable rear aerofoil - extends and retracts at various speeds.
• Touchpad in the handrest above the COMAND Controller is integrated in front of the E-SELECT selector lever to operate the dual clutch transmission.
• A free-standing central display screen diagonal of 17.78 centimeters (7 inches), increasing to 21.33 centimeters (8.4 inches) if COMAND Online is specified.
• Collision Prevention Assist Plus, Adaptive Brake, Attention Assist and the tire pressure monitoring system.
• Optional extras available include: Adaptive Highbeam Assist; PRE-SAFE® system; PARKTRONIC; Reversing camera; Lane Tracking package including Lane Keeping Assist; Blind Spot Assist; Traffic Sign Assist (included in COMAND Online)
• Standard-fit restraint systems include three-point seat belts with belt tensioners and belt force limiters, front airbags, combined thorax/pelvis side bags, window bags and knee bags, for the driver and front passenger respectively.

Porsche Press Release Highlights

The new generation Porsche 911 has arrived with innovative turbo flat engines, an advanced chassis with an even greater spread between performance and comfort and a new infotainment system. The new engines in the new 911 Carrera set benchmarks in terms of performance, driving pleasure and efficiency. Many exterior features of the 911 Carrera have been visually refined: these range from new headlights with four-point daytime running lights to door handles without recess covers, a redesigned rear lid with vertical louvres and new rear lights - including the characteristic four-point brake lights. In the interior the new standard Porsche Communication Management with a multi-touch display offers a considerably expanded range of functions and greatly simplified operation.
• New turbocharged engines: 20 hp power increase coupled with lower fuel consumption
• 911 Carrera: 370 hp (272 kW), torque of 450 Nm
• 911 Carrera S: 420 hp (309 kW), torque of 500 Nm
• Both engines have a displacement of three liters.
• Significantly increased torque (60 Nm in each case)
• New engine generation is almost twelve percent more efficient
• 911 Carrera with PDK transmission: 7.4 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers
• 911 Carrera S with PDK: 7.7 l/100 km
• 911 Carrera with Porsche-Doppelkupplung (PDK) and Sport Chrono Package - 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds
• 911 Carrera S with PDK and Sport Chrono Package – 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) 3.9 seconds
• First 911 in the Carrera family to undercut the four second mark
• 911 Carrera top speed of 295 km/h
• 911 Carrera S top speed of 308 km/h
• New PASM chassis (Porsche Active Suspension Management), which lowers the ride height by ten millimeters, is a standard feature
• New standard wheels with five slim twin spokes
• Width of the rear rims has increased by 0.5 to 11.5 inches and the rear tires of the 911 Carrera S now measure 305 instead of 295 millimeters.
• Active rear-axle steering is available as an option for the 911 Carrera S - further enhances the turn-in behavior, stability when changing lanes at high speeds, ensures greater maneuverability in city traffic
• The basic steering wheel has a diameter of 375 millimeters; the optional GT sports steering wheel measures 360 millimeters.
• Optional hydraulic lift system with integrated lifting cylinders in the struts of the front axle - increases the ground clearance at the front by 40 millimeters within 5 seconds - prevents the vehicle underbody from hitting the ground, for example on steep garage exits.
• New Porsche Communication Management including online navigation - can be operated by performing multi-touch gestures on the seven-inch display, similar to operating a smartphone.
• User inputs by handwriting are possible
• Mobile phones and smartphones can now also be connected via Wi-Fi.
• The smartphone tray offers battery-saving charging and optimized mobile phone reception.
• Option of connecting an iPhone to the PCM to use Apple CarPlay.
• Real-time traffic information is available - overview of the traffic situation and guarantees dynamic adaptation of the route to this information.
• Google Earth and Google Streetview are also being integrated for the first time to offer better orientation.
• Porsche Car Connect and the Porsche Connect app - can be used for such functions as remote control of vehicle functions, transfer of destinations to the PCM for navigation and use of music streaming services by third-party providers via the PCM.
• New and extended optional assistance systems
• Optional automatic speed control - can now also brake moderately when the pre-set speed is exceeded, for example when driving downhill.
• Adaptive Cruise Control ACC (option) - now has a coasting function in conjunction with a PDK transmission.
• When driving in a queue the clutches are disengaged, thus saving fuel with unpowered coasting.
• Optional lane change assistant monitors traffic behind with radar and uses LED lamps in the left and right of the mirror triangle to warn the driver about approaching vehicles in the blind spot.
• Post-collision braking system as a standard feature.

The new Porsche 911 Carrera models will be launched in Germany on December 12, 2015 at the following prices including VAT and country-specific equipment:
• 911 Carrera - 96,605 euros
• 911 Carrera S - 110,766 euros
• 911 Carrera Cabriolet - 109,695 euros
• 911 Carrera S Cabriolet - 123,856 euros

Photo Comparison

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT

  • 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT Front View
  • 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT Front Side View
  • 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT Side Front View
  • 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT Side View
  • 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT Side Rear View
  • 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT Rear Side View
  • 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT Rear View
  • 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT Interior

2016 Porsche 911 Carrera

  • 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera Front View
  • 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera Front Side View
  • 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera Side Front View
  • 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera Side View
  • 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera Side Rear View
  • 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera Rear Side View
  • 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera Rear View
  • 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera Interior

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