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Updated 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT range: What you need to know

By Chris Thompson, 07 Dec 2018 News

Updated 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT range: What you need to know

Why the new GT will be a step up from the pre-facelift models

With the launch of the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro comes a new facelift for the rest of the GT range, including tech upgrades and fresh styling.

The most important of these changes for driving-focused would-be owners is the addition of a suite of controls to alter the GT’s driving dynamics to better suit the driver’s preference for each situation.

Some controls are still found on the centre console – stylised to form a ‘vee’ as the engine does – while dials with digital TFT displays are found on the new AMG steering wheel.

These TFT dials now control transmission, chassis, exhaust, rear spoiler function, and most importantly the level of ESP active. It also controls the drive mode, a choice of Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus, Race and Individual drive programmes.

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As for the redesigned cabin, the images in the gallery at the top of this page say it all. The GT is set to be a much nicer place to be while driving.

AMG’s Track Pace telemetry system is also now part of the GT range. It’s a system which records driver inputs on a closed track and provides feedback to the driver based on data collected.

“After putting in some fast laps, the driver can use the data to analyse and, if necessary, improve their driving skills. In addition, acceleration and deceleration values can be measured and saved.”

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This information is shown on the 12.3-inch instrument cluster and 10.25-inch multimedia display.

The final major dynamic change is the addition of the aptly named AMG Dynamics, a system which adapts to the driver’s inputs and calculates the car’s reaction.

“To do this, the system uses the available sensors that detect the speed, the steering angle or the yaw rate, for instance.

“Based on the pilot-control principle it is possible to anticipate the vehicle behaviour on the basis of the driver's actions and the data from the sensors.

“The control system reacts in this way even before the driver – and with no noticeable or intervention of the system.”

Outside, headlights, diffusers, and tail pipe surrounds have been altered, with the lights now functioning as daytime running lights, navigation lights and turn signals.