Mercedes-Benz has revealed the first official images of the interiors of the all-new Mercedes AMG GT coupe that will be unveiled later this year. The new Mercedes AMG GT replaces the SLS AMG coupe globally and will feature a new 4.0-litre V8 engine. Mercedes describes the new sports car as a GT sports car in its purest form and is the second model to be conceived, engineered and produced by the Stuttgart maker’s performance division AMG. Interestingly the 2015 Mercedes AMG GT cuts off ‘Benz’ from its name.
Codenamed internally as the C190, the interiors of the 2015 GT two-seater coupe feature an amalgamation of superior quality materials coupled with bespoke switchgear and controls, which have been borrowed from other models in Mercedes’ lineup, especially the new C-Class. The cabin has been upholstered in high quality leather, while the instrument console, multi-function steering wheel, four air-con vents and the centre console have been finished in carbon fibre. The dashboard also features a floating touchscreen display for the infotainment system.
Keeping in sync with the flight like cockpit theme first seen on the SLS AMG, the new GT gets an array of switches for the rear spoiler, seat heaters and warning lights mounted on the headliner. The centre console features the new touchpad controller that was first seen on the new C-Class. The lower centre console features the AMG Drive Unit controls which have been arranged like eight cylinders in a V layout. From what we see in the images, the new GT will get four different driving modes, locking differential, a sports exhaust option, launch control and much more. The cabin will also feature new age connectivity options.
The 2015 Mercedes AMG GT will be a tad bit smaller than the SLS AMG and will also come with a slightly less expensive price tag. The GT will be rivaling the Porsche 911 and will feature the new 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine producing 500+ BHP of power, mated to a standard 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. The 2015 GT unveil will take place later this year, possibly at the Paris Motor Show in October.