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    • Here is Mercedes-Benz testing the 2015 AMG GT on the Nurburgring and it sounds... subdued

      Everyone is excited about the upcoming AMG GT and rightfully so. This will be a new sports car from Mercedes-Benz that will fill in the void left once the SLS AMG ends production. With twin turbo V8 power courtesy of an M177/M178 4.0 liter engine paired to a dual clutch transmission as well as a fairly low curb weight thanks to extensive use of aluminum this will likely be the highest performance AMG model available in the lineup for the near future.


      Mercedes takes its performance seriously which is why they are doing Nurburgring testing and the AMG GT sure looks like it corners pretty flat and moves well. The odd part is that the M177/M178 exhaust note is so subdued. It just sounds quiet, doesn't it?

      Hopefully Mercedes uncorks the exhaust a bit and let's this car roar. Regardless, it is shaping up quite nicely. We are getting close to the point of an official reveal.


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      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        Does seem a bit quiet...that's ok...just means more gains with DPs/exhuast most likely Click here to enlarge This is going to be an awesome car.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Absolutely. I haven't been this excited to see a car in a while.

        Mercedes is just building way more exciting cars than BMW.
      1. RNS-11Z's Avatar
        RNS-11Z -
        Is this car smaller all over then the sls?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        It should be a little smaller at least height wise. The wheelbase is similar I believe.
      1. RNS-11Z's Avatar
        RNS-11Z -
        I wonder if it will be priced similar to the sls?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        No. It will be cheaper.
      1. Bozo954's Avatar
        Bozo954 -
        Yeah, somewhat subdued and not quite like the M156's fricking Cat. 5 thunderstorm of a V8 exhaust note - insanely loud and nice, all at the same time. Think Roush Mustang, is what I tell people.

        That said, with those turbos, even the best mechanical trickery will have it falling short of the 156.

        On the other hand, could AMG be playin' possum and being a little coy on the real sound? Hopefully. 'Cause if I remember Tobias Moers correctly, even he acknowledges AMG customers like their sound to be proper. (Read: damn loud, aka, no less than 75 decibels.)

        And the sh-- I heard is nice, but it wasn't proper AMG from where I'm sitting.

        Still, as noted earlier, might just have to take it to the aftermarket; problem solved.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        What's weird is the M157 sounds so aggressive and good: http://www.benzboost.com/content.php...ust-comparison
      1. Bozo954's Avatar
        Bozo954 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        What's weird is the M157 sounds so aggressive and good: http://www.benzboost.com/content.php...ust-comparison
        Right, Sticky.................and that begs the question(s):

        Are you, AMG, gonna let Audi Quattro tuners outdo you with essentially the same 4.0 liter displacement twin-turbo V8? Are you conceding the sound aspect of your decades-old German Power War? Are you getting soft?

        Specifically, anyone heard the sound of an Audi S8? Not too bad at all!!

        So, release the hounds already, AMG. Dammit. Quit muckin around.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bozo954 Click here to enlarge
        Right, Sticky.................and that begs the question(s):

        Are you, AMG, gonna let Audi Quattro tuners outdo you with essentially the same 4.0 liter displacement twin-turbo V8? Are you conceding the sound aspect of your decades-old German Power War? Are you getting soft?

        Specifically, anyone heard the sound of an Audi S8? Not too bad at all!!

        So, release the hounds already, AMG. Dammit. Quit muckin around.
        I'm curious, why do you make it sound like I am in charge of Audi tuners?

        I feel like I'm a lightning rod for everything.