Image Comparison: Mercedes-Benz GT vs. BMW i8 sportscar duel

Interesting | September 10th, 2014 by 10
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Mercedes-Benz unveiled the AMG GT S coupe in Stuttgart, Germany, on Tuesday, after months of speculations and spy photos. This is the second car developed …

Mercedes-Benz unveiled the AMG GT S coupe in Stuttgart, Germany, on Tuesday, after months of speculations and spy photos. This is the second car developed completely in-house at AMG in Affalterbach, following the SLS AMG, and it’s the company’s latest supercar.

Only the second sports car developed in-house by Mercedes, the GT is a front mid-engine design centered around its biturbo 4.0 liter V-8 engine. The motor produces 456 horsepower, but the GT S version outputs 503 horsepower. Mercedes says it will hit 60 m.p.h. from a standstill in 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of 193 m.p.h.

Mercedes has not announced pricing for the 2016 GT and GT S, but says the GT S will be available in the United States in the spring of 2015. The GT will arrive in 2016.

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The rumormill churns out a base price starting at $120,000.

BMW i8 uses a plug-in hybrid system consisting of a turbocharged three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine and BMW eDrive technology in the form of an electric drive system. The 1.5-liter combustion engine develops 170 kW/231 hp and drives the rear wheels of the BMW i8, while the 96 kW/131 hp electric drive sends its power to the front wheels and allows an all-electric range of up to 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph).

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It is built primarily of carbon fiber and the i8 represents the future of “green sportcars”.

While the BMW i8 is not considered a direct competitor, on paper, to the Mercedes GT, we took the time to see how the two cars compare visually.

[Source: Bimmertoday]

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