Triple Black Heart Attack: 9k-Mile 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S Coupe

  • December 24, 2020
Why We Like It

First introduced in 2015, the comparisons to the Porsche 911 seemed to be never ending – from the shape of the new AMG GT Coupe, to the performance, to the price, to the level of amenities, the new Mercedes-Benz super coupe really does have a lot in common with the 911. Interestingly, no one seemed to notice that the AMG had a lot in common with Jaguar’s F-Type, but it does seem to have a ton of crossover there, as well. We suppose likening it to the Nissan 370Z might be a little insulting, so we’ll just say we’ve long thought the Z had a lot in common with the F-Type – from that you can see what we’re saying. But make no mistake, the AMG GT immediately established itself as a magnificent mile eating, no-holds-barred grand touring sportscar in its own right. It’s also packed with technology, engineering, and luxuries aplenty, as should be expected of a car approaching the $200k window sticker club, especially one from the German school.

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triple-black-heart-attack-9k-mile-2016-mercedes-benz-amg-gt-s-coupe01717 hNVssUuDnA4 0CI0t2 1200x900This 2016 AMG GT S Coupe is optimally loaded, has only seen only 9k miles from new, and seems priced to move. Boasting a window sticker that strikes the $150k mark, this AMG GT S coupe is powered by a twin-turbo 4.0L V8 engine with more than 500hp that’s mated to a 7-speed dual clutch AMG Speedshift Automatic transmission sending power to the rear wheels, the whole team of which can propel it from 0-60 mph in 4-seconds or less and on to a ¼-mile run in 11.5-seconds at 129 mph, while topping out at a whopping 190 mph! This one is packed with Lane Tracking Assist, Blindspot Monitoring, an interior with black Napa Leather and AMG silver chrome trim, red brake calipers, the panorama roof, black AMG Premium 5-spoke wheels, chrome exterior package, and the Burmester High-End Surround Sound System, among other greats. The seller says it’s in literally brand-new condition, with fresh Michelin tires and a full servicing at Mercedes-Benz – all things told, they’re confident this black beauty is ready to go without a flaw. To be sold with both keys, all the books, the original window sticker, and battery conditioner, the seller feels this is a great way to get a nearly new AMG GT S while saving $70k. We agree.

While the AMG GT hit the scene and presented an exciting new sporting alternative from Mercedes-Benz, it actually never lit the world on fire. In fact, many didn’t even know what it was, and still don’t, an example of poor marketing at its finest, although that can be such a cool benefit for those of us in the know. The model didn’t steal too many clients from Ferrari or Porsche, even though it easily played in both arenas, and while the performance, technology, luxuries, and styling were all on par with the world’s best, it still remained a sort of mystery in the automotive world. Which is really a great thing because habitually loyal customers to those other brands continually forked over money to their preferred manufacturers and got the usual suspects, while those of us with eyes wide open saw an opportunity to buy a car that offers a boat load of benefits and features for a fraction of the cost of a new one.triple-black-heart-attack-9k-mile-2016-mercedes-benz-amg-gt-s-coupe00o0o 3fM1sFPFfcR 0CI0t2 1200x900

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Truth be told, this one that’s just been serviced, is rolling on new tires, and has only covered 9k miles from new – at the asking price it seems like a relative bargain. What are you going to do, get a new F-Type? No offense to F-Types or their fans, they’re also great cars, but they’re no AMG GT. They just have a similar look, although in our opinion that usually requires some help from Johnnie, Jack, or Jim. But seriously, what else can you get that offers this kind of package for $80k? Yes, there are a ton of nice vehicles out there for that price – but with this level of performance, engineering, technology, and comfort features? Not likely. Plus, there’s the added benefit of the exclusivity – how many of these things do you ever see on the road? Let’s just be real, not many. Will they go up in value as time goes on? With limited use and proper care, we see no reason why they shouldn’t, but we do think they’ll dip just a little more before leveling out, so take that little bit of caution. Given all that, though – who cares? Unless you’re flipping it, the value dip won’t matter, just grab it and enjoy it. To be honest, we don’t even see them on the market that often, but when we do, slightly lower mileage examples often sell in the $80k range, so the seller of this one isn’t too far off. Of course, you could always save some money and just get a used 911 or F-Type and look the part. The 370Z would really save you a bundle. But why not have something different and unique? This ’Bahn stormer checks all the boxes, so get in there with some tactful negotiating and put her back on the road where she belongs!!

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