GTspirit reader Tobias Hermann recently managed to capture the upcoming 2016 Mercedes-Benz GT testing under heavy camouflage near Affalterbach in Germany. This particular 2016 Mercedes-Benz GT prototype was wearing the same disguise we’ve seen featured on previous test cars.
Talk about a successor to the current Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT has been around for many months now, with all previous reports suggesting that the car will be dubbed the Mercedes-Benz SLC and that it would compete firmly against the Porsche 911 line-up.
However, recent reports suggest the new Mercedes-Benz sports car is going to be dubbed the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GT and will have a starting price of 109,000 euros when it hits the market in early 2016. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GT will replace the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT which is set to finish its production run at the end of 2015.
In order for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GT to truly compete with the Porsche 911 line-up, a selection of variants will be offered with the base model to feature a 485hp engine and the aforementioned price tag of 109,000 euros. Mercedes-Benz will then offer a 2016 Mercedes-Benz GT S variant featuring 550hp predicted to cost around 145,000 euros. Topping out the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GT range will be an eventual Black Series variant with around 585hp.
Furthermore, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GT will also weigh 150 pounds less than the outgoing Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT. What’s more, Mercedes-Benz will not offer the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GT as a convertible with it only being available as a coupe and in rear wheel drive.