Mercedes has been one of the most successful German premium manufacturers for years. And not without reason: high-quality production, constantly new technological innovations, and increasingly progressive design know-how to inspire Mercedes customers over and over again.
The brand with the distinctive star in the radiator manufactures the well-known sedans, station wagons, and SUVs. It can not resist the athletism: The model portfolio now includes several Mercedes sports cars and is being continuously and purposefully expanded.
With the AMG GT, Mercedes attacked the sports car market in 2014 that had previously been dominated by Audi, Porsche & Co. Based on the glorious sports car past of the Stuttgart-based company, a real steam hammer was launched. And the design with an eternally long hood and proportions set far back matches perfectly into the picture. The driving performance of the AMG GT convinces that transition to Mercedes’ motorsport ideals is not just a marketing trick.
The top model of the Mercedes sports car is available both as an AMG GT Coupé and an open AMG GT Roadster. The basis here as there is the powerful, double-charged 4.0-liter V8 engine from AMG. The entry-level model is the standard AMG GT, followed by the AMG GT S and the AMG GT C. The top model is the Mercedes AMG GT R. A model specially optimized for the race track based on the GT R is the Mercedes AMG GT R Black Series with lush spoilers, lots of motorsport features.
Even if it was no longer produced, the Mercedes SLS AMG was the first “real” Mercedes sports car of modern times after several years. Its technology was also the inspiration for the now successful AMG GT model series from Mercedes. With the high-end hood and the traditional gullwing doors, the SLS AMG promises a super sporty, exotic flair even when stationary. And the performance is breath-taking and does not need to hide from the established competition in Germany and Italy!
The former top model of Mercedes sports cars is available both as a closed SLS AMG Coupé and as an open SLS AMG Roadster. The SLS was only available from AMG with the legendary 6.2 liters naturally aspirated V8 engine. The basic model was the SLS AMG, followed by the SLS AMG GT. The top model was called the sonorous name Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series and was specially optimized for impressive racetrack performance. The SLS AMG Electric Drive with all-electric all-wheel drive was only available in small numbers.
Even if a Mercedes sports car is more of an agile two-seater in the usual sense, the vehicles specially developed by Mercedes AMG GmbH now represent serious competition on the market. The principle is always the same: tested large-scale models in terms of performance, and the rest of the components such as the chassis, brakes, and exterior are at the new level. Thus, the Mercedes models are perfectly suitable for everyday usage but have real sports car performance.
In the meantime, almost every current Mercedes model series is also available as an AMG model: in the compact car sector, starting with the Mercedes A45 AMG, through the mid-range C63 and RS5 vehicles to the fast E63 AMG, S63 AMG sedans, and the AMG GT63. The Stuttgart-based SUVs have also recently become available as AMG models and are named GLC63, GLE63, and G63. The conclusion is derived from the glorious SL series called Mercedes SL63 AMG. Besides, the AMG models are not developed in Stuttgart, as usual, but are specially manufactured by AMG itself in Affalterbach, Baden-Württemberg.
There are various ways in which you can enjoy sitting behind the wheel of a Mercedes sports car. In the end, of course, this is primarily a question of budget.
The sports cars from Mercedes are of course all available as new cars. In addition to buying from the nearest Mercedes dealership, special leasing websites have also established themselves here. Buying a new car is naturally the most expensive option, but it also offers several advantages: You get your Mercedes in exactly the configuration you want. The car has the full manufacturer’s guarantee. And of course the condition is flawless.
The market for used Mercedes sports cars is huge and the range of corresponding sellers is just as huge: whether directly from the Mercedes dealership, from an exclusive sports car dealer, from a normal used car dealer, in a corresponding online portal or from private sources – the decision is entirely up to the buyer. Buying a used sports car naturally also has the advantage that you can also acquire older, no longer manufactured model series such as the Mercedes SLS AMG, which is now increasing in value.
One alternative that has become very popular in recent years is renting a sports car. This has several advantages: You don’t have to spend a fortune to drive your dream car. All costs are already included in the rental price. You can change vehicles with complete flexibility if you feel like doing a new one. And you don’t have any annoying monthly costs that burden you even when financially a little tight.