|2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S||2015 Chevy Corvette Z06|
|AMG 4.0L Biturbo V-8||Engine||Supercharged 6.2L V-8|
|7-Speed Dual Clutch||Standard Transmission||8-Speed Automatic|
|103.5 inches||Wheelbase||106.7 inches|
|193 mph||Top Speed||~185 mph|
2016 Mercedes-AMG GT vs. Chevy Corvette Z06
The 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S is expected to arrive at dealerships in April of 2015, and as more and more drivers anticipate its availability, there are more comparisons being drawn between the new sports car and its competitors. To help provide some insight as to how the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S stacks up against one of its performance counterparts, we put the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT vs. Chevy Corvette Z06 to highlight some of the key differences. More specifically, we’ll take a closer look at the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S and 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 1LZ.
At the heart of these two performance icons, you’ll find two very different engines. The 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S gets its power from a hand-crafted AMG 4.0L Biturbo V-8 engine that utilizes internally mounted turbochargers and dry sump lubrication to generate 500-plus horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque between 1,750 and 5,000 rpm. That engine teams with an 7-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters for manual control.
What are the differences between the Mercedes-AMG GT and Chevy Corvette Z06?
The 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 is capable of more horsepower and torque, but its max torque isn’t available until 3,600 rpm. The supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine also uses dry-sump lubrication, but the substantially lower displacement of the the AMG-GT makes it a much more viable option for daily drivers. Additionally, the standard 8-speed automatic transmission in the Corvette Z06 diminishes the driving experience, as no manual control is available.
Although the Chevy Corvette Z06 engine generates more horsepower than the AMG GT, it comes up short of the GT’s top speed of 193 mph.
Inside, the Mercedes-AMG GT S is nearly unrivaled in this segment, and the overall design, comfort, and technology far surpass that of the Corvette Z06. When opening the door of the AMG-GT, drivers are greeted by an AMG start-up screen that appears on the TFT display. Nappa leather seats and an aviation-focused design provide everyday excellence, while a 12.4 cubic feet trunk is large enough for two golf bags so you never have to leave the AMG-GT at home.
Schedule a test drive in the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S and be one of the first to drive the new sports car when it arrives at Loeber Motors this April.