Surprise: Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe facelift coming to Detroit

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In a surprise announcement, Mercedes has revealed it will bring a revamped version of its Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe supercar to Detroit motor show. The NAIAS 2017 booth will also host the GLA facelift and the all-new E-Class Coupe.

According to Mercedes’ press release, the AMG GT and the AMG GT S benefit from a facelift and technical upgrade. No specific details or pictures have been released ahead of Mercedes’ press conference, scheduled for Monday, January 9. What we can expect is a Panamericana front grille, in the vein of the one already featured on the top version AMG GT R, alongside a power bump meant to reduce the gap between the AMG GT, GT S and GT C variants.

The second Mercedes-AMG premiere for NAIAS is the AMG GT C Coupe Edition 50 with 557 hp. Marking the company’s 50th anniversary with the theme “50 Years of Driving Performance”, this is the fixed roof version of the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster, positioned between the GT S and GT R.

The GT C will be identical tech-wise with the Roadster C variant launched in Paris this Autumn.  At 410 kW (557 hp), peak output of the familiar four-liter twin-turbo V8 is 35 kW (47 hp) above that of the AMG GT S and 20 kW (28 hp) below the Mercedes-AMG GT R. The maximum torque of 680 newton metres is available from 1900 to 5750 rpm.

We will be back with a full coverage of the Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe facelift on Monday.