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Mercedes-AMG GT coupe - Reliability & safety

The Mercedes-AMG GT should prove safe in a crash, but its reliability could be an unknown quantity for now

Carbuyer Rating

4.0 out of 5

Reliability & safety Rating

4.0 out of 5

The Mercedes-AMG GT is a high-performance car, but buyers still demand reliability from their sports cars for everyday driving. Mercedes hasn’t fared too well in recent years in our Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, but the AMG GT feels solidly build, and at least a match for the Porsche 911.

Mercedes-AMG GT reliability

The Mercedes-AMG GT didn't feature in the Driver Power 2019 survey, but Mercedes as a whole finished in 26th place out of 30 brands. Despite this rather disappointing result, the handbuilt AMG GT certainly has an impressively solid feel about it. Its big V8 engine is under-stressed in everyday use, too.

Subjectively at least, the Mercedes-AMG GT should prove as reliable as upmarket sports car rivals including the Porsche 911, Audi R8 and Jaguar F-Type. The twin-turbo V8 engine is all-new, but they are built by AMG to very high standards – Mercedes’ performance department famously uses one man to build each engine, who then has his signature displayed on the engine. That certainly ought to instil some confidence.

Safety

Although the Mercedes-AMG GT hasn’t been crash-tested by Euro NCAP, it should hold up well should the worst happen. Every AMG GT comes with Collision Prevention Assist Plus, which alerts you if you’re following a car too closely and can brake automatically should a collision be imminent. Attention Assist monitors the driver’s behaviour for signs of drowsiness and there are front, side and knee airbags for both the driver and passenger.

The standard electronic stability control system has three modes, allowing the driver to reduce the level of intervention when driving hard on track. Other systems that are available include automatic high-beam lights, a reversing camera, lane-departure warning, blind-spot warning and traffic-sign recognition.

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