Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster review

The AMG GT Roadster is certainly practical enough to qualify as a daily driver, thanks to its supple ride quality and refined manners when you want to take it easy.

With the roof up, the Roadster is nearly as good as the Coupe in terms of noise insulation, but when it’s down with the wind deflector in place the cabin remains calm and quiet with minimal buffeting – even at decent motorway speeds.

However, it’s not nearly as practical as a Porsche 911, which has those crucial – but cramped – extra seats in the rear. The AMG GT’s thick windscreen pillars and the low seating position mean it can be hard to see everything around you in town too, although it’s much less of an issue with the roof down. Space for bits and pieces is limited in the cabin, with very small door pockets and a tiny glovebox.

Size

Although the AMG GT is supposedly a smaller follow-up to the SLS, that description is a little misleading when you study the numbers. Yes, it’s shorter overall at 4,546mm versus 4,638mm, but the width is identical for both cars at 1,939mm. In Coupe guise, the AMG GT is actually taller than an SLS, measuring 1,288mm compared to its predecessor’s 1,252mm.

Leg room, head room & passenger space

Roof up, headroom in the AMG GT is reasonable, but it feels pretty enclosed – partly due to the fact you sit so low. The wide centre console, thick windscreen pillars and the high, long bonnet make it feel like a really big car, in fact. Roof down, the headroom-issue disappears, of course, and the AMG GT has plenty of legroom and seat adjustment.

Boot

The AMG GT’s boot isn’t enormous, but it will take 350 litres of luggage. However, dropping the roof on the Roadster version makes a big dent on the volume, reducing it by more than half to 165 litres, which is considerably less impressive.

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