What used Mercedes AMG GT coupe will I get for my budget?
Prices for a good AMG GT start at a tempting £58,000, this for a good 2016 car with an average mileage for the year and a full service history, bought privately or from a trade seller. A more normal amount for a similar car might be between £70,000 and £80,000, this sort of money getting you the car from an independent dealer. Cars with a below average mileage post-2018 will set you back between £80,000 and £90,000, especially if bought from a franchised dealer. Expect to pay similar, and more, up to £120,000, for the earlier examples of the higher spec GTs, especially the R model.
How much does it cost to run a Mercedes AMG GT coupe?
The old saying is if you have to ask you can’t afford it. In fact, the regular GT claims an average fuel consumption of 30.4mpg under the older NEDC tests, and corresponding CO2 emissions of 216g/km, which isn’t so bad for a car of this class. The sportier versions can only claim around 20-24mpg.
Cars registered before the tax changes of April 2017 came into place are taxed on CO2 output, and all versions of the AMG GT will cost you a lot. Those registered after will be charged at the cheaper base rate currently £150 a year, but they will attract a luxury tax surcharge applicable to all cars costing in excess of £40,000 new, as all AMG GTs do. This is currently £325 a year.
Expect insurance groups to be of the highest, too, and large premiums. Servicing costs will be high, as AMG GTs demand regular maintenance and preferably carried out at an AMG specialist.