2014 Mercedes-AMG GT interior revealed

* Official pictures show new supercar cabin * Luxury interior; will rival Porsche 911 * Fit and finish should match S-Class limo...

2014 Mercedes-AMG GT interior revealed

These are the first official pictures of the Mercedes-AMG GT, which show the luxurious new cabin of the forthcoming supercar.

The Mercedes-AMG GT essentially replaces the SLS AMG, but it’s expected to be slightly smaller, lighter and will cost considerably less. The new GT will be a rival for the likes of the Porsche 911, with its starting price expected to fall somewhere between the Carrera S and Turbo models, at around £100,000.

Black leather covers the top section of the GT’s dashboard, the seat bolsters and headrests. Contrasting red leather wraps around the high-set transmission tunnel, the lower parts of the cabin, plus the seat cushions and backrests.

Carbonfibre trim surrounds the four central air vents, which are carried over from the cabin in the latest S-Class limo. Below them sit the buttons for the AMG Drive Unit, which controls the throttle and gearbox mode, suspension and exhaust settings, as well as the traction control.

A carbonfibre panel sits within the gloss black centre console, which houses the gearbox selector and the controller for Mercedes’ Comand infotainment system. The air-conditioning controls are laid out in a row of slim metal toggle switches.

The three-spoke steering wheel appears to be wrapped in a mix of matt leather and Alcantara. There are buttons on the wheel to control the infotainment and phone systems, while column-mounted paddles will allow manual shifts of the automatic gearbox.

The Mercedes-AMG GT will be officially revealed in the autumn, most likely at the Paris motor show in October.