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  • Jul 20th 2014 at 10:58AM
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When it comes to sweet-sounding V8s, there are few outfits around the globe that can match the work of Mercedes-Benz's AMG division. The in-house performance group has blessed us with such masterpieces of metal as the iconic 6.2-liter V8, code-named M156, the supercharged V8 from the McLaren SLR, code-named M155, and the 6.2-liter V8 found in the SLS AMG, code-named M159.

The next great sounding AMG engine is code-named M178, and it will sit under the long hood of the Mercedes-AMG GT. The 4.0-liter V8 will turn out 503 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque with the help of two turbochargers. Of course, you already know this. We detailed it all right here.

Today, though, we have more on the sound that will come from this GT's four, rectangular tailpipes, in the form of a short video. The new model will boast four different driving modes, each of which comes with its own unique acoustic signature. We like the idea of being able to choose things like suspension firmness, but when it comes to engine noise, we'll leave it on the loudest setting, thank you very much. As has been the case with most AMG-badged Mercedes products (regardless of the number of cylinders under hood), the GT should also pack a ear-pleasing bark on startup.

Scroll down for the full video on the sounds of the new Mercedes-AMG GT.

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      All I could hear was german to english translation and crappy sound effects. Can we just get some pure engine noise?
        • 1 Year Ago
        I second this, bad translation voice-over and not even one clip of a straight unmolested exhaust note.
          • 1 Year Ago
          ...And dont forget the mutual masturbation!... "Oh, yeah! You like that sound? You like that sound!? Im gonna start you up with your doors open, baby!!!... This is why germans should stick to engineering and not porn.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hype videos keep getting worse. Not even the internet generation can handle the overwrought post-production and the frenetic rate of cuts.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well, it's good to see Mercedes-AMG still having exhaust notes coming out of the exhaust pipes and not the speakers.
      • 1 Year Ago
      First everyone gets all jazzed about sliding cars around corners (drifting), now one of the biggest complaints is about the sound, or lack of (F1, the synthetic BMW M5, etc). A good sounding car gives me chills, but the bottom line - the fastest car around the track wins.
      Philip Kozakieiwcz
      • 1 Year Ago
      the topic goes "sound like an AMG should" then i watched the clip twice, the second time i maxed out my speakers and the bass, and i almost heard nothing of an engine. sounds very synthetic if you ask me, sure it is a neat mill, but certainly nowhere near the brutish beauty and aural-presence of the M156/159! the best non-American V8 IMHO. you can hear that the new mill was designed as a exhaust turbo engine, i mean, with 4 liters total displacement it is not a large motor by any means, considering that it's a V8, large V8 that started life an N/A units which the get forced induction/turbo'ed are different. however these engine (like the turbo V8s from VW/Audi and the ones sitting in the current model M5/6) have that air-fan/vent swoosh-like sound to them, they sound uncomfortable and distressed at the high rpm ranges, and barely noticeable as V8s at idle.
      Manual Stick
      • 1 Year Ago
      that video is compete garbage. thanks for wasting my time.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can't even hear the engine with the obnoxious war march tune blaring.
      • 1 Year Ago
      A lesson to learn for BMW
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      So this car is supposed to compete with a Porsche 911. I really wish that they would have hit it square on. I like the new 4.0 TT V8, should be a great motor. This should be tuned a bit higher to 530-550hp and be called the GT-S or GT Turbo. Charge 150K. The base GT model should use a higher tuned, dry-sump 5.5 NA V8 (M152) from the SLK 55 AMG. That motor makes a sweet sounding 420hp+ and 400lb ft. This would take on the Carrera S perfectly because even though this car will weigh at least 1500kg the torque would make up nicely. Should start @ 100k. The 5.5 V8 also has cylinder deactivation. So it may give the Carrera 3.8 a run for fuel efficiency. I am very excited for this car. I think about it a lot. Can't wait for Benz to man up and take this to the podium in GTE at Le Mans. Thank you for letting me rant.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Long live the V8!
      • 1 Year Ago
      the car's interior is not that great the car is
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