AMG boss Tobias Moers recently spoke to Motoring in Australia and took a long look into his crystal ball about the future of the GT. He said that the coupe was planned for a seven- to eight-year production run and would be replaced by a new generation after that.
Moers also confirmed that the GT and GT S wouldn't remain the only models in the lineup for long. "There is more to come in the portfolio of the GT," he said to Motoring. "You have to take care of the lifecycle, you have different variants that you add to the lifecycle at certain points." He didn't go into precise detail, but Moers recently confirmed that an even higher performance Black Series version would join the range eventually. A convertible has been rumored, as well.
Moers also hinted that the reason for Mercedes' commitment to the future of the GT, unlike just building the SLS for a single generation, was because of the competitiveness of the segment. The AMG brand wants to establish itself by making the coupe stand toe-to-toe against the Porsche 911 or Audi R8 and prove it can come out on top.