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Mercedes AMG GT S versus Porsche 911 Carrera GTS First Drive Review

AMG GT S vs. Carrera GTS

The Mercedes-AMG GT S is the new kid on the block. How does it stack up to the benchmark Carrera GTS? Let’s find out.

Both Germans sports cars are from Stuttgart. Both the Porsche and the Mercedes-AMG have similar performance. Both the GT S and the GTS are similarly priced. The challenge is, of course, how do you decide between the Mercedes-AMG GT S and the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS?

The Mercedes-AMG, with its long hood and its unruly engine note, is engineered in the style of a German hot rod. The Porsche has been honed and refined over fifty years.

Both the Mercedes-AMG GT S and the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS are amazing, so let’s explore their subtle – and not-so-subtle – differences.

Click here for our full Porsche 911 Carrera GTS First Drive Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7yXigyRMf0

Click here for our Porsche 911 Turbo S FULL WINTER MODE review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0HwocLdTIE

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50 Comments

  1. is amg-gt same qulity as mercedes new shity cars?
    after all if it’s same quality as new mercedeses it means porsche wins cose porsche is knowen as top quality.. and even if amg-gt is faster no one wants less quality than porsche for same money..

  2. opinionated discussion & sellable statements etc can be used however using ergonomics those door latches used inside the AMG GT can break easily if over exertion forms into hand ergonomics included in that is if the door latches style causes pick forward & slap back causing clack & slap wearing the latch out.

    Other than that both have their market appeal with even the AMG GT having somewhat of Porsche styled rear fascia influence

  3. 911 for me, so comfortable and reliable, still 0-60 3.7

  4. I’m crazy about 911’s since always, but damn this Mercedes looks good.

  5. no drag race?

  6. The amg is not a front engine car, it is a front-mid engine.

  7. $165,000 + $13,000 tax? What a deal!

  8. Nice footage, I understand they are both great cars would like it you contrasted the strengths of each car’s driving characteristics more. Overall too complementary and definitely need to pick a winner. (stop being such a nice Canadian)

  9. The side profile of the AMG is absolutely horrible. The long hood is much too flat, and the strange proportions just don’t make any sense. Porsche all the way but both behind the McLaren 570S.

  10. The AMG GT S compares only to the latest 911 Turbo S. Period. Leave the other 911s to old stories.

  11. Are those the optional wheels on the AMG ?

  12. nice lines worm

  13. 911 for me, but you knew I would say that Brian..lol The AMG is nice. But its waaaaay to big a car imo. I like the styling of the rear. It reminds me of a 928 (go figure lol). But overall its what we call in Dirty Jersey; "A HUGE BITCH"
    For me sports cars should be small to a medium size. Anything over 3500lbs is just too much fat for my likeing. Take the Challenger Fat cat. Sorry Hellcat. At 4800lbs they had no choice to make it with 707 h/p. Thats a Huge Bitch too..lmao. I rode in a SRT 8 a couple years ago and it was nice looking, rode like a 1980 Caddy but when thrown into a corner she tightened right up and stayed flat. I did like the ride but only until i realized how big it was. just too damn big imo.

    As usual Brian, great review

  14. My God this was sleep inducing.

  15. where ever you borrowed the GTS from, they have some pretty messed up styling. I mean the car is sexy but the wheel and leather is disgusting.

  16. Porsche C4GTS all day. The AMG GT-S, while nice I can’t get past its looks. The front and rear bumpers doesn’t look cohesive. Plus the C4GTS has small rear seats that allows 2+ passengers.

  17. look ar that AMG how amazing it look. …GT S for me clearly

  18. I looked at both cars. I was going to buy a black on black 911 carrera 4 gts and then I got a call from my local mercedes benz dealer saying their first AMG GTS just landed. While driving up to the dealership I caught a glimpse of the AMG in gunmetal grey and black wheels. It was love at first sight and then… I pressed the start button 🙂 The sound! OMG that sound. I picked it up 3 days later and current have just under 3000 kms on it. 3 years ago I was in the same dilemma Audi R8 v10 or a 997.2 Turbo S. I went with the R8. 911s are perfect and I love them, but when it came to spend my hard earned money on cars I ended buying cars that looked exotic, sounded exotic, and also came within 98% of a 911’s performance. ROAR! CRACKS! POPS! AND BANGS! No 911 on this earth has that sound track.

  19. I had to go with the 911 4 GTS. Only car left, that I was interested in, with a manual transmission. Plus I do like AWD. Love to get on the gas earlier coming out of turns and maybe get a little of that 4 wheel drift instead of under or over steer. But that’s just my preference………..This (mine) is one of the last 2016’s without turbos, collector ? I hope.

  20. SUPER.

  21. AMG GT S is a much better car. V8 sounds better.

  22. This is an off-the-wall question, but where is/are the cuphoulder/s in the MB GTS?

  23. This guy is so ignorant! This car doesn’t replace the sls, with less power, smaller engine, smaller dimensions. Stupid channel.

  24. 3.8 NA compare to 4.0 twin turbo…..come on…

  25. I like the color grading in this video.

  26. great cars lame review

  27. I wonder if porsche will ever go with a different look

  28. Thanks,you make great reviews.
    Will you make a video for a Lotus(does not matter which one)?

  29. They’re both great, but I like the GT-S better.

  30. it’s always such a pain to watch "super car" reviews from countries that have ultra low speed limits… everywhere. The end result is simply a restricted long monologue laced with adjectives and fuck all happening down some country road. How god damn boring. Nice guy though, I’m sure.

  31. I fell asleep…….

  32. 911s have been my DREAM CARs for soooo many years, but man that AMG looks and sounds amazing!!! I really don’t know which one to go with……. BOTH!!!

  33. This guy reviews are by far the most accurate and honest on YouTube . Great review

  34. terrible review
    I didn’t learn anything watching it
    complete waste of time

  35. SOMEONE EXPLAIN TO ME THIS.

    PEOPLE WHO PICKS PORSCHE AND THEY SAY TIMELESS. ITS THE SAME BORING CAR. EVERY YEAR IS THE SAME BODY. YET. A Porsche would depreciate FASTER THEN THIS AMG GTS. BECAUSE EVERY YEAR PORSCHE ONLY CHANGES A FEW DIFFERENT COLORS OR MINOR CHANGES BUT THEY CHARGE THE SAME FEES.

    THAT TO ME ITS LIKE GETTING SLAPPED AROUND AND I AM GETTING RIPPED OFF

    MERCEDES HOWEVER. MAKES JUST A NUMBER OF VEHICLES AND THAT IS IT. BUYING THIS AMG I FEEL UNIQUE AND SPECIAL NOT TO MENTION THE INTERIOR IS WAY BETTER THEN THOSE BORING BUCKET SEATS THAT PORSCHE OFFERS.

    WHO IN THE HECK WOULD BUY A PORSCHE? Knowing this. Knowing your getting fucked and being ripped off. That your told the Porsche you buy is the special one yet next year like an iPhone they come out with same dam car in a different color and tell someone else that they have the best among everyone else.
    So if you are the type that goes for Porsche. Lol. Then you my friend are the easiest guy to convince to buy

  36. If I was in the market for a 150k $ car those would be my 2 choices along with a GT3, would be a very hard decision to make

  37. Porsche is the example of German stubbornness the engine was in the rear to safe create space. They intended it to be a good sized 4 passenger car. The first 911 ( 901’s ) where they couldn’t get it safe though and it was still to small for what it should cost so they made it a coupe…… The 928 was the father of the Panamera with that I meant that the 928 was never to totally replace the 911. People who truly love Porsches know all this.

  38. please stop saying, "the business" every time you want to describe something great about the car. good video besides that though.

  39. While the AMG will turn more heads, it doesn’t have the tradition or timelessness of the 911… I’ll take the Porsche, and I wouldn’t think twice.

  40. it’s a carrera "4" gts. it’s gotta drive differently from a rear wheel drive merc.
    i don’t how they can be compared from one another, but i thought carrera gts with rear wheel drive would be a better choice in this comparison.

  41. love that classic.Star 5spoke Wheels of the AMG

  42. 911 all the way for me !!! :)))

  43. For a GT car, practicality has to be considered. These are two superb vehicles, but not the most practical GT around.

  44. great presentation and delivery.New to your channel here
    I would take the Porsche 911 Gts!

  45. The drivers position in the 911 has to make the car more user friendly.

  46. The AMG GT looks so much better in person, saw one on the 401 awhile back and it was gorgeous. I think AMG used the same engine in the C63S (actually with more torque…wtf AMG?) to appeal to buyers less loaded. I might be crazy but I could swear the C63S engine and exhaust sound louder and more aggressive than the AMG GT’s.

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  48. unfair test! that’s the old 991!!

  49. They’re both beautiful cars in their own right. I tried both of them and bought the 2016 911 GTS at the end. Why you ask! The Mercedes sitting position is low like the corvette. Thus harder to get in and out of the vehicle. You feel like your sitting in a bath tub. I’m 5’11”. The nose is so long that you lose sight of the last two feet of it. More blind spots than the 911. The handling is much tighter and easier to master a curvy road with the 911. The rear end of the Mercedes GTS looks to much like the old 928 Porsche’s. Looks nice but reminds me too much of that model. The 2016 Porsche 911 GTS will be the last year of the naturally aspirated engines, except for the 911GT RS models. I’m guessing this will hold it’s value or depreciated less and maybe become a collector’s car in the future. Regarding the Mercedes GTS. Beautiful interior and body! Love the torque and sound. But I’m afraid that it’ll depreciate a lot quicker then the 911 and will not have the resale demand as a 911. Remember this is not the Mercedes-SLS AMG Gullwing. My two cents worth. 🙂

  50. im a massive benz fan but sorry, GTS looks very sexy

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