2020 Mercedes AMG GT vs. 2020 Aston Martin Vantage

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Safety

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The Mercedes AMG GT’s pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The Vantage doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.

The Mercedes AMG GT has standard Active Brake Assist, which use forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The Vantage doesn't offer collision warning or crash mitigation brakes.

The Mercedes AMG GT’s optional lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The Vantage doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The Mercedes AMG GT’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Vantage doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

The Mercedes AMG GT has standard Mercedes-Benz Emergency Call, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions, remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Vantage doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Mercedes AMG GT and the Vantage have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, front and rear parking sensors and available blind spot warning systems.

Warranty

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The AMG GT comes with a full 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Vantage’s 3-year basic warranty expires 1 year sooner.

There are almost 11 times as many Mercedes dealers as there are Aston Martin dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the AMG GT’s warranty.

Engine

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The Mercedes AMG GT has more powerful engines than the Vantage:

Horsepower

Torque

Mercedes AMG GT 4.0 turbo V8

469 HP

465 lbs.-ft.

Mercedes AMG GT C 4.0 turbo V8

550 HP

502 lbs.-ft.

Mercedes AMG GT R 4.0 turbo V8

577 HP

516 lbs.-ft.

Vantage AMR 4.0 turbo V8

503 HP

461 lbs.-ft.

Vantage 4.0 turbo V8

503 HP

505 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Motor Trend the Mercedes AMG GT R is faster than the Aston Martin Vantage 4.0 (automatics tested):

AMG GT

Vantage

Zero to 60 MPH

3.4 sec

3.8 sec

Quarter Mile

11.4 sec

12.1 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

127.6 MPH

116.3 MPH

Transmission

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The Mercedes AMG GT offers a standard sequential manual gearbox (SMG). With no clutch pedal to worry about and a fully automatic mode, an SMG is much more efficient than a conventional automatic but just as easy to drive. The Vantage doesn’t offer an SMG.

The Mercedes AMG GT’s launch control uses engine electronics to hold engine RPM’s precisely in order to provide the most stable and rapid acceleration possible, using all of the available traction. The Vantage doesn’t offer launch control.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Mercedes AMG GT stops shorter than the Vantage:

Mercedes AMG GT

Vantage

70 to 0 MPH

141 feet

148 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

95 feet

100 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Mercedes AMG GT R Coupe’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Vantage (F:275/35R19 & R:325/30R20 vs. F:255/40R20 & R:295/35R20).

The Mercedes AMG GT’s 255/35R19 front and 295/30R19 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 35 series front and 30 series rear profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Vantage’s standard 40 series front and 35 series rear tires.

Suspension and Handling

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The Mercedes AMG GT Coupe handles at 1.05 G’s, while the Vantage Coupe pulls only .99 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Mercedes AMG GT R Coupe executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.2 seconds quicker than the Vantage Coupe (22.8 seconds @ .96 average G’s vs. 24 seconds @ .83 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the Mercedes AMG GT’s turning circle is 1 foot tighter than the Vantage’s (37.7 feet vs. 38.7 feet).

Chassis

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As tested by Car and Driver while cruising at 70 MPH, the interior of the Mercedes AMG GT C Coupe is quieter than the Vantage Coupe (76 vs. 77 dB).

Passenger Space

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The Mercedes AMG GT has 3.3 inches more front headroom and 5.4 inches more front shoulder room than the Vantage.

Cargo Capacity

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With its convertible body style, valet key and remote trunk release lockout, the Mercedes AMG GT offers cargo security. The Vantage’s non-lockable remote release defeats cargo security.

A standard locking glovebox (which can’t be accessed with the valet key) keeps your small valuables safer in the Mercedes AMG GT. The Vantage doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

To make loading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the Mercedes AMG GT’s available trunk can be opened just by kicking your foot under the back bumper, leaving your hands completely free. The Vantage doesn’t offer a hands-free gesture to open its liftgate, forcing you to put cargo down if your hands are full.

Ergonomics

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The Mercedes AMG GT offers a remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The Vantage doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

The Mercedes AMG GT’s front power windows open or close with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside of the car. The Vantage’s power windows’ switches have to be held the entire time to close them fully.

While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors standard on the Mercedes AMG GT detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The Vantage doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

To help drivers avoid possible obstacles, the Mercedes AMG GT has standard cornering lights to illuminate around corners when the turn signals are activated. The Vantage doesn’t offer cornering lights.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield, the Mercedes AMG GT offers optional extendable sun visors. The Vantage doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The Mercedes AMG GT’s optional sun-visors swivel front-to-side to block glare from the side windows. The Vantage’s visors are fixed into the windshield header.

The Mercedes AMG GT has standard automatic dimming rear and side view mirrors which automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on them, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Vantage has an automatic rear view mirror, but its side mirrors don’t dim.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the Mercedes AMG GT offers an optional Active Distance Assist Distronic, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The Vantage doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.

Model Availability

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The Mercedes AMG GT comes in coupe and convertible bodystyles; the Aston Martin Vantage isn’t available as a convertible.

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Car and Driver performed a comparison test in its November 2018 issue and they ranked the Mercedes AMG GT C Coupe higher than the Aston Martin Vantage Coupe.

The Mercedes AMG GT was chosen as one of Automobile Magazine’s “All Stars” in 2018. The Vantage has never been an “All Star.”

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