Compare 2016 Chevrolet Corvette vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

2016 Chevrolet Corvette
2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
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2-Door Stingray Conv w/1LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Conv w/1LT 17 29 $55,242 $59,400
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Conv w/2LT 17 29 $55,242 $59,400
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Conv w/3LT 17 29 $55,242 $59,400
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Coupe w/1LT 17 29 $51,522 $55,400
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Coupe w/2LT 17 29 $51,522 $55,400
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Coupe w/3LT 17 29 $51,522 $55,400
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Z51 Conv w/1LT 17 29 $59,892 $64,400
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Z51 Conv w/2LT 17 29 $59,892 $64,400
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Z51 Conv w/3LT 17 29 $59,892 $64,400
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Z51 Coupe w/1LT 17 29 $56,172 $60,400
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Z51 Coupe w/2LT 17 29 $56,172 $60,400
Corvette 2-Door Stingray Z51 Coupe w/3LT 17 29 $56,172 $60,400
Corvette 2-Door Z06 Conv w/1LZ 15 22 $77,562 $83,400
Corvette 2-Door Z06 Conv w/2LZ 15 22 $77,562 $83,400
Corvette 2-Door Z06 Conv w/3LZ 15 22 $77,562 $83,400
Corvette 2-Door Z06 Coupe w/1LZ 15 22 $73,842 $79,400
Corvette 2-Door Z06 Coupe w/2LZ 15 22 $73,842 $79,400
Corvette 2-Door Z06 Coupe w/3LZ 15 22 $73,842 $79,400
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2-Door Coupe S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AMG GT 2-Door Coupe S 16 22 $120,807 $129,900

2016 Chevrolet Corvette vs. 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT: Compare Cars

Chevrolet's Corvette has been playing the sports car game for more than 50 years. Going head-to-head with it is a daunting proposition, but Mercedes-AMG’s new GT sports car might just have what it takes.

The AMG GT and GT S were built to take on the benchmark of the sports car segment: the Porsche 911, which the Corvette has been compared to many times. So how do these two front-engined rivals to the rear-engined 911 compare to each other? Surprisingly well, actually.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$55,242
$120,807
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$59,400
$129,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$990 / month
$2165 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Chevrolet Corvette's exceptional performance, style, comfort, and features, as well as its choice of high-power engines and body styles, adds up to an impressive sports car and grand tourer in one—and a car that won't break the bank. The 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S is a shockingly good street and track performer, stylishly designed, and aimed straight for the heart of Porsche.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.90 39.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.20 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
52 -
Front Leg Room (in)
43.00 -
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.70 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
48.9 50.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.70 65
Wheelbase (in)
106.70 103.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.90 76.3
Track Width, Front (in)
63.00 66.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
176.90 179
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.0 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 15.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 x 0.90 13
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.0 - 16.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 44.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.53 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
XBK NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 P265/35ZR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
XBK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35ZR19 P295/30ZR20
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3362 3627
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 19 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 10 20 X 11
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.3 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
460 @ 4600 479 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
LT1 NA
Displacement
6.2L/376 4.0 L/243
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
455 @ 6000 503 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.66 3.40
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.63
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Type
7 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 2.79
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 2.19
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.42 0.63
Trans Order Code
MEP NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.29
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Corvette Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
Body Style
Convertible Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spring Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Short/Long Arm Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spring Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -

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