While this is a noticeable 40kW/70Nm increase over the original AMG GT coupe that was first introduced in late 2016, it’s down 20kW/10Nm compared with the GT C.
Regardless, drive is sent to the rear wheels in the Night Edition via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which enables a zero-to-100km/h run in just 3.8 seconds.
Standard equipment in the Night Edition includes 20-inch lightweight AMG wheels, electronically controlled limited-slip differential, AMG Ride Control, Nappa leather interior, sports seats with diamond-quilting pattern, Dinamica AMG steering wheel, 10-speaker Burmester sound system, and dual-zone climate control.
To differentiate itself from the rest of the GT line-up, and to earn its Night Edition name, the newest AMG also comes with a Dinamica headliner, model-specific interior badging, dark-chrome front grille, carbon-fibre roof with dark-tint sides, and blacked-out headlight housings and brake callipers.
In terms of safety, the GT Night Edition is equipped with eight airbags, autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist and a reversing camera.
For the first four months of the year, Mercedes has sold 18 examples of its AMG GT coupe and convertible, which places it ahead of the Audi R8 (16 sales) and Nissan GT-R (four sales), but behind the segment-leading Porsche 911 range (121 sales), Ferrari line-up (65 sales), Bentley Continental GT coupe and convertible (28 sales), McLaren range (28 sales) and Lamborghini line-up (26 sales).