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Order books have opened for the Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster, at prices starting from £126,630.

When it arrives on UK roads in August 2018, the soft-top will complete the AMG GT range of performance cars and take up a mid-point in the soft-top line-up between the 476hp GT Roadster and 557hp GT C Roadster.

Power for the GT S Roadster is supplied by a 4-litre V8 biturbo petrol engine, producing 522hp – 46 more than the AMG GT version – and 670Nm of torque. This translates to a 0-62mph sprint time of 3.8 seconds and a maximum speed of 192mph. Combined cycle fuel economy is quoted at 24.6mpg with CO2 emissions of 262g/km.

All versions are equipped with an AMG Speedshift DCT seven-speed automatic gearbox, driving through the rear wheels.

The AMG-GT S Roadster will be supplied as standard with an AMG performance exhaust system, 19-inch alloy front wheels and 20-inch versions at the rear, the AMG Ride Control suspension with adaptive damping, Active Air Control system, LED headlamps and an automatically extending rear spoiler.

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Inside the car boasts Nappa leather upholstery, the Airscarf neck warming system and the Comand Online connectivity technology amongst its standard features.

Owners will be able to choose from black; beige or red for the car’s three-layer fabric roof.

Options include the £3,195 Premium equipment line, which adds Keyless-Go entry, a Burmester surround sound system, reversing camera with parking assist; illuminated door sills with ‘AMG’ lettering and a Mirror package.

Extra safety features are also on the options list in the form of the £1695 Driving Assistance package that includes Blind Spot Assist; Lane Keeping Assist; Distance Pilot Distronic; and Pre-Safe driver aids.

Those seeking to add to the performance potential of their cars can choose the £1,795 AMG Dynamic Plus package with bespoke engine and transmission mounts and firmer and specifically tuned suspension. AMG high performance ceramic brakes are also available for £5,995.

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Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is a road test editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.