“Inside there’s a lot of Mercedes familiarity, with the same 12.3” screens, albeit with AMG specific additions, but it also seems AMG GT familiar, although you get more seats – four or five depending on your choices.
Mercedes-AMG’s long-awaited four-door GT has been revealed at the Geneva motor show.
For the USA, this AMG GT hatchback sedan will be exclusively a four-door, four-seat fastback, though a five-seater will be offered in some markets.
So too for the performance, which is supplied by a brace of twin-turbocharged four-litre V8s (in AMG GT 63 and AMG GT 63 S form) and AMG’s recently-introduced “53” powerplant, a hybrid-assisted, three-litre turbocharged inline six.
As before, power is transferred to the road by a nine-speed automatic gearbox and rear-biased, AMG-tuned 4Matic all-wheel-drive system.
Pricing has yet to be announced, though it’s unlikely the presumed six-figure price will deter many buyers.
Merc said the systematic expansion of the AMG GT family with the 4-door Coupé opens up the sports auto segment to those looking for a vehicle for day-to-day use, but unwilling to go without the unparalleled performance of Mercedes-AMG. Below the big mouth is an aggressive “jet wing” front bumper with gaping side inlets.
Like new A-class and CLS, the GT-Four door will also use capacitive buttons and refreshed switchgear throughout the interior.
The vehicle is definitely a handsome creature, no matter which engine option you opt for, and all come with an active aero package that includes an air panel in the front bumper and the retractable rear spoiler.
AMG Line customers will get 18in AMG alloy wheels, AMG bodystyling, Artico and Dinamica microfibre upholstery and a three-spoke sports steering wheel. The development process is still ongoing, but the hope is that production models will be ready by late-summer 2018.
AMG adds another bright shining star to its line-up with the four-door version of its GT. If you want even more power, there’s an AMG GT 4-Door “63 S” model that will use the same engine to make 630 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. That same engine is available in various states of tune across other AMG models such as the 450kW/850Nm E63 S and the new GT63 S, which makes 470kW and 900Nm. This engine, which is found in the AMG GT 53, is supported by what Mercedes calls a hybrid-electric “EQ Boost”, which provides an additional 21 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque.
The Coupe’s engine will also come with the same Drive Modes we’ve seen in existing AMGs, so you’ll be able to set the GT 4’s handling from the forgiving “slippery” mode, to the more hardcore “RACE” mode. Both 63s have a suspension system fitted with computer-controlled air springs, while the 53 rides on conventional steel springs and active dampers. The second-fastest, the V8 AMG GT 63 Coupe, has a 60-second sprint of 3.3 seconds, with a 193-mph top speed. It estimates the AMG 53 at 4.4 seconds.