Mercedes-AMG GT becomes Four-Door Supercar

The first four-door car to be developed solely by Mercedes-AMG, the all-new Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe offers more power, more space and even more thrills than any other Mercedes-Benz coupe

The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe aims to offer an entirely new level of everyday usability and performance all in one sleek and luxurious package. As such, power comes from either a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine or a turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine with hybrid technology.

Offered in two different variations (standard and S) the V8 GT 4-Door Coupe feeds either 630hp and 664lb ft or 577hp and 590lb ft through a 4Matic all-wheel drive system and a nine-speed automatic gearbox. 

The latter, very clever, inline six-cylinder variant uses 48-volt electrics and an electric compressor alongside a turbo to create a total of 435hp. When the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe starts deliveries here in the UK, only the V8 variants will be offered.

As you’d expect, performance figures vary with each engine and specification but, in the fastest V8 guise, you can expect 0-62mph in just 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 196mph, whilst the inline six-cylinder variant offers 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 177mph. 

Now, you’d expect extreme power and speed from a car built solely by Mercedes-AMG (a bloodline that includes both the SLS and AMG GT) but the difference with the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe is that stunning coupe body. Sharing AMG GT design cues, such as the front grilles and active rear wing, the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe’s silhouette has been extended with a swooping roofline and wide rear arches.

Making the most of the additional space, the interior has been designed to offer occupants a luxurious experience that is still befitting of the performance potential of an AMG GT. Capable of being specified to have four or five seats, cabin space has been maximised and luxurious materials used throughout. There’s even 395 litres of boot space, flip the rear seats down and that figure expands to 1,324 litres.

In terms of technology, twin 12.3in screens sit up front (one of which is touchscreen), combining to fill the rolls of both virtual instruments for the driver and the car’s infotainment system. Hinting at the car’s performance based roots, Mercedes-AMG have included a special ‘Track Pace’ app in the infotainment system, giving access to laptimes and telemetry.

We’re sure that more information about the fantastic new Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe will appear over the coming weeks of the Geneva Motor Show, so we’ll be sure to keep you updated. What are your thoughts on Mercedes-AMG’ new four-door coupe? We’d like to read your comments on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.

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