The Mercedes-AMG GT four-door coupe has arrived. While we cannot think of a reason to actually make it – since Mercedes-Benz has the CLS model line – the Stuttgart based company decided to make what some already call a baby CLS. The vehicle actually looks like a CLS that was put in the dryer for far too long and it got shrunk a bit. Yes, the design lines are completely different in some areas and the well-known design elements of the Mercedes-AMG GT are kept throughout, but we cannot shake off the idea that this is just a baby CLS in its own right. But, if you disregard the general complexity of the love/hate relationship that people tend to have towards four-door coupes, the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé sure looks like an interesting piece of motoring.
The new coupé is the first four-door sports car from Affalterbach and draws directly on the legendary SLS and AMG GT models of success. The Mercedes-AMG GT four-door coupe is another vehicle developed autonomously by Mercedes-AMG and it comes with a unique design, high comfort, and outstanding sports car engineering, resulting in what is a pretty good looking four-door fastback layout. It thus offers more space and more potential uses. According to Mercedes-AMG, the systematic expansion of the AMG GT family with the 4-door Coupé opens up the sports car segment to those looking for a vehicle for day-to-day use, but unwilling to go without the unparalleled performance of Mercedes-AMG.
“The new AMG GT 4-Door Coupé blends the impressive racetrack dynamism of our two-door sports car with maximum suitability for everyday use. It has a unique way of embodying our brand core, “Driving Performance” and with its systematic configuration it will attract new customers for Mercedes-AMG”, commented Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG.
While we won’t really dive into too many details about the exterior design (as we’ll probably get banned by Daimler to ever write about their cars, ever), the performance aspect is simply breathtaking for a vehicle in its price range. Customers will have a choice between the GT 63S AMG 4MATIC+ and the “plain” GT 63 AMG 4MATIC+, alongside the entry-level GT 53 4MATIC+ model. In the Mercedes-AMG GT 63S 4MATIC+ the V8 unit provides 639 horsepower (470 kW) and 900Nm of torque, while the GT 63 AMG 4MATIC+ can count on 585 horsepower (430 kW) and 800Nm maximum torque. The sprint from standstill to 100 km/h lasts just 3.4 seconds, and the top speed is 310 km/h for the 63 S and 3.4 seconds for the non-S model, which can only go up to 310 km/h.
On the other hand, in the Mercedes-AMG GT 53 4MATIC+ the engine delivers 435 horsepower (320 kW), supported by a boost effect with an output of up to 16 kW (22 hp) and 250Nm of torque. The EQ Boost starter-alternator combines a starter motor and alternator in a powerful electric motor and is between the engine and transmission. This intelligent combination, along with efficient charging with the electric additional compressor (eZV) and exhaust air turbocharger helps ensure the hallmark AMG performance and driving dynamics but also cuts consumption and emissions at the same time. The four-door AMG GT 53 accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds and achieves a top speed of 285 km/h.
The vehicle will raise quite a lot of strong, completely opposite opinions. We like it. But more as a high-performance platform, than a sheer beautiful vehicle. It will probably fit into the same category as the Audi A5 Sportback and the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe in terms of looks, but, it will certainly surpass both in the high-performance aspect – that’s for sure. Whether the odd shapes and sizes of some parts of the vehicle put you off or not is, in the end, your personal opinion. As said, we like the car and what it represents and for the most part, it looks good.
Grab a detailed look at the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door coupe right below and judge for yourself.
Source: Daimler AG