It’s finally here. The practical version of Mercedes-Benz’ well received AMG GT sports car has now been unveiled, and it’s called the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe. Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, says the new AMG GT 4-Door Coupe “blends the impressive racetrack dynamism of our two-door sports car with maximum suitability for everyday use.”
As usual, let’s start with the looks. The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe looks literally like the AMG GT sports car’s body getting stung by a bee, gaining two additional doors in the process. In that regard, it looks menacing and dynamic, with its very long hood that’s carrying the “Panamericana” grille that’s gracing the faces the brand’s latest sport oriented vehicles. Mercedes-Benz also gave the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe a sloping roofline with a short rear deck to make it in line with the AMG GT family look, as it also carries a similar LED tail light design. All models get a slick active aerodynamics package that includes an air panel in the front bumper, and a retractable rear spoiler at the back. An optional aero kit adds a larger front splitter, a more agreessive rear diffuser, and the active rear spoiler becomes a fixed wing that can be manually adjusted.
Inside, the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe can be opted with a pair of 12.3-inch TFT LCD screens, with the other one for the COMAND infotainment system being offered as standard with the 12.3-inch screen. While the design looks similar to the Mercedes-Benz CLS four-door coupe, the AMG GT 4-Door’s interior gets many bespoke design treatments in many areas, including a rising center console that houses the controls and knobs for the different suspension settings and drive modes. As this is a four door vehicle after all, the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe has seating for five people, and a 60:40 split folding rear seats, not that it matters if you’re going faster than the speed of sound.
Powering the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe are three engines. The base 53 utilizes the same mild-hybrid EQ Boost powertrains found in its recently launched 53 models. It has a 3.0 liter petrol inline-6 engine, twin turbocharged to 435 hp and 520 Nm of torque, paired to an EQ Boost starter-alternator the can provide an additional 21 hp and 250 Nm of torque in short bursts.
The other two are the 63 and 63 S variants, which utilizes Mercedes-AMG’s now familiar 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 engine. The base 63 produces 577 hp, while the 63 S produces an insane 630 hp. Both V8 engines feature cylinder deactivation for better fuel efficiency under light engine loads. All powertrains are mated to an AMG Speedshift 9-speed automatic transmission, with power sent through all four wheels via an AMG 4Matic+ all wheel drive system. The V8 models utilize an MCT transmission with a wet clutch to better handle the power and torque reliably, while the 53 uses a conventional torque converter automatic transmission.
The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S is able to sprint from 0-100 kph in just 3.1 seconds, the 63 in 3.3 seconds, and the 53 in 4.4 seconds, all the way to a top speed of 314 kph, 311 kph, and 280 kph, respectively.
Of course, there are numerous options available to make the driving experience even more dynamic. Rear wheel steering is available as an option for the V8 cars. At speeds below 100 kph, the rear wheels turn to the opposite direction the front wheels are going for increased agility, while at above 100 kph, the rear wheels turn to the same direction as the front wheels for stability. Drift mode is standard in the AMG GT 63 S, while it is an option for the AMG GT 63, and for the AMG GT 53, drift mode is not available.