Today, Mercedes-AMG unveiled their long awaited 4-door flagship, the clumsily named GT 4-Door Coupe.
The GT 4-Door Coupe is a four door version of the two door GT aimed at Porsche’s Panamera – and my gosh it looks good. At the front, it features the signature ‘Panamericana’ grille and vents reminiscent of the coupe & convertible AMG GT models. It’s the same around the rear – it features the trademark GT rear and a choice between an active or fixed spoiler. In essence, it’s effectively the same car but longer and with another door tacked on.
Powertrain wise, the GT 4-Door Coupe (which I’ll refer to as the GT4 from now on) range consists of three variants.
Kicking off the range is the GT 53. It features a 3.0L turbocharged inline-6 that produces 320kW of power and 520Nm of torque – this is paired to an ‘EQ Boost’ hybrid system that can provide an additional 16kW and 250Nm for a short period of time. 0-100km/h is covered in a spritely 4.5 seconds while fuel consumption is 9.1L/100km. The next step up in the range is the GT 63. It is powered by AMG’s famous 4.0L twin-turbo V8 which in this guise produces 430kW of power and 800Nm of torque – it can hit 100 in just 3.4 seconds on to a top speed of 310km/h.
The top of the GT4 range is the GT 63 S. Like the regular 63 it features a 4.0L twin-turbo V8, however now it produces 470kW of power and an incredible 900Nm of torque. 0-100km/h takes a mere 3.2 seconds and its top speed is 315km/h – the GT 63 S also features ‘drift mode’ that relaxes the ESC. All models in the GT4 range use Merc’s 4MATIC+ variable AWD system connected to a 9-speed AMG Speedshift MCT transmission.
Inside, the GT4 is available in four or five seat configurations. It’s very similar to the mainstream CLS – it features the same dual-screen setup (that includes the infotainment and driver gauges) and turbine air-con vents. The steering wheel is made from suede and carbon, with its controls pulled straight out of the S-Class. Along the lower centre console are a series of eight buttons arranged in a V8-like configuration – they adjust driving modes, exhaust settings, ESC, suspension tunes and the start-stop system. However, they’re not just buttons – they’re actually little screens that change when you cycle through them. Being a new Mercedes, there’s no more rotary dial for controlling the infotainment – it has been replaced by a trackpad with built in haptic feedback. The trims range from carbon-fibre and aluminium to leather and suede. It’s as luxurious as you’d expect for an AMG flagship.
What do you think of the all new AMG GT 4-Door Coupe? I’m a massive fan. Let me know your thoughts down below.