NEW WAR: Mercedes-AMG vs Porsche in every class
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Mercedes AMG GT 4-Door Coupe vs Porsche Panamera Turbo

Based on the CLS, the new AMG GT 4-Door Coupe is a direct response to Porsche’s Panamera and a more practical variant of the GT Coupe, powered by the same 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 as the GT Coupe, albeit in more powerful 585 hp and 639 hp guises (in the latter case, the engine is mounted on active supports).

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The change of gears is achieved via the SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G 9-speed transmission with a wet clutch, coupled to the multi chamber air suspension AMG RIDE CONTROL+ and the AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive.

The higher power version has a self-locking rear differential, which is optional for the base variant (option included under the Dynamik Plus package). Another difference is that the 63 S 4Matic + has a function of the traction system that allows you to skid the rear axle more easily (“Drift Mode”). Acceleration from zero to 100 km/h is rated at 3.2 seconds for the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door 4MATIC and 3.4 seconds for the AMG GT 63 with top speeds of 315 km/h and 310 km/h.

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Now in its second generation, the Porsche Panamera Turbo comes in two guises, the 550 hp Turbo and the 680 hp Turbo S E-Hybrid, both available with an eight-speed automatic dual-clutch (PDK) transmission. The engine of the Turbo S E-Hybrid is the same one of the Panamera Turbo, with exactly the same power, a V8 of 3996 cm³ with two turbos, but has an extra electric motor rated at 136 hp -powered by the energy stored in a lithium-ion battery of 14.1 kWh located under the floor of the trunk, with an autonomy in electric mode of 50 km. Just like the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe, the Panamera Turbo is fitted as standard with air suspension, adaptive springs and all-wheel drive. Optionally, the wheels of the rear axle turn in the corners, in the same direction as the front wheels or in the opposite depending on the speed.

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The Panamera Turbo (549 hp) can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 3,8 seconds (you can get in 3.6 seconds in Sport Plus mode). The maximum speed of this version is 306 km / h. The more potent Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid (680 hp) achieves the 100 km/h mark in 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of 310 km/h, so 0.4 seconds slower than the AMG GT 63 S, despite the extra 41 hp. The lesser Turbo variant is even slower than its AMG counterpart, having a deficit of 35 hp. Top speeds are comparable.

Price-wise, the Porsche Panamera Turbo can be ordered from 155,748 euro (Germany), while the Turbo S E-Hybrid starts at 185,736 euro. The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe’ prices have not yet been announced, but looking at the 2-door variant, the closest equivalent model would be the AMG GT R with 585 hp, available from 166,481 euro. It is although a special model and so the 4-Door version might be priced closer to the 150,000 euro mark, undercutting the Panamera.

 
Mercedes-AMG GT 63 4-Door (GT 63 S) Porsche Panamera Turbo (Turbo S)
Engine V8, bi-turbo V8, bi-turbo
Dsiplacement (cmc) 3,982 3,996
Max. output/revs (HP/rpm) 585/5,500 (639/5,500) 549/6,000 (680/5,750)
Max. torque/revs (Nm/rpm) 800/2,350-5,000 (900/2,500-4,500) 770/1,960-4,500 (850)
Transmission awd awd
Gearbox 9 speed auto 8 speed auto, PDK
Kerbweight( kg) 2,100 (2,120) 2,070 (2,385)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s) 3.4 (3.2) 3.8 (3.4)
Top speed (km/h) 310 (315) 306 (310)
Mixt fuel consumption (l/100 km) 11.0 (11.2) 9.4 (2.9)
Price (euro with VAT) nc. 155,748
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