Mercedes-AMG is taking the game to a whole new level. This is the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé, the car that makes the Porsche Panamera shiver with fear! The Affalterbach-made 4-door machinery brings 639 horsepower in its top variant, with the promise (or threat!) to go even higher.
The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé brings more space and more power into the AMG family, delivering driving experiences from outer space. It proudly stands as the AMG’s first 4-door sports car, the natural-born son of the legendary SLS and AMG GT models.
A top speed of 316 km/h and driving dynamics never provided before in a car of such size are secured by the 6-cylinder in-line and V8 engines with outputs ranging from 435 horsepower to 639 horsepower.
The car is easily recognizable as a fully-fledged AMG family member, since it sports a muscular body and a low and wide stance. From the front, the elongated bonnet with twin powerdomes are just the beginning of the sensual silhouette of the 4-door automobile. And yet all the goodies are hidden at the front end, with radiator shutters like in the AMG GT R, an Airpanel improving the aerodynamic efficiency, with slim MULTIBEAM LEDs and the Panamericana radiator grille.
From the side, frameless windows and the inclined rear windscreen complete the lines of the athletic, sporty coupe that gets the extra seats row.
The rear end receives the already familiar details of the AMG GT design language: extremely narrow LED tail lights split the massive tail gate. There is a rear aerofoil, that can be extended in several stages, as an important element of the active aerodynamics.
The two 8-cylinder models can be easily recognized by the presence of the three horizontal louvers in the side front air intakes, the Jet Wing with a Silver Shadow trim, the distinctive diffuser on the tail end and the 2-trapezoidal pipe exhaust system. Meanwhile, the 6-cylinder variant features one louver in each of the air inlet grilles, round twin tailpipe trims and a less pronounced rear air diffuser.
Under the powerful hood, the already familiar 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engines with a major promotion reaches 639 horsepower and 900 Nm of torque, in the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC. The car runs from zero to hero in 3.2 seconds, on its way to the top speed of 315 km/h. If you cut the S, the figures are just as impressive: you get 585 horsepower and 800 Nm, a 3.4-second run from a standstill to 100 km/h and a top speed of 310 km/h.
It is the first time ever that Mercedes-AMG combines the winning cards of the twin-scroll technology in the V8 unit with the turbine wheels mounted in anti-friction bearings, reducing friction inside the exhaust-gas turbocharger and ensuring a super-efficient gas flow. Speaking of efficiency, Mercedes-AMG has also fitted its engines with AMG Cylinder Management cylinder deactivation system, that, in partial-load range, disengages cylinders number two, three, five and eight, reducing fuel consumption. The transition is clearly, yet discretely displayed on the instrument cluster.
The Mercedes-AMG GT 53 4MATIC is powered by the 435-horsepower 3.0-liter unit, that gets the necessary support from the EQ Boost system, displayed in a boost effect with an output of up to 22 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. It makes the car run from zero to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 285 km/h.
AMG has especially adjusted the company’s SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G 9-speed transmission for the 8-cylinder variants of the 4-door AMG GT. The presence of the wet clutch together with the updated customized software will allow extremely short shift times and fast multiple downshifts. The RACE START function will make the driver live its dream of acceleration. The 6-cylinder inline gets the AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission with a torque converter. It also gets a suspension with steel springs and adjustable damping as standard, while the 8-cylinder V8 received the fully load-bearing multi chamber air suspension AMG RIDE CONTROL+. Fun up and NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) down with the rear axle differential with a new reinforced mount.
All of the AMG GT 4-Door Coupé models are fitted with the AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive that, alongside traction and lateral dynamics, it improves longitudinal dynamics for stronger throttle, that kind that glues you to the seat.
AMG has thought of everything. The engineers fitted a Drift Mode that is standard for the S version and that can easily be engaged in the RACE drive program, using the shift paddles and deactivating the ESP, while the transmission is in the manual mode. The shift basically turns the 4-door coupe into a rear-wheel drive. Also reserved for the AMG GT 63 S is the standardly fit electronically controlled locking differential at the rear axle, as part of the Dynamic Plus package, suppressing the slip and ensuring the best grip. Below 100 km/h, the rear wheels point in the opposite direction to the front wheels via two electric actuator motors, making the car turn with better agility. Above 100 km/h, the system will make the rear wheels point in the same direction as the front wheels.
Optionally available there is the high-performance ceramic brake system with bronze-colored 6-piston mounted on the calipers at the front and a single-piston floating brake calipers at the rear. The 4-door AMG GT Coupe wears generous wheel/tire combos, available from 19 to 21 inches.
Customers can order the Aerodynamics package with additional flics and an enlarged front splitter for optimized air flow. At the rear, the aerofoil is also available in carbon fiber. The 3D wing can be manually adjusted to fit the conditions of race tracks or highways.
Six drive programs are available: “Slippery”, “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Sport+”, “RACE” and “Individual”. They can be selected via the gearshift paddle located in the center console and can be stored with the new drive program AMG DYNAMICS. It features agility functions such as “Basic”, “Advanced”, “Pro” and “Master”, that change parameters relevant to driving, like the engine, suspension, all-wheel drive system feedback, also adapting the ESP to the selected drive program. Regardless of the drive programs, the driver can select the manual transmission mode and the desired suspension level, by the touch of the display buttons.
Both cool and elegant, the interior brings the company’s latest innovative features, such as the control panels that can be operated and configured as desired. Two high-resolution 12.3 inch displays are standard in the V8 and optional in the 6 cylinder version.
The instrument cluster can be configured in three different styles: Classic, Sport, plus the completely new Supersport. In the Supersport view, there is also extensive additional AMG-specific information.
The new AMG Performance steering wheel is inspired by the new steering wheel of the E-Class and S-Class facelift sedans. The driver can control the entire infotainment system using finger swipes, without having to take their hands off the steering wheel.
The center console has an ergonomics inspired by the two door Mercedes-AMG GT, but the switches are different. The first two switches for the drive control programs and volume control are capacitive. The other six switches, placed each three to the left and right of the gear lever, for the adjustment of the suspension, ESP, exhaust system, start/stop function, rear aerofoil and transmission logics are easy to operate with just a small tap of the finger. Between the tactile switches, there is a new touchpad with an increased surface.
Another new feature is the AMG Track Pace which is an additional function of the Comand Online. With the AMG Track Pace, drivers can capture and analyze in detail over 80 specific data as well as times on the racetrack.
The four-door AMG GT is available in a four or five seat configuration while the boot capacity has a standard volume of 395 litres plus further 60 litres beneath the boot floor. With the backrests folded down the capacity is up to 1324 litres.
|Technical data||Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4Matic+||Mercedes-AMG GT 63 4Matic+||Mercedes-AMG GT53 4Matic+|
|Engine/no. of cylinders||V8, bi-turbo||V8, bi-turbo||V8, bi-turbo|
|Max. output/revs (HP/rpm)||639/5,500-6,500||585/5,500-6,500||435/6,100 + 22 EQ|
|Peak torque/revs (Nm/rpm)||900/2,500-4,500||800/2,350-5,000||520/1,800-5,800|
|Transmission||9 gears, automatic||9 gears, automatic||9 gears, automatic|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)||3||3||5|
|Top speed (km/h)||315||310||285|
|Fuel consumption (l/100 km)||11.2||11.0||9.1|
|CO2 emissions (g/km)||256||252||209|