Mercedes-AMG GT4 is the back in the cards, according to famed editor of Car magazine, Georg Kacher. The new 4-door brother of the Mercedes’ hot AMG GT supercar is slated to debut in 2019.
Contrary to the expectations risen by its name association with the Mercedes-AMG GT, the brand-new four-seater will actually have more in common with the next-generation CLS due in 2018.
Underpinned by the same platform as the future CLS, the Mercedes-AMG GT4 won’t share any body panels or design cues with its bigger, more civilised sibling, though. Its bodywork will be crafted from aluminium while its chassis will be completely re-tuned by AMG’s own engineers.
The new Mercedes-AMG GT4 will also be smaller and lighter than the CLS, mimicking the Mercedes-AMG GT‘s excellent credentials for sportiness and agility. Despite AMG’s quest to save weight, the new model is expected to offer full space for four grown adults and their luggage.
Power will come from the same AMG developed 4.0-litre V8 present under the bonnet of the coupe. According to Car magazine, its output might be slightly more generous, going beyond 500 or 550 HP. 4Matic all-wheel-drive will be optional, at the request of snow-dominated markets like Canada or Switzerland.
The estimated price starts at £120,000, a figure justified by the technology tour-de-force hidden under the new Mercedes-AMG GT4’s sensual lines, with carbon brakes, dynamic engine mounts and trick diff a given.
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