It’s been an exceedingly protracted wait, punctuated by teaser after teaser, but the wraps have finally come off the somewhat clumsily named, Affalterbach-built Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé.
Revealed at the Geneva International Motor Show, the latest member of the AMG family features a four-door fastback layout and frameless side windows, and will be offered in GT53 (pictured in white below), GT63 and GT63 S guises.
The two 63-badged models use AMG’s 4,0-litre V8 twin-turbo engine, but with the output hiked yet further. In the case of the Mercedes‑AMG GT63 S 4Matic+, it delivers a whopping 470 kW and 900 N.m, translating to a claimed zero to 100 km/h time of 3,2 seconds and a top speed of 315 km/h. Meanwhile, in the GT63 4Matic+, the V8 makes 430 kW and 800 N.m, adding two-tenths to the claimed sprint time and cutting the top speed by five units.
The Mercedes-AMG GT53 4Matic+ employs the German brand’s 3,0-litre six-cylinder inline engine, boasting 320 kW and 520 N.m. The six-pot is supported by a boost effect with an output of up to 16 kW and 250 N.m, courtesy of the new 48-volt on-board power supply. This model’s claimed 0-100 km/h time is 4,5 seconds, with a top speed of 285 km/h.
Interestingly, the eight-cylinder models feature a nine-speed automatic transmission with a wet clutch and launch control, while the six-cylinder derivative is coupled with nine-speed automatic torque converter transmission.
Inside, you’ll find two high-resolution displays, each measuring 12,3 inches (standard in the V8 models and optional in the six-cylinder version). The four-door AMG GT offers different seating configurations, ranging from an asymmetrically folding rear bench seat for the family to variants with two individual seats.
The boot capacity measures in at a claimed 395 litres, and is supplemented by a further 60 litres beneath the boot floor. With the backrests folded down, the capacity increased to a claimed 1 324 litres.
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