The new Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe is a proper monster

Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe was officially revealed at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. This is the first vehicle that is developed fully in-house by the AMG division in Affalterbach.

“The new AMG GT 4-Door Coupé blends the impressive racetrack dynamism of our two-door sports car with maximum suitability for everyday use. It has a unique way of embodying our brand core, “Driving Performance” and with its systematic configuration it will attract new customers for Mercedes-AMG”, says Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

The 4-door coupe follows the design footsteps of the successful AMG GT models by having a powerful body exudes dynamism and motivation. The design of the car has clearly taken inspiration from the AMG-GT models with similar front and back end design. It also features the similar Panamerican grille, slim tail lights and super wide air intakes at the front compared to the AMG-GT models.

For starters, the base model which is the Mercedes-AMG GT 53 4Matic+ comes with a punchy 3.0-litre 6-cylinder in-line engine that produces 435 hp at 6100 rpm and 520 Nm of torque at 1800-5800 rpm. Similar to the CLS 53, the engine comes together with the EQ Boost starter-alternator which provides an additional output of 22 hp and 250 Nm of torque. The car will accelerate from 0-100 km/h in only 4.5 seconds and the top speed is 285 km/h. Combined fuel consumption is rated at 9.1 litres per 100 km.

The EQ Boost starter-alternator combines a starter motor and alternator and is located in between of the engine and transmission. This system combines with an electric additional compressor (eZV) and exhaust air turbocharger to help the engine to minimize turbo lag and to save fuel as well.

If the Mercedes-AMG GT 53 4Matic+ isn’t powerful enough for you, the fire-breathing Mercedes-AMG GT 63 4Matic+ will be here to satisfy your needs. The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 4Matic+ is powered by a powerful 4.0-litre twin-scroll turbocharged V8 pumping out 585 hp at 5500-6500 rpm and 800 Nm of torque at 2350-5000 rpm. The sprint from 0-100 km/h takes only 3.4 seconds and the top speed is 310 km/h.

If all of that isn’t enough for your love affair for brute power, the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4Matic+ is here to save your day. Powered by the same 4.0-litre twin-scroll turbocharged V8, it produces a whopping 639 hp at 5500-6500 rpm and 900 Nm of torque at 2500-4500 rpm. It accelerates from 0-100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds before running out of breath at 315 km/h. Fuel consumption for both engines are rated at 11.2 litres per 100 km.

The 4.0 litre V8 engine features two exhaust-gas turbochargers that are mounted in the middle of the cylinder banks (hot inner V) which makes the engine more compact and enhances the throttle as well as engine response significantly. All of the 4.0 litre V8 variants come with active engine mounting to quickly adapt to their rigidity in response to different driving conditions.

The engine comes with a cylinder deactivation system as well. This can be activated when comfort driving mode is chosen and it will deactivate cylinder 2, 3, 5, and 8. The operating window with 4 cylinders deactivated is from 1000 to 3250 rpm. A special display on the instrument cluster will tell when the system is working and when is not. Transition from 8 cylinders to 4 cylinders vice versa is immediate, smooth, fast and torque neutral which wont affect the comfort of passengers and drivers. This will help to reduce fuel consumption and emissions significantly.

All engine variants are paired with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G 9-speed transmission. The gearbox is capable of super quick upshifts as well as fast multiple downshifts. It also comes with the RACE START function which is essentially a launch control system for optimum accelerate off the line. Besides that, all engine variants also feature a AMG Performance 4Matic+ all-wheel drive system that provides superior grip. Drift mode is available as well by allowing the car to distribute its power down on to the road through the rear wheels only.

The AMG GT 4-Door Coupe comes with rear-wheel steering as standard for all variants. At speeds of up to 100 km/h, the rear wheels will turn in the opposite direction of the front wheels. This enhances the agility of the car as well as reducing the turning circle, giving a more relaxing driving experience at low speeds. At speeds higher than 100 km/h, the rear wheels will turn in the same direction as the front wheels to increase stability.

Moving on to the interior, the centre dashboard is deigned elegantly with a nice flow of trim that merges on to the front doors to give a wrap-around look. The air-cond vents have a turbine-like shape with illuminating lights to accentuate its high quality impression as well as sportiness. Take a look at the centre console layout, the buttons are arranged in a V formation which represents the V8 engine with 4 colour display buttons on each side.

Two 12.3 inch display can be found at the front (optional for the 3.0 litre version) that comes as a widescreen cockpit. The displays can be controlled through the steering switches as well as the COMAND touchpad. The central display is able to show different types of  information, such as navigation, radio, media, telephone and vehicle data. The large vibrant full-screen map view makes itself easier to look and read at by the driver in all driving situations.

Let’s talk about the awesome capacitive switches. The capacitive switches are located directly in front of the COMAND touchpad that controls the reversing camera, navigation, radio, media, telephone and vehicle settings. If your finger moves near enough for a specific switch to detect your finger, the switch symbol will light up directly in the head unit and preselects the menu item. The function of the switch will be activated once you press it.

Customers can choose from a 4 or 5 seats layout depending on their needs and they can also opt for the High-class option in which the rear passengers can select a myriad of features via a touchpad screen integrated into the console between the seats. The features include driving data via the AMG menu as well as controlling the ambient lighting or the climate control and seat heating.

Boot space capacity is 395 litres and can be expanded by 60 litres beneath the boot floor. With the backrests folded down the capacity is up to 1324 litres. The wide load compartment opening makes it easier to load and unload luggage and other items. As an option, the boot lid can be opened and closed automatically with the HAND-FREE ACCESS feature via a movement with the foot beneath the rear bumper.

For those who want to feel like Lewis Hamilton, they should tick the AMG TRACK PACE option. AMG TRACK PACE is an additional function of the COMAND Online infotainment system which collects and display telemetry data such as lateral and longitudinal acceleration, drift angle of the car, registering acceleration & deceleration time etc.

Mercedes-AMG have created a monster once again.





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