A year after its debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the Mercedes AMG GT 4-Door Coupé has finally made its way to our shores. The four-door executive variant of the AMG GT two-door sports car line-up, available in two versions – the GT 53 and GT 63 S – is the most powerful four-door Mercedes from the three-pointed star automaker.
“The new Mercedes AMG GT 4-Door Coupé is the perfect embodiment of race-bred performance and great practicality,” said Philipp Hagenburger, president and CEO, Mercedes-Benz Singapore. “It is an ultimate track weapon with the versatility of a four-door Coupé and a Gran Turismo, which spearheads the AMG family.”
Design and interiors
The new entrant is a manifestation of the design philosophy of AMG — sensual purity, striking proportions, and a voluminous body. The expressive exterior commands attention, with the front end drawn low below the stretched bonnet and an athletic fastback layout that offers more space and utility. Hallmark AMG GT essentials include the slim multi-beam LED headlamps, the AMG-specific radiator protection grille, the Shark Nose and a Jet Wing-enhanced front apron. The flowing silhouette, with frameless side windows and a flat windscreen inclined far to the rear, coupled with the lowered greenhouse flags up its sporting credentials.
The interior is characterised by the latest high-tech features and innovative control panels. The eight high-resolution display buttons in the centre of the console can be intuitively operated. AMG seats and the AMG Performance steering wheel with its new buttons enhance the vehicle’s dynamic character.
The widescreen cockpit is entirely digitalised and features the new ‘Supersport’ display. Besides a blend of high individualisation and sports car technology, this latest coupé also offers a bevy of equipment packages and individual options.
Regardless of the AMG models, they look good with impressive power. The AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine, as well as the new 3.0 litre inline 6-cylinder petrol engine, both deliver exceptional performance output of 639 hp and 435 hp respectively. The remarkable performance is paired with the AMG-specific technologies, such as the fully variable 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive system and the rapid-shifting AMG Speedshift 9G transmission.
The dynamic AMG engine mounts also guarantee a maximum torque of 520 Nm in the GT 53 variant and 900 Nm in the GT 63 model. This is delivered over a wide range of engine speeds, from 1800 to 5800 rpm and 2500 to 4500 rpm in the two variants, respectively. The four-door coupé shoots from zero to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and the additional RACE driven program, including the Drift Mode, enables sporty manoeuvres.