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Published: Wed, March 07, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Mercedes Finally Reveals AMG GT 4-Door Coupé

Mercedes Finally Reveals AMG GT 4-Door Coupé

The 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe, the first sedan developed exclusively by Mercedes-Benz's AMG, brings to production a striking design that stays faithful to the AMG GT Concept's "Sensual Purity" theme.

The GT 4-door looks a lot like the CLS, so Mercedes has made sure it'll differentiate itself further when it comes to performance. That model borrows the AMG GT coupe's styling but adds two extra doors and a second row of seats for an additional three passengers in back if you are in Europe or just two seats if you are in North America.

Mercedes-Benz took the wraps off the new vehicle Tuesday in Geneva, and early reports were enthusiastic.

All three cars use AMG's nine-speed automatic transmission and AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive with variable torque distribution.

The diesel - badged as the A 180d - brings up to 68.9mpg on the combined cycle, with a top speed of 125mph and a 0-62mph time of 10.5 seconds. After all, it does get to 62mph in just 4.5 seconds.

All AMG GT 4-door models come with excellent features such as stop/start, stability control, and more. The GT 53 also has a 48-volt electrical system. The AMG division has been building performance versions of Mercedes-Benz sedans for decades, but this is the first time they have built one from scratch.

The interior looks familiar but it's more like the new CLS in here than the AMG GT.

Headline GT Coupe is the 63 S which gets the 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 in 630bhp trim, backed up by 664lb ft of torque - both numbers outmuscling the 542bhp non-hybrid Panamera. With 99,000 cars sold a year ago we're no longer a small player in the performance segment, and I think it's up to us to define what future performance looks like'. That's considerable, of course, and includes a pair of 12.3-inch digital displays, with the latest infotainment system, customizable layouts, menus and more, including differing themes and AMG-specific content. There will be two AMG 63 V-8 variants with up to 630 horsepower that will go on sale starting in early 2019; an inline-six AMG 53 model with a mild-hybrid system will follow later in the year. And just like the AMG GT, lots of those bold aerodynamic surfaces will actually move to aid the handling of the auto.

The GT 4-Door 63 S 4Matic+ does the dash in 3.2s despite weighing nearly 2.1t, keep in mind. This is not just a showcase: we do have a auto, we know how it drives, and we do see improvements on the racetrack.

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