It’s no secret that I personally have an affinity for 4 door sedans. Recently Mercedes unveiled the all-new AMG GT 4-Door Coupe. It is the first 4-Door sports car that is in the same model family as the AMG GT. Rarely do I bat an eye towards the AMG GT line, but I do like the AMG GT R coupe. I had to take a closer look at this new car.
Let’s start with the heart of the car. There are 3 different specs to choose from. Starting with the AMG GT 53, it is powered by an AMG-enhanced 3.0-liter inline-6 turbo engine with EQ boost. This engine is rated at 429 hp supported by an electric “EQ Boost” which offers an output of up to 21 hp and 184lb-ft of torque. In the other two lines, the AMG GT 63 and the AMG GT 63 S, an AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo. the GT 63 delivers 577 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. The AMG GT 63 S is rated at 630 hp and 627 lb-ft torque. All 3 variants of the motors are mated with the AMG Speedshift TCT 9-speed transmission.
The interior options are also a special variety. You can get order two carbon fiber backed seats in the rear or an Executive Rear Seat package with a 40/20/40 split. Also part of the Executive Rear Seat you are provided a touchpad screen integrated into the console, able to control dynamics like ambient lighting, climate control, and other luxury comfort aspects. The driver wasn’t left out either. There are two high-resolution displays which you can choose three different styles: “Classic,” “Sport,” and the new “Supersport.” Both displays measure 12.3 inches and provide a stunning view of pertinent driving information
One part of the car that surprised me is that this will be the first AMG car that will have its own fragrance. Described as “an appealing, sporty scent” made to match the spirit of the performance brand.
The new AMG GT 4-Door Coupe premiered earlier today at the Geneva International Motor Show. The AMG GT 63 and 63 S will be available in early 2019 while the AMG GT 53 is slated for release in mid-2019. Price has not been officially announced.
I am curious to see how this AMG GT 63 S will stack up against a Porsche Panamera Turbo. I’ve always held a spot in the dream garage for a daily driven Panamera Turbo. Perhaps it’s going to get replaced by the AMG GT 63 S.