The AMG GT is now a more family-friendly performance vehicle.
Mercedes-AMG has slapped two more doors to the drool-worthy AMG GT and given it an extra pair of seats, greatly enhancing the sports car’s versatility. Despite that, the resultant and aptly-named AMG GT 4-Door Coupe retains most of the style, pizzazz and performance of the well-received coupe.
The long hood and Panamericana grille are recognizable, while frameless side windows preserve the lines of the AMG GT coupe. A liftback design like the Panamera and A7 makes it easier to get your things in and out of the back.
Interestingly, the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe actually shares its mechanical bits with the midsize E-Class sedan rather than with the two-door.
The interior is also more sophisticated and luxurious than just merely offering room for two additional seats. It features an Executive Rear Seat package that adds a 40 / 20 / 40 split-folding rear bench with a touchpad control system integrated into the center console, and a new performance fragrance that supposedly provides an “appealing, sporty scent to match the spirit of the performance brand.”
Buyers can choose between three versions of the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe at launch — the AMG GT 63 and 63 S and AMG GT 53 — all of which are fitted with a nine-speed automatic transmission and Mercedes-Benz’s 4Matic all-wheel drive system.
The AMG GT 53, the one most enthusiasts will likely gravitate towards, is powered by a 429-hp, 3.0-liter inline-6 turbo engine with EQ boost, which is essentially a beefy starter that can augment the gasoline engine’s output, boosting it by as much as 21 hp and a whopping 184 lb-ft. of torque. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.4 seconds before hitting a top speed of 174 mph (280 mph).
Sales of the new Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe kick off in early 2019. Is it the AMG GT for you?