The new AMG 4-Door Coupe has arrived.
Mercedes unveiled the newest member of the AMG family, the GT 4-Door Coupe, at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday. AMG normally only lends their legendary badge to roadsters and sports cars, so perhaps that’s the reason behind calling this car a Coupe despite the fact it is quite plainly a four-door sedan.
Nevertheless, the GT 4-Door is a truly impressive feat of engineering from AMG. Based on the E-Class sedan, the GT 4-Door uses the same longitudinal engine mount and rear-wheel-drive architecture as the plainer Mercedes executive car. But that’s where the similarities end as AMG turns every knob up to 11 with no regard for the consequences.
There are three GT 4-Doors to choose from: the GT53, the GT63, and the GT63 S. We’ll start with the GT53 as that’s the most reasonable of the trio.
The GT53 comes with the same 3.0-L turbocharged in-line 6-cylinder engine paired with a 48-volt electric motor as found on the CLS53. This completely reasonable setup produces a combined 450 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque and can carry the car to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. Top speed is a leisurely 174 mph.
On the other hand, the GT63 scoffs at all this electric nonsense and doubles down on the dead dinosaur fuel. It comes equipped with a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 producing 577 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. Zero to sixty is accomplished in 3.3 seconds on its way to a top speed of 193 mph.
And finally, the GT63 S somehow manages to take the same engine and produce 630 hp along with 627 lb-ft of torque. As the sportiest of the bunch, it naturally comes with AMG’s Race Start function, allowing you to confidently reach 60 mph in 3.1 seconds after initiating launch control. Top speed is a blistering 195 mph.
Inside the cockpit are two enormous 12.3-inch displays that replace both the center dash infotainment system and the instrument cluster. And naturally, both are entirely configurable and can connect to whatever electronic doodad you bring with you.
The GT 4-Door is set to arrive stateside sometime next year. Until then, we can only pray that the world economy doesn’t implode in the meantime.