Mercedes Unveils AMG GT 4-Door Coupe at Geneva Motor Show

The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe Is a Track Monster for the Whole Family

Still to come, at least we expect so, is the 800bhp hybrid GT 4D, but for now you'll be limited to just the two V8s in the United Kingdom when the AMG GT four-door goes on sale in the summer.

Merc said the systematic expansion of the AMG GT family with the 4-door Coupé opens up the sports auto segment to those looking for a vehicle for day-to-day use, but unwilling to go without the unparalleled performance of Mercedes-AMG.

But the Affalterbach-based manufacturer has decided that the whole family should come along for the ride, too - and its solution is the new GT 4-door. Sitting at the top of the lineup is the GT 63 S, which gets the same twin-turbo v8, but squeezes 630 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque out of it to claim a 0-60mph time of 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 195 miles per hour. The range-topping S variant gets 630bhp and a 100Nm torque boost, shaving 0.2 seconds off the 0-62 run and increasing top speed to 196mph. For the GT 63 and 63 S, that's scheduled to be early next year, with the GT 53 not going on sale until mid-2019.

The inline-six includes a 48-volt mild-hybrid system with an electric motor that combines the starter and alternator, and contributes up to 21 hp and 184 pounds-feet of torque.

The engine is mated to a 9-speed AMG Speedshift automatic gearbox which sends power via the 4Matic+ all-wheel drive. This reduces weight and inertia and optimises the response.

The track-ready GT 63 S will be available with Drift Mode, carbon brakes - and its own scent. Above that speed, the rear wheels turn in the same direction to create more stability.

2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 Edition 1 in Geneva

Speaking at the launch, Mercedes-Benz Cars chairman Dieter Zetsche said: "The A-Class has been a big driver of change at Mercedes-Benz". More aggressive front and rear bumpers, "aerodynamically optimized" wheel designs, and quad round exhaust outlets are also new for 2019. The new coupe will have rear-wheel steering, six or eight caliper brakes, and as with other AMG models, ceramic stoppers will be available as an option.

The AMG GT 4-Door goes on sale in the USA next year.

Also unannounced is an all-new design for the steering wheel, which also includes a very Porsche-like dial to switch through the various types of driving modes.

As an option, buyers can order the new model with the additional AMG package. The boot capacity of up to 395 litres is supplemented by around a further 60 litres beneath the boot floor.

The A180d uses a 1.5-litre diesel engine, which produces 116PS. While there are AMG Line versions of the CLS, if it's the real thing you want, it will have to be the AMG GT Coupe. Expect them to land in showrooms and sell fast leaving with the AMG cracks, bangs and pops that we so love.

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