Geneva: Mercedes-AMG GT family grows

  • Geneva: Mercedes-AMG GT family grows

Geneva: Mercedes-AMG GT family grows

Moers dropped the news to Wheels and other Australian media following this week's reveal of the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe at the Geneva Motor Show.

Mercedes-AMG has delivered their first 4-door model, the appropriately named Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe.

Trim has taken a step up compared to the two-door AMG Coupe and Roadster models, and features a new air vent design, LED ambient lighting and a completely rehashed centre console with a new button and gearshift layout.

The new Exclusion Edition was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. The latter offers additional AMG-specific information, such as a prompt for gear changes when the transmission is in manual mode.

The engine is mated to a 9-speed AMG Speedshift automatic gearbox which sends power via the 4Matic+ all-wheel drive. The four-door AMG GT 53 accelerates from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 4.4 seconds and has a top speed of 174 miles per hour.

Even this model supplies plenty of performance - 0-62mph in 4.5sec, 177mph at the top end - while the hybrid tech allows it adequate fuel consumption of around 31mpg.

The same 48-volt mild hybrid powertrain powers the ride as the other new 53-series models. Buyers can also add optional fully digital cockpit and heated and ventilated AMG Performance seats with increased lateral support.

Geneva: Mercedes-AMG GT family grows

That, and you get a pair of extra seats in the back, bringing with them an element of practicality as yet unavailable in the GT range. Yet the AMG 4-Door aims to be something more than a hotter Mercedes-Benz. The rear section is also identical and has a rear spoiler, quad-exhaust and a rear diffuser.

On the outside, the AMG GT 4-Door is easily recognizable as a member of the GT family with its long hood and Panamericana grille.

The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S bumps that up to 630 hp with the hndcrafted AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine. But if you moonlight as a valet and want to know which one to choose for joy-riding purposes, however, go with yellow (GT 63 S) or red (GT 63) brake calipers. Yes, it's the 630bhp GT 63 S 4Matic+ that sits at the top of the range.

The interior has an AMG version of the S-Class curving dash and dual 12.3-inch displays for instruments and multimedia controls behind a single sheet of glass.

The premium hatchback will be available in three trim levels - SE, Sport and AMG Line - with a good level of equipment fitted as standard.

The 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door coupe will compete with the Porsche Panamera and Audi A7 when it arrives early next year.