It seems like Mercedes-AMG hit a home run with its new GT 4-Door “coupe” revealed in Geneva recently. Multiple auto news outlets gushed about the design and engineering, while others noted getting near the car at the show was next to impossible.
To start off, the thing looks gorgeous, and I’m not really that into four-door coupes. From the vertical-bar front grille design to the active rear wing, everything about the exterior screams athletic and stylish. It’s based on an E-Class, not the AMG GT sports car, which has been an item of confusion. This model marks new territory for AMG, since the other purpose-built vehicles it’s created have been just sports cars and roadsters, and this is neither.
AMG splits this vehicle into three different models. The GT53 uses the new turbo 3.0-liter inline-six engine, plus a 48-volt electric motor. Output comes in at 429 horsepower and 384 lb.-ft. of torque. A GT63 uses the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8. It ponies up 577 horsepower and 553 lb.-ft. of torque. The most potent is the GT63 S, which tunes the same engine to 630 horsepower and 627 lb.-ft. of torque, pushing past other impressive AMG models. Supposedly, it will do 0-60 in 3.1 seconds.
So far, this new car looks and sounds great. Soon, we’ll know more about how it drives.