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Mercedes-AMG’s Four-Door GT Breaks Cover With a Wild Powertrain

(Credit: © Mercedes-Benz)

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Mercedes-AMG’s Four-Door GT Breaks Cover With a Wild Powertrain

Finally, after a little tease, Mercedes-AMG has finally revealed its amazing four-door GT Concept. And believe me, this rig is everything we want in a performance four-door Mercedes.

The body, while unique, boasts many cues from the current GT. Up front, there is the Panamericana grille with red highlights, slim headlights, and side air gills. The rear also boasts plenty of GT inspiration, like its slim taillights and its overall rounded shape.

The other important styling cues that make up the GT Concept are its ridged hood that wraps to the wheel arches, mirror cameras in place of traditional mirrors (these were the weird things we saw in the teaser video), a centrally mounted tailpipe, and carbon-fiber roof, A-wing, front spoilers, rear diffusor and side sills. Also standing out on the body will be “EQ Power+” badges on the camera mirrors – this badge will grace all performance hybrid Mercedes-AMG models in the future.

The goods under the GT Concept’s hood are equally impressive. This beast will feature a hybrid powertrain that will use the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine and an electric motor that pair up to create 805 horsepower. This all heads to a 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive system that features an electric motor to power the rear wheels and act as an additional booster. With a full charge and the pedal to the floor, this sedan can hit 60 mph in fewer than three seconds.

Mercedes-AMG GT Concept (Credit: © Mercedes-Benz)

Of course, this will be a plug-in unit, but it will also have brake-energy recuperation for light charging. Plus, the engine can act as a generator once the battery hits a certain point of discharge. This battery will also be upward scalable, so it can fuel the upcoming Mercedes-AMG Hypercar, and others.

Of course, this is still just a concept, but we will definitely see a four-door GT in the future. Whether or not it has this insane powertrain may be another thing all together.

After years of handling problem cars in repair shops, Justin regained his love for cars by writing about them. Many years later and countless hours of banging on the keys trying for formulate sentences that actually make sense, he has managed to parlay a hobby into a career. Justin is a bit of a petrol-head and has a severe weakness for lightweight sports cars and insanely powerful supercars.

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