September marks the start of the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe’s production. The sports car is the third to be developed entirely by the Mercedes-AMG division of Daimler AG. The vehicle is touted as having the dynamism of the two-door AMG GT but built for everyday use with its cabin capable of accommodating up to five people.
The AMG GT 4-Door is available in AMG GT 43 4MATIC+, AMG GT 53 4MATIC+, AMG GT 63 4MATIC+ and AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+ guises. But for now, let us take a look at its entry models, the AMG GT 43 and AMG GT 53.
A mild-hybrid 3.0-liter inline-six is used by the AMG GT 43 and AMG GT 53 trims. The outputs of the models are 367 hp with 500 Nm of torque and 435 hp with 520 Nm of torque, respectively. The electric motor of the auto gives it an additional 22 hp and 250 Nm of torque. The power is distributed to all four wheels via AMG’s nine-speed transmission with torque converter.
The estimated 0-100 km/h sprint of the two is somewhere around 4.5-4.9 seconds. Meanwhile, the trims can reach a top speed of 270-285 km/h.
The performance of the car is complemented by an AMG Ride Control suspension with steel springs. It also comes with an Adaptive Damping System.
An AMG high-performance composite brake system is fitted on the car to ensure the best-possible deceleration despite all that power it is capable of. The front composite brake discs at the front measure 360 x 36 mm while the solid cast brake discs at the rear measure 360 x 26 mm.
The AMG GT 43 4-Door and AMG GT 53 4-Door follow the design of their two-door counterparts. The front is defined by a Panamericana radiator grille featuring vertical slats in high-gloss chrome. There are also the signature air inlets of the range as well as LED headlamps with Multibeam system, carbon fiber elements, and twin round tailpipes. In addition, buyers can choose between 19-inch and 20-inch alloy wheels with an option to go for the 21-inch wheels.
The interior of the lower trims of the AMG GT 4-Door is fitted with Artico leather/black microfiber for the front seats while the rear offers individually-shaped seats. The instrument cluster features a 320 km/h scale with an option to upgrade it into its fully-digital version with 330 km/h scale. Lastly, the cabin is highlighted by a multifunction display measuring 17.8 cm.
The AMG GT 4-Door is scheduled to reach Mercedes showrooms in Germany this October. American customers will have to wait until 2019 for the sports car’s arrival in the US though.