Geneva 2018: New Mercedes-AMG C43 Debuts

07 March, 2018, 00:29 | Author: Kristen Mcgee
  • Mercedes-AMG GT 4 Door Coupe Revealed With 639 Horsepower Geneva Motor Show 2018

Mercedes-AMG have quashed the rumours and finally taken the camo off one of the most eagerly anticipated cars of recent times - The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe in GT 53 and GT 63 forms.

With the excellent power output, the new GT 4-door Coupe puts itself among the best performance cars in the market.

The sporty focus is reflected in the interior with a number of cues that we are already familiar with the two door AMG GT models that combines the latest technology with the comfort and driver orientation. More aggressive front and rear bumpers, "aerodynamically optimized" wheel designs, and quad round exhaust outlets are also new for 2019. Both 63s come standard with a limited-slip differential and rear-wheel steering, as well.

Mercedes is out for blood with Porsche's own four-door coupe, the 680-hp (507 kW) Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, by getting the GT 63 S to 60 miles per hour in 3.1 seconds - a tenth of a second faster than the rival. All models feature an AMG-calibrated nine-speed automatic transmission (rather than the two-door GT's transaxle) and fully variable "4Matic+" all-wheel drive that can send up to 100 percent of torque to the rear wheels. However, in here, the V8's performance has been dialled up.

Mercedes-AMG GT 4 Door Coupe

Performance from all three models is good, with the GT53 hitting 62mph in 4.5 seconds, the 577bhp GT63 does it in 3.4 seconds, and the range-topping - for now at least - GT63 S gets 630bhp and scoots to 62mph in 3.2 seconds. Drift mode is also available as an option on the regular GT 63. The top speed is a confirmed 195mph for the 63 S, 193mph for the 63, and 174mph for the 53. The V8 may have been slightly detuned in this spec - it's rated at 577bhp and 800Nm - but it's almost as fast.

The inline six is mated to a 9-speed torque converter. Mercedes estimates acceleration from 0 to 60 in 3.3 seconds. It can accelerate from 0 to 62MPH in 6.2 seconds. According to Mercedes, it will be offered on any Mercedes S-Class model. Above that speed, the rear wheels turn in the same direction to create more stability.

At first glance the vehicle looks remarkably similar to the recently revealed CLS, but on closer examination things are rather different - the headlights are unique to the AMG and, thanks to a hatchback tailgate, its roofline is lower too. There's a dual 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a large infotainment screen is stacked at the centre of the dashboard.

Rivals for the GT 4-Door Coupe include the Porsche Panamera, the Audi S7/RS 7, and AMG's own CLS53. Eight other LCD buttons sit on the centre console, four on either side, in a vague nod to the car's V8 engine.

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