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Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe ready to take on the Panamera

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The Panamera rival from Affalterbach is ready for a four-door sports car battle. The GT 4-Door Coupe is the first of its kind for Mercedes-AMG, and draws directly on the legendary SLS and AMG GT success.

As for the looks, the new Coupe is clearly recognisable as a member of the AMG GT family. It adopts the Sensual Purity design language we’ve seen in the latest models. It has got the radiator shutters, the Airpanel for cooling and aerodynamic efficiency.

Other exterior features include Multibeam LED headlamps, frameless windows, and extremely slim LED tail lights.

The two V8 models can be identified through the three horizontal louvres in the side front air intakes, the Jet Wing with its trim element in Silver Shadow, the distinctive diffuser on the tail end and the two-pipe exhaust system with trapezoidal tailpipe trims. The six-cylinder variant, meanwhile, has one louvre in each of the air inlet grilles, round twin tailpipe trims and a somewhat less pronounced rear diffuser.

There are also some optional packages to further enhance the looks, such as the Night Package, Carbon-Fibre Packages and Aerodynamics package too.

As for the wheels, the customer can choose from a multitude of aerodynamically optimised wheels between 19 and 21 inches.

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The interiors are pretty familiar to the latest Mercedes models featuring a widescreen cockpit – two high-resolution displays each measuring 12.3 inches, touchpads on the steering wheel and so on.

There are capacitive switches in front of the V shaped centre-console. The reversing camera, navigation, radio, media, telephone and vehicle settings can be operated via this proximity switch. If the finger moves within a minimal distance from the panel the appropriate symbol lights up directly in the head unit and preselects the menu item, and the function is activated by pressing. The driver does not have to avert their gaze, as the appropriate menu item is shown simultaneously in the multifunction display of the Widescreen Cockpit, representing an added bonus for handling safety.

The boot capacity of up to 395 litres is supplemented by around a further 60 litres beneath the boot floor. With the backrests folded down, the capacity is up to 1,324 litres.

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4Matic+
The 4.0 V8 twin turbo produces 470 kW (639 hp) at 5,500-6,500 rpm and 900 Nm of torque at 2,500-4,500 rpm.

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Here, the 4.0 V8 twin turbo delivers 430 kW (585 hp) at 5,500-6,500 rpm and 800 Nm of torque at 2,350-5,000 rpm.

Transmission on both above models is an AMG Speedshift MCT 9G with 4Matic+ permanent all-wheel drive with variable torque split. The ‘S’ model gets drift mode as standard.

The ‘S’ accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 315 km/h. The other one does it in 3.4 seconds and can reach a top speed of 310 km/h.

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There is also a 3.0 in-line 6-cylinder to choose from, which delivers 320 kW (435 hp) at 6,100 rpm and 520 Nm of torque at 1,800-5,800 rpm. It gets EQ Boost starter-alternator which delivers an additional 16 kW (22 hp) and 250 Nm of torque.

Transmission is an AMG Speedshift TCT 9G with 4Matic+ all-wheel drive with fully variable torque distribution.

The mild-hybrid model accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 285 km/h.

The V8 models get AMG Ride Control+ multi chamber air suspension.

Depending on the engine there are up to six drive programs to choose from: “Slippery”, “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Sport+”, “RACE” and “Individual”.

The GT Coupe also features some functionalities from the S-Class. These include partially automated driving with the Drive Pilot, which can support the driver with routine daily tasks such as driving in a traffic jam.

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