Believe it or not, the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé is already over 3 years old! Which is why it has received some updates in terms of styling, onboard technology and ride comfort. The company said that the new model will arrive at European dealerships as early as August 2021.
There isn’t much to talk about its exterior styling as the new car looks exactly the same as the original model. However, there are a couple of new wheel designs: 20-inch light-alloy wheels in a 10-twin-spoke design, or 21-inch forged wheels in a 5-twin-spoke design. Red-painted brake calipers are available on the 6-cylinder models. Also, there are three new exterior colors: spectral blue metallic, spectral blue magno (matt finish) and cashmere white magno (matt finish). There’s a new AMG Night Package II as well, which gets dark chrome vertical slats for the AMG-specific grille, and badges in black. The Night Package can be combined with the Carbon Fibre Package.
Inside, there’s a new AMG Performance steering wheel in a twin-spoke design. It can be covered in Nappa leather or in a combination of Nappa leather and Dinamica microfibre; heating function is also available as an option. The instrument cluster and the central touchscreen can be operated via the touch sensors on the upper steering wheel spokes. The lower spokes have controls for cruise control, telephone and media volume.
As always, there are options for upholstery and other decorative materials. As the photos would suggest, there are different seating options available too; from comfortable ones to something sporty.
Let’s talk about an important update then. The AMG Ride Control+ multi-chamber air suspension system now features two pressure limiting valves: one for rebound damping and the other for compression damping. These continuously variable valves, located outside the damper, allow the damping force to be adjusted even more precisely to different driving conditions and drive modes, Mercedes said.
The GT 53 4Matic+ and GT 43 4Matic+ are powered by a 3.0-litre in-line 6-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine coupled with an EQ Boost mild-hybrid system. In the 43, the output is 270 kW (367 metric hp) between 5,500-6,100 rpm and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque between 1,800-4,500 rpm. The 53 offers 320 kW (435 metric hp) at 6,100 rpm and 520 Nm (384 lb-ft) of torque between 1,800-5,800 rpm. The EQ system adds 16 kW (22 metric hp) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) for short periods.
A 9-speed torque converter automatic drives all four wheels via 4Matic+ AWD system; the GT 43 is also available as a rear-wheel-drive model.
As for the performance figures, the GT 53 4Matic+ claims a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) time of 4.5 seconds, while the GT 43 4Matic+ is 0.4 seconds slower. The top speed numbers are 285 km/h (177 mph) and 270 km/h (168 mph), respectively.
You can expect no powertrain changes in the 63 models as well.