Mercedes-Benz Cars Middle East (MBCME) unveiled its flagship model, the all-new Mercedes AMG GT 4-Door Coupé in Abu Dhabi. The launch event was attended by five-time Formula One world champion and Mercedes-Benz driver, Lewis Hamilton, who presented the car to media and guests in attendance.
The striking silhouette and dynamics of the Mercedes AMG GT 4 Door Coupé, puts the new model in the portfolio of its two-door brother at first glance. The expressive design with the low bonnet, dominant front and muscular body language emphasises the sporty genes of the four-door coupé.
The model delivers a top speed of up to 315 km/h and driving dynamics that cuts an effortlessly superior figure. The 6-cylinder in-line and V8 engines allow for a completely new driving experience.
Clear at first sight: the AMG GT family membership
The new AMG GT 4-Door Coupé follows the design philosophy of Sensual Purity. It takes on the striking proportions and the muscular body of the AMG GT family.
The Airpanel in front of the centre cooling air inlet improves the car’s aerodynamic efficiency. The AMG-specific radiator protection grille, frameless side windows, a flat windscreen, the Shark Nose and the front apron with its enhanced Jet Wing also lend the model the hallmark presence of the AMG GT family.
The rear view of the new coupé picks up on familiar features of the AMG GT design idiom: extremely slim LED tail lights define the hallmark boot sill line, the rear aerofoil extendable in several stages underscores the family affiliation.
The two eight-cylinder models can be identified through the three horizontal louvres in the side front air intakes. 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.
“The new AMG GT 4-Door Coupé is the ultimate four-door sports car and the ideal ambassador for Performance Luxury”, said Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Daimler AG. “It embodies a symbiosis of emotion and intelligence with breathtaking proportions and a puristic, surface-oriented design with sensuous shapes. It is both hot and cool at the same time.”
Visual emphasis on demand: the exterior packages
The new AMG GT 4-Door Coupé offers an extensive portfolio of exterior equipment packages, which can be used to add different highlights in terms of design. The Night Package comprises high-gloss black trim, whilst, for example, the Chrome package emphasises the luxurious character of the car with trim and an insert in high-gloss chrome.
Two Carbon-Fibre Packages offer different versions of carbon-fibre trim, whilst the optional Aerodynamics package gives the car an even sportier look and is a new feature in this segment.
Top sporting performance: V8 biturbo engines with up to 470 kW (639 hp)
The output of the AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine has been enhanced further for the new Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+. It delivers 470 kW (639 hp) and a maximum torque of 900 Nm, which is available over a wide engine speed range from 2500 to 4500 rpm. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds clearly illustrates this, as does the maximum speed of 315 km/h.
Direct response: the two twin-scroll exhaust-gas turbochargers
For the first time, Mercedes-AMG is combining the advantages of twin-scroll technology in the V8 engine with turbine wheels mounted in anti-friction bearings, reducing friction to an absolute minimum inside the exhaust-gas turbocharger. The twin-scroll technology also ensures that the exhaust gas flow is optimally utilised.
Improved efficiency: the intelligent AMG Cylinder Management
For maximum efficiency, Mercedes-AMG has also equipped the V8 engines with the AMG Cylinder Management cylinder deactivation system. In the partial-load range, cylinders two, three, five and eight are deactivated, which crucially reduces the fuel consumption. The transition between these two operating states is immediate, fast and torque-neutral, so the occupants do not have to relinquish any comfort.
Powerful and versatile: six-cylinder engine with innovative hybrid function
The new model is available as the Mercedes-AMG GT 53 4MATIC+ with the innovative AMG six-cylinder inline engine.
The EQ Boost starter-alternator combines a starter motor and alternator in a powerful electric motor. Along with efficient charging with the electric additional compressor (eZV) and exhaust air turbocharger, this helps ensure the hallmark AMG performance and driving dynamics. With an acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds, it achieves a top speed of 285 km/h.
More energy for yet more innovations: the new 48-volt on-board power supply
The EQ Boost starter-alternator generates the power for the 48 V on-board electrical system – using a DC/DC converter to supply the conventional 12 V network for the lights, cockpit, infotainment displays and control units. The 48 V increases the battery capacity of the car, meaning that more electrical energy is available for new functions.
Intelligent all-wheel drive: AMG Performance 4MATIC+
The transition from rear-wheel to all-wheel drive and vice versa is seamless with the AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive. The best possible torque split is continuously computed according to the driving conditions and driver’s input.
Alongside traction and lateral dynamics, the all-wheel drive also improves the longitudinal dynamics for even more powerful acceleration.
The Drift Mode is suitable for fully variable torque distribution; in the S version of the four-door AMG GT it is standard, and in the other models it is available as an option. This can be activated in the “RACE” drive program using the shift paddles. The Drift Mode allows the model to turn into a purely rear-wheel drive car.
Optimum traction: rear-axle limited-slip differential
To improve traction and dynamism the AMG GT 63 S has an electronically controlled locking differential at the rear axle as standard. The driver is able to accelerate out of corners earlier and with more power. The vehicle remains more stable when braking from high speed, while the limited-slip differential also improves traction when accelerating from rest.
The electronic locking differential is part of the Dynamic Plus package and in this combination, it is also optionally available for all further variants of the four-door AMG GT.
Enhanced agility and precision: the active rear-wheel steering
The AMG GT 4-Door Coupé responds even more sensitively to steering commands thanks to the active rear axle steering. The system facilitates combination of agility and stability, reinforcing the dynamism and handling safety.
Up to a speed of 100 km/h, the rear wheels point in the opposite direction to the front wheels via two electric actuator motors. As a result, the car turns into corners with significantly higher agility.
Good control and fade-resistant: the AMG high-performance braking systems
In line with the high output values and their associated performance the eight-cylinder models have a large-dimensioned brake system consisting of compound discs with 6-piston fixed callipers at the front and single-piston floating brake callipers at the rear.
The six-cylinder model is also equipped with internally ventilated and perforated compound brake discs with brake callipers painted silver grey.
Gran Turismo with ultramodern operation: the new AMG interior
The interior presents a symbiosis of performance and exclusivity and integrates an ultramodern, new type of operating system into the atmosphere of a Gran Turismo. Illuminated turbine-look air vents refine the high-quality impression and underline the sporty appearance.
Two high-resolution displays each measuring 12.3 inches dominate the Widescreen Cockpit, which is standard in the V8 and optional in the inline 6-cylinder version. Three different styles are available for selection for these all-digital displays: “Classic”, “Sport” and the completely new “Supersport”.
Depending on the driving style or interior equipment, the different styles can be set at any time via the instrument cluster or the central display.
Via the left-hand Touch Control Button on the steering wheel, preferred information can be projected onto the left- or right-hand side of the instrument – for example, the classic speedometer and tachometer, information on navigation or assistance systems through to detailed engine data. Especially sporty drivers can also fade in a g-force display or the current output and torque values.
In the “Supersport” view there is also extensive additional AMG-specific information, such as a prominent prompt to change up a gear in manual transmission mode, reminiscent of motorsport.
The central display represents the interface to all further content and information, such as navigation, radio, media, telephone and vehicle data.