Geneva Motor Show: Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe revealed

Four doors on an AMG GT? That’s right, you’re not seeing things.

The newest addition to the AMG arsenal in the fight against the likes of the Panamera is this, the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe.

Starting with the GT53 and finishing with the GT63 S variant, the GT 4-Door’s outputs range from 320kW to 470kW, all employing 4Matic+ AWD.

Taking the design and performance philosophy of the GT and adding two doors creates a mid-point between the GT and the likes of the E63 S, but the GT63 S has more power.

With AMG’s 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 nestled in its snout, the GT63 S makes 470kW/900Nm, with the ability to sprint to 100km/h in 3.2 seconds. It weighs 2045kg.

The GT63 S is now also the housing for the most powerful tune of the 4.0-litre V8 AMG provides.

Next on the GT 4-Door Coupe hierarchy is the GT63, without the S.

430kW and 800Nm make this still a formidable car, reeling off 100km/h in just 3.4 seconds – on par with the E63 S’s time at PCOTY 2018. It also weighs 20kg less than the GT63 S.

Both V8s are coupled to wet-clutch 9-speed gearboxes.

Finally, the 336kW/520Nm 3.0-litre turbo six is the least powerful engine, found in the GT53, which runs a 0-100km/h in 4.5s. It’s also under the 2-tonne mark at 1970kg.

The inline six is mated to a 9-speed torque converter.

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Rear wheel steering is optional for the ’53, while it’s standard on the V8 models. Up to 100km/h, the rear wheels point in the opposite direction to the front wheels so minimize turning circles, while over that they turn in the same direction for stabilisation.

Sales for the GT 4-Door will begin mid-2018 in Europe, but Australian availability is unconfirmed.

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