See the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé in all its glory in this extended picture gallery
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The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé is one of the most beautiful cars of the 2010s. Now, enjoy it in an extended picture gallery
The superb Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé was just reviewed by automotive journalists in Austin, Texas, and the results match the looks: the car is impressive to drive on the track while remaining useful enough on the road. Well, perhaps not for 5 adults as advertised, but a family of four could easily travel in it, sitting comfortably while the driver enjoys the road ahead. Here's what the guys from Carwow had to say about it:
The AMG GT 4-Door Coupé is not just a spectacular car. It also has a range of extremely powerful engines, coupled with the latest tech for sporty driving. The most powerful is the 4.0-litre V8 biturbo, developing 585 hp and 639 hp respectively (800 Nm and 900 Nm maximum torque), but you can also opt for the excellent 3.0-litre inline-six engine fitted with a turbocharger and electric auxiliary compressor, available in two output stages with either 367 hp or 435 hp (500 Nm or 520 Nm); EQ Boost starter-alternator vectors in an additional 16 kW (22 hp) and 250 Nm.
The engines can be coupled with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G (V8 engine) or the AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G (inline-six engine). The car also features fully-variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive. The most powerful engine sprints from 0 - 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and can take the Merc-AMG GT 4-Door to a maximum speed of 315 km/h.
The AMG GT 4-Door Coupé also comes with a 48-volt onboard electrical system that enables hybrid functions boost, recuperation, load-point shifting, gliding and engine restarting in conjunction with the ECO start/stop function.
Mercedes-AMG also boasts about the way they constructed the car: an intelligent mix of materials with high percentages of aluminium and carbon-fibre components to ensure low weight, the highest level of structural rigidity, best-possible crash safety and quality. The bonnet and front wings are made of aluminum while the rear wall and boot cavity are made of carbon fibre.
AMG's racing roots can also be seen in the AMG GT 4-Door Coupé's aerodynamics: an AIRPANEL active air control system features movable vertical blinds in the front apron that enable a better drag coefficient while a multi-stage extendible rear spoiler improves aerodynamic balance and performance. The AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension with steel springs and the Adaptive Damping System are used for the six-cyl versions while the AMG RIDE CONTROL+ suspension of the eight-cylinder variants features a full-support multi-chamber air suspension, also combined with the Adaptive Damping System. The complex networking of all systems and components also contributes to increasing the driving dynamics.
The driver can select from several Drive programs: The AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programs "Slippery", "Comfort", "Sport", "Sport+" and "Individual" provide drivers with a broad scope of driving dynamics. These affect, among other things, the responsiveness to the accelerator pedal, shifting of the transmission, the suspension or the steering. The AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+ also offers the additional "RACE" program featuring Drift mode for optimal race-track performance (optionally also available for all other AMG GT models).
The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé prices are steep but on par with what its main competitor, the Porsche Panamera, offers: prices hover between 95,000 and 185,000 euros/dollars, depending on the market and the chosen version.
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