After so many leaks and a long wait, Mercedes finally took the wraps off its first ever 4-door AMG coupe at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The AMG GT 4-Door Coupe draws inspiration from the SLS AMG and the more recent AMG GT models. This one is completely designed and developed by AMG- performance arm of Mercedes-Benz. The reason behind making a 4-door coupe is to offer practicality and performance at the same time. According to AMG this car can be used for daily ride and at the same time will can be as sexy on the racetrack.
The styling of the AMG 4-Door Coupe has been derived widely from the AMG GT. The 4-Door coupe has got the Panamericana grille up front and the signature long, low bonnet. However, unlike the AMG GT, AMG 4-Door Coupe comes with longer wheelbase and the set of extra doors at rear on each side. The 4-door coupe looks hot, but the engine specs are going to be even hotter.
The mercedes will offer two engine options. The 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine will be offered in two states of tune. The first one will make 639 bhp and 900 Nm of peak torque and do the 0-100 kmph sprint in just 3.2 seconds. Its top speed will be 315 kmph. The slightly re-tuned variant of the 4.0-litre V8 biturbo will make 585 bhp and 800 Nm of peak torque. This infant will do the 0-100 kmph sprint in 3.4 seconds and can go up to 310 kmph. If you’re in the mood to cruise, the sedan can simply switch four cylinders out of the eight in order to maximise fuel efficiency.
There’s also a hybrid engine, 3.0-litre 6-cylinder motor it can make a total of 435 bhp and 520 Nm of peak torque. With this engine, thr sedan can touche a maximum of 285 kmph and has a 0-100 kmph sprint time of 4.5 seconds.
To enhance the sedan’s performance there’ll be standard all-wheel drive system with limited slip differential at the rear axle. The AMG GT 4-Door coupe gets a ‘drift mode’ as standard on the ‘S’ variant and is optional on all other variants. In the drift mode, all the power churned out is sent to the rear tyres. The sedan will offer active rear-wheel steering, which is standard on the V8 models and optional on the six-cylinder model.
In terms of interior, the car gets two 12.3-inch displays in the cabin. This is standard for the V8 models and optional for the six-cylinder variant. The 12.3-inch displays include the infotainment system, connectivity options and other operation controls for the car. At the rear the company will offer options, for two passengers or three passengers, with a bench seat or two individual seats. The carmaker will also offer partial autonomous driving ability on the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe.
Mercedes will start delivering the first orders of the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe in the summer of 2018, which is just around the corner. This car will compete against the Porsche Panamera.