Having been seen testing on public roads, the four-door Mercedes-AMG GT has been officially revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, ahead of its UK release early next year.
The 4-door will be the third member of the AMG GT family to reach showrooms, joining the Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe and convertible Roadster. It extends the appeal of the range to a broader audience and is set to rival the Porsche Panamera and forthcoming BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe.
The GT 4-door bears a strong resemblance to the Coupe and Roadster. Like those cars, there"s a long, low bonnet with twin power bulges and a vertically slatted "Panamericana" grille underscored by a distinctive three-part lower air intake.
Its flanks are clean and relatively unadorned, with gentle flaring to the front and rear wheelarches to clear big alloy wheels that allow space for powerful brakes. The roofline swoops down to a short rear deck with a retractable rear spoiler; there"s a suggestion of Porsche Panamera to the AMG"s outline. Performance is very much the message, underlined by quad exhaust pipes framed by an underslung diffuser.
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Also like the Panamera, and unlike its AMG GT siblings, the 4-door is set to offer a choice of engine sizes. There"s the twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 that produces 630bhp in S form, and lists a 3.2-second 0-62mph potential and 196mph top speed among its performance credentials. The non-S version"s 577bhp, 3.4 seconds and 193mph don"t come far behind.
There"ll also be a 429bhp straight-six alternative, which is expected to pack Mercedes" EQ Boost hybrid technology. This will appeal to those who like the four-door AMG GT package but don"t need such wild performance. Few details have been announced for the latter, but the V8"s 25mpg fuel economy and 256g/km CO2 emissions could drive buyers towards the less powerful engine when it arrives.
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As these images show, the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door Coupe departs from the driver-focused interior treatment of the two-door models in favour of a more passenger-friendly format. The influence of saloons such as the Mercedes CLS and Mercedes S-Class can be seen in a dashboard that flows across the width of the car, with turbine-style air vents in polished metal set into attractive decorative trim. Wood and carbon-fibre designs are set to be offered and upholstery options include quilted cream leather.
The 4-door Coupe also boasts Mercedes" twin-12.3-inch display screens. The left one provides configurable driving information and the one on the right looks after infotainment, connectivity and convenience functions.
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Multi-coloured mood lighting provides atmosphere, and the AMG theme is emphasised by centre console with space for eight drive mode controls. There"s also an "S+" performance toggle switch on a racy, flat-bottomed steering wheel, among buttons that control the exhaust note and an array of chassis, engine and response settings.On sale date
The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door Coupe is expected to reach UK showrooms in 2019, with th V8 versions appearing first. Prices are likely to be a little higher than the AMG GT Coupe, which starts at £99,960.