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AMG first took a swing at building a car from the ground up for Mercedes with the SLS in 2010, and it was a monstrous hit. It then followed up with the AMG GT Coupe and went two-for-two. However, AMG just unveiled its most practical creation to-date, the GT 4-Door Coupe. And since this is entirely an AMG-built car, don’t expect it to be a lazy executive chauffeur.
Even in its tamest iteration, the AMG GT 53 has a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six mated to an electric supercharger good for 429 horsepower, plus 384 lb-ft, partly assisted by “EQ Boost,” a mild-hybrid system adding 21 horses and up to 184 lb-ft of torque to those sums. The middle child, the GT 63, gets AMG’s 570 horsepower twin-turbo V8 that will get the sloped back sedan from 0-60mph in 3.3 seconds. Sitting at the top of the lineup is the GT 63 S, which gets the same twin-turbo V8, but squeezes 630 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque out of it to claim a 0-60 mph time of 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 195 mph. That is how AMG does practicality.
All-wheel-drive comes standard, but the V8 models have ‘Drift Mode’ which sends power to the rear wheels only when the track settings are activated. The sedan’s interior looks to be a cross between the GT Coupe and the E-Class. The instrument cluster is on the same single screen display making its way to all-new Mercedes cars, while the seats look more track-oriented, lifted right from its coupe brother.
Pricing isn’t known yet, but if the GT Coupe starts at $113,000 and quickly climbs with each step up in the range, don’t be surprised if the 4-Door GT gets a base price that flirts with $200,000.