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Mercedes Finally Reveals AMG GT 4-Door Coupé

07 March, 2018, 00:27 | Author: Arnold Gilbert
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Those with the highest of high expectations are met by the Mercedes-AMG GT 63S, which ups the ante of the same V8 to 639 hp and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque.

The new Exclusion Edition was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. A US debut is expected at the 2018 New York International Auto Show. As its name suggests, the GT 4-door coupe takes the style and pizzaz from the GT coupe, but adds two more doors to make it a little more versatile.

All models are nine-speed automatics, with some variations on the type of transmission used, Motor1 reported. Pricing has not yet been announced. The flagship model, the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S is packing well in excess of the rumored 600 hp - at 630 hp (470 kilowatts) from its 4.0-liter biturbo V8. Below the big mouth is an aggressive "jet wing" front bumper with gaping side inlets.

There's an abundance of contrasting topstitching, and other embellishments include a Burmester surround-sound system, diamond-shaped perforated seats, a microfiber roof liner and sun visors, and door sills that are illuminated with MB lettering. The interior, meanwhile, moves to the latest technology and design lines of the Mercedes range, with the fully digital cockpit comprising dual 12.3-inch screens. The new Supersport view adds AMG-specific information.

The vehicle will be available late this summer.

Upholstery and seat options range from performance seats to cushy quilted leather.

"Up to a speed of 62 miles per hour, the rear wheels point in the opposite direction to the front wheels via two electric actuator motors". It features a cabin very similar to every other modern Mercedes, oddly unlike the standard AMG GT, though.

Outside Germany, the auto is known as a sedan, and buyers have a choice of a 3.0 liter engine that gets 429-hp and is a mild hybrid, a twin-turbo V8 that gets 577-hp, or an even bigger V8 that gets 630-hp, Autoweek reported. This machine features 630 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. The two twin-scroll turbochargers introduce a new anti-friction bearing system to maximize performance. That enables a 0-100 kph time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 315 kph. It estimates the AMG 53 at 4.4 seconds.

But it wouldn't be an AMG model without some extra sports focus, and the 4-door includes a limited-slip differential on the rear axle, active rear-wheel steering and a high-performance braking system. Each model can get over 177mph, but the top speed of the 63 S is a staggering 195mph. The eight-cylinder models use multichamber air suspension. High-performance ceramic brakes are available for the V-8 models. Handling is enhanced by a pop-up spoiler that adjusts its position to suit the chosen driving mode and speed. Drivers can choose between five drive modes - Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Individual and the new, self-explanatory Slippery. For those looking to step things up even further, the GT 63 S is something to see.

Gary Gastelu is FoxNews.com's Automotive Editor.


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