2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe Debuts
Unveiled as a concept car at last year's Geneva Auto Show, Mercedes-AMG is taking the GT 4-door back to Switzerland, this time in full production guise. The 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe will be offered in three variants, including a flagship 630-horsepower GT 63 S, a 577-horsepower GT 63, and a GT 53 powered by AMG’s new turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine, which produces 429 horsepower with a hybrid electric assist. The two V8 models feature 4.0-liter twin turbo engines handcrafted by AMG technicians.
Sporting coupe-like styling not dissimilar to the Mercedes-Benz CLS, these high-performance sedans from the AMG sub-brand are equipped with 9-speed transmissions and AMG 4Matic+ permanent all-wheel drive. The GT 63S and GT 63 feature a drift mode (standard on the former, optional on the latter), as well as active rear-wheel steering. Drift mode and rear steer will not be offered on the GT 53. The GT 63 S can accelerate to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds and has a top speed of 195 mph, while the GT 53 sprints to 60 in just 4.4 seconds.
The concept version of the Mercedes-AMG GT Sedan sported familiar AMG cues from its Panamera-style grille to a purposeful tail treatment that features a functional diffuser and centrally positioned exhaust outlets. Even its full LED lighting makes a statement, introducing new “nano active fiber technology” in the running lamps and taillights that permits greater flexibility while delivering bright light.
U.S. models will have seating for four, while Europe will have a 5-passenger option. The 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 63S and GT 63 sedan will go on sale next January, while the GT 53 version will be available midway through the year. Pricing will be announced closer to its on-sale date.