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The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé is an executive car introduced in 2018 by Mercedes-AMG as a five-door variant of the AMG GT two-door sports car.[3][4]

Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé (X290)
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Mercedes-AMG GT 53 at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
Overview
ManufacturerMercedes-AMG (Daimler AG)
Production2018–present
AssemblyGermany: Sindelfingen
Body and chassis
ClassExecutive car (E)
Body style5-door liftback[1]
LayoutFront-engine, all-wheel-drive (4Matic)
PlatformMRA
Related
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission9-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,951 mm (116.2 in)
Length5,054 mm (199.0 in)[2]
Width1,953 mm (76.9 in)
Height1,442–1,455 mm (56.8–57.3 in)
Curb weight1,970–2,045 kg (4,343.1–4,508.5 lb)

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SpecificationsEdit

The AMG GT 4-Door Coupé uses a front-engine layout with 4MATIC+ fully variable all-wheel-drive (rear-biased), and is available with either a 3.0 L M256 turbo/supercharged inline-six engine or a 4.0 L M178 twin-turbocharged V8 engine.[5] The inline-six engine features a conventional turbocharger as well as a mild hybrid system that Mercedes-Benz calls "EQ Boost", which uses an electrically driven supercharger and a 48 volt electric motor that when combined, produce an extra 21 hp (16 kW) and 184 lb⋅ft (249 N⋅m) of torque in addition to the petrol engine when it is not powering the electrical system.[6] This system traces its roots back to the Mercedes CLS53.[7] The car utilises the rear anti-roll bar to increase chassis stiffness, as well as active aero, including an electronically adjustable rear spoiler and electronically operated front louvers in the front grille, that can open and close to manage airflow through the radiator from the AMG GTR flagship sports car.[8][9]

VariantsEdit

Mercedes-AMG GT 43 4MATIC+Edit

 
Mercedes-AMG GT 43

The GT 43 is the entry level variant of the AMG GT 4-Door Coupé and features the M256 3.0L turbo/supercharged inline-six and the 4MATIC+ AWD system. The engine produces 270 kW (362 hp; 367 PS) and 502 N⋅m (370 lbf⋅ft) of torque and can accelerate from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 4.9 seconds, with a claimed top speed of 270 km/h (168 mph).[10][11]

Mercedes-AMG GT 53 4MATIC+Edit

The GT 53 is the more powerful version of the GT 43. It features the same 3.0L turbo/supercharged inline-six, but with higher outputs. The engine produces 320 kW (429 hp; 435 PS) and 500 N⋅m (369 lbf⋅ft) of torque. The starter-generator and electrically driven supercharger called EQ boost supplements the engine temporarily with 16 kW (21 hp) and 250 N⋅m (184 lbf⋅ft) of torque while under full acceleration.[12] It can accelerate from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 4.5 seconds, along with attaining a top speed of 285 km/h (177 mph) as tested by the manufacturer.[13][14] The suspension uses steel springs and adaptive dampers and the clutch is a TCT unit that uses a conventional torque converter.[15]

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 4MATIC+Edit

The GT 63 is a high performance, better equipped variant of the GT 4-Door and features the AMG M178 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 engine from the Mercedes-AMG GT R, which produces 430 kW (577 hp; 585 PS) and 800 N⋅m (590 lbf⋅ft). It has a claimed 0–62 mph (100 km/h) acceleration time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 311 km/h (193 mph) as tested by the manufacturer. The GT 63 also has an optional selectable "Drift Mode" which directs power solely to the rear wheels.[16] The car comes standard with an electronically controlled limited-slip rear differential and rear-wheel steering, and features an MCT gearbox with a wet clutch to handle the extra power. The GT 63 uses AMG's multi-chamber air suspension for a sportier, more adaptive ride and has cylinder deactivation mode for increased efficiency.[15]

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+Edit

 
Mercedes-AMG GT 63S

The GT 63S is the top of the line variant of the GT 4-Door and features the same 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 engine as in the GT 63, but receives further tuning to produce 470 kW (630 hp; 639 PS) and 901 N⋅m (665 lbf⋅ft) of torque. The GT 63S will reportedly accelerate from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 3.2 seconds and attain a top speed of 315 km/h (196 mph) as tested by the manufacturer.[17] Additionally, all of the equipment and features from the GT 63, as well as the selectable "Drift Mode", which directs power solely to the rear wheels, comes as standard on the GT 63S as well.[9]

Mercedes-AMG GT 73Edit

A new top-of-the-line variant of the GT 4-Door is reportedly in the works. It is rumoured that it will use a hybridised version of the 4.0L Biturbo V8 in the GT 63S.[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.carscoops.com/2018/10/mercedes-amg-gt-63-s-becomes-fastest-4-door-coupe-nordschleife-725-41-lap/
  2. ^ "The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe brochure" (PDF). Dealer Inspire. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
  3. ^ Gastelu, Gary (2018-03-06). "The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe smells like speed". Fox News. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  4. ^ "Geneva Motor Show 2018: Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe Showcased". News18. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  5. ^ "630bhp Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door Coupé guns for Porsche Panamera | Autocar". www.autocar.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
  6. ^ "600bhp Mercedes-AMG GT concept previewed | Autocar". www.autocar.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
  7. ^ "2019 Mercedes-AMG CLS53 Official Photos and Info | News | Car and Driver". Car and Driver. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
  8. ^ "2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R: 9 things that get completely out of hand". Motor Authority. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
  9. ^ a b "2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe First Look - Motor Trend". Motor Trend. 2018-03-06. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
  10. ^ "Mercedes-AMG GT 43 4MATIC+ 4-Türer Coupé". www.mercedes-amg.com. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door Coupe gains 43-badged entry-level six-pot | Autocar". www.autocar.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-09-28.
  12. ^ "Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe 2019 Review – International". carsales.com.au. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Mercedes-AMG GT 53 4MATIC+ 4-Türer Coupé". www.mercedes-amg.com. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  14. ^ "2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe Officially Unveiled, Packs up to 630 HP | News | Car and Driver". Car and Driver. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
  15. ^ a b "2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe Storms Geneva With 630 HP". Motor1.com. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
  16. ^ "The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door is for the family that likes to drift". The Verge. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
  17. ^ "Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+ Edition 1". www.mercedes-benz.com. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  18. ^ "An 800bhp Hybrid Mercedes-AMG GT Four-Door Is Coming In 2020". Car Throttle. Retrieved 2018-09-17.