After weeks or months of speculating about the name of the new Mercedes-Benz performance sedan, it’s finally revealed. The four door vehicle that will make its premiere at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show next month is the Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe. Even as the teaser images show the model in camouflage, these are still much clearer than previous ones.
At the same time that the company released this statement, it also published three photos of the four-door. Like I said earlier, the sedan’s appearance is camouflaged like that of earlier test mules. Nevertheless, we can make out several of its features.
The Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe got most of its design elements from the 2017 Mercedes AMG Concept that we saw last year wearing a metallic red coat. Both vehicles have the similar wide grille and vertical slats with a trio of large inlets in the front fascia. There is also a steep A pillar that leads back to a flowing roof and rounded tail. In the rear, there is an active spoiler that can deploy from the back. Overall, its design makes it look both sporty and sleek.
The automaker has no plans of building a new CLS 63, and this is why we think that the GT Coupe would take its spot in the company’s lineup. If this happens, the AMG sedan will likely have a luxurious cabin, aside from its performance. Of course, this will be given high tech touches including the company’s digital instrument panel together with a large infotainment system.
This time, the Mercedes AMG GT Coupe will be based on the MRA rear wheel drive architecture instead of utilizing a longer version of the GT sports car’s aluminum spaceframe model. The former is actually more commonly used on Mercedes models including the newest C-Class as well as the E-Class. It is also highly likely for the automaker to make some modifications to strengthen the architecture while cutting some of its weight.
We do not know for sure what will be under the hood of the AMG GT Coupe, but according to rumours, it might get a 4.0 liter biturbo V8 that produces as much as 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts). A future range-topping version will probably be available as a plug-in hybrid assistance to the powerful engine. This could enable it to deliver as much as 800 horsepower (597 kilowatts).
We will already see the Mercedes AMG GT Coupe next month. We expect sales to begin in the biggest markets before the end of the year.