Monday, 21 January, 2019

Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe revealed at Geneva Motor Show

Mercedes-AMG back in Black “The next Black Series done out of the GT must be something really surprising,” Moers said
Sherri Watson | 06 March, 2018, 16:07

The sprint from 0 to 62mph taking just 3.4 seconds, with a top speed of 192mph.

The most powerful version of AMG's four-door coupe will use the biturbo 4.0-liter V8 engine, producing in that case 630hp (639PS) and 663lb-ft (900Nm) of peak torque.

Entry-level GT 53 models are powered by the recently-launched plug-in hybrid powertrain that combines a turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six engine with an electric motor for a total of 429hp (435PS). All models feature an AMG-calibrated nine-speed automatic transmission (rather than the two-door GT's transaxle) and fully variable "4Matic+" all-wheel drive that can send up to 100 percent of torque to the rear wheels.

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Inside, the new coupe is a picture of AMG GT and CLS, so it features two, 12.3 inch high-resolution displays - standard in the V8 models and optional in the six-cylinder GT 53. They also get comfort suspension, 16-inch alloy wheels, DAB, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Speed Limit Assist and Keyless-Go.

The Sport trim line adds LED high performance headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, Artico and Fléron fabric upholstery as well as automatic climate control. The economy return for that engine is 51.4mpg, while the A 250 has a 224bhp 2-litre petrol engine which can achieve 45.6mpg on the combined cycle, seeing off the dash to 62mph in 6.2 seconds. So far, only three engines have been lined up for the new vehicle - but each of them promise a handsome power-boost over anything in the CLS range. Its top speed will be 315 kmph.

An Executive equipment package costs £1,395 and upgrades the standard seven-inch central touchscreen media display to a 10.25-inch item, as well as adding Active Parking Assist with Parktronic, heated front seats, and Mirror package.

There's also an Advanced Navigation package that introduces augmented reality into the onboard satellite navigation. Using a camera located at the top of the windscreen, the infotainment screen overlays the navigation display with the actual road ahead, making for clearer, more obvious navigation.

Two other trim lines are offered above the SE specification at launch - Sport and AMG Line.

To the untrained eye, the changes are hard to spot but the C43 gets a new set of front and rear aprons, a sleeker grille design and a revised tailpipe design - not exactly ground-breaking stuff, but enough to ensure the semi-hot C-Class stays fresh for a few more years.