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AMG GT hides a sports car with a front mid-engine and a transaxle principle. But puff cake. Although the styling preserves this appearance, the proportions already reveal that there is something else underneath. Namely? The E-Class. Bingo! Fraudulent labeling? Yes, but that doesn't stop the 4-door from being a fascinating car. And one that knows how to differentiate itself.
GT 63 S currently the most powerful AMG
The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4Matic + 4-door has a 27th position compared to the corresponding E-Class HP and 50 Nm, which degenerates to 100 in a sprint value of 3.2 seconds and promotes it to the currently most powerful AMG model. The body structure has been stiffened many times, the track and tires are wider, the rear axle steers with (or against), the chassis and power distribution are noticeably more aggressively tuned, the rear spoiler works actively. Genetics cannot deny all of this, but it changes them seriously. And in his favor.
The four-liter twin-turbo V8 really gets going, turns bitingly, pushes hard. The nine-speed machine acts unobtrusively, but snappy. Brand folklore thunderstorms oozes from the exhaust system. So far, so well known. Crucial difference: Behind every steering movement there is more pull, everything seems that bit more energetic. The damping responds sensitively, but lets the wheels snap into the lane in a very defined manner.
In the rear, you sit with your head raised 1.85 m, but without the feeling of spaciousness. The better place remains in the cockpit, which mixes peculiarities of the original GT, such as the gear selector lever located far back, with fresh features. Among them: two control satellites on the steering wheel - one for exhaust door, gearshift mode and ESP, the other for the five driving programs.
In race mode, the GT buttons up the Circuit of the Americas. And how! Despite 2.1 tons of curb weight, it dives into fast corners and skilfully winds around narrow ones. With understeer you only get to do it after major blunders, oversteer, however, can always be called up. Gently, sprawling - whatever you choose. Is it enough to pester the Panamera? Definitely!
Mercedes at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2018 , 0-liter V8 biturbo has meanwhile advanced to become the all-purpose weapon of the Affalterbach family. In the driven coupé it generates a whopping 639 hp and 900 Nm (Mercedes-AMG GT S 4-Matic +) and accelerates the four-door to 315 km /h. Without the 'S', the eighth-ender has 585 hp and 800 Nm. That's still enough for 310 km /h V-Max. The two V8s in the GT 53 are joined by the 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder with 435 hp, 48-volt electrical system and 22 extra hp thanks to EQ Boost. The GT 43 4Matic + with that R6 engine in its 367-plus-22 HP power level rounds off the range at the bottom.
What do the individual models cost? GT 43: from 95,260 euros. GT 53: from 109,183 euros. GT 63: from 150,119 euros. GT 63 S: from 167,017 euros. Sales of the V8 versions beginfrom October on. The six-cylinder start date is January 2019. The models can already be ordered.
All three engines are coupled with the AMG Speedshift nine-speed automatic and have all-wheel drive, with the 4-Matic + system fading from the rear - to four-wheel drive and vice versa continuously controls. Depending on the engine, there are up to six drive programs to choose from in the four-door AMG GT: “Smoothness”, “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Sport +”, “Race” and “Individual”. They can be selected using a rocker switch in the center console. Regardless of the driving programs, the driver can still select the manual transmission mode, the preferred suspension level or the exhaust system directly.
When braking at high speed, the vehicle remains more stable, and the limited-slip differential improves traction when accelerating from a standstill. Speaking of brakes: the eight-cylinder -Models have a brake system made of composite discs with 6-piston fixed calipers at the front and 1-piston floating calipers at the back th. The S version is adorned with yellow brake calipers, while the basic version of the eight-cylinder has red brake calipers.
The six-cylinder model also has internally ventilated and perforated composite brake discs painted in silver-grayBrake calipers fitted. A high-performance ceramic brake system with bronze-colored 6-piston fixed calipers at the front and 1-piston floating calipers at the rear is optionally available.