Geneva: Mercedes-AMG GT family grows

2019 Mercedes Benz A-Class

2019 Mercedes Benz A-Class

The AMG GT 63 will do the sprint in 3.3 seconds, with the 53 getting there in 4.4 seconds.

That's just the start though, as further enhancements include: an LED Intelligent Light System with Swarovski crystals and "Exclusive Edition" lettering on the center console cup holder cover, 19-inch light-alloy wheels painted in either Aragonite Silver or Himalaya Grey with Thulium Silver. While there are AMG Line versions of the CLS, if it's the real thing you want, it will have to be the AMG GT Coupe.

Still to come, at least we expect so, is the 800bhp hybrid GT 4D, but for now you'll be limited to just the two V8s in the United Kingdom when the AMG GT four-door goes on sale in the summer.

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Under the hood, the base variant AMG GT 53 uses a 48-volt mild hybrid powertrain as the other new 53-series models. Yes, it's the 630bhp GT 63 S 4Matic+ that sits at the top of the range. This power was mated to a 4Matic+ all-wheel drive and a 9-speed AMG Speedshift automatic transmission. Mercedes-AMG will also offer options in rear seating, for two passengers or three passengers, with a bench seat or two individual seats.

Just as important for keeping the C43 competitive with the excellent Audi S4 and a likely M340i version of the upcoming next-gen BMW 3-series is the injection of 23 more horsepower for its twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6. All models will also have what Mercedes is calling "AIRPANEL", which is basically an active aerodynamic flap in the front bumper, which works in-joint with the active rear spoiler to create some pretty nifty aero. An optional aero package is also available for the V-8 models to add more downforce. That includes a Race mode. For the extra cash, the standard specification is impressive, with seven-inch displays including a central touchscreen, voice-activated functions, comfort suspension and air conditioning. And a touch button on the left side of the AMG Performance steering wheel lets the driver quickly shift the layout of instrumentation and navigation information.

Ladies and gents, get used to the term four-door coupé because we'll be having lots of these in the years to come, especially from premium carmakers, German or not.

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The 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe, the first sedan developed exclusively by Mercedes-Benz's AMG, brings to production a striking design that stays faithful to the AMG GT Concept's "Sensual Purity" theme.

The objective of the GT 4-Door Coupe is to encapsulate the characteristics of AMG's GT sports vehicle but in a more practical package. If you're particularly concerned about the latter, the GT 53 is the one for you.

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