Daimler and Mercedes-Benz have been teasing the 2019 AMG GT 4-Door Coupe (that’s the official name by the way) for so long that there was some danger that the mystique about the latest AMG-class car would fizzle. That does not appear to have happened.
Mercedes-Benz took the wraps off the new car Tuesday in Geneva, and early reports were enthusiastic. The four-door coupe is a longer version of the AMG GT two-door coupe and comes with a choice of three drivetrains, offering horsepower ratings of 429, 557 and a whopping 630.
The company did not announce a price, but a British car magazine estimated a starting price of around £110,000 (about $153,000). The two-door AMG GT Coupe carries an entry-level price tag of $112,400, an AMG GT S Coupe (also two doors) starts at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $132,400, an AMG GT C two-door coupe is priced at $145,000, and an AMT GT R Coupe lists for $157,000.
Two of the four-door models are scheduled to be available early next year, and the third is set for release in the middle of the year.
The AMG GT 63 sports the company’s 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine and delivers 577 hp and a top speed of 193 mph. Mercedes estimates acceleration from 0 to 60 in 3.3 seconds. The GT 63 S comes with a 630 hp version of the same engine, along with a top speed of 195 mph and an estimated acceleration spec of 3.1 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standing start. These two versions will be the first to reach dealer showrooms.
The (somewhat) more sedate AMG GT 53 comes with a 3.0-liter inline 6-turbo engine that boasts a top speed of 174 mph and an estimated 0 to 60 acceleration of 4.4 seconds. The GT 53 is due by mid-2019.
Mercedes-Benz claims that the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe “opens up the sports car segment to those looking for a vehicle for day-to-day use, but who are unwilling to go without the unparalleled performance of Mercedes-AMG.”