In a recent unveiling, we got an in-depth look at the all-new Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe. Let’s dive into its real-world design, engine specifications, and acceleration.
Just over a month ago, during the international test of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the German automaker threw in a surprise for its attendees. After ensuring the confidentiality of the event by confiscating mobile phones, guests were given a firsthand view of the latest generation Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe, which stands as the company’s supercar, barring the exclusive Project 1.
- Exterior: The car, when observed up close, still manages to impress. While not many changes can be spotted, there are some design tweaks, especially at the back, that will captivate onlookers. Certain features might remind enthusiasts of the Porsche 911. One notable change is the headlights that now sport a three-line LED signature. At the rear, the taillights have standout elements that appear sculpted, requiring a closer inspection. The electrically-operated spoiler is another noteworthy feature.
- Interior: Once inside, the ambiance feels reminiscent of the Mercedes-Benz SL. It wraps around occupants, giving a cocoon-like feel. As a coupe, there’s a slight claustrophobic feeling owing to the fixed roof. The enormous center console adds to this. The configuration is 2+2, meaning it can accommodate four passengers. However, the back seats might be more suitable for kids, as adults may find it tight and challenging to access.
Distinct from its predecessor, the new Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe will only be available with 4Matic all-wheel drive. However, purists will appreciate a mode that channels all power to the rear axle, with the option to distribute it evenly across both axles.
Engine & Performance: Initially, two versions will be available: the Mercedes-AMG GT63 Coupe and Mercedes-AMG GT53 Coupe.
- GT63 Coupe: Powered by a 577-horsepower V8 engine with 800 Nm of torque, it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in about 3.2 seconds.
- GT53 Coupe: A slightly less powerful variant, it comes with 469 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque, reaching 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds. The top speed caps at 315 or 295 km/h, depending on the chosen version.
To control this beastly performance, Mercedes-AMG has introduced a new automatic transmission, devoid of a torque converter, but with 9 gears. Other features include a limited-slip differential, rear axle steering, and 390mm brake discs. Carbon ceramic brake discs, measuring 420mm, will be added to the lineup later. A front-axle lifting system, with a 3 cm elevation, also makes the list for easy maneuverability over uneven terrains or accessing underground parking.
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