Mercedes-Benz Malaysia is at it again, with not one but three AMG models launched together at the Sepang International Circuit. One of them is this one, the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door Coupe.
While the name is shared with the two-door Mercedes-AMG GT, the GT 4-door Coupe has a lot in common with the W213 E-Class. It’s not just a stretched GT Coupe because the GT 4-door Coupe rides on the MRA platform which also underpins the C257 CLS.
|Mercedes-AMG GT 43 4MATIC+||Mercedes-AMG GT 53 4MATIC+||Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+|
|Engine||3.0-litre Biturbo inline-6 + EQ Boost ISG||3.0-litre Biturbo inline-6 + EQ Boost ISG||4.0-litre Biturbo V8|
|Tranmission||9-speed AMG Speedshift TCT||9-speed AMG Speedshift TCT||9-speed AMG Speedshift MCT|
|Max Power||367 hp @ 5,500 – 6,100 rpm||435 hp @ 5,500 – 6,100 rpm||639 hp @ 5,500 – 6,500 rpm|
|Max Torque||500 Nm @ 1,800 – 4,500 rpm||520 Nm @ 1,800 – 5,800 rpm||900 Nm @ 2,500 – 4,500 rpm|
|0 to 100 km/h; Top Speed||4.9 seconds; 270 km/h||4.5 seconds; 285 km/h||3.8 seconds; 270 km/h|
|Price (OTR without Insurance)||RM 1,098,888||RM 1,298,888||RM 1,798,888|
You’ll get to choose from three flavours: GT 43 4MATIC+, GT 53 4MATIC+, and the big daddy GT 63 S 4MATIC+. The GT 43 and the GT 53 variants use the same 3.0-litre biturbo inline-six with EQ Boost integrated starter-generator (ISG) that develops 367 hp and 500 Nm in the former, or 435 hp and 520 Nm in the latter.
The GT 63 S gets a 4.0-litre biturbo V8 under its bonnet, delivering 639 hp and 900 Nm of torque. All variants drive all four wheels and uses the AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission, except that the GT 63 S used the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G 9-speed transmission with a wet clutch.
It’s no surprise that the GT 63 S is the quickest off the line as it sprints to 100 km/h from standstill in just 3.2 seconds. The GT 43 and the GT 53 take 4.9 seconds and 4.5 seconds respectively, while the top speed is rated at 270 km/h for the GT 43, 285 km/h for the GT 53, and 315 km/h for the GT 63 S.
The cabin is almost similar to the C257 CLS, but there’s a bespoke center console featuring colour display buttons to adjust the driving modes. In terms of equipment the GT 4-door Coupe gets AMG Track Pace as standard, which records driving data that can be viewed from the on-board Comand system. There’s also Drive Pilot semi autonomous driving assistance to help you with the more mundane driving situation.
Prices start from RM 1,098,888 for the GT 43 4MATIC+, RM 1,298,888 for the GT 53 4MATIC+, and RM 1,798,888 for the GT 63 S 4MATIC+. The AMG Aerodynamics Package, AMG Exterior Carbon Fiber Package, and the AMG Performance Exhaust System are among the few items fitted as standard on the range-topping GT 63 S, and there are various paint colours and finishes as well as wheel designs to choose from.