All-new Mercedes-AMG GT debuts – Preserves pure ICE twin-turbo V8, up to 585hp, 800Nm

It is finally here ladies and gentlemen, the second-generation Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé has just made its debut. Available in two flavours – the AMG GT 55 and AMG GT 63, both are powered by the good old V8 twin-turbo engine and come with the German manufacturer’s 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive system as standard.

Exterior-wise, the all-new Mercedes-AMG GT still features the iconic shape of its predecessor, but with upgraded design bits. Measuring 4,728 mm long, 1,354 mm tall, and 1,984 mm wide, with a 2,700 mm long wheelbase underpinning it, the second-gen AMG GT continues to come with a long wheelbase and short overhangs.

The Porsche 911 rival is fitted with an AMG-specific radiator grille, along with the brand’s Digital Light headlamps and daytime running lights with the characteristic three “light dots” light signet. Completing the Mercedes-AMG GT’s sporty front fascia are the powerful power domes on the bonnet and lower intake, which also gives its front additional optical width.

At its sides, the all-new AMG GT is fitted with 20-inch light-alloy wheels. And to keep up with the trends, and for aerodynamic purposes as well, the performance coupé is also equipped with recessed door handles.

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Round the back, the three “light dots” design theme continues with the dark LED rear lights. The lights also come with the brand’s Coming Home and Leaving Home animation as standard. Integrated seamlessly into the AMG GT’s tailgate is the active rear spoiler, and moving downwards, you will also find a rear diffuser, complete with two sets of twin tailpipes.

Continuing with the brand’s “One Man, One Engine” principle, powering the second-generation Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé, 55 and 63 4MATIC+ are twin-turbo V8 units that have been assembled entirely by hand at the brand’s Affalterbach AMG engine factory. The 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 mill powering the AMG GT 55 4MATIC+ makes 476 hp and 700 Nm, enabling it to sprint from a standstill to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and achieve a top speed of 295 km/h. The even more powerful AMG GT 63 4MATIC+ on the other hand makes a total of 585 hp and 800 Nm, which translates into a century sprint time of 3.2 seconds, and a top speed of 315 km/h.

Both engines are paired with the AMG Speedshift MCT 9G transmission, which features a wet multi-disc start-off clutch in place of a traditional torque converter for weight reduction and throttle response optimisation purposes. Power is sent to all four wheels of the AMG GT 55 and 63, via the brand’s fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive system.

Fitted onto the two performance coupés is Mercedes-AMG’s Active Ride Control suspension, alongside active roll stabilisation, rear-axle steering, and active aerodynamics. Brakes-wise, the AMG GT features the marque’s dual-circuit hydraulic brake system.

Aerodynamics has also been enhanced on the second-generation AMG GT. Among the aerodynamic features that have been implemented include a two-part Airpanel active air control system, as well as the aforementioned retractable rear spoiler.

The all-new Mercedes-AMG GT’s interior has been said to have been designed to match the digital world we are living in. Inside, you will find a digital instrument cluster integrated into a three-dimensional visor and a portrait-oriented 11.9-inch touchscreen multimedia screen that is said to make it easier for navigation use and more “ergonomic freedom”.

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As expected, the MBUX infotainment system is also here and comes with AMG-specific content in five display styles. There are also exclusive menu items such as “AMG Performance” or “AMG Track Pace”.

Also included as standard with the all-new Mercedes-AMG GT are the electrically-adjustable AMG Sports seats with integrated headrests and massage functions. The seats can be opted for with one-tone or two-tone Nappa leather, Manufaktur Nappa leather upholstery with diamond quilting, or Nappa leather with Microcut microfibre and contrasting topstitching in yellow or red.

The AMG GT is also equipped with a heated flat-bottom AMG performance steering wheel and aluminium shift paddles. Like other modern AMG models, it is also equipped with coloured LCD displays to adjust driving functions and driving programs.

Just in case you need more space, the all-new AMG GT comes with an optional 2+2 seat configuration. Mercedes-AMG also says that the rear seats are suitable for people up to 1.5 meters tall.

Besides these two pure ICE models, there have also been spy shots shared online of a plug-in hybrid variant featuring a charging port mounted on the rear bumper. Whether that will become a reality is not officially confirmed by the carmaker just yet, therefore we can only wait and see.

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