Mon, Aug 21, 2023

New Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé, now top model

The second-generation Mercedes AMG GT Coupé is the new top model offered by Mercedes AMG and it combines highly dynamic driving characteristics with increased suitability for everyday use.

High-tech components such as the AMG Active Ride Control suspension with active roll stabilisation, rear-axle steering as standard and active aerodynamics sharpen the driving profile.

The sporty coupé also brings its power to the road with the fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive for the first time. In combination with the AMG 4.0 litre V8 biturbo engine, it results in a driving experience at the highest level.

The exclusive AMG sports car architecture with the elaborate composite aluminium body structure enables its configuration as a 2+2 seater. For a sports car in this class, this means passengers have a very good sense of space and plenty of room for their luggage. The new Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé, as the fifth independent series after the SLS, the first generation of the two door GT, the GT 4 door Coupé and the SL, once again demonstrates the high level of technological competence of the Affalterbach development team.

“The new AMG GT Coupé combines highly dynamic driving characteristics and distinctive sportiness with a high level of everyday comfort. Our new GT is clearly the top-of-the-line product in our diversified portfolio and is therefore not only AMG's youngest brand shaper, but also a clear commitment to the sports car made in Affalterbach. With the new dimension concept and optional 2+2 seats, we are directly responding to the wishes of our customers,” says Michael Schiebe, Chairman of the Management Board of Mercedes AMG GmbH and Head of Business Units Mercedes Benz G Class & Mercedes Maybach.

The market launch will take place as the AMG GT 63 4MATIC+ Coupé (combined fuel consumption WLTP 14.1 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions WLTP 319 g/km) with an output of 430 kW (585 hp).

Exterior design

The expanded dimensional concept with optional 2+2 seats offered the designers completely new design options for the exterior. The long wheelbase, short overhangs and steeply raked windscreen make the new AMG GT Coupé appear compact and powerful.

The balanced proportions with an exciting greenhouse, voluminous wheel arches and the expressive front view signal the appearance of a powerful sports car that is also suitable for everyday use. The side view is characterised by smoothly modelled surfaces without beads or edges, right down to the recessed door handles. The expressively modelled rear shoulder area gives the vehicle additional sports car appeal. The light-alloy wheels, which are almost flush with the body, emphasise power and dynamics. The active rear spoiler is seamlessly integrated into the large tailgate.

The deep and wide AMG-specific radiator grille creates a dominant presence. The distinctive headlights with standard Digital Light underline its unmistakable character. The daytime running lights with the characteristic three "light dots" light signet add further recognition value. The precise graphics in the darkened interior of the headlights with brushed surfaces underline the performance design. The lower air intake gives the front additional optical width. The sporty front is rounded off with the powerful power domes on the bonnet.

Interior design

The interior design of the new AMG GT Coupé uses AMG's high-performance sports car genes, which have been skillfully translated into a digital world and consistently further developed. Materials, workmanship and "attention to detail" underscore the vehicle's claim to luxury in the interior. The cockpit design, right down to the central display in the centre console, is focused on the driver and impresses with a harmonious overall look. The fully digital instrument cluster is integrated into a three-dimensional visor.

The dimension concept with optional 2+2 seats offers plenty of space in the interior. The rear seats increase functionality for everyday use and are suitable for people up to 1.5 metres tall. The large Easy Pack tailgate including the Handsfree Access function makes loading and unloading easier. If necessary, the luggage compartment can be expanded using the split folding rear seat backrests.

Centre console with touchscreen in portrait format

The centre console flows into the lower section of the instrument panel. The functional and optical centre is the 11.9 inch multimedia touchscreen. The portrait format offers clear advantages, especially for navigation, as well as more ergonomic freedom. Brilliant views on the LCD screens make it easier to control the vehicle and comfort functions.

Sports seats with integrated headrests

One of the many highlights in the interior is the sculptural seat design of the standard, electrically adjustable AMG sports seats with integrated headrests. Perfect ergonomics and progressive seam and stitching patterns complete the symbiosis of high-tech, performance and luxury. The large selection of different covers also reflects the range from comfortable to performance-oriented equipment. One tone and two tone Nappa leather are also among the options, as is particularly fine Manufaktur Nappa leather upholstery with diamond quilting or the sporty combination of Nappa leather with Microcut microfibre and contrasting topstitching in yellow or red, alongside three massage programmes for excellent long-distance comfort.

Body shell: Lightweight composite aluminium structure

The intelligent material mix of aluminium, steel, magnesium, and fibre composite materials enables the highest possible rigidity at a low weight. Optimised material cross-sections and sophisticated component shapes create space for the required comfort and safety equipment, the sophisticated technology and the large trunk volume. Other targeted measures include the aluminium shear plate on the underbody and functionally integrated struts on the front and rear end. The magnesium instrument panel and the lock bridge made of a fibre composite material featuring a mixture of glass fibres and carbon also demonstrates the engineers' quest for the best possible material mix.

AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine 

At market launch, the new AMG GT Coupé will be launched with two performance levels of the AMG 4.0 litre V8 biturbo engine. The engines are assembled entirely by hand at the company's site in Affalterbach according to the "One Man, One Engine" principle. In the top model GT 63 4MATIC+ (combined fuel consumption 14.1 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions 319 g/km), the engine delivers 430 kW (585 hp) and provides a maximum torque of 800 Nm over a wide engine speed range from 2,500 to 4,500 rpm. Accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h takes just 3.2 seconds, and the top speed is 315 km/h.

For use in the AMG GT Coupé, the engine received a new oil pan, repositioned intercooler, and active crankcase ventilation. The inlet and outlet ports have been optimised for more effective gas exchange and the exhaust gas routing for the catalytic converter box and Otto particle filter has been enlarged. The developers achieved the additional output of the AMG GT 63 4MATIC+ Coupé primarily through higher boost pressure and greater air throughput as well as modified engine software. All in all, the eight-cylinder impresses with its extraordinary power development with powerful boost in all engine speed ranges, combined with the highest possible efficiency for low consumption and emission values.

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