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Four-door Mercedes-AMG GT coupé: concept to production-ready in just a year

Written by: Neil

The final production-ready version of the four-door Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé has been revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, almost a year to the day since the concept was shown off at last year’s event.

It will rival the Porsche Panamera when the order book opens this summer, joining the two-door and roadster variants and, from the front, the resemblance to its siblings is apparent with the four-door featuring the same long, low bonnet, vertically-slatted grille and three-part lower air intake.

Mercedes-AMG says that the four-door GT Coupé combines unique design, high comfort and outstanding sports car engineering with an athletic, four-door fastback layout. The extra length means a more spacious and practical car than the other GT family members.

Much of that is obvious from the shot at the top of this article and, as you’d expect from any car linked with AMG, it’s a swift motor.

It uses the same four-litre V8 twin-turbo unit found in many existing AMG models, but even the entry level model boasts a power output that would put any hot hatch to shame (429bhp).

However, the most extreme version pumps out a monstrous 630bhp to complete a 0-62mph in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 196mph.

All four-door GT Coupés come linked to nine-speed automatic transmission with permanent four-wheel drive and a variable torque split. It’s far from fleet-friendly though, with a combined fuel consumption of 25mpg and CO2 emissions of 256g/km.

Tobias Moers, chief executive of Mercedes-AMG, said the AMG GT four-door Coupé “blends the impressive racetrack dynamism of our two-door sports car with maximum suitability for everyday use”.

Stephen Hasley, brand manager at Petrol News, comments: “Mercedes-AMG has done an amazing job at whipping this four-door from concept to production-ready in 12 months. It promises to be a very special car.”

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