THE FOUR-DOOR VERSION OF THE AMG GT HAS DOTTED DOWN, AND IT’S THE MOST POWERFUL MERCEDES-AMG MODEL IN PRODUCTION. IS IT SPECIAL OR WHAT?
Take one AMG GT, stretch it a little to include rear seats, add a few openings, and you’ve essentially got the AMG GT 4-Door. It’s further empowered to counteract the additional weight, and imbued with 4Matic AWD to get all that power grounded. How much power, given we’ve mentioned that word? Try 470 bristling kay dubbs of it, matched by 900Nm of torque (up 40kW and 200Nm on the GT) all transferred through a nine-speed MCT trans. It’s a speedy shifter that’s essentially a nine-speed auto without a torque converter, using clutch packs instead. The result is a tranny that shifts as quickly as a twin-clutcher, without the hesitation off the mark.
The fact that the 4-door also has AWD makes it quicker off the mark than the AMG GT, despite the fact that it weighs more. According to those in the know, this vehicle is now the power leader for the group, and also the fastest car they make, with a quoted 0-100 time of 3.2sec. It also comes absolutely brimming with gear; the only option this had was the $1500 AMG night package, meaning blacked out windows and surrounds instead of chrome for the latter.
That took the core price from $326,600 to $328,100, and makes it a Swift less expensive than the primary competition, the Porsche Panamera Turbo that costs $356,700. It doesn’t quite run the gauntlet as quickly as the AMG either, 3.6sec by our reckoning. The head of Mercedes-AMG, Tobias Moers reckons the GT 4-Door “blends the impressive racetrack dynamism of our two-door sports car with maximum suitability for everyday use.” So is it this talented?