The folks at Affalterbach have officially taken the wraps off the all-new second generation Mercedes-AMG GT which features fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive, active aerodynamics, active roll stabilisation, and active rear-axle steering as standard.
There will be two variants, namely the Mercedes-AMG GT 55 4MATIC+ Coupé which makes 476 hp and 700 Nm, and the more brutal Mercedes-AMG GT 63 4MATIC+ Coupé that kicks out 585 hp and 800 Nm of torque.
The 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. Paired with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G transmission, the powertrain enables the AMG GT to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds while hitting a top speed of 315 km/h.
On the exterior, highlights include recessed door handles, an expressively modelled rear shoulder area, light-alloy wheels which are almost flush with the body, and an active rear spoiler that is seamlessly integrated into the large tailgate.
The deep and wide AMG-specific radiator grille is complemented by the standard DIGITAL LIGHT system. The daytime running lights with the characteristic three “light dots” light signet add further recognition value. The sporty front is rounded off with the powerful power domes on the bonnet.
Inside, 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.
One of the many highlights in the interior is the sculptural seat design of the standard, electrically adjustable AMG sports seats with integrated headrests. 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.
A key development focus of the new AMG GT Coupé was high aero efficiency. The sporty coupé now benefits from the extensive active aerodynamic elements at the front as well as the rear where all flow-optimising elements are seamlessly integrated into the exterior design.
Another technical highlight in the aero development is the two-part, active air control system AIRPANEL. While the first part operates with vertical slats that are hidden behind the lower air intake in the front apron, the second part is located behind the upper air intake and has horizontal louvres.
That being said, there is also a long list of body as well as interior upholstery colour combinations for owners to choose from.