We’re speaking about the production variation of AMG’s GT sedan concept that was unveiled at 2017 Geneva auto show, and evaluating by our most current spy shots the production model will closely look like the scintillating idea. Surprisingly, Mercedes will be releasing a brand-new generation of its CLS around the exact same time that AMG’s GT4 will be getting here, so there will be a little internal rivalry going on. Other competitors will include the BMW M6 Gran Coupe and Porsche Panamera.
The style is originated from the attractive lines of the GT sports car, although the headlights take on a more angular shape and the length of the hood has actually been shortened. Obviously, the wheelbase has actually also been stretched and an additional pair of doors added. The huge rear spoiler has been added to hide the true shape of the fastback profile. We just require take a look at the concept to evaluate what the designers are preparing.
Instead of utilizing a stretched version of the GT sports car’s aluminum spaceframe architecture, the sedan is most likely to ride on the MRA rear-wheel-drive architecture typical to routine Mercedes-Benz models like the latest C- and E-Class. It’s possible AMG will make adjustments to enhance the architecture and perhaps reduce some weight.
Similar to its exterior, the sedan’s interior must imitate the AMG GT’s from the front seats onward. I want the exact same beautiful “air travel style” theme with its large, wing-like dashboard and center-mounted, spotlight-style vents to being in front of the motorist and front guest, separated by the motorsport-inspired center console and its V-8-like layout for the AMG Drive Unit controls.
The sporty and luxurious style would continue behind the front seats, although legroom and headroom may be a bit cramped for taller grownups. On the other hand, the many connectivity features and access to the car’s infotainment system must make journeys pleasurable for rear travelers nevertheless.
Under the hood will sit AMG’s familiar twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 providing in the vicinity of 500 horse power. We’re not anticipating the hybrid system previewed in the idea to be available at launch. The system, which pairs the V-8 with an electrical motor installed at the back, provides 805 hp and hence will likely be reserved for a range-topping variation.
Try to find the car, which is reported to be called a GT 4, to go on sale in 2019. This means we’ll likely see it get here as a 2020 model. It will be AMG’s 3rd standalone model after the GT sports car and Project One hypercar, which will have been released already.