25/08/2023

Dynamic driving characteristics paired with superior comfort

The second-generation Mercedes‑AMG GT Coupé is the new top model offered by Mercedes‑AMG. 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 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) and as the AMG GT 55 4MATIC+ Coupé (combined fuel consumption WLTP 14.1 l/100 km, CO₂ emissions combined WLTP 319 g/km) with an output of 350 kW (476 hp).

 

Exterior design: the evolution of a modern, iconic sports car 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.

 

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The compact greenhouse with a fastback silhouette and a large tailgate allows the design of a low and rounded rear with an active, deployable spoiler. The precise detailed design of the fender trim sets an accentuated contrast to the clean and full surfaces. The strongly pronounced shoulder gives the vehicle a perfect balance of elegance and sportiness.

 

The flat, horizontally connected LED taillights with clear and precise graphics are precisely embedded in the rear design. The dark LED rear lights form a perfect symbiosis with the front headlights thanks to the three-dimensional “light dots” light signet. They feature the running light indicator function and “Coming Home/Leaving Home” animation as standard. The expressive rear diffuser with formally integrated twin tailpipe trim rounds off the dynamic design at the rear.

 

Interior design: “hyper analogue” combination of analogue geometry and the digital world

 

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.

 

High everyday utility and lots of space in the interior thanks to the new dimension concept

 

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. The driver and central display are coordinated holistically. The appearance of the instrument cluster can be personalised with individually selectable main views. The MBUX (Mercedes‑Benz User Experience) infotainment system is intuitive to use and capable of learning. It offers extensive AMG-specific content in five display styles. Exclusive menu items such as “AMG Performance” or “AMG TRACK PACE” underline the sporty character.

 

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In the AMG Performance menu, the driver can call up a wide range of data with a tap of the finger on various icons: from output, torque or lateral acceleration to the power distribution of the all-wheel drive or the current vehicle condition with tyre pressure and fluid temperatures. The wheel angles on the front and rear axles or the oil pressure in the active roll stabilisation system can also be displayed.

 

Using the capacitive display button on the control bar below the central display, the driver selects various functions such as media volume, assistance systems, vehicle functions or the appropriate driving mode from “Comfort” to “RACE”.

 

The optional head-up display shows relevant information and actions in three dimensions in the real driving situation and environment. Here you can also choose between several style variants. Depending on the equipment or personal taste, the ambient light frames the exclusive interior in 64 different colours. The “subtle” display style is linked to the ambient light. There are a total of seven background colours to choose from, each of which is assigned to one of the 64 colours. These include two exclusive AMG background colours.

 

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 ENERGIZING Package Plus combines, among other things, seat functions such as massage and different lighting moods to create stimulating or relaxing interior environments.

 

Even the standard sports seats offer not only exceptional comfort but also a high level of lateral support. The optional AMG performance seats are even sportier, also with integrated headrests and ventilation openings in the seat backrests. The side bolsters of the optional multi-contour seats are automatically narrowed in the Sport, Sport+ and RACE driving programs to ensure optimal lateral support at all times.

 

AMG performance steering wheel in double-spoke design

 

The three rounded double spokes of the standard AMG performance steering wheel combine stability with lightness. The steering wheel rim, flattened at the bottom and covered in Nappa leather or Nappa leather/MICROCUT microfibre, can be heated as standard.

 

A sensor mat is also included to detect “hands-on”. If the driver does not keep their hands on the steering wheel for a certain period, a warning cascade is started which, if the driver continues to be inactive, finally activates the emergency stop assistant.

 

The two standard AMG steering wheel buttons impress with their intuitive operation, brilliant, coloured LCD displays and modern icons. This allows important driving functions and driving programmes to be controlled. The selected setting is shown on the display, which is directly integrated in the respective button.

 

AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine with two twin-scroll turbochargers

 

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.

 

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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.

 

 In the GT 55 4MATIC+ (combined fuel consumption 14.1 l/100 km, combined CO₂ emissions 319 g/km), the V8 unit develops an output of 350 kW (476 hp) and a maximum torque of 700 Nm. The sprint from zero to 100 km/h takes 3.9 seconds, and the top speed is 295 km/h.

 

More traction and driving stability: fully variable AMG  Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive

 

The two V8 models are equipped as standard with the fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all‑wheel drive. The intelligent system combines the advantages of different drive concepts: The fully variable torque distribution on the front and rear axle not only ensures optimum traction at the physical limit.

 

The driver can also rely on a high level of driving stability and driving safety under all conditions: on dry roads as well as on wet or snowy roads. The transition from rear to all-wheel drive and vice versa takes place continuously, based on a sophisticated matrix that integrates the intelligent control into the overall vehicle system architecture.

 

An electromechanically controlled clutch variably connects the constantly driven rear axle with the front axle. The best possible torque distribution is continuously calculated depending on the driving situation and the driver's wishes. The new coupé can be driven in a continuously variable manner from traction-oriented all-wheel drive with 50:50 power distribution to the front and rear axles to pure rear-wheel drive. In addition to traction and lateral dynamics, the all-wheel drive also improves longitudinal dynamics for even more powerful acceleration.

 

Six drive programmes and AMG DYNAMICS: from comfortable to dynamic

 

The six AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programmes “Slippery”, “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Sport +”, “Individual” and “RACE” enable a wide range of vehicle characteristics from comfortable to dynamic.

 

Each programme offers an individual driving experience, precisely tailored to different driving conditions. As a feature within the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programmes, the AMG GT models also have AMG DYNAMICS. This integrated driving dynamics control expands the stabilising functions of ESP® with agile interventions in the all-wheel drive control, the steering characteristic and in additional ESP® functions.

 

When cornering dynamically, for example, a brief application of the brakes on the rear wheel on the inside of the corner causes a defined yawing moment around the vertical axis for spontaneous and precise steering. The spectrum ranges from extremely stable to highly dynamic.

 

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Stay tuned for more information on the all-new Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe.



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