Mercedes-AMG's latest four-door hot rod is about to go into production. After making its world debut at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, the company has officially announced that they have officially began building the GT 4-Door Coupe.
It is being produced at the automaker's Sindelfingen plant and serves as the third sports car developed in-house by Mercedes-AMG after the SLS AMG and AMG GT. This was made possible after the Works Council at Sindelfingen and Daimler jointly-agreed on the matter way back in 2014.
“The production of the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé at the Mercedes-Benz plant Sindelfingen corroborates the importance and the flexibility of the location. Our team is highly motivated and excited to continue writing the GT-success story with their own know-how und experience. At the same time, the production start-up is an important component in the transformation plan agreed with the works council in 2014”, said Michael Bauer, Plant Manager of Sindelfingen.
By 2020, Daimler plans to inject EUR 1.5 billion in the Sindelfingen plant as part of the company's 'Future Vision 2020+ and EQ electric brand. Another EUR 600 million will also be invested in research and development at the Sindelfingen factory. With it, the plant will have a total investment of EUR 2.1 billion.
“With the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé, Sindelfingen is totally living up to its role as the competence centre for upper-segment and luxury-class vehicles. It is an impressive vehicle produced by highly qualified and highly motivated colleagues. With our company agreement "Future Vision 2020+" we once again contributed to the safeguarding of employment at our site. And this totally new model is going to play its part in this regard,” said Ergun Lumali, Chairman of the Works Council at Sindelfingen.
In review, the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe serves as the four-door alternative to the two-door grand tourer. It uses the underpinnings of the CLS and borrows styling cues from the original GT. The base model is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six that produces 435 PS. Next is the GT 63 which gets its power from a 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 that churns out 585 PS and 800 Nm of torque.
Finally, there's the top-of-the-range GT 63 S. It gets the same engine as the GT 63 but packs a lot more horsepower and torque. It generates a whopping 639 PS along with 900 Nm of torque. All three models come with all-wheel drive and shift via a nine-speed automatic transmisson.
Market launch for the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe will begin in October 2018.