Marcus De Guzman / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | August 23, 2017 10:20
Mercedes-AMG GT4 prototype sighted anew, gets exterior updates
This year's Geneva Motor Show saw Mercedes-AMG reveal a new four-door coupe concept called the GT. It marks AMG's 50th anniversary and could possibly be a prelude to an all-new model that will soon hit the road.
Last May 2017, our spies managed to take pictures of what appeared to be the production version of the GT concept. Expected to carry the name 'GT4', the heavily camouflaged vehicle does resemble the GT concept shown months prior. It will apparently take on the likes of the Porsche Panamera, BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe and Audi RS7.
Recently however, our insiders were able to snap more pictures of the aforementioned vehicle albeit with less camo. Compared to the previous car our spies spotted, the alleged GT4 prototype is now carrying several exterior updates. These include what looks to be a Panamericana front grill and a more aggressive front bumper. A new set of production headlights and taillights are also seen on the four-door coupe.
Speaking of its tail, we also got to see more of what might be the GT4's final design at the back as the false panels appeared to have been removed. Besides getting to see the thin taillights, we also see that the GT4 will have a rear hatch much like the other competitors. The quad exhausts have been reshaped as well as they now have a squared-off design (instead of circular).
In addition, we also got a quick peek inside the GT4. While there's not much to go on, we get to see what looks to be a fully digital instrument panel and a large monitor for the infotainment system.
It's highly likely that the GT4 will ride on the MRA platform which is currently seeing use on the all-new E-Class. Like the concept version, the GT4 may be powered by a high-output V8 hybrid powertrain courtesy of EQ Power + hybrid technology derived from Formula 1. Originally, the GT concept puts out 816 PS but the production version could be detuned to comply with regulations. An entry-level version could also be available and is expected to be powered by a six-cylinder producing 400 PS.
According to our spies, the Mercedes-AMG GT4 will make its global debut sometime in 2018.