The 4-door coupe has extra space and greater customization options.
Mercedes-AMG may be readying a monster GT 73e with a plug-in hybrid powertrain producing over 800 horsepower, but the less powerful AMG GT 4-Door Coupe we have now has as much usable performance as anyone will need in the real world. To make the four-door coupe even more appealing, Mercedes has just unveiled a facelifted version of it. The upgrades include more customization options, a retuned suspension, and an available rear bench seat that increases seating capacity to five. That's a welcome bit of added practicality to this sleek package.
The five-seater option includes the capability to fold the rear seats down to accommodate larger items when necessary. Elsewhere in the cabin, all North American models now get the AMG Drive Unit steering wheel buttons and a surround-view camera system equipped as standard.
Further enhancing interior comfort is a retuned AMG Ride Control+ suspension for the V8 models. The damping system now uses two pressure limiting valves and Mercedes claims that the multi-chamber air suspension now does an even better job of isolating occupants from poor surfaces.
Using AMG Dynamic Select, drivers can effortlessly switch between Sport+ and Comfort. Combined with new suspension hardware components fitted in 2020, such as new axle subframes, the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe is more dynamically accomplished than ever before.
The GT 53 will hit 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and the GT 43 will do the same in 4.8 secs. Mercedes says that more information about the V8 models will follow at a later date. Both are equipped with 4Matic all-wheel drive.
The scope for customization has been a focus area for the facelifted AMG GT. Customers can now opt for a Manufaktur Exclusive Edition. Available for the GT 53 or with the V8 Styling Package, this Manufaktur model has stunning Rubellite Red Metallic paintwork paired with the Silver Chrome Exterior Package. It rides on 21-inch AMG forged wheels with a high-gloss finish, while AMG Light Display puddle lamps are standard.
In the cabin, the Manufaktur Exclusive Edition features Neva Grey Exclusive Nappa leather, an AMG Performance steering wheel, and Natural Grain Grey Ash Wood trim.
Other AMG GT four-door models also get a new twin-spoke AMG Performance steering wheel in either Nappa leather or Nappa leather/Dinamica. A new sensor detects whether the driver has their hands on the steering wheel and will go so far as to activate emergency braking if the driver doesn't respond.
The instrument panel can be finished in Anthracite open-pore wood, as can the door panels and the center console. There are other new interior color choices such as Titanium Grey Pearl/Black with Yellow topstitching and Auburn Brown/Black with diamond stitching.
Outside, buyers can choose from new AMG wheel designs including 21-inch forged wheels exclusively reserved for the 63 S. The 53 can be equipped with the AMG Exterior Carbon Fiber Package I or the Silver Chrome Exterior Package.
"With the current update and the Manufaktur Exclusive Edition, we are reaching out to the target groups that place the greatest value on individuality and an expressive lifestyle," said Philipp Schiemer, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. "We will soon be presenting our first E Performance hybrids in this model, thereby driving forward electrification of the powertrain."
The upgraded Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe lineup will start arriving at local dealerships later this year. Pricing is yet to be announced.