Affalterbach's flagship gets an optional visual and aerodynamic upgrade.
The new Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe is hardly what we'd call wanting for visual aggression. But those looking for that little bit of extra aesthetic attitude (and aero efficiency) may be even more enticed by the this optional AMG Aerodynamic Package.
Available for all versions of Daimler's new flagship, the package includes a new front splitter at the front, a re-profiled diffuser and fixed wing at the back, deeper side sills, and a smattering of other deflectors around the body. It all adds up to an even racier look, while decreasing wind resistance and increasing downforce.
Though we've yet to see US pricing, MB Passion reports that it sells for €3,391.50 (or about $3,865 at current exchange rates). Whether that strikes you as a reasonable price for an aero kit is largely subjective. But we doubt many customers at this level would bat an eye at adding another few grand to the price of what's already a rather expensive vehicle.
The package comes standard on the Edition 1 (pictured at bottom) but is otherwise available for any version of the four-door coupe – including the GT 43, GT 53, and GT 63.
The base 43 model packs a 3.0-liter twin-turbo straight six rated at 362 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque to deliver a 4.9-second 0-60 mph time and a 168-mph top speed. The GT 53 adds a hybrid assist to deliver 429 hp and 553 lb-ft for a 4.4-second sprint and a 174-mph V-max. The GT 63 boasts a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 good for 577 hp and 590 lb-ft to reach 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and top out at 193 mph. And the top-of-the-line GT 63 S improves those figures to 630 hp, 664 lb-ft, 3.1 seconds, and 195 mph.