To build some hype, AMG just released its own spy shots.
At last year’s Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes-AMG unveiled its four-door AMG GT Concept and it was love at first sight, for us anyway. As this year’s Swiss show is just a couple of weeks away, Mercedes has confirmed the production version of that stunning four-door will be revealed. Now, for those who think this will simply be a four-door AMG GT, then you ought to be informed of the following: last year’s concept was a hybrid, powered by the familiar twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 and an electric motor located at the rear axle for a combined 805 hp or so.
Zero to 60 mph was said to take less than three seconds. We still don’t know if that’s the production setup, but given the also new AMG 53 range sports hybrid technology, we wouldn’t be entirely surprised if AMG went all the way on this one. To get some media momentum going, Mercedes-AMG also released a few spy shots of the four-door coupe and, yes, it does look quite similar to the concept. Even last year we said the concept appeared to be around 80 percent production ready, give or take. What will change are those side-mounted cameras that will swapped in favor of conventional side mirrors. Wheel size will also be smaller.
The new AMG GT four-door coupe rides on the same platform as the new E-Class as opposed to a stretched version of the AMG GT’s platform. This makes sense because the concept was a fairly large vehicle and we doubted even last year whether the AMG GT’s architecture could be lengthened for the task required. Mercedes-AMG has not announced what the new sedan’s official name will be, so we’ll just stick to referring it as the AMG GT sedan, or four-door coupe if you prefer. We’ll have full details for you in the very near future.