In the spring of 2023, Mercedes-AMG introduced a mild facelift for its four-door coupe GT 4Matic+, the versions powered by the inline-six biturbo powerplant.
The model was launched in 2018 and already refreshed once in 2020. But that didn't stop the German automaker from adding a newer version of it just three years later after that. It didn't go too much with the updates, but still, it considered that some customers would ditch their already "old-looking" 2020 models and replace them with the newer version.
In the 2023 model year, the four-door coupe made by Mercedes-AMG sported a new front fascia with wider side scoops that sported a jet-wing design. In addition, small black winglets channeled more air inside those air intakes to cool the brakes. These flanked the center lower air intake that resembled a wing from an aircraft. For those looking for more aggressive styling, the automaker offered the option for a V8 styling package, which made the inline-six versions of the four-door coupe look like its more powerful brother.
Starting with the 2023 model year, the car offered a standard sliding glass roof and, on the center console, a wireless charger. But what was good in the cabin didn't change. The high-bolstered bucket seats at the front were both comfortable and looked awesome, while the rear bench seat was still profiled for two.
Under the hood, the six-cylinder version of the four-door coupe made by Mercedes-AMG was available in two power versions. The base model was the named GT 43 4Matic+ and offered 367 PS (362 hp), while its more powerful sibling, named GT 53 4Matic+, boasted a total of 435 PS (429 hp). Both versions were helped by a 16 kW (21 PS) integrated starter-generator (ISG).
Based on the same platform as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the AMG-GT53 4 Matic+ was a four-door coupe made for fast lapping a track or just comfortably cruising on the Sunset Boulevard.
Since AMG became a separate brand of the Mercedes-Benz, it became more focused on particular products. Even though it shared some parts and underpinnings with the rest of the three-pointed-star brand, it had a few unique versions, such as the AMG GT and its four-door sibling. They didn't share the same platform, but the shape was the one that made them relatives.
Like any other Mercedes-AMG model, the car featured the Panamericana grille at the front with vertical slats. The bumper sported a lower apron with an A-shaped grille flanked by wide air-scoops. Just above the lip-spoiler at the bottom, the carmaker added a grille with closing louvers. As an option, the carmaker offered a V-8 powered look for the 53S version. The sloped-down greenhouse created a fastback-coupe look from its sides, even though there were two doors on each side. At the back, AMG installed a retractable wing on the tailgate.
Inside, AMG installed four individual bucket seats for all passengers. A center console crossed the car from front to back. At the front, the carmaker placed a digital instrument panel in front of the steering wheel and another screen on top of the center stack for the MBUX multimedia system. On the center console between the front occupants, the GT53 featured a slanted area for the gear-selector and buttons for the suspension and other driving modes.
Under the hood, AMG installed an inline-six engine helped by a supercharger, a turbocharger, and a small electric motor. Thus, the turbolag was non-existent. The 53S 4Matic+ sent the 435 hp in all corners via a nine-speed automatic gearbox.
It was the 4-door version of one of the fastest cars on the road and even with the base engine, it was capable of reaching 100 kph (62 mpg) in under 5 seconds. And it did it with style.
The AMG GT 43 4Matic 4-Door is a very long name that said not a single word to those who are not into cars. But since AMG started its own lineup of vehicles that didn't have any equivalent for the Mercedes-Benz brand, it showed its target: the Porsche brand. The AMG said that this was the 4-door version of the AMG GT Coupe. In theory, it might be right, but the look of the car doesn't say the same. It is bigger, taller and has room for four passengers plus a usable trunk.
Inside, the sporty interior is present everywhere. The bucket seats, the dashboard, and the steering-wheel were on the same page. Maybe it wasn't the most comfortable car to drive around with a family, but at least it could get faster to the destination.
Under the hood, it wasn't the smallest engine from the AMG manufacturing plant, but it was the smallest on the AMG GT lineup. It offered 367 hp and an additional 22 hp were supplied over a short period by the belt-driven starter-generator. The standard transmission was the AMG Speedshift TCT 9G, where 9G meant 9 gears. And yes, it was all-wheel-drive so the driver didn't have to worry about too much power sent only to the rear wheels.
After the German automaker separated the performance AMG lineup from the regular Mercedes-Benz vehicles, such as the 2018 GT 63 4Matic+.
Even though the GT 63 4Matic+ and the 63 S 4Matic+ sat on the same platform as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, they were more related to sportscars than executive sedans. These four-door coupes could provide excitement for four people inside a luxurious vehicle.
The German car manufacturer created a sporty yet elegant vehicle with this four-door coupe named Mercedes-AMG GT 63 4Matic. The front fascia sported the Panamericana grille with vertical slats flanked by multi-beam LED headlights. On the lower side of the bumper, the car sported an additional grille with radiator shutters. These helped to cool the engine or improve the aerodynamics if they were opened or closed, respectively. From its profile, the low greenhouse with its arched roofline and sloped-down rear windscreen created a dynamic appearance. Yet, it had a particular elegance unmatched by its rivals.
Inside, there were many race-inspired elements, such as the sports seats at the front. In addition, the dashboard boasted a wide carbon-fiber trim complemented by turbine-like vents. Fronting the driver was a wide glass panel that covered the instrument panel and the infotainment system. In addition, the automaker installed a flat-bottom steering wheel. At the back, there were two high-bolstered seats with a center console between them as an option. However, due to the tall transmission tunnel, it was highly unlikely to fit a third person there.
Under the hood, Mercedes-AMG installed a hand-built 4.0-liter bi-turbo powerplant paired with a standard nine-speed automatic gearbox that sent the power in all corners. In addition, the 63 S 4Matic+ offered more power than the 63 4Matic+.
After successfully launching the AMG brand, the German carmaker attacked the best of the best on the market and, with the GT lineup, hit the Porsche Panamera's customers.
When Porsche introduced the Panamera, it was alone on the market. It had no competitors, and the Mercedes-Benz CLS was completely different. But so was the Mercedes-AMG, a different brand with different products than its parent company. The GT53 4Matic+ was not even the most powerful or the most extreme version from its family, but it still was a true competitor for the Panamera.
It was the four-door version of the AMG GT coupe, and the additional doors and seats in the back didn't make it slower. Its longer roofline and sloped rear end confirmed the four-door coupe status, while the carmaker did not place the aerodynamic touches randomly to make the car look better. They were all functional, from the wide scoops in the front bumper to the rear vents in the rear bumper. To confirm the Panamera-competitor status, the carmaker made the AMG GT in a five-door configuration, with an extended tailgate over the trunk.
Inside, the carmaker installed a pair of sport-bucket seats at the front with high-bolstering and integrated headrests. There was room for three adults in the back if someone would sacrifice to sit on the center tunnel. Only the outboard seats featured a profiled area to help the occupants stay in place during hard cornering.
Under the hood, the AMG GT 53 4Matic+ featured an inline-six engine that provided 435 hp. AMG granted an additional boost thanks to the electric starter-alternator that drove the engine via a transmission belt.