And while Porsche has left behind the controversial design of the first-generation Panamera, coming up with uber-appealing styling for the 2018 model, the GT Four-Door will give its Zuffenhausen rival a run for its money (we're talking about the $100,000+ segment, by the way).
Moving on to the tech details of the family-friendly velocity tool, we'll remind you that the rumor mill talks about the three-pointed star limiting the firepower of the third-generation CLS in order to prevent cannibalization.
So while the new CLS probably won't get V8 firepower, the GT Four-Door will have tons of it. To be more precise, the line-up for the latter is expected to kick off at around 600 hp, with the machine borrowing the twin-turbo V8 motor animating the brand's "63" models.
Nevertheless, since the concept prefigurating the newcomer packed a hybrid powertrain delivering in excess of 800 ponies, we're expecting a similar range-topper for the production car.
And since Affalterbach engineers are also musicians, you can expect this long-roof model to come with the kind of soundtrack we've learned to associate with supercars and hypercars.
The 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT should make its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show, which means we'll manage to get inside the beast this March.