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2019 Mercedes-AMG GT Four-Door Prototype Shows Aggressive Production Design

We are now almost a year away from the moment when Mercedes-AMG swept us off our feet by introducing the GT concept, which is the four/five-door equivalent of a hybrid hypercar. The tentatively-named 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT Four-Door has been spied on multiple occasions ever since and we've now come across a prototype that has left the psychedelic wrap and the heavy camo behind.
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT Four-Door Prototype 18 photos
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Instead, the test car we have here wears the kind of thighs camouflage, with this allowing us to notice many details of the final design. Much to our delight, the showroom-destined model seems to retain most of the concept's visual aggression.

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.




 
 
 
 
 

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