Lifestyle update for the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door CoupéJune 14th, 2021
The globally successful AMG GT 4-Door Coupé is now even more individual than ever, so strengthening its position as the perfect automotive companion for any life situation. An exclusive edition underlines the multifaceted character of the four-door sports car. In addition, there is an extended choice of wheels, upholstery, trim, exterior colours and a retuned suspension with an even wider spread between sportiness and comfort. Thanks to an extensive update last summer, the AMG GT 4-Door Coupé already has state-of-the-art technology. New features include updated driving assistance systems and, fitted as standard, the Widescreen Cockpit including the MBUX multimedia system with AMG-specific displays and functions. The new models will make their debut with the 6-cylinder variants, which will be arriving at European dealerships as early as August.
The third complete vehicle to have been developed by Mercedes-AMG is a continuing success story. The AMG GT 4-Door Coupé has opened up new customer groups and generated a lot of liking for the brand. It combines the supreme driving dynamics of the AMG GT sports car with enhanced everyday practicality, thanks to four doors and space for up to five passengers. The sophisticated air suspension, the active rear-axle steering, the fully variable all-wheel drive and modern overall concept are delighting customers all over the world. Given that the car is the holder of the record for the fastest time on the North Loop of the Nürburgring, it is also clear that the technology and fine-tuning are at the highest level and set benchmarks in the segment.
This model series has also raised the bar further in the interior with the high-quality and precise design of all surfaces and components, the innovative display controls, the steering wheel buttons and the numerous seat and equipment configurations.
Although it already offered an impressive range of customisation options for this segment - from three seating configurations in the rear and a range of equipment packages through to AMG-specific individual options - further attractive choices have now been added.
"We constantly maintain our AMG GT 4-Door Coupé at an outstanding technical level. With the current update and the exclusive edition, we are reaching out to the target groups that place the greatest value on individuality and an expressive lifestyle. In this way, we continue to develop our profile as a "Performance Luxury" brand and go on to substantiate this with tailor-made products and options. In addition, we will soon be presenting our first E PERFORMANCE hybrids in this model, thereby driving forward the electrification of the powertrain," says Philipp Schiemer, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
The design of the six-cylinder versions remains unchanged, but the front view can be optionally adapted to the look of the eight-cylinder models.
There are three new exterior colours for all models: spectral blue metallic, spectral blue magno (matt finish) and cashmere white magno (matt finish). A total of five matt finishes, five metallic shades and two solid colours are now available. The new AMG Night Package II provides for an even more sportily accentuated appearance if so desired. The vertical slats in the AMG-specific radiator grille are crafted here in dark chrome. At the rear, the AMG logo, Mercedes star and model designation in black add striking accents. The same applies to the lettering on the front wings. Also new is the combination of Night Package and Carbon Fibre Package.
Even more comfort and sportiness thanks to the new adjustable damping with two valves
The reconfigured AMG RIDE CONTROL+ suspension continues to be based on a multi-chamber air suspension system, combined with adaptive, electronically controlled adjustable damping. This damping system is completely new: for the first time, two so-called pressure limiting valves are used. These continuously variable control valves, located outside the damper, allow the damping force to be adjusted even more precisely to different driving conditions and drive programs: one valve controls the rebound damping, i.e. the force that occurs when the wheel rebounds, and the other controls the compression damping when the wheel compresses. The rebound and compression stages are controlled independently of each other. This technology makes it possible to increase comfort on the one hand, but on the other also to make the driving dynamics even sportier. As a result, passengers are almost completely shielded from uneven road surfaces. Nevertheless, the car body remains stabilised as best possible.
The suspension control unit analyses data - including data from the acceleration and wheel path sensors - to adjust the damping force for each wheel in a few milliseconds to suit the situation. The AMG development engineers were able to significantly increase the spread between sportiness and comfort, among other things by widening the gap between the minimum and maximum damping force characteristics and by providing even greater flexibility in map design. By using the two adjustment valves, the damper is able to provide damping force adjustment across the full range of wheel vibrations. Due to the special design of the valves, the damper reacts quickly and sensitively to changing road surfaces and driving conditions.
The driver can preselect the basic set-up via the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programs: at the touch of a button, the handling characteristics change, for example, from full dynamics in "Sport+" mode to smooth cruising in the "Comfort" setting. In addition, the tuning can be adjusted in three stages independently of the drive programs via a dedicated button.
The suspension was fitted with further new hardware components back in 2020, including new axle subframes, head bearings, outer thrust arm bushings, inner and outer tension strut bushings on the rear axle. This package specifically reduces the bearing stiffness. Added to this are the new, asymmetrical tension strut bushings on the front axle with different levels of stiffness in different effective ranges. This measure also allows more longitudinal flexibility without losing precision and feedback in the steering.
In addition, customers now have an even wider choice of AMG wheels. These include new 20-inch light-alloy wheels in a 10-twin-spoke design or intricately designed, sporty 21-inch forged wheels in a 5-twin-spoke design. Upon request, red-painted brake callipers can now also be ordered for the 6-cylinder models.
Wider choice of interior trims
The interior update also focuses on providing an even higher degree of personal choice. New colours emphasise either the sporty or the luxurious side of the AMG GT 4-Door Coupé – for example the new combination of Exclusive nappa leather in titanium grey pearl/black with contrasting topstitching in yellow, or fine Exclusive nappa leather in truffle brown/black in the STYLE finish (diamond stitching). In addition to the popular two-tone seats, five further colours in Exclusive nappa leather STYLE expand the interior portfolio: sienna brown, classic red, yacht blue, deep white and neva grey. The seats in the front and rear are completely monochrome in the respective equipment colour, as are the armrests in the doors and the steering wheel rim. Floor mats with colour-matching leather edging and embroidered AMG logo round off the refined, handcrafted character.
New AMG Performance steering wheel in twin-spoke design
The newly designed AMG Performance steering wheel also offers tangible and visible added value, with its distinctive twin-spoke design and seamlessly integrated buttons. The three rounded double spokes combine stability with lightness. The steering wheel rim, which is flattened at the bottom and covered in nappa leather or nappa leather/DINAMICA microfibre, can be heated as an option. Also included is a sensor mat to detect "hands-on". If the driver does not have their hands on the steering wheel for a certain time, a warning cascade is started, which finally activates Emergency Brake Assist if the driver remains inactive.
Visual highlights include the buttons, which are seamlessly integrated into the surfaces of the horizontal twin spokes. Haptic sensing aids in the area of the symbols make control easier. The instrument cluster is operated via the left-hand sensor surface on the upper steering wheel spokes, the media display via the right-hand sensor surface. The lower spokes contain the controls for the cruise control/DISTRONIC (left) and telephone/hands-free system/volume control (right).
The standard AMG steering wheel buttons have been given even more brilliant displays with new icons, and are now both round. With this new look, important driving functions as well as the drive programs can be controlled as usual without having to take your hands off the steering wheel. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G transmission can be operated by hand via the aluminium shift paddles arranged on the left and right behind the steering wheel rim. For even more precise shift commands the paddles are now slightly bigger and positioned further down.
Customers also have a wide choice of trim parts. New is the optional anthracite open-pore wood for the instrument panel and door panels as well as for the centre console, where it is combined with a surround in silver shadow, thereby emphasising both the sporty and the luxurious side of the 4-door sports car.
Luxury for individualists: Edition model with extensive equipment package
An exclusive Edition model emphasises the luxurious side of the AMG GT 4-Door Coupé. It is available for all engine options and is combined as standard with the V8 Styling Package. The exclusive paintwork in the dark gemstone shade of rubellite red shows a self-assured extravagance that harmonises perfectly with the Exterior Package in high-gloss chrome and the new, 21-inch AMG forged wheels in a 5-twin-spoke design, painted silver and with a high-gloss finish. The standard light-show setting rounds off the lifestyle character of the exterior.
The optional panoramic roof lets plenty of light into the interior, which is dressed in the new neva grey Exclusive nappa leather trim. The AMG Performance steering wheel is finished in neva grey/black nappa leather to match. New open-pore wood trim in grey ash, the door sill panels illuminated in the vehicle colour and the AMG Edition badge on the instrument panel underscore the luxurious overall impression.