Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe receives updates and new individualization options
Greater ride comfort, a wider range of equipment and a customized edition for even more individuality
The globally successful AMG GT 4-Door Coupe is now more individual than ever, with further updates that strengthen its position as the perfect combination of AMG-developed dynamics with everyday usability. A new MANUFAKTUR Exclusive Edition for the GT 53 further underlines the distinctive character of the four-door sports car. In addition, there is an extended choice of wheels, upholstery, trim, exterior colors and a retuned suspension with an even wider spread between sportiness and comfort. The AMG GT 4-Door Coupe also already features state-of-the-art technology including sophisticated driving assistance systems and the remarkable MBUX multimedia system with AMG-specific displays and functions. For the U.S. market, a five-seat rear bench option will be newly available, and several options that were previously V8-exclusive are now orderable on the GT 53. The updated GT 4-door family will arrive at U.S. dealerships later this year.
As only the third complete vehicle to be developed directly by Mercedes-AMG, the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe is a continuing success story. Through its unique combination of supreme driving dynamics, influenced by the AMG GT 2-door sports car, with enhanced everyday practicality, the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe has welcomed many new customers to the brand. The sophisticated air suspension (V8 models), active rear-axle steering (V8 models), fully variable all-wheel drive and modern overall concept delight customers all over the world. Given that the GT 63 S holds the record for the fastest luxury car lap time on the North Loop of the Nürburgring, it is also clear that its technology and fine-tuning are at the highest level, setting benchmarks in its segment.
"We constantly maintain our AMG GT 4-Door Coupe at an outstanding technical level. With the current update and the MANUFAKTUR 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.
With many new updates for the U.S. market in 2022 model year, the appeal of this versatile performance car grows even further. For example, the new rear bench seat option now offers space for up to five passengers to enjoy the ride, along with the ability to fold-flat and accommodate large items, well-suited to a variety of lifestyle pursuits and load-carrying needs. The AMG Drive Unit steering wheel buttons and surround-view camera are newly standard on all variants in the U.S. market. V8 variants also receive a newly standard heated steering wheel. The distinctive Silver Chrome Exterior Package now becomes an available option on the 53 and 63 models as well (previously exclusive to the 63 S), along with the AMG Exterior Carbon Fiber Package I now being orderable on the GT 53.
Although it already offered an impressive range of customization options for this segment, several further attractive choices have been added. There are three new exterior colors for all models: Starling Blue Metallic, MANUFAKTUR Starling Blue Magno (matte finish) and MANUFAKTUR Cashmere White Magno (matte finish). A total of four matte finishes, five metallic shades and two solid colors 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 in dark chrome with this package. 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 fenders. Also new is the combination of Night Package with the Carbon Fiber Package.
Even more comfort and sportiness thanks to new adjustable damping with two valves
The reconfigured AMG RIDE CONTROL+ suspension, found on AMG GT 4-Door V8 models for the U.S. market, 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 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, while the car body remains stabilized.
The suspension control unit analyzes data - including information 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 in 2020, including new axle sub frames, head bearings, outer thrust arm bushings, and 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 (63 S model only). Upon request, red-painted brake calipers 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 colors emphasize either the sporty or the luxurious side of the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe – 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 Auburn Brown / Black in the STYLE finish (diamond stitching). In addition to the popular two-tone seats, five further MANUFAKTUR colors in Exclusive Nappa Leather STYLE expand the interior portfolio (available for the V8 variants): Sienna Brown, Classic Red, Yacht Blue, Deep White and Neva Grey. For V8 models, the seats in the front and rear are completely monochrome in the respective equipment color, as are the armrests in the doors and on the steering wheel rim. Floor mats with color-matching leather edging and embroidered AMG logo round off the refined, handcrafted character.
New AMG Performance steering wheel in twin-spoke design
The newly implemented 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 with DINAMICA, can be heated as an option on inline-6 variants, and comes with heating as standard on V8 variants. 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 and 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 Drive Unit 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 9-speed transmission can be operated by hand via the aluminum shift paddles arranged on the left and right sides 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. Anthracite Open-Pore Wood trim for the instrument pane, door panels and center console, where it is combined with a surround in silver shadow, is now available, emphasizing both the sporty and the luxurious side of the 4-door sports car.
Luxury for individualists: MANUFAKTUR Exclusive Edition model with extensive equipment package
A new MANUFAKTUR Exclusive Edition emphasizes the luxurious side of the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe. This edition will be available for the GT 53 model in the U.S. market and is combined as standard with the V8 Styling Package. The exclusive paintwork in the dark gemstone shade of Rubellite Red Metallic shows a confident, exclusive look that harmonizes perfectly with the Silver Chrome Exterior Package and new, 21-inch AMG forged wheels in a 5-twin-spoke design, painted silver and with a high-gloss finish. The standard AMG Light Display puddle lamps round off the unique character of the exterior.
The available panoramic roof lets plenty of light into the interior, which is dressed in the new Neva Grey Exclusive Nappa Leather upholstery, and the AMG Performance steering wheel is finished in Neva Grey / Black Nappa Leather to match. Natural Grain Grey Ash Wood trim, illuminated door sills in the vehicle color and an AMG Edition badge on the instrument panel further underscore the luxurious overall impression.
Technical data at a glance*
Mercedes-AMG GT 53
Mercedes-AMG GT 43
AMG–enhanced 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine with exhaust gas turbocharger and electric auxiliary compressor
3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine with exhaust gas turbocharger
429 hp at 6,100 rpm
362 hp at 5,500-6,100 rpm
Additional power starter-generator
384 lb-ft at 1,800-5,800 rpm
369 lb-ft at 1,800-4,500 rpm
Add. torque starter-generator
Drive system layout
AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive with variable torque distribution
AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive with variable torque distribution
AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9-Speed
AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9-Speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (sec.)
174 mph (electronically limited)
167 mph (electronically limited)
*Further information regarding AMG GT 4-Door V8 models will follow separately at a later date.