AMG’s unique take on a sensible family car has made its Australian debut against the backdrop of the Bathurst 12hr, with Benz confirming local pricing for its GT 4-Door Coupe.
The range will kick off in Australia with the $249,900 GT 53 4MATIC+ 4-Door Coupe, which makes use of a smaller (but still pretty big) six-cylinder engine, good for 320kW and 520Nm. That’s enough to push you to 100km/h in a healthy 4.5 seconds.
That quarter-million price tag buys plenty of performance-flavoured goodies, including a nine-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive and an AMG Performance Exhaust.
Adaptive dampers, dynamic drive modes and AMG’s Track Pace software round out the sporty stuff, but you’ll also find heated and cooled front seats with Nappa leather, 20-inch alloys, multi-beam LED headlights and a 14-speakers Burmester stereo system. Standard safety kit includes active cruise, blind-spot assist, brake assist, lane change assist and nine airbags.
But if you want the big boy of the 4-Door family (and the fastest production four-seater to have ever lapped the Nurburgring), then your pockets will need to run just a little bit deeper.
The AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+ 4-Door Coupe lands at $349,900, but that extra spend unlocks the brand’s bi-turbo V8 engine, good for 470kW and a whopping 900Nm of torque. As you might expect, the extra oomph has a positive impact on the the car’s sprint to 100km/h, dropping the time to 3.2 seconds.
The 63 also ups the performance ante, adding rear-axle steering, 21-inch AMG alloys, carbon-fibre trim elements and an AMG steering wheel as standard.
"The new AMG GT 4-Door Coupé blends the impressive race track dynamism of our two-door sports car with maximum suitability for everyday use. It has a unique way of embodying our brand's core Driving Performance and, with its systematic configuration, it will attract new customers for Mercedes-AMG," says AMG CEO, Tobias Moers.
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