2019 Mercedes-AMG GT Four-Door Spied

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT Four-Door Spied
- AMG GT is among a tiny but growing cohort of Mercedes-AMG–specific models without less sporty, pedestrian Mercedes-Benz–badged counterparts, E-class–based four-door is lower and wider and features a more steeply raked windshield and a sloping fastback, four door AMG GT sports premium hatchbacks will compete Audi’s RS7 and Porsche’s Panamera

- AMG brand has seen huge growth in the past few years as luxury buyers, the most expensive versions of Mercedes models

- the four-door GT is not a stretched GT sports car but rather the sportiest E-class

- built atop that sedan’s MRA longitudinal-engine, rear-wheel-drive architecture

- with a wider track, a lower body, and an entirely unique roofline, the GT four-door will be mechanically close to the EMercedes-AMG E63

- hybrid inline-six, 400 horsepower, twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 that powers the AMG GT and the E63 is a given

- diesel possible for European markets

- Geneva auto show concept, previewed the production GT four-door showcased a hybridized V-8 powertrain with more than 800 horsepower

- AMG might outperform the impressive Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

- compete Aston Martin Rapide S, Audi RS7, BMW M6 Gran Coupe, Porsche Panamera, Tesla Model S

- AMG GT four-door to arrive sometime in 2018 as a 2019 model

- price well north of $100,000, above the Mercedes-Benz CLS-class, on par with BMW's M6 Gran Coupe, and the higher-output Porsche Panamera variants