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Mercedes-AMG hosted the regional launch of the four-door version of its GT Coupe at the Sepang International Circuit.

04 May 2019 | International News : Malaysia

Mercedes-AMG hosted the regional launch of the GT 4-Door Coupe at Sepang International Circuit on 3 May 2019.

The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe was launched alongside its AMG stablemates currently available at Turn 15 of Sepang Circuit
The official unveil of the marque's latest four-door coupe, in GT 63 S 4MATIC+ guise, was held at Turn 15, the last corner of the 5.54km race circuit.

It was accompanied with the current stable of Mercedes-AMG models, such as the C43, as well as the CLS53 and E53.

It can be argued that Mercedes-Benz modernised the idea of the four-door coupe with the CLS-Class. Now, the GT 4-Door further proves Mercedes' expertise in creating highly desirable sedans with a coupe-like silhouette.

While the current cream of the crop CLS53 will compete with the likes of the BMW M6 Gran Coupe and the Audi RS7, this AMG GT 4-Door Coupe will be on the same level playing field as the Porsche Panamera Turbo.

While aptly named as the four-door coupe version of the two-door AMG GT Coupe, they are underpinned by different platforms. The GT 4-Door Coupe is instead based on Mercedes' Modular Rear-wheel drive Architecture (MRA) platform, also used on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

The AMG GT 4-Door may not be on the same platform as the two-door version, but it carries many similarities in terms of design
Still, it shares many similarities to the AMG GT Coupe, whilst adapting the design philosophy of Sensual Purity.

The Panamericana grille up front - only found on top-end AMG cars - and its unique head and taillights further marks its distinction from the CLS.

On the inside, it draws more inspiration from the Mercedes-AMG GT, with the centre console of the new AMG GT 4-Door representing a further special feature that is also found in the Coupe.

A new and unique feature comes in the form of the colour display buttons, integrated into the distinctive and tailor-made trim element, for the integral display and functions. With TFT technology, the display buttons use coloured, intuitively comprehensible symbols and are easy to operate with just a small tap of the finger.

And while the CLS-Class gains a centre-row seat, the GT 4-Door is a focused four-seat grand tourer - but can be specified to have a full three-seat rear bench if required.

The 4-Door GT 63 S's twin-turbocharged V8 pushes out a mind-numbing 900Nm of torque
Of course, the main similarity to the AMG GT Coupe, and all AMGs in particular, would be its powerplant. A thumping twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 will power the GT 63 S 4-Door, pumping out 621bhp and 900Nm of torque to all four wheels. This translates to a blistering century sprint time of 3.2 seconds.

Another powertrain option comes in the form of the GT 53, powered by a turbocharged straight-six that pushes out 422bhp and 520Nm of torque.

While not as hot on its feet as the GT 63 S, the GT 53 has EQ Boost - Mercedes' 48V mild hybrid system. This gives the four-door GT 53 an additional boost of electric torque of up to 250Nm.

The latest Mercedes four-door coupe is expected to arrive in Singapore in the third quarter of 2019. It will be available in two variants - the GT 63 S and the GT 53. There is no indicative pricing for the GT 4-Door models planned for Singapore as of press time.
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