Considering the fact that Mercedes-Benz is following an expansionist approach it’s no wonder that they are adding another AMG GT to the list of cars built. The sports car has a great history of success and it can be compared to the success of Porsche Panamera, that’s why we’ve seen its new four-door concept announced at Geneva Motor Show. The production version will get its own AMG GT designation.
Although the idea of stretching the AMG GT and adding two more doors may not seem like that much of a hassle for Benz, we are going to have to wait a fair bit of time before Mercedes AMG GT Four-Door hits the streets as a production model. For one thing, the concept looks too, well, concept-y which means it is more an experiment for now than a pre-production preview. You got those fancy design details and you got the EQ Power+ drivetrain system – all too futuristic for 2018.
The powertrain in Mercedes AMG GT Four-Door is quite an impressive one, a hybrid affair with an ultramodern V8 petrol engine and a high-performance electric motor good for around 600 kW or 800 horsepower. Channeled to the road through a fully variable AMG performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive, that power can take the long AMG GT from 0 to 100 km/h in under 3 seconds, and that is hyper car territory. This is a technology Mercedes have borrowed from their championship-winning Formula One car.