2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe Gets Sportier Handling but No New Power
It was only a few months ago that Mercedes-AMG added more power and less color to its original two-door GT Coupe. The black-on-black V8-powered Stealth Edition of that car got 53 more horsepower to 523, enough to knock two-tenths off the car’s 0-60 mph time, bringing it down to 3.7 seconds.
Now it’s the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe’s turn to get a few midcycle upgrades. Thing is, the 4-Door will only get a few new colors and some new trim pieces. Powertrains will carry over. That means two versions of the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six, one making 362 hp and the other, with an electric auxiliary supercharger, making 429. Improvements to the V8 are coming but not being discussed yet.
(Remember, an AMG GT 4-Door lapped the Nürburgring’s Nordschliefe in a record 7:27 last year. So you can still thrill yourself and three other people—or five if you choose the new optional rear bench seat—on the way to soccer practice or to the Oktoberfest.)
For now, look for subtle changes typical of a midcycle product bump.
“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,” read the news from Affalterbach.
The biggest new item is perhaps the Manufaktur Exclusive Edition of the GT53, which gets rubellite red metallic paint and 21-inch AMG forged wheels in a five-twin-spoke design painted silver with high-gloss finish. The Manufaktur Exclusive Edition comes as standard with the V8 Styling Package, too.
Other offerings for the car include an extended choice of wheels, upholstery, trim, exterior colors, and a retuned suspension. For the latter, engineers reconfigured the AMG Ride Control+ suspension to more precisely adjust the air springs as driving conditions and driver demands warrant.
“This technology makes it possible to increase comfort on the one hand, but on the other also to make the driving dynamics even sportier,” AMG says.
Inside, the AMG GT 4-Door gets a wider choice of interior trims, with new colors emphasizing comfort or sportiness. There’s a new twin-spoke steering wheel design, with paddles to control the AMG Speedshift MCT nine-speed transmission.
More is coming for the AMG GT 4-Door, including that new V8 about which little is being said, and E Performance hybrid drivetrains. So watch this space.
“…We continue to develop our profile as a ‘Performance Luxury’ brand and go on to substantiate this with tailor-made products and options,” said Philipp Schiemer, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
Look for these changes in U.S. showrooms later this year.
Log in below to share your thoughts on all things Mercedes-AMG.
Source: Read Full Article