2nd generation Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe is now bigger than before

Kenneth John Published: August 21, 2023, 11:33 AM IST

The new second-generation AMG GT Coupe has been presented by the German luxury automobile manufacturer's high-performance subsidiary AMG. Mercedes unveiled the new GT coupe in Monterey on Friday, unveiling a sports GT that now comes standard with all-wheel drive and optional 2+2 seating.

Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe: Dimensions and Underpinnings

The new GT coupe is 182mm longer, 66mm higher, and 45mm wider than the preceding model, measuring 4,728mm long, 1,354mm tall, and 1,984mm wide, and sitting on a 2,700mm wheelbase. With a 250-litre trunk and a 70mm larger wheelbase, the inside should be less cramped.

Whereas the original AMG GT was built on a scaled-down SLS AMG basis, the new AMG GT now shares its aluminium underpinnings with the new SL roadster. That means the new car foregoes the distinctive rear dual-clutch transaxle of its predecessor in favour of a normally installed nine-speed multi-clutch gearbox.

The GT coupe is equipped with five-link aluminium suspension on both ends, as well as adaptive shock absorbers and the Active Ride Control system, which substitutes traditional mechanical torsion bar anti-roll bars with active hydraulic connectivity between the car's four spring struts. The basic 20-inch rims are coupled with 295/35 tyres up front and 305/305 rubber at the back. Customers may also get 21-inch wheels.

Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe: Powertrains

The engine is the same basic 4.0-litre twin-turbo V-8 that AMG has utilized for many years. The standard GT 55 has 476PS and 700Nm of torque, while the GT 63, which is seen above, has 585PS and 800Nm of torque, matching the previous AMG GT R.

Mercedes claims that the GT 63 accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in 3.2 seconds and peaks out at 315 kmph, while the GT 55 does it in 3.8 seconds and tops out at 295 kmph. The all-wheel-drive system is entirely variable, with the ability to transmit up to 50 percent of torque to the front axle or 100 percent torque to the rear.

Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe: Interior

While the outside of the new GT differs from that of the new SL, the interiors of the two vehicles are nearly similar. The inside has an 11.9-inch portrait touchscreen that runs Mercedes' MBUX system. There are creature pleasures like ambient lighting, massage sitting, and the choice of one- or two-tone Nappa leather, but also track day features such as torque, acceleration, and tyre pressure data, and sports seats that inflate their bolsters for increased support in Sport, Sport+, and Race modes.

With all-wheel drive, more feature content, and a stronger emphasis on general usability, the new GT looks to be aimed squarely at today's definitive everyday supercar, the Porsche 911 Turbo.

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