We’re discussing the production version of AMG’s GT sedan principle that was revealed at 2017 Geneva auto show, and judging by our latest spy shots the production model will carefully look like the scintillating concept. Surprisingly, Mercedes will be releasing a brand-new generation of its CLS around the exact same time that AMG’s GT4 will be arriving, so there will be a little bit of internal competition going on. Other competitors will consist of the BMW M6 Gran Coupe and Porsche Panamera.
2020 Mercedes-AMG GT4 Design
The style is originated from the hot lines of the GT sports car, although the headlights take on a more angular shape and the length of the hood has actually been shortened. Naturally, the wheelbase has also been extended and an additional set of doors included. The massive rear spoiler has actually been added to hide the true shape of the fastback profile. We just need look at the concept to gauge exactly what the designers are preparing.
Instead of using an extended version of the GT sports car’s aluminum spaceframe architecture, the sedan is more likely to ride on the MRA rear-wheel-drive architecture typical to regular Mercedes-Benz models like the latest C- and E-Class. It’s possible AMG will make adjustments to reinforce the architecture and perhaps decrease some weight.
Much like its exterior, the sedan’s interior must simulate the AMG GT’s from the front seats onward. I want the exact same stunning “aviation style” style with its broad, wing-like control panel and center-mounted, spotlight-style vents to sit in front of the driver and front guest, separated by the motorsport-inspired center console and its V-8-like layout for the AMG Drive Unit controls.
The sporty and elegant theme would continue behind the front seats, although legroom and headroom might be a bit confined for taller grownups. On the other hand, the various connectivity features and access to the car’s infotainment system should make journeys enjoyable for rear passengers however.
2020 Mercedes-AMG GT4 Engine
Under the hood will sit AMG’s familiar twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 providing in the vicinity of 500 horsepower. We’re not expecting the hybrid system previewed in the concept to be readily available at launch. The system, which pairs the V-8 with an electric motor installed at the back, provides 805 hp and thus will likely be scheduled for a range-topping variant.
2020 Mercedes-AMG GT4 Release Date
Try to find the car, which is reported to be called a GT 4, to go on sale in 2019. This means we’ll likely see it show up as a 2020 model. It will be AMG’s 3rd standalone model after the GT sports car and Project One hypercar, which will have been launched already.