The all-new #Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe won’t be limited to the three current flavors, as a high performance hybrid version of the car is expected in a couple of years.
Hinted by the brand’s chief, Tobias Moers, during the Geneva Motor Show, according to AutomobileMag, the faster plug-in hybrid AMG GT 4 should arrive in 2020, if everything goes as planned.
“Now, at AMG, hybrid is a performance hybrid. It’s not necessarily a long-range hybrid. But it gives you some freedom to ride purely electrical. Even on a racetrack, it should be capable to run lap after lap without any loss of state of charge, and state of energy in the battery”, said Moers. “This is the demand for our staff. This is what we are working on.”
The current Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe uses a special 4Matic all-wheel drive system, but other possible derivatives might be rear-wheel drive, just like its two-door siblings, the AMG GT.
As far as its direct underpinnings go, the 2+2 Grand Tourer builds upon the latest AMG E63 Estate, whose chassis was reinforced to cope with the extra power. “Its structure is based on the E63 wagon. The wagon’s chassis has been stiffened even further for the GT four-door”, added Moers.
Serving as a more upscale replacement for the old CLS 63, the new Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe is getting ready to arrive at dealers. Customers living in Europe will be able to place their orders late this summer, and to decide whether the ‘regular’ model, or the ‘S’ designation, is the better choice.
The first makes 585PS (576hp) and 800Nm (590lb-ft) of torque, and the second option has 639PS (630hp) and 900Nm (663lb-ft) of torque. Naught to 100km/h (0-62mph) takes 3.4sec in the former and 3.2sec in the latter, and in its most powerful form, it can reach a top speed of 315km/h (195mph).