Mercedes-AMG Reveals GT Sedan Concept


There seems no let-up in Mercedes-AMG's product expansion plans. Revealed at the 2017 Geneva Show, the GT Concept demonstrates that the Affalterbach-based brand is eager to trump any "4-seater coupe" that its countrymen, including Porsche, or any exotic manufacturer can produce.

The GT family of sports cars currently includes the GT coupe, GT roadster, GT S coupe, GT C coupe and roadster and the range-topping GT R coupe. The addition of a 4-door GT model, expected perhaps as soon as in 2018, would broaden the scope within the range and rumour has it the production version will be called the GT4.

The recently released teaser video (below) revealed some details including the familiar wide grille with vertical slats, active vanes in the lower fascia, rear facing cameras in place of the side mirrors and 3D LED taillights. Perhaps the most prominent feature is the large single exhaust, while the wheels feature copper-coloured detail and aluminium spokes.

Engine power for the GT Concept comes courtesy of a 4.0-litre V8 that works in conjunction with a rear-mounted electric motor. The claimed combined peak power output is 600 kW, all of which is transmitted to the road via a torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system. Mercedes-AMG claims a sub-3 second zero to 100 kph acceleration time. That's plenty fast.  

Watch the Mercedes-AMG GT concept teaser video below:

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