The Mercedes-AMG GT four-door concept created a lot of buzz at the recently concluded Geneva Moto Show. Our magazine partners, Quattroruote, have managed to take a step further and have caught the prototype doing tests at Stuttgart, Germany.
Just like the concept revealed at Geneva, the camouflaged GT is low slung with stretched, yet piercing headlamps. Even though the GT’s heavily clad, the aggressive front grille is quite visible and prominent. From the side, this sportback’s silhouette is identical to the concept, but the testing mule runs on all-black massive alloy wheels. This could be a ploy by Mercedes not to reveal any details of the final production car’s alloy wheels design.
Contrary to popular belief, the GT four-door does not use stretched GT sports car’s platform, rather it is based on E-Class four-door. Therefore, the GT four-door will be mechanically closer to the Mercedes-AMG E63. The Mercedes-AMG four-door coupe will take on the likes of Audi RS7 and Porsche Panamera.
The Mercedes-AMG GT four-door will not get four-cylinder engines, rather it will be powered by a hybrid inline-six with more than 400hp and the twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8, which powers both the AMG GT and the E63 is a given.
The concept showcased at Geneva is powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 mated with an electric motor. It is expected do zero to 100 kilometres per hour under 4 seconds. Badged as EQ Power+, if Mercedes plans to roll out a production version of this sportback, it will rival the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid.