If we’re being honest, we’re not sure why Mercedes-AMG have decided to bring yet another, AMG powered 4-door onto the market. Within the line-up you have the 503 Horspower C63S Sedan, the big-bodied 603 Horsepower S63 Sedan, the upcoming next-gen AMG CLS63, and perhaps the most savage of them all, the E63S. The four of which offer a combined 2,200+ Horsepower. So why add yet another four-doored offering into the mix? A notice we’re specifically saying four-doored and not Sedan. The 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé, is well… a coupé. I mean, the finished product is rather nice but is it really necessary?
In all honesty there’s a couple of things going on here that leave us with some pretty heavy mixed feelings. For example, the driveshaft tunnel where most of the driver controls feel very similar to the AMT GT 2-Door however the massive dash is pretty much what you’d find on the E63 and S63 coupes and sedans. The only exception is they’re big, hunky cars with amplitudes of space. The exterior design language has us a bit uneasy as well. The headlights look like they’ve been pulled and stretched apart and look a little 2014 Dodge Charger / 2018 Infinity Q60-ish. We understand that perhaps the intent was to compete with the Porsche Panamera line-up and the likes but… overall the AMG GT 4-Door looks a tad bit confused. And to us this is a shame because the 2-Door variant is such a beautiful car with amazing proportionality.
Furthermore the dash itself works so well with the larger sized cars in the AMG line-up. It is one of the most celebrated interior spaces in modern automotive design in the S63. By no means are we calling the 4-Door GT ugly. Despite our observations it’s still a very pretty car. But I think what Mercedes-AMG have done is attempt to blend two styles of exterior and interior automotive design styles which work every well separately, but not so much so when married together. And that for me leaves a lot to be desired. I personally would much rather take the 2-Door AMG GT as it is or the C63S or E63S as they are… but not try to mash them up into one single package.
If you on the other hand love how the finished product looks then well, it’s just uphill from here for you. The new AMG GT 4-Door comes available with two engines, a V6 or V8. The V8 is similar to the one you’d find in many other AMG models except this might be it’s most powerful application yet. 640 Horsepower type-powerful. That means 0-60 times of around 3 seconds and a maximum speed just shy of 200MPH. If that’s not enough oomph for you the car is also packed with all of the latest suspension, brake, and active aerodynamic trickery currently being used in the AMG arsenal. Overall the 4-Door GT is phenomenal. We might have our quarrels with some of the design bits. But it’s still a massive weapon, and it still looks pretty darn good… from certain angles. Photo © Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC