We’re talking about the production version of AMG’s GT sedan idea that was unveiled at 2017 Geneva auto show, and judging by our latest spy shots the production model will closely resemble the scintillating concept. Surprisingly, Mercedes will be releasing a new generation of its CLS around the exact same time that AMG’s GT4 will be getting here, so there will be a little internal rivalry going on. Other competitors will consist of the BMW M6 Gran Coupe and Porsche Panamera.
2020 Mercedes-AMG GT4 Design
The style is stemmed from the attractive lines of the GT sports car, although the headlights take on a more angular shape and the length of the hood has been reduced. Obviously, the wheelbase has actually also been extended and an extra pair of doors added. The huge rear spoiler has been tacked on to conceal the true shape of the fastback profile. We just require look at the idea to assess exactly what the designers are preparing.
Rather of using a stretched version of the GT sports car’s aluminum spaceframe architecture, the sedan is more likely to ride on the MRA rear-wheel-drive architecture common to routine Mercedes-Benz models like the latest C- and E-Class. It’s possible AMG will make modifications to reinforce the architecture and maybe reduce some weight.
Similar to its exterior, the sedan’s interior must simulate the AMG GT’s from the front seats onward. I desire the same stunning “aviation design” theme with its large, wing-like control panel and center-mounted, spotlight-style vents to sit in front of the motorist and front passenger, separated by the motorsport-inspired center console and its V-8-like layout for the AMG Drive Unit controls.
The sporty and glamorous theme would continue behind the front seats, although legroom and headroom may be a bit cramped for taller grownups. On the other hand, the numerous connectivity features and access to the car’s infotainment system must 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 horse power. We’re not anticipating the hybrid system previewed in the idea to be available at launch. The system, which sets the V-8 with an electric motor installed at the back, provides 805 hp and hence will likely be reserved for a range-topping variation.
2020 Mercedes-AMG GT4 Release Date
Search for the car, which is rumored 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 cars and Project One hypercar, which will have been introduced by then.