AMG is Mercedes’ high performance in-house tuner so it is no surprise than most of their cars are not just incredibly fast but also luxurious as well as very good looking. However, lately Mercedes is trying to make AMG more of an independent brand with their own car designs and they managed to do it with the AMG GT which is their most current offering. However, Mercedes wants to extend this roster so not too long ago they announced the 2018 Mercedes AMG GT4, a completely new four door sedan which has its roots in the AMG GT coupe. However, unlike the coupe it will make use of an extended platform as well as new engines.
The release date has been announced to be in 2018 while the actual production model will be in fact released in the mid of 2019. Mercedes didn’t want to say anything about its price but it seems that this car will be priced between the CLS and the AMG GT while the high performance models will go from there. Our best estimate would be that it will be priced at around $90,000 for the base model which is a lot but if it’s able to deliver the performance it promises than Mercedes has nothing to worry about it.
2018 Mercedes AMG GT4 Engine
While the AMG GT is only available with one engine offering, the 2018 Mercedes AMG GT4 will be available at launch with two different engines while more are going to follow shortly. The base model will make use of a 3 liter twin-turbocharged V6 diesel which is only going to be offered in Europe with two outputs, 300 or 400 horsepower. The one engine in the US or the high performance version in Europe are going to make use of the same 4 liter twin-turbo V8 from the GT, but this time it will be tuned to more than 550 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. Rear wheel drive is going to be offered as standard while all wheel drive should also come as an option on certain models.
The design of the 2018 Mercedes AMG GT4 is going to be something unique that many people are certainly going to love. Early renders show a four-door coupe similar to the GT in the front but with a unique back end which is not only better than the CLS but we have to say that it does look better than pretty much any other car with four doors currently available for sale. The production model will differ, that’s for sure, however, we are certain that some traits from the GT are going to stay. Inside the cabin the GT4 will likely feature a very similar dashboard to the GT with a unique four individual seats layout that will allow all of its passengers to enjoy the ride in perfect comfort.