2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door: The More-Door AMG – Review
AMG’s very own four-door is its most powerful model yet.
The first ever AMG-fettled Mercedes-Benz was a four-door car, and in the Affalterbach tuning outfit’s early days, four-door Benzes were the exclusive recipients of its ministrations. More recently, of course, AMG has visited its special brand of magic on Mercedes models of all sizes and body configurations, from the A-class subcompact to the G-wagen SUV. But to date, the purpose-built AMG models have been two-door sports cars and roadsters. We’ve known for some time—certainly since the debut of AMG’s four-door concept car at last year’s Geneva auto show—that an AMG-exclusive four-door was in the works.
Now, it has finally been revealed. Its official name, the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door coupe, may be something of an anticlimax, but there’s plenty to get excited about here. First, though, a bit of clarification: Despite a model designation that suggests this new entry is an AMG GT coupe writ larger, the model is actually based on the E-class sedan’s MRA longitudinal-engine, rear-wheel-drive architecture. One look at it, though, and it’s clear that this is not merely a more sportified E63. The AMG GT 4-Door has its own body, with a low-slung silhouette and a steeply raked windshield. Out front, a vertical-bar grille further establishes a visual connection to AMG’s sports car. At the rear, the active trunklid spoiler adjusts its angle based on vehicle speed; on V-8 models a more extreme aerodynamics package is optional, which brings a larger front splitter, a modified rear diffuser, and a fixed rear wing that is manually adjustable.