2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Edition 1. Photo: Supplied
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Edition 1. Photo: Supplied
Dom Tripolone | May, 09 2018 | 0 Comments

Mercedes-AMG's GT range is has expanded before it even arrives.

The German brand is launching its more practical AMG GT 4-door coupe in Australia towards the end of 2018, at which time the family-friendly four-seater will take on the likes of the Porsche Panamera.

Mercedes-Benz will offer a three-tier range: the GT53, GT63 and GT63 S. The Edition 1 will be based on the range-topping GT63 S and will be offered during the range's first year of sale with an increased level of specification.

Unique exterior elements for the Edition 1 include AMG's Aerodynamic Package that adds a larger front splitter, and integrated flics in the front apron, an enhanced rear diffuser and a fixed rear spoiler that can be mechanically adjusted for optimal aerodynamics. The rear spoiler can add 30kg of downforce at its maximum extension compared to the regular GT when the car is travelling at 300km/h while the front splitter helps to reduce lift.

On top of the Aerodynamic pack, the Edition 1 scores matte-black 21-inch alloy wheels and AMG sports stripes above the side sills.

Inside, the fast four-door gains an AMG Performance steering wheel in Dinamica - which is a man-made material created from recycled plastic and polyester – with contrast yellow stitching and a yellow 12 o'clock marking, 'Edition 1' badge, steering wheel bezel and AMG paddle shifters in black chrome.

Additionally, AMG has loaded up the Edition 1 with black leather upholstery with contrast yellow stitching throughout, yellow seat belts, illuminated AMG door sills, AMG Performance seats, floor mats with AMG lettering and yellow stitching and a unique 'AMG #63' in-car fragrance.

The AMG GT 4-door is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine that is good for 470kW and 900Nm and is matched to a nine-speed automatic that powers all four wheels.

AMG claims the hot four-door can sprint from 0-100km/h in just 3.2 seconds on the way to a top speed of 315km/h.

Pricing for the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door range will be revealed closer to the car's launch date.

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