Mercedes-AMG GT4 Shows Its Curves In The Wind Tunnel

The clock’s ticking for the official reveal of the newest member of the Mercedes-AMG family at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, which opens its gates on March 6, and the company continues teasing us on social media.

Poised to take on the Porsche Panamera, the four-door member of the GT family has paid another stop at the wind tunnel, revealing its curvaceous body in new teasers.

The prototype seen here sports a light camouflage, but its profile is still visible. It appears to have a rear end inspired by the AMG GT, whereas the rest of the body seems related to the Mercedes CLS. Its sleek styling was previewed last year by the AMG GT Concept, at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

Mercedes-AMG is believed to have used the ubiquitous 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine in the GT4, although it’s unknown how much power it generates. However, the same unit produces up to 603 horsepower in the new E63 S, and probably just as much in the upcoming AMG GT R Black Series.

The range might include an electrified powertrain in the future. This seems plausible since the study was powered by the same 4.0-liter V8 lump, to which an electric motor was added for a total output in excess of 800hp.

In order to better position the four-door GT in the market, Mercedes-AMG had to sacrifice the CLS63 models, leaving the new CLS 53 model to play the role of the fastest CLS model.

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  • nastinupe

    Looks good. This is really going to challenge the Audi S7 and RS7. It looks like it’s going to be a more handsome automobile.

    • Nordschleife

      I definitely agree. I just wished they used the AMG GT Interior versus the CLS interior to make it more distinct.

      • Trim105

        I also agree. Then again there are much worse interiors you could find yourself in than the current CLS/E interior.

  • Enter Ranting

    When will car makers finally quit it with the giant “grilles” in the front bumper?

  • Victor Ferreira

    I’m going to see so many of these I’m already upset and excited at the same time.

  • Fabián Montiel

    At least it looks way better than the CLS.

  • CBV2020

    IMO, this model would be even more impactful if MB-AMG had plans to make AMG exclusive once again. Imagine it removed from most of the line up, and limit the production of AMG treatment to select MB vehicles. Replacing the old AMG models would be a new “sport” treatment. AMG produced specialty vehicles would naturally take a leap.

    The name has become very watered down imo, nothing special about seeing an AMG car anymore which is quite sad. On the other hand, perhaps this is an open window for the rise of exclusive tuner houses?

    Initial ideas for example of new AMG model program:

    Greater interior/exterior differentiation than current themes, adjusted pricing ^, specialty paints and wheels not available on new Sport designation(AMG replacement) models or standard line up. All would be low volume with some being very low volume.

    C coupe (2-seater only)
    Very limited C sedan (4-seater only)
    E sedan (4-seater only)
    Very limited S sedan/coupe (4-seater only)
    GLA (4-seater only)
    GLE Coupe (4-seater only)

    What do you guys think about this?

  • SteersUright

    Wow, that appears to have a beautiful shape! Seems it may be far more beautiful than the Panamera. I still don’t see how it’ll compete against it though unless it too has a rear hatchback opening, significant room in the back seat as well, along with seriously well sorted handling and powertrains. Thats a tough car to beat with, I’d assume, a pretty small and loyal following.

    • Trim105

      Agreed, can’t wait for the camo to come off. Since it has that fastback shape it’s definitely got a hatchback opening, I assume it’ll have enough space and comfort (as you said it has to match the Panamera). In terms of handling it’s rumoured to have the GTRs rear-wheel steering as an option and I think the 600+HP V8 is more than capable of matching if not eating the panamera turbo for breakfast (as for the Turbo S we’ll have to wait for the PowerEQ+ hybrid to beat that)

  • Vassilis

    I think I’ll like this car.

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