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.