Mercedes AMG’s first standalone four-door model was on display at the Geneva Motor Show, wearing arguably one of the most evocative sets of wheels in recent years, an evolution of the classic AMG monoblock design.
Mercedes-AMG offers this rather exquisite wheel option only in the GT 4-Door Coupe to the best of our knowledge; the 20-inch alloys are available either in silver or flat black with a silver ring and to these eyes help the four-door AMG Coupe look more like a bruiser, toning it down just the right amount.
Some might argue that AMG’s reinterpretation of the monoblock wheel doesn’t suit the style of the GT 4-Door Coupe but they are wrong and should be silenced forever.
The perfect stance of models like the Hammer or the original C36 imprinted the particular wheel design into our brains forever. There’s something refreshing and heart-warming in seeing a new AMG going back to that style, especially after all those years of multispoke designs.
The Mercedes AMG GT 4-Door Coupe offers up to 630hp in its range-topping 63 S version, making it capable of a 0-60mph in 3.1 seconds and hit 195mph (313km/h). The twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 sends its power to the same all-wheel drive system that debuted in the E63 S, meaning there’s a mode that disengages the front driveshafts for when you want to behave like a hooligan.
I like stupid fast four-door cars and I really liked the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe since the beginning, but these wheels just make me think of actually robbing a bank.