Is this the car that’ll redefine AMG to stand as a must-have marque in its own right? The famous Mercedes tuner tuner turned factory performance arm certainly hoped so, when it launched what was only the third bespoke model line in its history: the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door coupé.
This car’s mission is to take the AMG initials beyond the realm of mere plaything for the wealthy. Where the AMG SLS and AMG GT sports cars are really best suited to high days and holidays, the 4-door is intended as a genuine AMG to serve high-rollers as a proper, useable high-speed family car. And when we say ‘genuine’ AMG, we mean developed by Mercedes’ high-performance skunkworks from the outset, unlike AMG-fettled saloons, coupes and estates like the C63 and bigger E63.
We’re promised that the GT 4-door packs all the excitement, power and spirit of its coupe namesake, and in that sense, it sounds like something daring and new. As we’ll go on to explain, it’s a car that ought to feel familiar to AMG brand regulars, while – being a go-faster luxury four-door coupé – it’s also a rival for upper-level versions of the Porsche Panamera, Audi A7 Sportback and Aston Martin Rapide S.
So, can the reality live up to AMG’s lofty promise? That's what we'll be exploring over the next few pages. If all this has already piqued your interest, head over to see how much you could save on a new Mercedes, with our New Car Buying service.