Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door 2019 rear seats

Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door review

Costs & verdict

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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The 577bhp GT 63 version of the car is priced to compete directly with the Panamera Turbo, with the top-of-the-range, 630bhp GT 63 S aligned with the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. Neither GT 63 is cheap, but you certainly get plenty of equipment and better value for money than an Aston Martin Rapide can offer.

Of course, with a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 under the bonnet, the GT is a thirsty beast. The regular model has a combined WLTP fuel economy figure of 25.2mpg; the S manages 25mpg. We have seen those sort of numbers on the trip computer during an extended period of very prudent driving, but if you really enjoy yourself it’s easily possible to halve them at least.

Naturally, the CO2 emissions are on the heavy side, too. The S produces 257g/km, with the less powerful GT only marginally better at 256g/km. For the record, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid has much lower emissions and will save company car drivers a small fortune in benefit-in-kind tax (BIK). 

What about the toys? Well, the GT 4-door comes with Nappa leather seats (heated front and rear), keyless entry and 20in alloy wheels. You also get a collision warning with automatic emergency braking (AEB), lane-keeping assistance, an attention monitor and blind spot assist. However, it's worth considering the Driving Assistance Pack, which among its highlights includes adaptive cruise control with steering assist. There's no EuroNCAP safety rating for the GT 4-door at present.

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Verdict

AMG’s first standalone four-seat grand tourer sounds amazing and is bonkers fast. It's also more fun to take out on a Sunday blast than some versions of the Panamera, plus it's relatively practical for a coupé. But, it's firmer than the Panamera and its poor refinement — both road and suspension noise — are its biggest failings by far. The so-so interior quality (for the price) is next on the list. So, while the GT can be great fun, if you want a fast, comfortable, four-door AMG, the E63 saloon or estate is cheaper and far less compromised.

  • Big-hitting, great-sounding engines
  • Playful handing
  • Decent boot for a coupé
  • Iffy interior quality
  • Terrible road and suspension noise
  • It’s far pricier than the E63 saloon, but not as comfortable