Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door review

Category: Performance car

Section: Costs & verdict

Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door 2019 centre console
  • Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door 2019 front right tracking
  • Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door 2019 rear left tracking
  • Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door 2019 RHD dashboard
  • Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door 2019 rear seats
  • Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door 2019 centre console
  • Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door 2019 wide front tracking
  • Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door 2019 high front tracking
  • Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door 2019 high rear tracking
  • Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door 2019 front seats
  • Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door 2019 front seats 2
  • Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door 2019 centre controller
  • Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door 2019 front right tracking
  • Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door 2019 rear left tracking
  • Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door 2019 RHD dashboard
  • Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door 2019 rear seats
  • Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door 2019 centre console
  • Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door 2019 wide front tracking
  • Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door 2019 high front tracking
  • Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door 2019 high rear tracking
  • Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door 2019 front seats
  • Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door 2019 front seats 2
  • Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door 2019 centre controller
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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.

Overview

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
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Target Price from £173,640
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