Mercedes-Benz is releasing the second generation AMG GT Coupe, AMG’s newest flagship model. At two performance levels, the AMG GT Coupe will use its 4.0-liter biturbo engine for the AMG GT 63 and the AMG GT 55. The hand-assembled engine also provides two twin-scroll turbochargers.
Replacing the predecessor’s torque converter, the AMG GT Coupe utilizes the AMG Speedshift MCT 9G, also found in the AMG SL. The transmission provides drivers with shorter shift times, using a wet starting clutch.
The wet starting clutch lubricates the clutch with the engine’s oil and with Mercedes’ engineering, the AMG GT Coupe has a new oil pan, in consideration of the more oil usage. The wet starting clutch also reduces weight to the vehicle as compared to a torque converter.
In addition, the engine also gets a repositioned intercooler, an active crankcase ventilation, and optimized engineering for effective gas exchange and for lower fuel consumption and emission values with maximum performance.
Both new models have a combined fuel consumption of 16.6 mpg.
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 55
The other performance level will highlight the purity of the AMG 4.0 biturbo engine. The V8 engine creates 476hp (350kW) with a maximum torque of 516 ft-lb (700 Nm). The 0 to 60 mph is measured at 3.9 seconds and the top speed is measured at 183 mph.
The vehicle made its first public appearance at Pebble Beach Automotive Week.
Optionally, drivers can choose and customize more than just the looks ofthe GT Coupe. The vehicle offers a Carbon Exterior Package and an AMG Aerodynamics package that further improves the aerodynamics of the car.
Abiding to their comfort and luxury, Mercedes-Benz has an option for drivers to add two additional rear seats, creating a 2+2 interior, that can also be folded down for more storage space. The AMG GT Coupe will come with standard AB sports seats and optional AMG performance seats adding the additional luxury and sporty feel.
The AMG Track Pace, typically an option featured on other AMG vehicles, will now be standard to the AMG GT Coupe and built into the car’s infotainment system. This app helps drivers get live information on their driving, measure lap times, follow legendary track courses like the Nuremberg Ring, and create their own circuits or lap races.
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 63
Drivers looking for speed maximizing the AMG engine should keep an eye out for the AMG GT 63. The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 63 produces 585 hp (430kW) with additional development from AMG. The turbo has higher boost pressure, increased airflow throughout the engine, and modified engine software. The engine has a maximum torque of 590 ft-lbs with a range of 2,500 to 4,500 rpm.
Both the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 63 and the AMG GT 55 will start to arrive at dealerships in the first half of 2024.