The Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe is one of the most iconic sports cars in the world, combining stunning design, exhilarating performance, and luxurious comfort. Since its debut in 2014, the GT Coupe has been powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine that delivers up to 577 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. The GT Coupe has also been a rear-wheel-drive machine, offering a pure and engaging driving experience.
However, for the 2024 model year, the Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe is getting a major makeover that will change its character and capabilities. The new Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe will have a longer wheelbase, a wider body, and a larger interior than before. It will also have a standard all-wheel-drive system for the first time and an optional 2+2 seating configuration that can accommodate four passengers. And while the V8 engine will remain, it will be offered in two different power outputs: 469 hp and 516 lb-ft for the GT55 model and 577 hp and 590 lb-ft for the GT63 model.
The new Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe is expected to arrive in U.S. dealerships in the first half of 2024, with prices starting at around $125,000 for the GT55 and $175,000 for the GT63. The new GT Coupe will compete with other high-performance coupes, such as the Porsche 911 Turbo, the Audi R8, and the Aston Martin Vantage. But what makes the new GT Coupe stand out from its rivals? Here are some of the key features and highlights of the 2024 Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe.
A New Design with Classic Cues
The exterior of the 2024 Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe is not a radical departure from the previous generation, but it does have some noticeable changes that enhance its presence and aerodynamics. The front end features a large grille with vertical bars that house the AMG logo and a camera system. The grille is flanked by new Digital Light headlights that have adaptive LED elements and projectors that can display symbols and animations on the road. The lower bumper has large air intakes and a splitter that improves cooling and downforce.
The side profile of the new Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe showcases its long hood, short overhangs, and muscular fenders. The windshield is steeply raked, creating a sleek silhouette. The roofline slopes down to meet the rear decklid, which has an integrated spoiler that can extend at high speeds. The rear end features slim LED taillights that wrap around the fenders, a diffuser that houses four round exhaust tips, and a rearview camera that pops out from the trunk lid.
The new Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe is available in nine exterior colors: black, white, silver, gray, blue, red, green, yellow, and orange. It also offers several wheel options ranging from 19 to 21 inches in size and various designs and finishes.
A Spacious and Sophisticated Interior
The new Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe interior is designed to offer more space, comfort, and technology than before. The dashboard is dominated by a large touchscreen that runs the MBUX infotainment system, which voice commands, gestures, or touch inputs can control. The screen can display various functions such as navigation, media, phone, settings, and performance data. The screen also integrates the digital instrument cluster that can be customized to show different gauges and information.
The center console has a touchpad that can also operate the MBUX system and buttons for various features such as drive modes, suspension settings, exhaust sound, traction control, and start/stop function. The console also has a wireless charging pad for smartphones and two cupholders. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather and has metal paddle shifters behind it. It also has buttons for cruise control, audio volume, phone calls, and voice activation.
The new Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe seats are upholstered in leather and have AMG logos on the headrests. They are power-adjustable, heated, ventilated, and have memory functions. They also have side bolsters that can inflate or deflate depending on the driving situation to provide more support or comfort. The seats can be customized with various colors and stitching options.
The new Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe offers an optional 2+2 seating configuration that adds two rear seats behind the front ones. These seats are suitable for children or small adults and have their own air vents and USB ports. They can also be folded down to create more cargo space in the trunk.
The new Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe also has several features that enhance its convenience and safety. These include a panoramic sunroof that can be opened or closed electronically; a Burmester surround sound system that delivers high-quality audio; a head-up display that projects key information on the windshield; a 360-degree camera system that provides a bird’s-eye view of the surroundings; and a suite of driver-assistance systems that include adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic emergency braking.
A Powerful and Dynamic Performance
The new Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine that is mounted in front of the front axle, creating a front-mid-engine layout. The engine is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission that can shift gears quickly and smoothly. The engine and transmission can be tuned to different modes using the AMG Dynamic Select system, which offers five settings: Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Race, and Individual.
The 2024 Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe also has a standard all-wheel-drive system that can distribute the torque between the front and rear axles depending on the driving conditions and preferences. The system can also send up to 100 percent of the torque to the rear wheels, creating a rear-wheel-drive mode that can be activated by pressing a button on the center console. This mode allows the driver to perform drifts and burnouts with ease.
The new Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe also has an adaptive air suspension that can adjust the ride height and stiffness of the dampers according to the road surface and driving style. The suspension also has a lift function that can raise the front axle by 1.6 inches to clear speed bumps or steep ramps. The suspension works together with an active rear-wheel steering system that can turn the rear wheels in the same or opposite direction as the front ones, depending on the speed. This system improves the agility and stability of the car at low and high speeds.
The new Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe also has a high-performance braking system that consists of large discs and calipers that can stop the car effectively and consistently. The brakes can be upgraded to lighter carbon-ceramic ones that are more heat-resistant and wear resistant. The brakes can also be customized with different colors for the calipers.
The new Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe is available in two variants: the GT55 and the GT63. The GT55 produces 469 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, while the GT63 produces 577 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. Both variants can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in around 3 seconds and reach a top speed of over 190 mph.
A V8-Powered Beast with All-Wheel Drive and Four Seats
The 2024 Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe sports car offers more than just speed and style. It also offers more space, comfort, and technology than before, as well as an all-wheel-drive system that enhances its traction and versatility. It also offers an optional 2+2 seating configuration that can accommodate four passengers, making it more practical and family-friendly than its rivals.
The new Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe is a car that appeals to both enthusiasts and everyday drivers, as it can deliver exhilarating performance on the track or on the road and luxurious comfort on long trips or short commutes. It is a car that combines the best of both worlds: a V8-powered beast with all-wheel drive and four seats.