Affalterbach. The second-generation Mercedes‑AMG GT Coupé is the new top model offered by Mercedes‑AMG. It combines highly dynamic driving characteristics with increased suitability for everyday use. High-tech components such as the AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL suspension with active roll stabilisation, rear-axle steering as standard and active aerodynamics sharpen the driving profile. The sporty coupé also brings its power to the road with the fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive for the first time. In combination with the AMG 4.0 litre V8 biturbo engine, it results in a driving experience at the highest level. The exclusive AMG sports car architecture with the elaborate composite aluminium body structure enables its configuration as a 2+2‑seater. For a sports car in this class, this means passengers have a very good sense of space and plenty of room for their luggage. The new Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé, as the fifth independent series after the SLS, the first generation of the two‑door GT, the GT 4‑door Coupé and the SL, once again demonstrates the high level of technological competence of the Affalterbach development team.
“The new AMG GT Coupé combines highly dynamic driving characteristics and distinctive sportiness with a high level of everyday comfort. Our new GT is clearly the top-of-the-line product in our diversified portfolio and is therefore not only AMG’s youngest brand shaper, but also a clear commitment to the sports car made in Affalterbach. With the new dimension concept and optional 2+2 seats, we are directly responding to the wishes of our customers.”
Michael Schiebe, Chairman of the Management Board of Mercedes‑AMG GmbH and Head of Business Units Mercedes‑Benz G‑Class & Mercedes‑Maybach
The market launch will take place as the AMG GT 63 4MATIC+ Coupé (combined fuel consumption WLTP 14.1 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions WLTP 319 g/km) with an output of 430 kW (585 hp) and as the AMG GT 55 4MATIC+ Coupé (combined fuel consumption WLTP 14.1 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined WLTP 319 g/km)1 with an output of 350 kW (476 hp).
 The specified values are the determined WLTP CO2 values in accordance with Art. 2 No. 3 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel consumption values were calculated based on these values.
Exterior design: the evolution of a modern, iconic sports car design
The expanded dimensional concept with optional 2+2 seats offered the designers completely new design options for the exterior. The long wheelbase, short overhangs and steeply raked windscreen make the new AMG GT Coupé appear compact and powerful. The balanced proportions with an exciting greenhouse, voluminous wheel arches and the expressive front view signal the appearance of a powerful sports car that is also suitable for everyday use. The side view is characterised by smoothly modelled surfaces without beads or edges, right down to the recessed door handles. The expressively modelled rear shoulder area gives the vehicle additional sports car appeal. The light-alloy wheels, which are almost flush with the body, emphasise power and dynamics. The active rear spoiler is seamlessly integrated into the large tailgate.
The deep and wide AMG-specific radiator grille creates a dominant presence. The distinctive headlights with standard DIGITAL LIGHT underline its unmistakable character. The daytime running lights with the characteristic three “light dots” light signet add further recognition value. The precise graphics in the darkened interior of the headlights with brushed surfaces underline the performance design. The lower air intake gives the front additional optical width. The sporty front is rounded off with the powerful power domes on the bonnet.
The compact greenhouse with a fastback silhouette and a large tailgate allows the design of a low and rounded rear with an active, deployable spoiler. The precise detailed design of the fender trim sets an accentuated contrast to the clean and full surfaces. The strongly pronounced shoulder gives the vehicle a perfect balance of elegance and sportiness. The flat, horizontally connected LED taillights with clear and precise graphics are precisely embedded in the rear design. The dark LED rear lights form a perfect symbiosis with the front headlights thanks to the three-dimensional “light dots” light signet. They feature the running light indicator function and “Coming Home/Leaving Home” animation as standard. The expressive rear diffuser with formally integrated twin tailpipe trim rounds off the dynamic design at the rear.
Interior design: “hyper analogue” combination of analogue geometry and the digital world
The interior design of the new AMG GT Coupé uses AMG’s high-performance sports car genes, which have been skillfully translated into a digital world and consistently further developed. Materials, workmanship and “attention to detail” underscore the vehicle’s claim to luxury in the interior. The cockpit design, right down to the central display in the centre console, is focused on the driver and impresses with a harmonious overall look. The fully digital instrument cluster is integrated into a three-dimensional visor.
High everyday utility and lots of space in the interior thanks to the new dimension concept
The dimension concept with optional 2+2 seats offers plenty of space in the interior. The rear seats increase functionality for everyday use and are suitable for people up to 1.5 metres tall. The large EASY PACK tailgate including the HANDSFREE ACCESS function makes loading and unloading easier. If necessary, the luggage compartment can be expanded using the split folding rear seat backrests.
Centre console with touchscreen in portrait format
The centre console flows into the lower section of the instrument panel. The functional and optical centre is the 11.9‑inch multimedia touchscreen. The portrait format offers clear advantages, especially for navigation, as well as more ergonomic freedom. Brilliant views on the LCD screens make it easier to control the vehicle and comfort functions. The driver and central display are coordinated holistically. The appearance of the instrument cluster can be personalised with individually selectable main views. The MBUX (Mercedes‑Benz User Experience) infotainment system is intuitive to use and capable of learning. It offers extensive AMG-specific content in five display styles. Exclusive menu items such as “AMG Performance” or “AMG TRACK PACE” underline the sporty character.
In the AMG Performance menu, the driver can call up a wide range of data with a tap of the finger on various icons: from output, torque or lateral acceleration to the power distribution of the all-wheel drive or the current vehicle condition with tyre pressure and fluid temperatures. The wheel angles on the front and rear axles or the oil pressure in the active roll stabilisation system can also be displayed.
Using the capacitive display button on the control bar below the central display, the driver selects various functions such as media volume, assistance systems, vehicle functions or the appropriate driving mode from “Comfort” to “RACE”.
The optional head-up display shows relevant information and actions in three dimensions in the real driving situation and environment. Here you can also choose between several style variants. Depending on the equipment or personal taste, the ambient light frames the exclusive interior in 64 different colours. The “subtle” display style is linked to the ambient light. There are a total of seven background colours to choose from, each of which is assigned to one of the 64 colours. These include two exclusive AMG background colours.
Sports seats with integrated headrests
One of the many highlights in the interior is the sculptural seat design of the standard, electrically adjustable AMG sports seats with integrated headrests. Perfect ergonomics and progressive seam and stitching patterns complete the symbiosis of high-tech, performance and luxury. The large selection of different covers also reflects the range from comfortable to performance-oriented equipment. One‑tone and two‑tone Nappa leather are also among the options, as is particularly fine MANUFAKTUR Nappa leather upholstery with diamond quilting or the sporty combination of Nappa leather with MICROCUT microfibre and contrasting topstitching in yellow or red, alongside three massage programmes for excellent long-distance comfort. The ENERGIZING Package Plus combines, among other things, seat functions such as massage and different lighting moods to create stimulating or relaxing interior environments.
Even the standard sports seats offer not only exceptional comfort but also a high level of lateral support. The optional AMG performance seats are even sportier, also with integrated headrests and ventilation openings in the seat backrests. The side bolsters of the optional multi-contour seats are automatically narrowed in the Sport, Sport+ and RACE driving programs to ensure optimal lateral support at all times.
AMG performance steering wheel in double-spoke design
The three rounded double spokes of the standard AMG performance steering wheel combine stability with lightness. The steering wheel rim, flattened at the bottom and covered in Nappa leather or Nappa leather/MICROCUT microfibre, can be heated as standard. A sensor mat is also included to detect “hands-on”. If the driver does not keep their hands on the steering wheel for a certain period, a warning cascade is started which, if the driver continues to be inactive, finally activates the emergency stop assistant.
The two standard AMG steering wheel buttons impress with their intuitive operation, brilliant, coloured LCD displays and modern icons. This allows important driving functions and driving programmes to be controlled. The selected setting is shown on the display, which is directly integrated in the respective button. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G transmission can also be shifted manually quickly and precisely using the aluminium shift paddles arranged on the left and right behind the steering wheel rim.
Body shell: Lightweight composite aluminium structure
The intelligent material mix of aluminium, steel, magnesium, and fibre composite materials enables the highest possible rigidity at a low weight. Optimised material cross-sections and sophisticated component shapes create space for the required comfort and safety equipment, the sophisticated technology and the large trunk volume. Other targeted measures include the aluminium shear plate on the underbody and functionally integrated struts on the front and rear end. The magnesium instrument panel and the lock bridge made of a fibre composite material featuring a mixture of glass fibres and carbon also demonstrates the engineers’ quest for the best possible material mix.
Active aerodynamics for good balance and high efficiency
A key development focus of the new AMG GT Coupé was high aero efficiency, specifically: a perfectly balanced relationship between low air resistance and reduced lift. Here, the sporty coupé benefits from the extensive active aerodynamic elements at the front and rear. All flow-optimising elements are seamlessly integrated into the exterior design. The aerodynamics of the AMG GT Coupé meet the complex requirements of driving stability, air resistance, cooling and wind noise. The aero balance makes it possible to defuse critical driving situations, such as sudden evasive manoeuvres at high speed.
A technical highlight in the aero development is the two-part, active air control system AIRPANEL. The first part operates with vertical slats that are hidden behind the lower air intake in the front apron. The second part is located behind the upper air intake and has horizontal louvres. Normally all slats are closed. This position reduces air resistance and makes it possible to direct the air towards the underbody, further reducing the front lift. Only when certain temperatures have been reached on pre-defined components and the need for cooling air is particularly high do the fins open (the second system only from 180 km/h) and allow maximum cooling air to flow to the heat exchangers.
Another active component is the retractable rear spoiler that is seamlessly integrated into the trunk lid. It changes its position depending on the driving situation. The control software takes numerous parameters into account, including the driving speed, longitudinal and lateral acceleration, and the steering speed. Above 80 km/h, the spoiler assumes five different angular positions to either optimise driving stability or reduce air resistance.
The active aerodynamic element, which is hidden in the underbody in front of the engine, also contributes to the improved handling. This carbon profile, which weighs around two kilograms, is an exclusive AMG development and protected by patents. It reacts to the position of the AMG drive programmes and automatically lowers by around 40 millimetres at a speed of 80 km/h. This creates a Venturi effect, which sucks the car onto the road and reduces lift on the front axle. The driver feels this positively in the steering as the AMG GT Coupé can be steered more precisely in bends with even more directional stability.
An aerodynamic package is also available as an option. This includes additional flics on the outer air intakes and on the wheel arches. At the rear, the airflow is optimised by side flics on the rear apron, a larger diffuser attachment and a fixed rear wing. All in all, the aerodynamics package reduces lift on the front axle and increases downforce on the rear axle.
AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine with two twin-scroll turbochargers
At market launch, the new AMG GT Coupé will be launched with two performance levels of the AMG 4.0‑litre V8 biturbo engine. The engines are assembled entirely by hand at the company’s site in Affalterbach according to the “One Man, One Engine” principle. In the top model GT 63 4MATIC+ (combined fuel consumption 14.1 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions 319 g/km), the engine delivers 430 kW (585 hp) and provides a maximum torque of 800 Nm over a wide engine speed range from 2,500 to 4,500 rpm. Accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h takes just 3.2 seconds, and the top speed is 315 km/h. In the GT 55 4MATIC+ (combined fuel consumption 14.1 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions 319 g/km), the V8 unit develops an output of 350 kW (476 hp) and a maximum torque of 700 Nm. The sprint from zero to 100 km/h takes 3.9 seconds, and the top speed is 295 km/h.