Mercedes-AMG GT Sedan Will Start Production in 2018
In case none of the other 600-horsepower premium sport sedans on the market are to your liking.
A Mercedes-AMG GT sedan has been confirmed to begin production in mid-2018, according to Australian site Motoring. We saw a concept of this four-door, four-seat sport sedan at the Detroit Auto Show in January, and now we finally have some details of what we can expect from the production model.
For starters, the name of the car is still a working title. Mercedes-AMG chief Tobias Moers confirmed to Motoring that this hot sedan will be based on the E-Class platform. AMG decided against using the AMG GT platform for a sedan because the rear transaxle would sacrifice too much leg room in the back seat, which would kind of defeat the purpose of the car being a sedan.
Moers also confirmed that more than one engine will be available in the AMG GT sedan. The standard engine will be the AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine found in the AMG E63. In the E63, this engine makes 603 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque.
In addition to this thrilling engine, a hybrid drivetrain will be available at some point. The hybrid drivetrain will be the one presented at the Geneva Auto Show earlier this year which adds a 600 kW electric motor to the V8 and also adds all-wheel drive. We don’t have any specs on that drivetrain yet, but it promises to add even more excitement to an already potent engine.
The AMG GT sedan will take the fight right to the Porsche Panamera and the Audi RS7. We don’t know what we did to deserve this many high-performance, premium fastback sport sedans on the market, but you won’t hear any complaints from us.