Testing “all over the world,” apparently.
Light on technical details, Mercedes-AMG has today released a handful of teaser shots of its upcoming GT saloon, a four-door sports tourer that will rival cars like the Porsche Panamera, and replace the discontinued Mercedes-AMG CLS 63 as the top-flight four-door coupe in the range.
With the release of the images, Mercedes-AMG has not offered any numbers, figures, or further technical details.
The AMG GT saloon will pack more power than the CLS 53, which is presently the most potent four-door coupe in the Mercedes-Benz lineup, and so you can expect to see the model debut with a 4.0-litre biturbo V8 with 450kW/850Nm, with a mild-hybrid system and all-wheel drive. In time, a 600kW hybrid model will debut (that figure being a combined output), which will come with technology from High Performance Powertrains, a sister company under Mercedes-Benz that’s responsible for developing the Project One hypercar.
The four-door AMG GT was previewed by the GT Concept from last year, where Mercedes-AMG made clear its intentions to not let the Porsche Panamera and upcoming Mission E go unperturbed. The AMG GT concept has a distinctly corporate face, with thin headlights and a production-ready nose. The profile of the concept shows off its flowing, toned physique, while the rear sees a familiar combination of slim LED taillights and central exhaust tip. The AMG GT concept also intends to excite under the bonnet, as it bears a telling ‘EQ Power+’ badge on the fender-mounted side-view cameras, alluding to an electrified powertrain beneath.
Interestingly, in the GT Concept, the V8 under the bonnet could also work as a generator for the electric drivetrain. That feature is unlikely to make it to the production model, but the styling details like the ‘Predator’ face and pert rear end are expected to be carried through.