Mercedes-AMG GT sedan Concept debuts at 2017 Geneva Motor Show
Mercedes-AMG GT Concept gets a twin turbo 4.0 liter V8 engine offering 805 hp power.
At 2017 Geneva Motor Show being held from 9-19th March 2017, Mercedes-AMG GT sedan Concept hybrid is being displayed. This hybrid four door car receives a twin turbo 4.0 liter V8 engine also seen in the GT coupe which along with an electric motor can make a whopping 805 hp power and 627 lb/ft torque. Power is sent to all 4 wheels while acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph is achieved in just less than 3 seconds.
Mercedes-AMG GT sedan Concept may have no mention of hybrid in its name but it does get distinctive “EQ Power+” badge proclaiming its hybrid system. It is the third AMG GT model after the SLS AMG and AMG GT and is being developed at the company headquarters in Affalterbach as a part of AMG’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
Its exterior is dominated by a deep bonnet and raked windscreen. It also gets what is called a Panamericana grille, horizontally positioned LED tail lamps and is built on its own specially modified version of Mercedes Benz MRA platform also seen on the new C-Class and E-Class while it will also make its way onto the new CLS and new S-Class due for launch sometime in 2020.
Design elements also include a tail lamp with new light technology located below the three dimensional lens of rear lamps, a centrally located tail pipe and a steeply sloping roof line. The GT sedan concept gets wide rear shoulders and flared wheel arches embodying well styled wheels with a fine spoke design offering a better view of the AMG ceramic high performance compound brake system. Brake calipers are painted bronze and sport “AMG Carbon Ceramic” lettering.
Mercedes-AMG GT sedan Concept is slated to replace the CLS Shooting Brake which will be discontinued while a third generation CLS will make its way in later this year. In terms of rivals, the new GT sedan Concept will take on the Audi RS7, BMW XM6 and Porsche Panamera.