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MERCEDES-BENZ AMG GT COUPE GT 63 S E Performance 4dr Auto

Fuel

FuelPetrol/PlugIn Elec Hybrid

Transmission

TransmissionAutomatic

Acceleration

0 - 62 mph2.9s

EC Combined (mpg)

EC Combined-

With this Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door 63 4MATIC+ model, the Three Pointed Star maker's Affalterbach sub-brand produced its first unique four-door design - and it's quite an achievement. Let's check out this hugely impressive flagship AMG contender.

FOUR-FRONT

There's nothing quite like the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 4MATIC+ 4-Door Coupe, thinks Jonathan Crouch

Ten Second Review

With this Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door 63 4MATIC+ model, the Three Pointed Star maker's Affalterbach sub-brand produced its first unique four-door design - and it's quite an achievement. Let's check out this hugely impressive flagship AMG contender.

Background

Once merely a tuning specialist, AMG, the sporting division of Mercedes-Benz, is now increasingly turning its hand to its own unique cars. Here's the third one we've seen so far, the GT 4-Door Coupe. The AMG brand is scattered liberally around the Mercedes range these days, variously designating either a sporty trim level or, if you've gone further, a bespoke-engined hot version of whichever of the Stuttgart maker's products you've settled on. But AMG has only ever developed three cars that are uniquely its own - and all have been very special indeed. The gullwing-door SLS of 2008 was the first of these; the Mercedes-AMG GT 2-Door Coupe of 2014 was the second. This third design though, represented the Affalterbach maker's biggest challenge yet. It's one thing to make a sportscar handle engagingly. It's quite another to achieve the same thing with a 5-metre-long, 2.1-tonne luxury 4-door model. Particularly when it must channel up to 639hp to the tarmac. Welcome, to the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 4MATIC+ 4-Door Coupe.

Driving Experience

It's savagely quick of course. The 639hp 'S' model's 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 generates 900Nm of torque and gets to 62mph in just 3.2s en route to 196mph. At the top of the range, there's a 'Performance' version with 843hp that gets to 62mph in just 2.9s. The acceleration times assume you're using the provided 'RACE START' mode in the 9-speed SPEEDSHIFT MCT AMG auto gearbox, which comes with perfectly-sited steering wheel paddleshifters and software that blips the throttle on downshifts to the evocative accompaniment of popping and banging from the switchable AMG Performance exhaust system. What's even more impressive than the straight line speed though, is the way that the various chassis and drivetrain systems have been developed to interact in such a sophisticated manner. There are plenty of these, including torque vectoring and handling features developed specifically to improve the cornering stability and traction of this car, including an actively locking rear axle differential and rear wheel steering that turns the back wheels slightly in the same direction as the fronts at higher speeds. Another thing you don't get on a GT 2-Door is this car's 4MATIC+ 4WD system, which usually channels drive to the rear wheels, with those at the front called into action on the occasions (which will be frequent if you're pushing on) when all that torque twist is too much for the rears to handle on their own. The 'S' variant also features an extra 'Drift' mode for track use that disconnects the clutch from the front wheels to allow for lurid, power-sliding circuit drifts. 'Drift Mode' only works in the most extreme setting that this model's incorporated 'AMG DYNAMIC SELECT' drive programme system can offer, a 'RACE' mode that's also exclusive to the 'S' variant as part of an 'AMG DYNAMIC PLUS' package that additionally includes dynamic engine mounts. The other selectable 'DYNAMIC SELECT' options - 'Comfort', 'Slippery', 'Sport' and 'Sport+' - are common to both GT 4-Door models and as you would expect, influence throttle response, gearshift timings, steering, exhaust note and stability settings. Plus they include integrated 'AMG DYNAMICS' handling programmes, which have a lot to do with this car's sublime chassis and drivetrain interaction. The balance here has clearly been chosen to favour track behaviour rather than ordinary urban or highway use. But this model is still an eminently usable commuting tool or trans-continental luxury GT when you need it to be.

Design and Build

One look at this car is enough to convince you of the seriousness of its intent. The front end certainly offers the required level of overtaking presence, courtesy of a broad, wide 'shark nose' that sees carbon fibre-trimmed MULTIBEAM LED headlights flank a full 'Panamerica'-style vertically-slated AMG grille. At the wheel, it's certainly not much like an AMG GT 2-Door. Rather than a low-slung seating position that sees you peering out of a letter box windscreen at a bonnet stretching into the distance, it really feels more like a sportily-trimmed CLS or an E-Class. The key differences though, lie with the grippy sports seats, this AMG Performance flat-bottomed three-spoke wheel and this so-called 'AMG DRIVE UNIT' lower console. This delivers configurable buttons for the car's key dynamic features and incorporates both a tiny AMG gearstick and a touchpad for the COMMAND Online media system. This controls the infotainment part of the car's 'Widescreen Cockpit' display that as usual with a luxury Mercedes these days, sees two high-resolution 12.3-inch screens shunted together beneath a bonded glass cover. In the rear, there are three seat layouts you can order, two with a couple of separate chairs and one with a three-person rear bench. Either way, it's not actually too bad in terms of space to spread out, leg room aided by the particularly slim front seats with their scalloped knee-level cut-outs. Out back, lift the tailgate and a large, if rather shallow cargo area, is then revealed, 456-litres in size.

Market and Model

Two versions of this Mercedes-AMG GT 63 4MATIC+ 4-Door model are available. There's the 639hp S model, offered in 'Premium' and 'Premium Plus' forms and priced respectively at around either £116,000 or £120,000. But ideally you'd prefer the manic 'Performance' variant, which offers 843hp and from launch was priced at just over £173,000. That's an awful lot of money but there's no doubt that in return, you're getting an awful lot of car. Let's position this contender for you within the Mercedes-AMG line-up. The engineering format here could be said to be closest to that of a Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ saloon or estate, which uses a 612hp version of the same V8 engine and in saloon form costs around £100,000. But it lacks four-wheel steering and other elements of this car's dynamic configurability. And in any case of course, it's not a coupe. An arguably closer Affalterbach-engineered contender to the kind of car this is, is the Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4MATIC, which gives you a very similar 4-Door Coupe body style and is powered by a 3.0-litre six cylinder EQ Boost twin turbo engine developing 435hp for around £82,000. Or you could have the same '53'-series engine with the Mercedes E-Class Coupe 2-Door body style for around £67,000. Either way, you'd get yourself a car that would take only a fraction more than a second longer than this GT 63 4MATIC+ S 4-Door to get you from rest to 62mph. Which might make you pause to think, given that an 'AMG 53' CLS or E-Class Coupe costs basically half as much.

Cost of Ownership

Given that this GT 4-Door model is a massive 400kgs heavier than its 2-Door GT showroom stablemate, you'd expect that it would be considerably pricier to run. But if it had been, this car would have ended up way behind the fuel and CO2 figures of its most direct segment rivals, so an enormous amount of work has gone into this car's efficiency measures. Just how much becomes obvious when you learn that this GT 63 S model's WLTP combined cycle fuel return (up to 21.9mpg) matches that of a much less powerful GT 2-Door. And this 4-Door design's WLTP CO2 showing (294g/km in 'S' form) is considerably better. The most obvious rivals for both variants - BMW's M8 Gran Coupe and Porsche's Panamera Turbo - both do marginally better, but there isn't a great deal in it. And won't be unless you opt for the Porsche in its fastest Turbo S E-Hybrid plug-in form, which costs a little more to buy and is also much heavier.

Summary

If AMG had merely added weight, size, power and complexity to its GT sportscar to create this top 4-Door model, the result might have been impressive but ultimately, it would have been unsatisfying. The name of this car suggests that approach but thankfully, the sublime execution here is very different. For us, this is, quite simply, the most impressive piece of design that Affalterbach has brought us so far. Overall, we find ourselves rather smitten with this GT 4-Door model. It may not have the lottery-winning looks of its 2-Door sportscar showroom stablemate, but it'll be a darn sight easier to live with. Not only is it more accommodating but it'll look after you better when you're pushing on - or when conditions might be slippery. Yet it can still reward your inner F1 fantasies better than any other rival should you ever take it on track. It is quite simply, an immense achievement. And a remarkable piece of engineering.

  • Privacy glass
  • Rain sensor windscreen wipers
  • Heated rear window with timer
  • Electric windows with pre-safe closing function
  • Heat-insulating glass for side windows, rear windows and windscreen

  • Acceleration skid control
  • AMG ceramic high performance composite brake system
  • Brake calipers with AMG lettering painted in yellow
  • 3 stage electronic stability programme
  • Brake pad wear indicator front brakes
  • Electric parking brake
  • Anti lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist

  • AMG floor mats with AMG lettering

  • AMG RIDE CONTROL + Suspension

  • GPS aerial
  • Wireless charging system for mobile devices

  • Attention assist - Monitors steering behaviour and long journey fatigue
  • Power assisted steering
  • Instrument and media display and hybrid features including performance graph, electric range or energy consumption
  • Remote Services Premium
  • DYNAMIC SELECT with driving programs (Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Race and individual)

  • ECO start/stop function
  • AMG DRIVE UNIT in a V8 style, 8 high-resolution display switches, gear selector lever with embossed AMG emblem

  • Status display for rear seat belts in instrument cluster
  • Owners manual and service booklet in English
  • Pre-installation for car sharing
  • MBUX augmented reality for navigation
  • Head up Display
  • Traffic sign assist
  • Service indicator (Active Service System)
  • Smartphone integration
  • AMG track pace
  • Widescreen cockpit
  • Touchpad integrated into the centre console with clear haptic feedback
  • Digital operating instructions
  • 12.3" digital instrument cluster display
  • Mercedes connect me with remote online
  • AMG instrument cluster
  • Mercedes-Benz emergency call system
  • MBUX multimedia system with DAB digital radio

  • Trim - AMG carbon fibre

  • Petrol Particulate Filter
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • 80 litre fuel tank
  • 4.8kWH Battery capacity and high performance cooling with high charging and discharging
  • 150 kW electric motor - All electric driving up to 12km

  • Burmester 14 speaker surround sound system

  • Model designation on the front wings and boot lid
  • Bonnet with powerdomes
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Rear boot
  • V8 BITURBO lettering on front wings with E Performance logo underneath
  • AMG Performance exhaust, switchable
  • Active aerodynamics with AIRPANEL in the front apron plus electrically extending rear spoiler
  • Extendable rear spoiler
  • Rear apron in the vehicle colour, lower part with diffuser in high-gloss black
  • Fixed panoramic glass sunroof
  • AMG specific radiator grille
  • AMG illuminated door sills with AMG lettering and with exchangeable cover

  • Multibeam LED headlights with adaptive highbeam assist plus
  • Daytime running lights
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • Automatic headlamp activation
  • AMG Light display
  • LED tail lights with sequential turn signals

  • Thermotronic automatic climate control

  • 12V Accessory socket in centre console
  • Touchpad
  • Glove compartment - lockable, air conditioned and illuminated
  • 3 Stage AMG speed sensitive steering
  • 2 cup holders in front and rear
  • 12V Accessory socket in the load area
  • Stowage compartment in the front with 12V socket and armrest with compartment incl 2 USB ports and SD card slot
  • Glasses stowage compartment

  • Ambient lighting with choice of 64 colour settings

  • Air balance pack - AMG GT
  • AMG Dynamic plus package - AMG GT
  • Mirror package - AMG GT
  • Parking package - AMG GT
  • Energizing package - AMG GT
  • Stowage space package - AMG GT
  • AMG Night pack - AMG GT 63 S
  • Keyless go comfort package - AMG GT
  • Active multicontour seat package - AMG GT
  • Memory pack - AMG GT 63 S

  • Airbags - driver and front passenger
  • Front and outer rear seats seatbelt pre-tensioners with belt force limiters and automatic belt height adjustment
  • Airbags - kneebag for driver
  • Driver and front passenger side airbags combined thorax/pelvis
  • 2 three point rear seatbelts
  • Predictive pedestrian protection
  • Automatic front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Airbags - windowbags
  • First aid kit
  • Black seat belts
  • Warning triangle

  • Rear headrests
  • Heated rear seats
  • Driver and front passenger heating plus seat
  • Automatic child seat recognition sensor
  • 2 individual seats and stowage compartment in the rear
  • AMG sports seats with embossed AMG emblem in the head restraints and bezel in silver chrome with AMG lettering
  • Front seats full electric adjustment fore/aft/height, inclination and seat cushion adjustment, four way electric lumbar/height adjust head restraint
  • ISOFIX child seat for two outer seats
  • Front passenger seat with occupancy sensor (WSS)
  • Climatised front seats

  • Keyless Go starting function
  • Alarm system with immobiliser and interior protection -Thatcham category 1
  • Urban guard vehicle protection plus
  • Remote central locking

  • AMG rear axle steering
  • AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9 speed automatic sports transmission

  • Pull out sun visors with vanity mirror, illuminated and pivotable side window

  • Summer tyres

  • TIREFIT with tyre inflation compressor

  • Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes): N
  • Battery Charge Fast kW: N
  • Battery Charge Fast Percentage: N
  • Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes): N
  • Battery Charge Rapid kW: N
  • Battery Charge Rapid Percentage: N
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes): N
  • Battery Charge Super Charge kW: N
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage: N
  • Coupler/Connector Type: Type 2
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years: 6
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage: 62000
  • Battery Capacity in kWh: 6.1
  • Battery Leased: False
  • Battery Type: Lithium-ion
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb: 34.7
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb: 13
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb: 1.8
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb: 7
  • Charging Port Location: Rear

  • CO2 (g/km): N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • Noise Level dB(A): 69
  • CO: 0.617
  • HC: 0.019
  • NOx: 0.076
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: 0.0001

  • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb: 180

  • Cylinders: 8
  • Cylinder Layout: V8
  • Number of Valves: 32
  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Fuel Delivery: TWIN TURBO
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • Engine Layout: NORTH SOUTH
  • Compression Ratio: 8.6:1
  • Transmission: SEMI-AUTO
  • Gears: 9 SPEED
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm): 83
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 92
  • CC: 3982

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: False

  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low: 17.2
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium: 11.5
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High: 10.8
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High: 11.5
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb: 12
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low: 16.4
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium: 24.6
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High: 26.2
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High: 24.6
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb: 23.5
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb: 1.6
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb: 180

  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 50E
  • Service Interval Mileage: 12500
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 12
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: N
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: N
  • Badge Power: 639
  • Badge Engine CC: 4.0
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • Generation Mark: 1
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: True
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False
  • Coin Series: S E Performance
  • Coin Description: N
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 30

  • Engine Power - KW: 470
  • Engine Power - RPM: 5500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 664
  • Engine Torque - NM: 900
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 2500
  • Engine Power - BHP: 639
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 2.9
  • Top Speed: 196
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 91.8

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level: RDE 2

  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False
  • Tyre Size Rear: 315/30 R21
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Type: 21" ALLOY
  • Tyre Size Front: 275/35 R21
  • Wheel Style: CROSS SPOKE

  • Width (including mirrors): 2069
  • Height: 1447
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 5054
  • Width: 1953
  • Wheelbase: 2951

  • Minimum Kerbweight: 2380
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2760
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 80
  • No. of Seats: 4
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: N
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: N
  • Max. Loading Weight: 380
  • Max. Roof Load: 75
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): N
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 12.2

  • Active braking assist: Included

  • Cruise control with speedtronic variable speed limiter: Included
  • Blind spot assist: Included
  • Active lane keeping assist: Included

  • Speed limit assist: Included

  • Metallic paint: Included
  • Solid paint: £0
  • Manufaktur paint: £1,700
  • Manufaktur magno paint: £3,125

  • Nappa leather upholstery: Included
  • AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather: £0
  • Exclusive Nappa leather upholstery: £3,200
  • Two tone exclusive nappa leather upholstery: £3,200
  • Roof lining - Black fabric: Included
  • Roof lining - Black DINAMICA microfibre: £0
  • AMG Performance steering wheel in DINAMICA microfiber: Included
  • Two tone exclusive MANUFAKTUR nappa leather upholstery: £5,550

  • Driving Assistance package plus - AMG GT: £2,100
  • Rear luxury lounge pack - AMG GT 63 S E: £3,700
  • AMG aerodynamics package - AMG GT: £3,000

  • Metallic - Spectral blue: £0
  • Metallic - High tech silver: £0
  • Metallic - Graphite grey: £0
  • Metallic - Obsidian black: £0

  • Solid - Polar white: £0
  • Solid - Jupiter Red: £0

  • Manufaktur - Olive: £1,700
  • Manufaktur - Diamond white: £1,700
  • Manufaktur - Classic grey: £1,700
  • Manufaktur - Vintage blue: £1,700
  • Manufaktur - Cote d Azu light blue: £1,700
  • Manufaktur - Yellow stone: £1,700
  • Manufaktur magno - Graphite grey: £3,125
  • Manufaktur magno- Spectral blue: £3,125
  • Manufaktur magno - Cashmere white: £3,125
  • Manufaktur magno - Copper Orange: £3,125
  • Manufaktur magno - Selenite grey: £3,125
  • Manufaktur mango - Kalahari gold magno: £3,125

  • Pre-safe system: Included

  • Nappa leather - Black: £0
  • Exclusive nappa leather - Black: £3,200
  • Two tone Exclusive nappa leather - Saddle brown/black: £3,200
  • Two tone Exclusive nappa leather - Titanium grey pearl/black: £3,200
  • Two tone exclusive MANUFAKTUR nappa leather - Yaught blue/black: £5,550
  • Two tone exclusive MANUFAKTUR nappa leather - Sienna brown/black: £5,550
  • Two tone exclusive MANUFAKTUR nappa leather - Classic red/black: £5,550
  • Two tone exclusive MANUFAKTUR nappa leather - Neva grey/black: £5,550
  • Two tone exclusive MANUFAKTUR nappa leather - Deep white/black: £5,550
  • Two tone Exclusive nappa leather - Red pepper/black: £3,200
  • Exclusive nappa leather - Macchiato beige/black: £3,200

  • 21" AMG cross spoke forged matt black painted with high sheen rim flange alloy wheels: Included
  • 21" AMG 5 twin spoke forged tantalite grey painted with high sheen finish alloy wheels: £0

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