A Special Mercedes AMG Four-Door GT Is Coming

Feb 23, 2017 06:40 AM EST | Staff Reporter

Mercedes AMG is working on a four-door AMG GT. The new model's concept is expected to unveil at the Geneva Motor Show.

The upcoming Geneva Motor Show is expected to feature some of the coolest car launches this year. It will also showcase incredible car concepts such as the four-door sedan concept from the Mercedes-AMG.

This new concept is created to celebrate Mercedes-AMG's 50th anniversary. This might not sound so special for some, especially because Mercedes-AMG already has a few four-door sedans in its lineup.

However, this particular four-door AMG sedan will be a variant of sorts of the AMG GT. According to reports, this concept will have the GT's turbocharged 4.0-litre petrol engine with an output of over 600 bhp.

The four-door AMG GT will serve as a replacement for the CLS Shooting Brake. It will also go against the Porsche Panamera, Audi A7, and BMW 6 Series Gran Coup.

Sources said it is possible to be branded as the AMG GT4. As of the moment, the code-name of the project is X290. It is the brainchild of AMG CEO, Tobias Moers.

The AMG GT4 will be the third AMG-specific model after the SLS AMG and the AMG GT. According to reports, the GT4 concept will look similar to the five-door Mercedes-AMG GT coupe.

It is expected to be underpinned by the rear-wheel-drive, front-engine MRA platform used by Mercedes for its current line-up. The GT4 is also expected to incorporate a larger amount of lightweight materials such as high-strength steel and aluminum.

As for what's under the hood, it was speculated that AMG might offer the GT4 with two engine variants. Multiple power outputs will also be offered, giving the customers more options.

The engine is also expected to be paired with AMG's 7-speed transmission. And a new version of Mercedes-Benz' 4Matic four-wheel drive system is expected to be included in the package.

The Mercedes-AMG GT4 is expected start production in the latter half of 2018. Stay tuned to Auto World News for more updates.

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