Mercedes-AMG Unveils Four-Door GT Concept Car At 2017 Geneva Auto Show

Mar 07, 2017 09:40 AM EST | JP Olvido

Mercedes has unveiled a new concept car at this month's Geneva Auto Show. The concept car is a four-door version of the Mercedes-AMG GT. The car is said to be capable of producing 600bhp or more.

Mercedes-AMG to debut four-door GT concept car at the Geneva Auto Show. The German luxury car manufacturer has unveiled a four-door version of the GT concept car at the Geneva Auto Show. The production version of the concept car is said to eventually replace the CLS Shooting Brake.

The company plans to put the four-door GT into production by 2019. This will give AMG time to finish working on an F1-inspired hypercar. The new four-door Mercedes-AMG GT is expected to go head-to-head with the Porsche Panamera and the Audi RS7.

The company has been thinking of a four-door super-saloon since 2012. It even went as far as looking into the possibility of a long-wheelbase SLS AMG which with front gullwing doors at the front and traditional car doors at the rear.

The current plans for the new four-door GT would be to base it on the same modular platforms of the C, E, and S Classes. The luxury car manufacturer plans to use a lot of lightweight materials to keep the vehicle's weight down as much as possible. Its engine would be a newer version of the 4.0-liter V8 that would be able to produce more than 600bhp to top the E 63 S's 603bhp. Its twin-turbocharged engine will be mated to the AMG seven-speed Speedshift transmission and will also get the Mercedes-Benz 4Matic 4WD system.

The four-door GT will be the third car built by AMG since its further integration into Mercedes a few years back. AMG currently has 31 models in its line-up with plans to expand to 48 models in the next few years.

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