With 639hp and a price tag of S$751,888 with COE, the AMG GT 4-door 63 S is the brawniest car to wear the three-pointed star in Singapore
Photos: Jonathan Lim and Mercedes-Benz
Just a month after premiering in Southeast Asia, the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe has gone on sale here.
Two variants are available, starting with the “base” model GT 53 (the silver car) which is priced at S$556,888. The headline-grabber though, is the GT 63 S (the blue car), which costs S$751,888. Both prices are before options and inclusive of Certificate of Entitlement.
We’ve already delved deep into the car’s technical details at its regional launch at Sepang Circuit in Malaysia, which you can check out at the link below.
For now though, here’s a brief recap of the AMG GT 4-Door’s main highlights:
Despite the dramatic styling, the GT 4-Door actually shares more in common with the E-Class and CLS, using the same platform. This explains the GT 4-Door’s size and bulk; at 5,054mm long and 1,953mm wide, and weighing comfortably upwards of two tonnes, it’s both larger and heftier than both its platform siblings.
There’s precious little that will be able to keep up with a GT 63 S 4-Door Coupe. It’s the most powerful four-door Mercedes ever made; the outputs of the familiar AMG 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 have been bumped up to 639hp and monstrous 900Nm of torque, and will demolish the century sprint in an almost physics-warping 3.2 seconds. That’s as quick as a lightweight, track-focused Porsche GT3 RS. Top speed is 315km/h.
The GT 53 is no slouch either. It’s the second Mercedes in Singapore to utilise the company’s new M256 six-cylinder engine, which we first experienced in the CLS 53. It’s a mild hybrid drivetrain that pairs a 435hp 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six with an integrated starter-alternator in between the engine and transmission that provides up to 22hp and 250Nm of electric assistance. This one will do 0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds and top out at 285km/h.
Nope, that’s not a typo. Like the rest of the Mercedes range, the GT 4-Door features the same Widescreen Cockpit layout, with twin 12.3-inch displays being the centrepiece of the dashboard.
Additionally, there are two AMG switches on the steering wheel, as well as eight display buttons on the centre console – all with their own individual TFT displays -to configure the car’s drive mode and multitude of dynamic parameters.
This may be the closest anyone’s ever come to a four-door supercar, but that doesn’t mean the GT 4-Door suffers compromises to practicality. The car comes default with a three-seat bench in the rear, where legroom and headroom are more than adequate even for six-footers.
The rear seats also fold down in a 40:20:40 ratio, to expand the boot space from an already reasonable 456-litres to 1324-litres, with the loading of bulky items made easier by the wide-opening rear hatch (although the extremely high load lip would present its own problems).
Available as a S$13,400 option is a “High-Class” rear seat package, which features two individual rear seats and an integrated console between them, which can be used to control the infotainment, various interior functions, and accessing the car’s dynamic data via an AMG menu.