Four-door, V8 version of AMG GT sports car is a bit pricey...
Mercedes-AMG’s new V8-powered GT 63 Four-Door Coupe has gone on sale with a price tag of £121,350.
Essentially a more spacious, more practical version of the two-door GT sports car, the 63 model uses the same 4-litre V8 petrol engine with 577 bhp in standard guise. As a result, 0-62 mph takes 3.4 seconds, while the top speed is 193 mph.
The more powerful 'S’ model, however, squeezes 630 bhp from the same V8 powerplant, allowing a two-tenth drop in the 0-62 mph time (now 3.2 seconds) while the top speed rises to 196 mph.
Both engines send their power to all four wheels via a nine-speed automatic gearbox, and they both return about 25 mpg on the new WLTP economy and emissions test.
At launch, three different trim levels will be available, with the £121,350 starting price buying you the basic 63 4Matic+ model.
Available solely with the less potent version of the V8 engine, this 'base’ variant gets 20-inch alloy wheels, a 360-degree parking camera and two 12.3-inch digital displays in lieu of instruments and infotainment screens. Sitting side-by-side, the two create a “widescreen effect” across the cabin.
Other standard kit includes heated seats front and rear, keyless start and a Burmeister surround-sound system.
Further up the range, the 63 S gets the more powerful engine, as well as the AMG Dynamic Plus package. The performance-oriented pack includes an electronic limited-slip rear differential,a 'Race’ driving mode and larger brakes with yellow-painted callipers.
All that comes at a price, though. The S model is more than £14,000 more expensive than the standard Four-Door Coupe, coming in at £135,550.
The limited-edition Edition 1 model, meanwhile, is even more expensive. The £148,950 car is based on the S model, but comes with Graphite Grey paint as standard, along with 21-inch alloy wheels with black inserts. There's an aerodynamics package, too, with a prominent fixed rear spoiler and a tweaked front splitter, while the interior gets grey leather seats with yellow contrast stitching.
The Edition 1 also features the Premium Plus package, which is a £3,600 option for other models. Included in the price are contoured seats with a massage function, a head-up driver display and seat cooling for those in the front.
Those likely to use the rear seats more regularly can also opt for the Rear Luxury Lounge package, which incorporates separate rear seats with a centre console and a touchscreen centre display. The £3,695 also includes wireless phone charging for rear passengers and climatised cup holders.