After several leaks, we finally got a chance to check out the all-new Mercedes-AMG GT in the flesh at Pebble Beach. Yes, it does look like Mercedes just bolted a metal roof onto an SL.
Without getting too carried away by the looks, let’s first acquaint ourselves with the 2024 Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe. This high-performance vehicle is undergoing a transformation into a more pragmatic 2+2 sports car, now equipped with fully adaptable 4Matic+ all-wheel drive. Initially, it will be available in “63” and “55” versions, both powered by V8 engines.
The range-topping AMG GT 63 Coupe boasts an impressive 577 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque from its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine, which aligns with the power output of the SL 63. Accelerating from 0 to 60 mph takes just 3.1 seconds, making it 0.4 seconds quicker than the roadster variant. Opting for the AMG GT 55 Coupe grants you 469 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, echoing the numbers of the equivalent SL model. This slightly tamer version achieves the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 3.8 seconds, matching the roadster precisely.
The AMG GT 63 reaches a top speed of 196 mph, while the base model attains a still-impressive 183 mph. Both the “63” and “55” models feature all-wheel drive and a 9-speed automatic transmission, which now incorporates a wet start-off clutch in place of the traditional torque converter.
Enhancing its dynamics, both versions of the coupe are equipped with an electronically controlled limited-slip differential, rear-wheel steering, and composite brake discs. Both iterations benefit from a sport-tuned suspension with semi-active, hydraulic roll stabilization, complete with adaptive shock absorbers, as well as a front lift system.
The new Mercedes-AMG GT is expected to reach dealerships in H1 2024. A plug-in hybrid will be introduced at a later date.