The new Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé

The second generation of the AMG sports car has a new dimension concept, highly dynamic driving characteristics paired with high comfort.

The new Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé Photos by Mercedes-AMG GmbH

The second generation of the Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé is the new top model in the Mercedes-AMG range. It combines highly dynamic driving characteristics with increased suitability for everyday use. High-tech components such as the AMG Active Ride Control suspension with semi-active roll stabilisation, standard rear-axle steering and active aerodynamics sharpen the active driving profile. The sporty coupé also takes its output to the road for the first time with the fully variable all-wheel drive AMG Performance 4MATIC+. Combined with the AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine, this results in a driving experience of the highest level. The exclusive AMG sports car architecture with an elaborate composite aluminum body structure allows the car to be configured as a 2+2 seater. For a sports car in this class, this means a very generous interior for passengers and plenty of space for their luggage. As the fifth independent model series after SLS, the first generation of the two-door GT, GT 4-door Coupé, and SL, the new Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé once again demonstrates the high technological expertise of the Affalterbach development team.

2024 Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé

Exterior design: The evolution of a modern, iconic sports car design
The extended dimension concept, with optional 2+2 seats, offered designers a whole new range of exterior design possibilities. The long wheelbase, the short overhangs, and the steeply inclined windscreen give the new AMG GT a compact and powerful appearance. The well-balanced proportions with an exciting greenhouse, voluminous wheel arches, and expressive front view signal the appearance of a powerful sports car that is also suitable for everyday use. The side view is characterised by flowing surfaces with no ribbing or edges, right down to the recessed door handles. The expressively sculpted rear shoulder section gives the car its extra sports car appeal. Almost flush with the body, the light alloy wheels emphasize power and dynamism. The active rear spoiler is seamlessly integrated into the large tailgate.

The deep and wide AMG-specific radiator grille creates a dominant presence. The distinctive headlights with Digital Light as standard underline the car's unmistakable character. The daytime running lights with the characteristic three ‘light dots' light signet add to the recognition factor. Precise graphics in the darkened interior of the headlamps with brushed surfaces underline the Performance luxury design. The lower air intake gives the front additional visual width. The sporty front end is rounded off by the powerful power domes on the bonnet.

The compact greenhouse, with its fastback silhouette and large tailgate, allows for a low, rounded rear with an active, retractable spoiler. The precise design of the wheel arches contrasts with the clean, full surfaces. The pronounced shoulder gives the vehicle a perfect balance of elegance and sportiness. Precisely embedded in the rear design are the low-profile horizontal LED rear lights with clear and precise graphics. The dark LED rear lights form a perfect symbiosis with the headlights thanks to the three-dimensional ‘light dots' light signet. They come standard with flashing running lights and the ‘coming home/leaving home' animation. The expressive rear diffuser with integrated twin tailpipe trims completes the dynamic design at the rear.

2024 Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé Interior

Interior design: ‘Hyper-analogue' combination of analog geometry and the digital world
The interior design of the new AMG GT draws on AMG's high-performance sports car genes, which have been skilfully translated into the digital world and systematically developed further. Materials, workmanship and attention-to-detail underline the car's desire for luxury in the interior. Right down to the central display in the center console, the cockpit design focuses on the driver and creates a harmonious overall impression. The fully digital instrument cluster is integrated into a three-dimensional visor.

Electrically adjustable sports seats with a large selection of upholstery
One of the many interior highlights is the sculptural seat design of the standard, electrically adjustable AMG sports seats. Perfect ergonomics and progressive stitching, and seam patterns complete the symbiosis of high-tech, performance, and luxury. The wide range of different upholstery options also reflects the range of options from comfortable to performance-oriented. There is a choice of single or two-tone Nappa leather, the particularly sophisticated Manufaktur Nappa leather upholstery with diamond stitching, or the sporty combination of Nappa leather with Microcut microfibre and contrast stitching in yellow or red. Inflatable air cushions and three massage programmes in the multicontour driver and front passenger seats are available as an option for extra comfort on long journeys. The Energizing Plus package combines seat functions such as massage and different lighting moods to create stimulating or relaxing comfort programs.

The standard sports seats alone offer outstanding comfort and lateral support. The optional AMG Performance seats are even sportier, with integrated headrests and air vents in the backrest. In Sport, Sport+ and RACE modes, the side bolsters of the optional multicontour seats automatically tighten to provide optimum lateral support at all times.

Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé

Active aerodynamics for balanced balance and high efficiency
A key development focus for the new AMG GT Coupé was high aero balance, specifically, a perfect balance between low drag and reduced lift. Here, the sporty coupé benefits from the extensive active aerodynamic elements at the front and rear. All flow-optimizing elements are seamlessly integrated into the exterior design. The aerodynamics of the AMG GT Coupé meet the complex requirements for driving stability, drag, cooling, and wind noise. The successful aero balance guarantees optimum driving stability at high speeds without compromising dynamic handling characteristics.

The two-part, active Airpanel air control system is a technical highlight in the aero development. The first part operates with vertical louvers hidden behind the lower air intake in the front apron. Located behind the upper air intake, the second part has horizontal louvers. Typically, all louvers are closed. This position reduces drag and directs the air toward the underbody. This further reduces forward lift. The louvres do not open to allow maximum cooling air to flow to the heat exchangers until certain temperatures are reached on predefined components and the demand for cooling air is exceptionally high (the second system only above 180 km/h).

The active aerodynamic element, concealed in the underbody in front of the engine, also improves handling. This carbon profile is an exclusive, patent-protected AMG development. It reacts to the AMG driving modes and automatically lowers it by approximately 40 millimetres at a speed above 80 km/h. This creates what is known as the Venturi effect, which additionally sucks the car to the road surface and reduces the lift on the front axle. The driver feels this positively in the steering: The new AMG GT Coupé is even more precise when cornering and has even greater lane stability.


Another active component is the extendible rear spoiler, which is seamlessly integrated into the boot lid. It changes its position depending on driving conditions. The control software takes numerous parameters into account, including driving speed, longitudinal and lateral acceleration, and steering speed. The spoiler adopts five different angles above 80 km/h to either optimize driving stability or reduce drag.

An aerodynamics package is also available as an option. It includes additional front flicks on the outer air intakes and wheel arches. At the rear, the airflow is optimised with side flicks on the rear apron, a larger diffuser attachment and a fixed rear wing. All in all, the aerodynamics package reduces the lift on the front axle and increases the downforce on the rear axle.

AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine with two twin-scroll turbochargers.
At market launch, the new AMG GT Coupé will be launched with two AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine performance levels. The engines are assembled by hand according to the one man, one engine principle at the company's site in Affalterbach. In the top model GT 63 4MATIC+, the engine has 430 kW (585 PS) of output and a maximum torque of 800 Nm over a broad engine speed range of 2,500 to 4,500 rpm. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes just 3.2 seconds, with a top speed of 315 km/h. In the GT 55 4MATIC+, the V8 engine has 350 kW (476 PS) output and 700 Nm of maximum torque. The car goes from zero to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, with a top speed of 295 km/h.

For use in the AMG GT Coupé, the engine received numerous modifications compared to the previous model: a new oil pan repositioned intercooler, and active crankcase ventilation. The intake and exhaust ducts were optimised for even more effective gas exchange and the exhaust gas routing for the catalytic converter box and petrol particulate filter was enlarged. Compared to the AMG GT 55 4MATIC+, the developers achieved the added performance of the AMG GT 63 4MATIC+ primarily through higher boost pressure and greater airflow, as well as modified engine software. All in all, the eight-cylinder engine delivers impressive performance with powerful thrust in all engine speed ranges, combined with maximum efficiency for low fuel consumption and emissions.

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