Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe review - Interior, design and technology
The AMG GT 4-Door lacks the exoticism of the 2-dr Coupe, but is impressively fitted out and specced
We’ve already mentioned the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe shares its platform with the E-Class and CLS models, but that is rather over-simplifying the situation. AMG engineers have beefed up the metalwork with aluminium and carbonfibre to add rigidity to the overall structure and help sharpen up the handling. The technology on board also mirrors the S-Class flagship, which is only reasonable at the price.
The exterior design sets the AMG car apart too, as although it shares the CLS wheelbase the nose is longer and the engine bay wider to make space for the V8. There’s quite a lot of the two-door AMG GT evident in the design at the front and rear, and the stylists have done well to mask this big saloon’s relative bulk, although it’s not as low and sporty as the two-door. The deep front grille and tapered rear end are most evocative of the two-door car, as the side profile is in some respects comparatively mainstream – although it does have a dynamically sweeping roof line and big muscular haunches worthy of the ‘coupe’ tag.
Inside the feel is of a large Mercedes saloon too, rather than a figure-hugging sports model, but that’s by no means a disappointment. The broad sweeping dashboard looks contemporary and impeccably screwed together from the finest materials. It also features Merc’s latest dual-screen display with a pair of 12.3-inch TFT screens. The one directly in front of the driver can be configured to display driving info with classic sporty dial graphics, while the other serves for navigation and infotainment.
Sat-nav, stereo and infotainment
You’d be hard-pressed to criticise the standard of the infotaiment in the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe, which is very highly specced as standard. The Mercedes system controller and menus are highly intuitive and a pleasure to use, and there’s full connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android as well as options like a head-up display and a separate touchscreen for rear seat passengers.
One issue is that the GT 4-Door's
In this review
- 1Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe reviewThe fastest-ever AMG saloon, the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe takes on the Porsche Panamera and BMW M6 Gran Coupe
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe goes, steers and stops like a genuine sports car
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running CostsHuge fuel bills and a whopping tax hit mean GT 4-Door Coupe drivers need deep pockets
- 4Interior, design and technology - currently readingThe AMG GT 4-Door lacks the exoticism of the 2-dr Coupe, but is impressively fitted out and specced
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceWith four seats as standard and a big boot, the AMG GT 4-Door’s biggest practical compromise is rear headroom
- 6Reliability and SafetyA full roster of safety kit and Merc’s engineering prowess should make the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe a safe bet