Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe review - Practicality, comfort and boot space

With four seats as standard and a big boot, the AMG GT 4-Door’s biggest practical compromise is rear headroom

There’s no doubting that comfort for occupants up front in the AMG GT 4-Door is superb, as its lavish spec and equipment means they’ll travel in the lap of luxury. That said, the firm edge to the suspension means passengers aren’t quite as cosseted as they might be.

As previously mentioned, you sit higher in the 4-Door than the two-seat GT models, which is less thrilling from a driving perspective but means you have a better view of the road and the car is easier to get in and out of. As standard it comes with a two place rear seat, but you can specify a three-seat rear bench as a cost option.

Size

In spite of its shared underpinnings the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe is bigger than the CLS – although the length between the front and rear wheel-centres is identical. The AMG is 5,054mm long, 1,953mm wide and 1,442mm tall. That compares with the CLS at 4,996mm, 1,896mm  and 1,436mm respectively. The Porsche Panamera measures 5,049mm by 1,937mm by 1,427mm, while the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe saloon is 5,007mm by 1,894mm by 1,392mm.

Leg room, head room & passenger space

There’s no shortage of room in any direction for front seat occupants, but while those in the rear have plenty of leg and shoulder room, that swoopy roofline does compromise rear headroom. All come with two individual rear seats as standard, but these can be replaced by a three-seat bench at extra cost. Whatever the set-up, the rear is a very comfortable place for two adults, provided they aren't much over six feet tall.

Boot

Lift the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe’s large tailgate, and you’ll find a roomy boot with a volume of 456 litres – that’s 40 litres or so less than a Porsche Panamera, but nevertheless it’s certainly big enough for four peoples’ luggage. It's worth noting, however, that for around £38,000 less than the GT 63 S buyers can secure the similarly excellent E 63 S Estate – a car with 1,820 litres of total seats-folded load space, 612bhp and a 3.5-second 0-62mph time.

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