Mercedes-AMG has been manufacturing their AMG GT coupe with two doors and a more sporty look. Like the other cars in its class, it wasn’t designed for families or general commuting. It is a performance car that can accelerate from 0-60 MPH in 3.0 seconds with the help of its 503 HP engine (bear in mind that there are various AMG GT models).
In this world, you have to choose between performance and cabin room, as bigger cars tend to be heavier and slower. Vast improvements have been made, so you can now get large, quick cars, but slower cars still outperform them with the same amount of horsepower (and often with less horsepower).
The new 4-door AMG-GT 63S 4MATIC coupe from Mercedes is an addition to the AMG GT family, offering a 0-60 MPH acceleration time of 3.2 seconds with 470 kW (630 HP at 5,500 to 6,500 RPM) 4.0L V8 engine. The 3982 cc engine produces 663.8 pound-feet of torque at 2500-4500 RPM, enough power to drive the 2,045 kg (4,508 pound) car.
So it requires a fair bit more power than the 2-door model to achieve that performance.
Images obtained with thanks from Mercedes-AMG.
Nevertheless, the 3.2-second time achieved by the AMG GT 63S is impressive and that kind of performance is rare in a 4-door car. Compared to how things used to be, having that kind of performance and being able to easily squeeze in two children and a husband/wife is almost like having your cake and eating it too! (if you can afford it).
The new 4-door AMG GT 63S coupe also has more of a sedan-like appearance than its two-door sister and has an estimated fuel efficiency of 11.2 Litres/100 km and emits 256 grams of CO2/km driven.
I also wrote about a new AMG 4-door sedan which accelerates from 0-60 MPH in 4.4 seconds with an inline 6-cylinder 429 HP engine.