The Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe has always been a stunning and exhilarating sports car that can compete with the best in its class. However, for some buyers, it was not practical enough, comfortable enough, or affordable enough to suit their needs. That’s why Mercedes-Benz has given the AMG GT Coupe a major makeover for 2024, making it more spacious, more versatile, and more accessible than ever before. Here's how the 2024 Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe redefines the sports car segment with its new design, performance, and features.
A New Design That Combines Style and Function
The 2024 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe is based on the same platform as the new SL roadster, which means it shares much of its mechanicals and technology with its convertible sibling. However, the new GT Coupe has a distinct style and personality that sets it apart from the SL and other sports cars.
The new GT Coupe is longer, wider, and has a longer wheelbase than the previous model, resulting in more interior space, more cargo capacity, and more stability on the road. The new GT Coupe also has a sleeker and more aerodynamic shape that reduces drag and improves fuel efficiency. The new GT Coupe has a striking front end that features a large grille with vertical slats, LED headlights with daytime running lights, and large air intakes. The side profile has a muscular and elegant look with flared wheel arches, a sloping roofline, and a prominent shoulder line. The rear end has a sporty and aggressive look with LED taillights, a spoiler, a diffuser, and quad exhaust tips.
The new Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe also offers more color options than before, including metallic, matte, and special colors. Some of the available colors are Brilliant Blue Magno, Designo Graphite Grey Magno, Designo Selenite Grey Magno, Designo Diamond White Bright, Jupiter Red, Sun Yellow, and Hyacinth Red Metallic.
A New Performance That Combines Power and Agility
The 2024 Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine that delivers a potent performance and a thunderous soundtrack. The engine is available in two states of tune: the GT55 produces 469 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, while the GT63 cranks out 577 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. Both models use a nine-speed automatic transmission that can shift gears in as little as 100 milliseconds.
The new GT Coupe also features a standard all-wheel-drive system for the first time, which can vary the torque distribution between the front and rear axles depending on the driving situation and mode. This enhances the traction, agility, and safety of the car, while also allowing for some rear-wheel-drive fun when desired.
The new Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe luxury car also comes with a host of performance-enhancing features and options that make it a formidable track machine and a comfortable cruiser. The car has an adaptive air suspension that can adjust the ride height and damping according to the road conditions and driving modes. The car also has an active rear-wheel steering system that can turn the rear wheels in the opposite direction of the front wheels at low speeds to improve maneuverability or in the same direction at high speeds to improve stability. The car also has an electronic limited-slip differential that can optimize the traction and handling of each wheel individually.
For those who want even more performance and exclusivity, several packages and accessories are available for the new GT Coupe. The AMG Dynamic Plus package adds larger brakes, a sport exhaust system, a race mode, and a drift mode that allows for controlled oversteer. The AMG Carbon Ceramic Brake package replaces the standard steel discs with lighter, more durable carbon-ceramic ones that can withstand higher temperatures and reduce brake fade. The AMG Night package adds black accents to the exterior trim, while the AMG Carbon Fiber package adds carbon-fiber elements to the front splitter, rear diffuser, side skirts, and mirror caps.
A New Interior That Combines Luxury and Technology
The new Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe interior is also upgraded with more luxury and technology than before. The dashboard is dominated by a large touchscreen that runs the latest Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) version, which voice commands, gestures, or touch inputs can control. The system can display various information and functions such as navigation, media, phone, vehicle settings, ambient lighting, augmented reality features. The system can also integrate with various online services and apps such as Amazon Music, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Yelp, Tidal, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Mercedes me connect.
The driver also gets a digital instrument cluster that can be customized to show different gauges and data depending on the driving mode or preference. The cluster can also display a head-up display that projects key information onto the windshield. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather or microfiber and has touch-sensitive buttons that can control various functions without taking the hands off the wheel. The seats are upholstered in leather or synthetic leather and have heating, ventilation, massage, memory, and power adjustment functions. The seats also have integrated airbags that can deploy in the event of a side impact.
The new GT Coupe also offers a choice of two rear seats for the first time, making it a more practical and family-friendly option than the previous two-seater model. The rear seats are not very spacious or comfortable, but they can accommodate small children or extra luggage when needed. The rear seats can also be folded down to create a flat load floor and increase the trunk space from 10.6 cubic feet to 14.8 cubic feet.
The new GT Coupe also offers a range of advanced driver-assistance systems that can enhance the safety and convenience of the driver and passengers. Some of these systems include adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot assist, rear cross-traffic assist, traffic-sign recognition, parking assist, surround-view camera, emergency braking, and evasive steering assist. The car also has a Pre-Safe system that can prepare the car and occupants for an imminent collision by tightening the seat belts, closing the windows and sunroof, and emitting a noise that can protect the ears from loud sounds.
A New Sports Car That Combines Everything You Need
The new Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe is expected to go on sale in early 2024, with prices starting from around $150,000 for the GT55 and $190,000 for the GT63. The new GT Coupe is a more practical and powerful sports car than its predecessor, offering more space, more versatility, and more performance than ever before. It is a car that can appeal to a wider range of customers who want a thrilling and distinctive driving experience without compromising on comfort or convenience. The new GT Coupe is a car that can challenge the best sports cars in the world while also being a loyal companion for everyday life.