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Mercedes-AMG GT Sedan Concept Sneak Peek



Mercedes Benz has released a sneak peek of their AMG GT concept before its debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show this week. On Saturday, we were treated to a look at the car's rear three-quarter and now a teaser video of the four-door sports car has been revealed.

Debuting in AMG's 50th year, the codenamed X290 concept vehicle is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine which is capable of pushing out more than 600bhp. We may also see it in two states of tune; 4Matic+ and S 4Matic+. The range topping S 4Matic+ model could have an output higher than the 603bhp seen in the new E 63 S 4Matic+. That should be enough to compete against the likes of the Porsche Panamera, BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé and Audi A7/RS7.

Autocar stated that AMG is considering pairing the engine with an integrated starter generator (ISG), which will both provide the vehicle with short periods of increased performance and instant start-up. Perhaps we’ll see this in the AMG GT Sedan.

Though it does share styling cues and elements of the GT, the performance saloon will be using Mercedes-Benz’s modular rear architecture (MRA) instead of the GT’s unique aluminium structure. There will still be plenty of lightweight materials used in its construction including aluminium and hot-formed high-strength steel within the body structure, thus reducing the model’s weight for better handling and performance characteristics.

We should see the AMG GT Concept live on the 9th if not sooner.


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Okay now that looked like a very enticing teaser. Got me quite excited, but there's 2 more days left! Would have been nice if they included a bit of a rev at the end like they did with the GT R
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Here's a full video of the launch!

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It's a horrifying red monstrosity in real life, they should have left the grille and air vents black and give it more accent color. I prefer the rendering more. The proportions are odd too.

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You know that feeling when someone takes your hopes and dreams and just crushes them... then throws the pieces at you?
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Yup, that's pretty much the feeling Mercedes gave me with the concept rendering and model. Raised our hopes and then laughed in our faces while we scrabble to figure out what may or may not make it into production.
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