Mercedes-Benz unveiled a reimagined AMG GT at the 2023 Monterey Car Week event. This second-generation sports car, known as the AMG GT Coupe, has undergone significant alterations in comparison to its predecessor. It has seen a slight increase in dimensions, which has allowed Mercedes to introduce 2+2 seating and expand the available cargo space.
The GT Coupe’s design should come as no surprise, as it essentially serves as the fixed-roof version of the redesigned SL-Class convertible, which made its debut in 2022. To distinguish between the two, they’ve incorporated unique lighting and fascia designs. Both models share the same foundation developed by AMG, with the SL-Class assuming the role once occupied by the AMG GT Roadster.
Initially, the GT Coupe will be offered in two trim levels: GT 55 and GT 63, aligning with the existing trims for the SL. These trims are equipped with a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine, producing 469 hp in the GT 55 and 577 hp in the GT 63. Both variants feature a 9-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive.
Despite the redesign, which promises a potentially more refined driving experience, the GT 63 continues to deliver impressive performance. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds and achieve a top speed of 196 mph. The GT 55 is only slightly behind, with a 0-60 mph time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed limited to 183 mph.
The car boasts additional performance enhancements, including an adaptable suspension with active roll stabilization, an electronically controlled limited-slip differential, and rear-wheel steering. For monitoring track performance, there’s an integrated data logger, and the drive mode selector offers six modes, including Sport, Sport+, and Race.
Inside the car, the design mirrors that of the SL. This means you’ll find heated and cooled power-adjustable seats, an AMG Performance steering wheel, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and an 11.9-inch infotainment screen equipped with a tilt function to reduce glare. Additionally, a head-up display option is available.
It’s worth noting that despite the inclusion of rear seats, Mercedes has indicated that these are best suited for occupants under five feet tall, making them impractical for most adults.