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MAY-JUN 2018

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The new four-door Mercedes-AMG sports car celebrated its world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show this past March. Developed autonomously by Mercedes-AMG for those looking for a vehicle for day-to-day use, but who are unwilling to go without unparalleled performance, the new coupe is the first four-door sports car to come out of Affalterbach, and draws directly on the legendary SLS and AMG GT models. "The new AMG GT 4-Door Coupe blends the impressive racetrack dynamism of our two-door sports car with maximum suitability for everyday use. It has a unique way of embodying our brand core, "Driving Performance" and with its systematic configuration it will attract new customers for Mercedes-AMG," commented Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. Clearly recognizable as a member of the AMG GT family, the new AMG GT 4-Door Coupe follows the design philosophy of Sensual Purity. It takes the striking proportions with convex surfaces and a muscular body and develops them to exciting effect for a four-door variant of an AMG GT Coupe. Even with the additional seats in the rear, the characteristic lines of the AMG GT models are not compromised. e tailored upper contours and broad shoulders point to the athletic, sporty orientation of the car, which is additionally emphasized by very pronounced rear wheel arches. e rear view picks up on familiar features of the AMG GT design idiom: extremely slim LED tail lamps define the hallmark trunk line, and the rear spoiler, extendable in several stages, not only underscores the family affiliation but it is also an important element of the active aerodynamics. "The new AMG GT 4-Door Coupe is the ultimate four- door sports car and the ideal ambassador for Performance Luxury," said Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer, Daimler AG. "It embodies a symbiosis of emotion and intelligence with breathtaking proportions and a puristic, surface-oriented design with sensuous shapes. It is both hot and cool at the same time." Powerful, up-to-date in-line 6-cylinder and V8 engines with outputs ranging from 429hp to 630hp allow completely new driving experiences and combine impressive performance with FA MILY TIES e new Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe extends the AMG model family. Written by Andre James 60 slmag.net

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