Mercedes-AMG has officially released a set of testing images of the upcoming GT four-door model in disguised form, and that too ahead of the car’s official reveal at the Geneva motor show scheduled to take place in March 2018.
The official pictures that have been shared by the company seem to follow previous spy shots of a car having a fixed rear wing. This means the ‘standard’ GT four-model will be followed by a new model that would have more power, producing a high level of downforce to compete against the market’s fastest four-doors.
Generally, the fixed wings are reserved for AMG’s extreme models like R variants or Black series models. However, more likely, the latter seems to be used on the GT four-door model so as to conserve the limelight for the upcoming Black Series version of the two-door GT.
The decision of starting development on a much-anticipated GT four-door even before the reveal of the regular car comes as a part of a plan to launch variants soon into each models life cycle.
The AMG GT four-door models are expected to come with a range of EQ Power branded hybrid (petrol+electric) drivelines featuring different battery capacities, electric ranges and outputs.
As per the speculations, the car will be launched with the same 612 bhp twin-turbocharged, 4.0-litre petrol V8 engine paired with a nine-speed automatic gearbox. The car will have a four-wheel drive system.
The new Mercedes-AMG model has already been conceived as a replacement for CLS 63 and will take up against Porsche Panamera. The enthusiasts can start buying the car from September 2018.
The company has also officially said that there are certain plans for the upcoming GT four-door model to be sold with hybrid drivelines from 2019 onwards.