Mercedes-AMG GT Concept Reveal During Geneva Motor Week
Mercedes has been developing something to celebrate 50 years of collaboration with AMG. It has created a four-door coupe building upon the AMG GT family, a concept car that focuses around different driving configurations for enhanced driver experience. AMG is providing a third example of the independently designed system they are using.
The AMG GT Concept was inspired through the idea of AMG entering the 4-door high performance vehicle segment. AMG wanted to develop something that had the classic design elements of the AMG GT, but with a more practical approach, in essential its a hybrid of everyday usability and power.
The design of the car takes note from the aggressive looking vehicles AMG is known to produce, it has a deep hood and a slicked back windscreen showing a sweeping silhouette resembling a sporty coupe. There are muscular proportions to the car but its svelte styling is allows for the luxury of the car to be brought forward. Certain features that stand out include the Panamericana Grille, with vertical ribs painted red on the sides—newly configured and extremely slim headlamps and side air gills with a dominant design in the front bumper are hallmark AMG GT design characteristics which have been advanced to a new level in order to express pure power. These grilles also double as aerodynamic aides and move to improve cooling for the radiator as well as providing a smoother air flow to the rear ducts.
The drive system that powers the AMG GT Concept builds upon an innovating concept. AMG is branding its hybrid performance cars with “EQ Power+”, a nomenclature specifically to be used with AMG developed hybrids. The power unit in the AMG GT Concept will be a handcrafted AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine with the benefit of added boost from an electric motor providing instantaneous torque. This propels the AMG GT concept from 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds. To ensure that power is not being wasted the AMG GT Concept will have a fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC + all wheel drive system which will be able to monitor each wheels torque separately allowing the best optimal setting to be achieved. A common concern with hybrid performance cars is the additional weight of the battery, however AMG has been able to develop an energy storage unit that is more powerful than conventional batteries and lighter and it has the ability to be upgraded according to customer preferences to enhance performance.
The AMG GT Concept is something to behold, it taps into a market that is constantly gaining a larger consumer base and overall increasing demand.