Monterey Car Week just wrapped up yesterday, concluding the annual event which gave us a myriad of new models, concepts, and prototypes. Over the past ten days we’ve been blessed by marques all over the world, be it with some real cutting-edge innovations and technologies or simply just beautiful-looking vehicles. Mercedes-AMG got in on the action with the unveiling of its second-generation GT Coupe, which makes some changes both big and small.
The most notable addition to the AMG GT Coupe for the 2024 model year is the second row of seats to the previously two-seater sports car. To achieve this, the wheelbase increased from 103.5” to 106.3”, the overall length got bumped to 186” in total (from 179”), and the overall width increased to 78.1” (from 76.3”) — which admittedly doesn’t affect the exterior styling of the ride all that much. And despite the extra seats, don’t be planning any ambitious adventures just yet; Mercedes says that these rear seats should only be for passengers under 5ft tall, which admittedly expands the usage of the vehicle for those looking to take their kids to and from school.
Featuring the vehicle’s first AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive, the GT Coupe runs on an AMG 4.0L V8 Biturbo engine in two configurations. The first AMG GT 55 puts out 469hp and 516lb.ft of torque with a 0 to 60 time of 3.8 seconds. However, there’s an upgrade option in the GT 63, which taps the same engine but increases the boost pressure and airflow to achieve 577hp and 590lb.ft of torque, as well as a 3.1-second 0-to-60 time. Other features include active aerodynamics for better handling, active roll stabilization, active rear-steering, and six drive modes.
Expected to arrive in the U.S. in the first half of 2024, the AMG GT Coupe doesn’t have a price yet but will very likely be more than the $96,000 MSRP of the 2023 models. Head to Mercedes’ website to learn more.