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    • Way overpriced? Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door Coupe starts at $159,000

      Mercedes-AMG has an absurd profit margin going here on the AMG GT 4-Door models. For one thing, these cars have absolutely nothing to do with an actual AMG GT 2-Door coupe other than the name. The only basic similarity is the motor but even then the 4-Door does not get the dry-sump M178 mill of the AMG GT S 2-Door.


      Despite AMG's name change fooling people this is essentially a new CLS63 which always shared the E-Class platform. The underpinnings are all from the E63 S. The same transmission, AMG 4Matic, chassis, etc.

      The only major area of difference is the AMG GT 63 S provides rear wheel steering. The drivetrain has nothing to do with the AMG GT S coupe and its dual clutch transmission and rear wheel drive layout.

      We are talking about a roughly $55k premium over the E63 S which starts at $104,400. For what?

      The car is gorgeous in person and performs very well but wow is AMG gouging customers. We will see if customers even care.


      *Prices excludes $995 destination and delivery charge.
      Key data at a glance:
      Mercedes-AMG GT 63 Coupe Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S Coupe
      MSRP $136,500* $159,000*
      Engine Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo
      Displacement 3,982 cc 3,982 cc
      Drive Config. AMG Performance 4MATIC+ variable All-Wheel Drive system (optional drift mode) AMG Performance 4MATIC+ variable All-Wheel Drive system (standard drift mode)
      Performance 577 hp @ 5,500-6,500 rpm; 590 lb-ft @ 2,500–4,500 rpm 630 hp @ 5,500-6,500 rpm; 664 lb-ft @ 2,500–5,000 rpm
      Transmission AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-Speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-Speed
      0-60 mph (sec) 3.3 (est.) 3.1 (est.)
      Top speed (mph) 193 (electronically limited) 195 (electronically limited)

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