The 2022 Mercedes AMG GT 4-Door is the best 4-door coupe the brand makes. It’s as simple as that, there’s plenty of power with efficiency to boost.
In Canada, there’s only one engine option with the AMG GT 4-door while elsewhere there are plenty more. The AMG GT 4-door shares its chassis with the Mercedes E-Class as well as the CLS but the AMG GT is so much more, it wider and much more aggressive than the rest.
For 2022 the AMG GT 4-door can carry five thanks to the addition of a rear bench. That said, the middle seat is made for those that are a bit shorter. In fact, the whole rear bench is made for someone a bit shorter. Anyone close to that 6-foot mark wouldn’t be the most comfortable in the back due to the sloping roofline.
As for the front seats, you can go as fancy as you like. The example we have here has their standard sports seats rather than the full buckets. They’re heated and ventilated to maximize comfort however if what you’re looking for is maximum grip Mercedes offer Sport seats that looks like they’re lifted out of the AMG GT.
In front, the dash is quite similar to the E-Class as well as the CLS. With a similar steering wheel and digital displays. The only real difference is the centre console. Where most Mercedes utilizes a column shifter off to the right of the wheel, the GT 4-door has a more traditional shifter on the centre console. It also doubles as a palm rest for the trackpad that controls the infotainment screen. This rather large centre console allows the occupants to change different parameters on the vehicle like the exhaust valve and suspension stiffness. There are little screens beside each button to let you know exactly which is which. The only thing, these buttons are replicated on the steering wheel and they’re easier to get to making these switches on the console quite redundant.
As for space behind the rear seats, the GT 4-door has 12.7 cu ft and thanks to the hatch design it’s quite easy to access. For longer items, you can even fold down those rear seats to expand the storage area.
Under the hood of the GT53, we get a 3 litre inline 6 that feats a turbocharger, intercooler, and an electric supercharger making 429 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque. All that power is sent to all four wheels through a 9-speed automatic allowing this 4563 lb sports coupe to accelerate to 60 mph in just a tick over 4 seconds. If you want something faster, in other countries you can get a GT63 which features a 4-litre twin-turbo V8 and there’s even a plug-in hybrid variant with up to 831hp. Sadly this isn’t something we get here in Canada or at least just yet but the GT53 strikes a generous balance between speed and economy. It’s rated for 12.3L/100km in the city and 9.4L/100km on the highway. That’s 19 US MPG city and 25 US MPG highway for my American friends.
In terms of control, Mercedes added AMG Ride Control+ to the GT 4-door allowing the suspension to dynamically changed as needed. It can soften the suspension when it detects a bump and stiffen the shock when it feels necessary like a quick change of direction. Dynamically the GT 4-door is a blast and it’s never too hard or firm. It just controls the body motions so well as if it knows exactly what’s going to happen and it’ll counteract it.
If you’re looking for an elegant 4-door coupe that drives like a sports car, with plenty of power when needed and efficiency when you don’t. The GT53 4-Door is the perfect balance of it all.