Mercedes-AMG confirms “GT Coupe” for 2018 Geneva auto present


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Mercedes-AMG will reveal its standalone sedan at subsequent month’s
2018 Geneva Worldwide Motor Present, forward of an anticipated
market launch late this summer season.

Curiously, the Affalterbach tuner is referring to the automotive as
the “GT Coupe,” regardless of prototypes confirming the automotive will come
with 4 doorways and a rear hatch. It follows father or mother firm
Mercedes-Benz’s penchant of calling something with a low roof a
coupe, therefore the
naming of even Four-door SUVs as coupes.

No additional info has been revealed although we have already got
a good suggestion of what to anticipate from the reveal of the
GT sedan idea ultimately yr’s Geneva present and the

sighting of quite a few prototypes within the wild, some with

barely any camouflage gear.

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As an alternative of using a stretched model of the GT sports activities automotive’s
aluminum spaceframe structure, the brand new sedan is extra probably
to trip on the MRA rear-wheel-drive structure widespread to
common Mercedes fashions like the most recent C- and E-Class. It’s
doable AMG will make modifications to strengthen the
structure and maybe scale back weight.

Underneath the hood will sit AMG’s acquainted Four.Zero-liter
twin-turbocharged V-Eight, which ought to ship over 500
horsepower. We do not anticipate the hybrid system previewed within the
idea to be out there at launch. The system, which pairs the
V-Eight with an electrical motor mounted on the rear, delivers 805 hp
and thus will probably be reserved for a range-topping variant.

The Geneva auto present this yr begins on March 6. You’ll be able to be taught
about different automobiles showing on the Swiss present over at our


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