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Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door price, electric model launch details, platform, specs

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Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door price, electric model launch details, platform, specs

Mercedes-AMG will launch its first performance electric car, the AMG GT 4-door Coupe EV in 2025. The upcoming model will be an electrified twin of the Mercedes-AMG GT S E Performance and is expected to be the most powerful AMG as well. It will also be the first car to be based on the AMG.EA electric car platform, a newly developed born EV architecture by Mercedes’ performance division. 

  1. Low-slung silhouette to be carried forward from ICE-powered AMGs 
  2. Will be based on born-electric AMG.EA architecture
  3. Likely to produce upwards of 1000hp and 1300Nm of torque

Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe EV: platform

AMG has already turned its hand to the Mercedes EQE and EQS duo to create warmed-up, 53-badged sports saloons with huge power outputs, but this new model will be designed from the ground up as a performance car. As such, it is expected to place as much emphasis on dynamic performance and engagement as it does straight-line speed. 

It will be the first car to use a bespoke performance-oriented EV architecture known as AMG.EA. This is understood to have been designed and engineered with an eye on facilitating the low-slung, sleek silhouettes that currently define AMG’s combustion sports cars. 

Mercedes-AMG GT EV: powertrain, specs 

Central to establishing this platform as a dedicated sports car architecture will be the deployment of highly advanced electric motor technology from British firm Yasa, acquired by Mercedes in 2021.

The Oxfordshire outfit’s disc-shaped axial-flux units, to be built at scale by Mercedes in Berlin, Germany, tout much higher power- and torque-density figures than conventional, sausage-shaped radial-flux motors.

As a result, they can weigh less, take up much less space and operate more efficiently. AMG has yet to give any indication of the precise implications of this technology for its upcoming production cars, but Yasa boss Tim Woolmer confirmed to our sister publication Autocar UK that a motor bound for one of the German firm’s production cars weighs just 24kg yet produces 800Nm of torque and 486hp of power in its own right.

If used in tandem as part of a twin-motor system, it seems likely that the axial devices will result in a dramatic power boost over even the 760hp AMG EQS 53 4Matic, potentially edging towards the 1000hp and 1300Nm marks. Notably, a recent concept from Mercedes – the retro, wedge-shaped One-Eleven – houses both of its electric motors on the rear axle, suggesting four-wheel drive is not a given for AMG’s next-generation sports cars.

Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe EV: exterior, interior

From spy shots of the model abroad, it's evident that the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door Coupe will preserve the low-slung silhouette from its ICE-powered siblings. The spy shots also indicate that the upcoming EV will have some resemblance with the motorsport-themed Vision 2025 concept that was showcased at the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Additionally, Mercedes claims that the upcoming electric saloon will also feature an illuminated grille, reworked headlamps and a new star design (stencilled on the bonnet) as well. It will also have a retractable spoiler, flush door handles and split rear window.  

New-era AMG cars will follow the lead of their Benz-badged counterparts in adopting a bold cabin design centred on a full-width high-definition screen, as alluded to by the Concept One-Eleven. The 2025 saloon is described as a four-seater, but no doubt larger successors will make space for a third seat in the rear.

When it arrives next year, it will be tasked with taking on highly acclaimed and big-selling EV sports saloons such as the Porsche TaycanAudi e-tron GT and Lucid Air

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