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Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe 2022: six-pot GT 43 and GT 53 updated

 

Mercedes-AMG has made some running tweaks to the GT 4-Door range with the six-cylinder cars gaining greater customisation and a more sorted ride.


Mercedes-AMG has refreshed the 2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door. An updated AMG GT 63 S range-topper is yet to break cover, though it will likely be the only grade to come to Australia to complement the two-door supercar.

The changes only affect the AMG GT 43 – that was never sold in Australia – and the AMG GT 53, which was discontinued here last year. 

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The slinky Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door has broken cover.

Save for some extra customisation, the exterior styling is identical to before. At least this gives a hint of what is to come from the fire-breathing AMG GT 63 S.

Mercedes-AMG has added more colours including five matte finishes. Pictured here are Spectral Blue Magno (Magno is Mercedes speak for matte) and the stunning Rubellite Red. 

New alloy wheel options are available running from standard 20-inch items to optional 21-inch forged five-spoke alloys.

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Pictured here is the Edition grade with its forged 21-inch alloy wheels.

Inside is a new steering wheel with split horizontal spokes and redesigned buttons for a visually lighter appearance. 

As before, the GT 4-Door boasts a pair of 12.3-inch MBUX screens. The touch-operated centre screen takes care of navigation and infotainment functions, while the screen in front of the pilot displays dials and driving information.

Mirroring the exterior options, Mercedes-AMG now offers more customisation inside. A two-tone titanium grey and pearl Nappa leather with contrasting yellow stitching is one of the flagship options, though you can option other colours like Yacht Blue, Sienna Brown and more.

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Inside the Edition grade gets a two-tone interior treatment with all the tech you expect from a modern Mercedes.

Underneath the AMG GT 4-Door, the marque has been busy fettling with the suspension components. The adaptive dampers are all-new and feature two pressure valves – one to deal with rebound and the other compression damping.

This means that the AMG GT 4-Door’s suspension will adapt to conditions faster. The new dampers also have a broader spread between the softest and firmest settings, according to Mercedes.

Air suspension complements the new dampers as standard. The usual gamut of drive modes from Comfort through Sport Plus and customisable individual modes will feature.

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Mercedes offers plenty of customisation, naturally. Pictured is the Sienna Brown upholstery.

Additionally, Mercedes-AMG has worked hard on the suspension bushings building on tweaks made to the four-door in 2020.

There are new bushings in the front suspension for the 2022 year model car. These should increase comfort without sacrificing steering response, according to Mercedes-AMG. 

The rest of the AMG GT 4-Door specifications are unchanged. The GT 53 4Matic retains 320kW of power and 520Nm of torque from its three-litre turbocharged inline-six with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system

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Australians will have to wait a little longer than Europe for the reveal of the updated V8-powered GT 63 S.

The detuned AMG 43 4Matic produces 270kW/500Nm. Though it’s very unlikely that the GT 43 will ever come to Australia. All variants utilise a nine-speed automatic transmission as standard.

For now, Mercedes-AMG Australia has no plans to re-introduce the six-cylinder AMG GT models. However, we expect the updated twin-turbo V8 470kW/900Nm AMG GT 63 S to break cover later this year.