2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe first drive: Barely tamed

Coupe life can be fun but rarely practical: if you love the Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe, but need more space to transport friends, family, or sports equipment, the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe may well fit the bill. While you may or may not be down with the recent trend of calling cars with four doors “coupes,” there’s one thing I found you can’t argue with. Somehow – with the help of the base model GT 53 4-Door Coupe – Mercedes-AMG has managed to make some of the most practical, yet outrageous, sports sedans that money can buy.

Your attention naturally goes to the most extreme version, the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 4-Door Coupe. Under the hood is a handcrafted AMG V8 motor that churns out 577 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. The GT 63 S gets even more outrageous, with 630 horsepower and 664 lb-ft. No word yet on official pricing for this 600-horsepower family rocket, but Mercedes was blunt with me that, if you can afford a $200k Porsche Panamera Turbo S, you should probably be cross-shopping.

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