THE new flagship of the Mercedes-AMG range - the GT 63 4MATIC+ Coupe - is now available to order in the UK priced from Â£164,765.
The top model in the Mercedes-AMG range combines dynamic driving characteristics with increased suitability for everyday use and has systems such as the AMG Active Ride Control suspension with semi-active roll stabilisation, rear-axle steering and active aerodynamics.
The new Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe is initially available in Premium Plus, Performance and Launch Edition specifications.
All models are fitted with the AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine and AMG Speedshift MCT 9G transmission.
Assembled entirely by hand in Affalterbach, Germany according to the ‘one man, one engine' philosophy, the twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine produces 585ps and 800 Nm of torque.
Modifications compared to the previous model include a new oil pan, repositioned intercooler, active crankcase ventilation and optimised intake and exhaust ducts.
Acceleration from 0-62 mph takes 3.2 seconds and the top speed is up to 195 mph. It is all-wheel drive and comes with rear wheel steering to assist handling.
The Performance and Launch Edition models are equipped with a high-performance ceramic composite braking system, with bronze-painted callipers while the Premium Plus version is fitted with ventilated and perforated composite brake discs with yellow-painted six-piston fixed callipers.
Inside, Premium Plus and Performance models feature a two-plus-two seating layout with space for youngsters and the rear seats can be folded expanding the luggage compartment to a volume of up to 675 litres.
Official fuel economy is 20 mpg with emissions of 319g/km.
The new Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe features the latest-generation MBUX infotainment system, operated via n 11.9-inch portrait-format touchscreen.
With AMG-specific content the driver can access a wide range of data at the touch of a finger - from power, torque and lateral acceleration to the power distribution of the all-wheel drive and the current vehicle status, including tyre pressure and fluid temperatures.
The driver can also view the front and rear wheel axles and the pressure in the semi-active roll stabilisation system.
AMG Track Pace, a virtual race engineer, is also standard and is part of the MBUX infotainment system. It records more than 80 vehicle-specific data points such as speed, acceleration, steering angle and brake pedal actuation ten times per second while driving on a racetrack. The ‘Telemetry' screen can display 40 parameters live, up to four at a time.
Further standard equipment fitted to all AMG GT Coupe models includes digital light led headlamps, head-up display, a surround sound system, parking package with 360 degree camera, keyless-go, thermotronic automatic climate control including energizing air control, 64-colour ambient lighting, wireless device charging, blind spot assist, active lane keeping assist, traffic sign assist and active brake assist.