At the Mercedes-Benz stable at the Geneva Auto Show, the most interesting reveal is the AMG GT Concept. The four-door coupe is expected to rival the Porsche Panamera and will be the first AMG to wear the “EQ Power +” badge (the logo has been previously seen on Merc’s F1 cars).
On the styling front, the concept has a very aggressive stance. Some elements such as the front grille, air intakes and the curvy rear fascia have been borrowed from the AMG GT supercar. Apart from that, there are smooth lines all along and a coupe-esque roofline. Mercedes claims that the production-spec car will look largely same as the concept.
Mercedes hasn’t revealed many details about the hybrid powertrain. Nevertheless, we do know that it makes use of a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine and an electric motor. The motor is situated on the rear axle and will control the amount of torque sent to each rear wheel. With Mercedes’ 4MATIC AWD system and a combined power output in excess of 800 HP, the GT Concept will go from 0-100 km/h is less than three seconds. For a four-door vehicle with a hybrid powertrain, these numbers are astonishing.
Mercedes hasn’t revealed when exactly the concept will go into production but media reports indicate we will see it on the roads by 2019.