Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe Review & Prices

The previous Mercedes-AMG GT 63 Coupe always felt a bit compromised by its front-mounted engine, compared to the best from Porsche and Ferrari but this new version — sharper, slinkier, and sexier — aims to rectify all that.

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Is the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 Coupe a good car?

Remember how Rocky actually lost the boxing match in the first film, but then came back for subsequent movies with more muscle, heavier punches, and basically became a superhero? That’s the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 Coupe  — the original may have been bested by the Porsche 911 and Ferrari Roma, but this new one is entering the ring with bigger muscles and faster moves.

It does stick to a similar recipe to that of the old AMG GT Coupe, which means you get a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine up front, a 2+2 four-seat cabin in the middle, and a tiny boot stuck out the back. As before, that mighty V8 is mounted far enough back in the nose that this almost counts as a mid-engined car, and with 585hp it’s got the power to take on the best that can be thrown at it. The sprint from 0-62mph takes  just 3.2secs, and the top speed is brushing the hem of 200mph. 

This new Mercedes AMG GT Coupe is heavier than the old one — by a fairly chunky 325kg — but that’s largely down to the fact that four-wheel drive is now standard, so this GT Coupe is a somewhat more useable car in, ahem, British conditions than its rear-wheel drive predecessor. 

Does the weight and the fact that the front wheels are now driven take away from the fun factor? Not really. There is a slight disappointment in that modern regulations have made the V8 engine a bit quieter than it used to be (there is actually a microphone built into the exhaust which pipes real engine noise into the cabin via the stereo speakers, but even then it does still sound a bit artificial) but there’s no doubting the ferocity of the performance, even with the extra weight. As with most high-performance cars now, there’s sadly no manual gearbox offering, but the nine-speed automatic is so good that you’ll probably not miss a manual all that much. 

The AMG GT 63 Coupe might not be quite as powerful as the top-end Porsche 911 Turbo nor Ferrari Roma, but it has an exceptional mixture of abilities. Leave the driving mode selector in Comfort and you can waft around in almost as much comfort as you’d find in the (related) Mercedes SL convertible. Switch to Sport or Sport + mode though, and the AMG GT Coupe really comes alive, feeling planted to the road but still agile. There is a further mode — Race — which unlocks even more potency, but even then the GT Coupe never gets snappy nor unruly. It’s a truly talented car.

As far as the cabin goes, it’s basically the same as that of the SL convertible, which means you get tremendous quality, and an excellent infotainment system on a big central touchscreen, but the back seats are tiny to the point of uselessness, and there’s not as much room in the front as you might expect. The boot’s pretty small too, but then you’re hardly going to use one of these for a trip to B&Q, are you?

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How much does the Mercedes AMG GT Coupe cost?

The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe has a RRP range of £164,905 to £180,905. Prices start at £164,905 if paying cash.

Our most popular versions of the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe are:

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GT 63 4Matic+ Premium Plus 2dr Auto £164,905 Compare offers
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GT 63 4Matic+ Ultimate 2dr Auto £175,905 Compare offers

The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 Coupe is most definitely not cheap, and is in fact slightly more expensive than its closest rival, the Porsche 911 Turbo (although the Mercedes does have — wait for it — 5bhp more to help justify its extra cost). These two cars are very closely matched, in terms of performance (the Porsche is 0.4secs quicker to 62mph though), style, and practicality. Does the Porsche badge have more appeal than the Mercedes star? It’s an arguable point. You can of course upgrade to a 911 Turbo S, which has even more power — 641bhp — and knocks 0.1secs off the 0-62mph time.

For now, 577bhp is where the AMG GT Coupe tops out, but there will shortly be a hybrid version which will push that power to a massive 838bhp (still TBC…), which would be enough to take the 612bhp Ferrari Roma to the cleaners, and likely at a (slightly) lower price point. 

Standard equipment includes 21-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry with flush door handles, a 360-degree camera system, AMG-specific steering wheel with driving mode buttons, Nappa leather upholstery with carbon-fibre trim, and a Burmester surround-sound stereo. 

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