2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe Review: The Practical Luxury Sports Car

The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe (sedan) is a special kind of car. Not because it’s a so-called 4-door coupe but because it’s a 4-door version of the potent Mercedes-AMG GT. So, you’d think it shares the underpinnings with that car, however, that’s not the case at all. The AMG-GT 4-Door Coupe is based on the E-Class platform, which is shared by many Mercedes-Benz vehicles and is also the underpinning for the Mercedes-Benz CLS, which is another “4-Door Coupe”. And also, the car the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe shares part of its name is no longer in production, at least for now, until a new version of the car comes out at some point in the near future.

Cars like the AMG GT 4-Door Coupes are a good blend of sports and practicality. They’re sporty enough to have a lot of fun with but still practical enough to transport four people comfortably, whether they be clients or family members.

2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe Canadian Prices

Unlike the other E-Class-based 4-door coupe, the AMG GT does not come in a non-AMG trim and therefore has a higher base price. Currently, in Canada, there’s only one trim of the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe, which is the 53 4MATIC+. There are/were also the AMG GT 43 and AMG GT 63 versions.

In Canada, the Mercedes-AMG GT 53 4MATIC+ 4-Door Coupe has a starting price of $123,900, but that’s just the starting price. There are numerous paint options, wheel options, interior options, and additional packages. Adding all the options can take the price over $160,000.

 Our review car had a price tag of $159,300, including the “GT 53 MANUFAKTUR Edition” package, which combines some of the standalone packages into one large package. Other optional packages included the “Intelligent Drive Package” and the “Premium Package.”

  • GT 53 MANUFAKTUR Edition ($25,000)
    • V8 Exterior Styling Package
    • MANUFAKTUR Rubellite Red metallic paint
    • AMG Exterior Chrome Package
    • 21″ AMG forged 5-twin-spoke wheels
    • AMG electronic limited-slip rear differential
    • AMG High-performance Composite Braking System
    • AMG RIDE CONTROL+ Sport Suspension
    • MANUFAKTUR Neva Grey/Black Exclusive Nappa leather
    • Grey open-pore Ash wood trim
    • MANUFAKTUR two-tone steering wheel
    • 3-passsenger rear seat
    • AMG illuminated door sills in red
    • AMG Head-Up Display
    • AMG floor mats with Nappa leather edging
  • Premium Package ($7,100)
    • Rear-window sunshade
    • Climate Comfort front seats
    • Heated steering wheel
    • 360-degree camera
    • Burmester Surround Sound System
    • Rapid heating feature for front seats
    • Heated front armrests and upper door panels
    • Nappa leather upholstery
    • AMG Light Carpet
  • Intelligent Drive Package ($2,700)
    • Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC
    • Active Steering Assist
    • Evasive Steering Assist
    • Active Brake Assist with Cross-Traffic Function
    • Congestion Emergency Braking
    • Active Emergency Stop Assist
    • Active Blind Spot Assist
    • Active Lane Keeping Assist
    • Active Lane Change Assist
    • PRE-SAFE PLUS
    • Active Speed Limit Assist
    • Enhanced Stop-and-Go
    • Route-base Speed Adaption

2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe Engines/Driving

2022 Mercedes AMG GT 4 Door Engine scaled

Because of the current state of the world, with ongoing supply chain issues, shortages of parts, and war, carmakers have limited inventories. Some car makers are even dropping trims because there is a massive shortage of some parts.

Thanks to the above issues, the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe only offers one engine option in Canada. The only available trim, the AMG 53, comes with an “AMG-Enhanced” turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 engine with mild hybrid drive and electric auxiliary compressor. The turbocharged inline-6 engine produces 429 horsepower at 6,100 rpm and 384 pound-feet of torque between 1,800 and 5,800 rpm. Power is sent to all-four wheels via the “AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G” 9-speed automatic transmission and 4MATIC+, which can send 100% of the power to the rear axle, depending on driving conditions. The 2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe does the 0 – 100 km/h sprint in a blistering 4.5 seconds (0 – 60 mph in 4.4 seconds).

The AMG GT 4-Door Coupe doesn’t come with a V8 engine option in North America currently, but it’s still a properly fast car. The inline-6 will never have the insane growl of the V8 engine AMG vehicles are famous for. But the days of the V8 (and even gasoline-powered cars) are numbered, and we’re happy to still have the opportunity to drive high-powered gasoline-engine cars. The inline-6 has a unique sound of its own; it sounds terrific on the outside, but unfortunately, not too much of the exhaust note makes its way into the cabin.

Most modern cars come with a fuel-saving mode, usually called the “Eco” mode. The AMG GT 4-Door doesn’t bother with such a mode; this is a sports car after all, with no need for pesky economical modes. The AMG GT comes with Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Race, and Individual modes, and there’s also a slippery mode. These driving modes are self-explanatory and change the car’s dynamics considerably. I mostly drove in the Comfort mode in the city and in traffic and switched to Sport+ mode to have some fun. I didn’t use the Race mode because there’s no point in a mode like this on our congested streets and I didn’t want to crash the car.

Driving in Comfort mode is nice and relaxing; the AMG GT 4-door acts like a normal luxury sedan. The ride is comfortable and the exhaust sound is turned down; there’s more than enough power to have fun even in this mode, but the throttle response is slower and the transmission upshifts at lower rpms to save fuel. The Sport mode adds more fun to the Comfort mode; it’s a good compromise between the Comfort and Sport+.

Sport+ is the mode you want to be in if you want to have some fun; I enjoyed this mode the most; the car felt even more powerful, agile, and sporty. This is the mode the AMG GT 4-door really wanted to be in; the chassis felt at home in this mode and the car felt like a proper sports car; cars like this do make sense; they give you the best of both worlds, with loads of practicality and sports car like handling when you need it.

The steering is direct and this big sedan (or coupe) switches directions like a much smaller car. There isn’t too much feedback from the steering wheel, which is what we’ve come to expect from modern cars, unfortunately. The brakes are excellent, thanks to the 360 x 36 mm composite disc brakes at the front and 360 x 26 mm discs at the rear, they bring the car to stop in an eye-popping short distance.

2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe Styling

2023 Mercedes AMG GT 4 Door Coupe Review scaled

The AMG GT 4-Door does resemble the 2-door AMG GT, if you squint your eyes and look at it from a specific angle. But realistically, they don’t look alike; the resemblance is apparent in the interior design, not so on the exterior.

Looking at pictures and videos of the AMG GT 4-Door, I wasn’t a big fan of it. The belt line seemed too high and the car itself seemed quite high, not a hunkered-down sports car like the AMG GT Coupe. However, seeing it in person, I liked it a lot. And the more I spent time with the car, the more I fell in love with the look. I know this is subjective, but this is an attractive car to me. It is quite the head turner, especially with the “Rublite Red Metallic” paint.

The overall body shape is quite sleek and is differentiated from the CLS by its hatchback design, which makes the AMG GT 4-Door quite practical. It comes with a huge trunk.

Interior

2022 Mercedes AMG GT 4 Door interior scaled

The interior on the AMG GT-4 is something I haven’t seen before on another Mercedes product. Upon further investigation, the interior design closely resembles the Mercedes-AMG GT (the one with only two doors). The AMG GT coupe and 4-door coupe do have something in common, after all.

Unlike other Mercedes vehicles, all the buttons for the driving modes, suspension settings, traction control, rear spoiler deployment, etc, are all located on the center console. These buttons have a glass-type finish, and when the car is off, they’re just black buttons and come to life when the car is switched on. Between the buttons is the trackpad, which is also found on other Mercedes vehicles, for controlling the infotainment screen. The gear lever is placed behind the trackpad; I found it to be a bit too far back and didn’t feel like a natural placement. Other Mercedes vehicles have the gear lever behind the steering wheel on the steering column.

The dashboard itself is what you’d find in other Mercedes-Benz vehicles and it looks exactly like what you’d find on all the E-Class-based vehicles, like the E-Class sedan, coupe, cabriolet, wagon, and CLS. The interior layout is elegant and you instantly notice the four air vents above the center console and the huge screen that starts from the gauge clusters and ends at the infotainment system; it’s not quite as eye-catching as the HyperScreen on the EQS, but it’s still quite large. The interior layout might look simple at first glance, but there are a lot of different features and settings, which can get overwhelming at first. It took me a few days of driving to get comfortable with everything, and everything felt very intuitive once I was used to it all.

The fit and finish, materials used, and attention to detail are top-notch. It is a beautiful-looking interior with plenty of modern bells and whistles, yet it still has the elegance Mercedes-Benz vehicles are known for.

The seats are covered in rich leather and are quite supportive and comfortable on most drives. However, I went on a long 2-hour drive, with a couple of breaks, and I found my rear end to be a bit sore; my passenger also felt the same way. I found the seats to be on the harder side. The seats are heated and ventilated; the ventilation did help a bit; I think the massage feature would’ve helped with my sore bum, but that was not an option on our car.

The AMG GT 4-Door comes with all the bells and whistles we’re used to in modern cars, like lane keep assist, lane departure warning, automatic cruise control, multiple cameras, automatic braking, emergency brake assist, and much more. However, one thing I didn’t find was a wireless charger; at least, I couldn’t find it.

There is ample leg room in the front and back seats. I expected rear seat headroom to be at a premium, but it wasn’t bad. The interior is also quiet, maybe a little too quiet. The AMG GT 4-Door is supposed to be a 4-door sports car; I would’ve liked more engine and exhaust noise to make their way into the cabin for a sporty feel. The exhaust is loud on the outside, however, the cabin is so well insulated the sound doesn’t make its way inside as much as I would’ve liked.

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Final Thoughts

I enjoyed my time with the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe; the more I drove it the more I liked it. It’s a fun, practical car, and I could put two child seats in the back seat, something not practical on a modern sports car.

Check out the Mercedes-Benz Canada website for more information on the GT 4-Door Coupe and other Mercedes luxury cars and SUVs.

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