Still, no new information to be gleaned.
Mercedes-AMG has, again, released another handful of photos teasing its new four-door Porsche Panamera slayer, which still doesn’t have a name (but we call it the GT-4, and lots of other people call it lots of other things). And yet again, it has released no new details on the car, so it’s basically a photo gallery exclusively for gawking at.
The AMG GT-4 saloon will pack more power than the CLS 53, which is presently the most potent four-door coupe in the Mercedes-Benz lineup, and so you can expect to see the model debut with a 4.0-litre biturbo V8 with 450kW/850Nm, with a mild-hybrid system and all-wheel drive. In time, a 600kW hybrid model will debut (that figure being a combined output), which will come with technology from High Performance Powertrains, a sister company under Mercedes-Benz that’s responsible for developing the Project One hypercar.
The four-door AMG GT-4 was previewed by the GT Concept from last year, where Mercedes-AMG made clear its intentions to not let the Porsche Panamera and upcoming Mission E go unperturbed. The AMG GT concept has a distinctly corporate face, with thin headlights and a production-ready nose. The profile of the concept shows off its flowing, toned physique, while the rear sees a familiar combination of slim LED taillights and central exhaust tip. The AMG GT concept also intends to excite under the bonnet, as it bears a telling ‘EQ Power+’ badge on the fender-mounted side-view cameras, alluding to an electrified powertrain beneath.
Interestingly, in the GT Concept, the V8 under the bonnet could also work as a generator for the electric drivetrain. That feature is unlikely to make it to the production model, but the styling details like the ‘Predator’ face and pert rear end are expected to be carried through.