For 2020, Mercedes-Benz has updated the AMG GT and GT R Coupe models with revised interior and exterior designs. Exterior revisions include new LED exterior lights, wheels, exhaust tips, and a refreshed rear diffuser.
On the inside, the coupe gets a new 12.3-inch instrument cluster and a 10.3-inch infotainment display as standard. The center console gets a fresh look, while the new steering wheel has AMG Drive Unit controls. New tech includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a new AMG Track Pace virtual race engineer that allows drivers to track their lap times around a track.
Since the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe was all-new back in 2019, the vehicle gets minimal changes.
Choosing Your Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
The Mercedes AMG GT is available in two body styles: coupe and sedan, though the sedan is referred to as a "4-Door Coupe" by Mercedes. The actual coupe is available in GT, GT C, and GT R trims, while the sedan is offered in GT 53, GT 63, and GT 63 S trims. Pricing starts at $100,945 including destination for the GT 53 and climbs to $163,895 for the GT R.
The majority of trims are powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 that’s available in multiple states of tune. The standard AMG GT 53 comes with a six-cylinder engine with a mild-hybrid system.
|Engine Type||Trim Level||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|3.0L Turbo 6-Cylinder||GT 53||429 hp||384 lb-ft||21 mpg|
|4.0 L Twin-Turbo 8-Cylinder||AMG GT||469 hp||465 lb-ft||18 mpg|
|4.0 L Twin-Turbo 8-Cylinder||AMG GT C||550 hp||502 lb-ft||17mpg|
|4.0 L Twin-Turbo 8-Cylinder||AMG GT R||577 hp||516 lb-ft||17 mpg|
|4.0 L Twin-Turbo 8-Cylinder||GT 63||577 hp||590 lb-ft||17 mpg|
|4.0 L Twin-Turbo 8-Cylinder||GT 63 S||630 hp||590 lb-ft||17 mpg|
Transmissions differ depending on body style, as sedans come with a nine-speed automatic and coupes have a seven-speed automatic. Sedans come with all-wheel drive; coupes are rear-wheel drive only.
Surprisingly, the AMG GT 63 S is the model with the most horsepower. The sedan is also the most efficient AMG GT model thanks to the base powertrain. The addition of all-wheel drive to sedan models helps drivers put the engine’s power down more carefully, too.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The Mercedes AMG GT Coupe has seating for two and 10.1 cubic feet of cargo space, which is average for a two-door luxury sports car. The AMG GT 4-Door Coupe is actually a hatchback, despite its name. It can seat four passengers and offers 12.7 cubic feet of cargo space.
Safety features are separated by body style.
The four-door variant gets automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, an automated parking system, automatic high beams, and a driver attention monitor.
The available Driver Assistance Package ($2,250) adds adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, lane change assist, speed limit assist, and more. A surround-view camera system is an additional $500.
The coupe comes with automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, front and rear parking sensors, and a driver attention monitor. The GT C adds blind-spot monitoring and lane keeping assist as standard, but, strangely, the GT R doesn't.
The available Lane Tracking Package ($875) bundles blind-spot monitoring and lane keeping assist on the GT and GT R. Adaptive cruise control is available on all three for $2,250.
Connectivity features are also split by models.
AMG GT 4-Door Coupes have a 12.3-inch central display running Mercedes’ Comand system with a touchpad controller. Navigation, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, HD radio, satellite radio, three front USB ports, and wireless charging are included. A head-up display is a $1,100 standalone option.
The AMG GT Coupe features a 10.25-inch display with a rotary central controller. Standard fare includes navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, HD radio, satellite radio, and two USB ports. The touchpad controller is a no-cost option.
It may be the entry-level model, but the AMG GT 53 4-Door Coupe comes well equipped with 19-inch wheels, a sunroof, LED exterior lighting, and a multistage active rear spoiler. The interior features heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, a power liftgate, and synthetic leather upholstery.
Being the four-seat model, buyers may be interested in the Executive Rear Seat Package ($3,350). It adds major creature comforts for the rear passengers, including a rear wireless charger, two rear USB ports, a rear touchscreen display, and heated and cooled cupholders, among other things.
The Warmth and Comfort Package ($1,050) brings a heated steering wheel, rapid heating front seats, and heated front armrests and upper door panels.
The AMG GT Coupe comes with the 469-hp twin-turbo V8, a performance exhaust system, a sport suspension, and 19-inch wheels. Inside, occupants are treated to heated and power AMG performance seats with memory, leatherette upholstery, and dual-zone climate control.
Notable standalone options include a panorama roof ($1,260), ventilated seats ($450), and remote keyless entry and go ($800).
The AMG GT 63 includes the 577-hp twin-turbo V8 engine, along with an upgraded brakes, suspension, and limited-slip rear differential. Newly standard features over the GT 53 include ventilated front seats, Nappa leather upholstery, and a rear sunshade.
The AMG GT C adds staggered 19- and 20-inch wheels, upgraded brakes and steering, and an electronic limited-slip differential to along with the 550-hp engine. A forged aluminum double wishbone suspension, reprofiled bodywork, and dynamic engine and transmission mounts are also included.
nterior upgrades are limited to ventilated front seats, keyless entry and start, blind-spot monitoring, and lane keeping assist.
The AMG GT 63 S adds the 630-hp V8 to the mix, alongside a race start function, race and drift modes, dynamic engine and transmission mounts, a performance steering wheel, and 20-inch wheels.
The AMG GT R comes with the 577-hp V8, an adjustable coil-over suspension, carbon fiber chassis bracing, a carbon fiber engine compartment cover, a carbon fiber roof panel, and a fixed rear spoiler.
As a track-focused vehicle, the GT R loses some features to decrease the car’s weight. The heated exterior mirrors, blind-spot monitoring, lane keeping assist, and the 10-speaker Burmester audio system are not standard, but leather upholstery and unique interior trim are.
Both the 2020 Mercedes AMG GT Coupe and Mercedes AMG GT 4-Door Coupe are high-performance models. Choosing between them comes down to personal preference: coupe or 4-door sedan with a hatchback liftgate and coupe-like styling?
Regardless of which body style you choose, the middle trims are the way to go. They provide a bump in performance and more luxury features that make them worthy of the price tags. The high-end models are only for consumers that expect to go to a track regularly.