Mercedes-AMG’s Four-Door GT Could Get A Six-Cylinder Engine

Posted on May 3 2017 - 6:09am by Lisa Chan

Last month, Mercedes-AMG debuted a four-door concept version of its GT sports car, complete with 805 horsepower from a hybrid drivetrain that includes a twin-turbo V8. At the concept’s debut, AMG boss Tobias Moers told us that the car would hit production next year, initially without the hybrid V8 drivetrain–just a conventional internal combustion engine.

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As it turns out, the sleek four-door may feature a lowly six-cylinder engine alongside AMG’s workhorse 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 when it debuts.

This rumor comes from our ever-reliable Car and Driver colleague Jens Meiners, who has the full report on Mercedes-Benz’s future product plans. Meiners reports that the six-cylinder GT four-door could come in three flavors–a twin-turbo gas unit, a turbodiesel, and some sort of hybrid setup. It’s not specified whether the six-cylinder GT will use a V6, or Mercedes’ new inline-six.

Elsewhere in the GT lineup, Meiners reports AMG is still working on a two-door, even wilder GT Black Series. Previously, Moers has said the AMG GT Black Series will arrive in 2018, and promised that it would be significantly different from the track-focused AMG GT R.