The favorite rival of the Porsche Panamera celebrates its three-year career. And for the occasion, Mercedes-AMG gives it a very slight restyling with some improvements which, as you can see from the photos, hardly change the overall design of the car.
This restyling only concerns the versions with a six-cylinder, namely the Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe 4-door 43 and 53. The 63 version with the V8 will undoubtedly be entitled to something more spicy. Moreover, can we really talk about restyling given the fact that the only aesthetic changes on the six-cylinder versions are confined to the arrival, as an option, the front bumper of V8 models whose air intakes are more emphasized. At the rear, these versions retain their four round tailpipes.
Note also the arrival of a new optional Night Package II pack, with a glossy black finish for the Panamericana grille and certain inscriptions visible on the body. As for the colors available, there are also some changes, with the arrival of three new colors, namely Spectral Blue in metallic or matt finish and white Cashmere White matt.
Inside, the changes are just as discreet, with the arrival of a new double-spoke steering wheel, and touches with haptic feedback, as we are used to seeing at Audi now. In addition to this small novelty, Mercedes-AMG has enriched its range of interior finishes with new upholstery configurations and contrasting stitching.
Now let’s move on to the technical part, and there is some change, with a few more adjustments to the suspensions. These changes come after those made in August 2020 and new rear axle fasteners. For this little makeover, the engineers have revised the adaptive air suspension and in particular the expansion and compression phases, where they are now managed with independent valves. What accentuates the difference in terms of damping between Comfort and Sport modes.
On the engine side, nothing new under the sun, the 43 version is still equipped with the 3.0-liter in-line six cylinder. 367 horses, while the model 53 is equipped with 435 equines. The restyling of the 63 version should not be long too, while we also look forward to the version with a plug-in hybrid powertrain loaded to overshadow the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. Thanks to its new PHEV variants, the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door Coupé range will expand, and the most powerful version could offer up to around 800 horsepower.