Mercedes-AMG GT 4 Door (2018) | Expert Rating


The Mercedes-AMG GT 4 Door is a luxury liftback that combines sports car performance with the cabin luxuries and practicalities of a high-end executive car – rivalling upmarket sports saloons like the Porsche Panamera.

While the GT 4 Door is marketed alongside the cheaper GT Coupé sports car, it is actually built on the same platform as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class executive saloon. While the definition of a coupé model usually boils down to a two-door car, Mercedes-AMG insists on calling this liftback model the GT 4 Door Coupé, due to its sporty sloping roofline.

First arriving on UK roads in the middle of 2018, the entry-level Mercedes-AMG GT 4 Door is powered by a supercharged V6 engine with mild-hybrid technology. The range also includes more powerful twin-turbocharged V8 models, and a flagship plug-in hybrid model, called the E-Performance.

The GT 4 Door has been warmly received by the British motoring media since its arrival, particularly enthusiast-focused titles who are impressed by the car’s exciting driving dynamics and pace, as well as its alluring looks.

“It looks great and goes like hell”, Top Gear comments, while Autocar says that the GT 4 Door is a “resounding dynamic showcase” that is currently the benchmark in its class, thanks to its “magnificently composed” chassis and “herculian” range of engines.

That said, more consumer-centric motoring outlets don’t see the Mercedes-AMG GT 4 Door in the same light. While Carwow comments that the liftback’s interior “looks like an AMG greatest hits album”, with a heap of stylish touches taken from other models in the range, What Car? asserts that the GT 4 Door’s interior quality does not live up to its price point, also concluding that “its poor refinement — both road and suspension noise — are its biggest failings by far.”

The car’s six-figure price is another big sticking point for reviewers – which has led many journalists to recommend the Porsche Panamera over the GT 4 Door, as it is considered to be the better all-round choice, and for a cheaper upfront cost.

As of May 2022, the Mercedes-AMG GT 4 Door holds an Expert Rating of 77% based on 15 reviews published by the UK media.

GT 4 Door highlights

  • Alluring engine soundtrack
  • Powerful performance
  • Efficient plug-in hybrid powertrain
  • Spacious cabin and boot
  • Surprisingly agile for a car of this size

GT 4 Door lowlights

  • Plug-in hybrid’s small electric range
  • Firm suspension hinders comfort
  • Loud road noise
  • Exceptionally expensive
  • Porsche Panamera is a better all-rounder

Key specifications

Body style: Large five-door liftback
petrol, plug-in hybrid
From £173,705 on-road

Launched: Summer 2018
Last updated: Winter 2018/19
Replacement due: TBA

Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

Safety rating

No safety rating

As of May 2022, the Mercedes-AMG GT 4 Door has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP. Due to its price and exclusivity, it is not likely to be tested in the future.

Eco rating

No eco rating

As of May 2022, the Mercedes-AMG GT 4 Door has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

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