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    This popped up on the GT forums.



    Don't think it's been seen before.

    My excitement over this car is a bit limited...after all, it's basically a CLS. I think the idea is that the CLS53 will be the top end "mercedes" AMG, and then the real AMG with the bigger motors will be integrated nto the GT sub-brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    This popped up on the GT forums.



    Don't think it's been seen before.

    My excitement over this car is a bit limited...after all, it's basically a CLS. I think the idea is that the CLS53 will be the top end "mercedes" AMG, and then the real AMG with the bigger motors will be integrated nto the GT sub-brand.
    800hp hybrid version at some point tho... which will prob be out of my price range.
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    I like to hope this is what I replace the C63 with.

    But who knows.
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    800hp hybrid version at some point tho... which will prob be out of my price range.
    What's your guess? 200?

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    I guess my question is why? Isn't this what the CLA/CLS are supposed to do? I must be out of it because I don't understand the make a four door version of a two door car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dino_martini View Post
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    I guess my question is why? Isn't this what the CLA/CLS are supposed to do? I must be out of it because I don't understand the make a four door version of a two door car.
    It's not a two door car. It's basically a top-tier CLS, based on the CLS platform. It's not based on the GT platform.

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    My only hope is that calling it a GT makes it a touch more hardcore than the CLS63 was?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    What's your guess? 200?
    More is my guess.
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    It's not a two door car. It's basically a top-tier CLS, based on the CLS platform. It's not based on the GT platform.
    Yea, it’s a marketing exercise to better position a top end CLS against the Panamera.
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    My only hope is that calling it a GT makes it a touch more hardcore than the CLS63 was?
    Fingers crossed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    This popped up on the GT forums.



    Don't think it's been seen before

    My excitement over this car is a bit limited...after all, it's basically a CLS. I think the idea is that the CLS53 will be the top end "mercedes" AMG, and then the real AMG with the bigger motors will be integrated nto the GT sub-brand.
    https://www.theverge.com/2017/3/7/14...otor-show-2017

    The concept debut last year at Geneva, supposed to be 90% production.

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    The hype on this car is so awesome. It’s almost destined to be dissapointing at this rate haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    The hype on this car is so awesome. It’s almost destined to be dissapointing at this rate haha.
    If people expect it to drive like a GT-S but ended up with a E63S, they will be disappointed.

    E63S is a soft porker compared to GT-S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtrema View Post
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    If people expect it to drive like a GT-S but ended up with a E63S, they will be disappointed.

    E63S is a soft porker compared to GT-S.
    I think that was the point of moving it over to Mercedes-AMG under the GT nameplate, is that it will be engineered to be more hardcore than the CLS63S which was really just an E63S in a prettier body. The target market that was buying the CLS wouldn't want any less comfort, so they split the CLS into 2 separate segments under 2 separate nameplates. All said and done it should drive somewhere between a GT-S and E63S than exactly like an E63S. It's a hell of a lot heavier and completely different platform than the GT-S, so yea, it will never drive like a GT-S. Of course, we'll see when it actually gets driven and tested.

    MB toyed with this idea before by stretching the SLS chassis to make a 4 door SLS, but that idea was tossed due to costs. From a performance standpoint, that would've been the better path for someone that wants a 4 door 4 passenger GT-S.

    The hilarious looking 4 door SLS patent:

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    Yea, looking at the CLS53 to replace my MiL’s 550, but she has no interest in the full AMG treatment with performance seats, harsh ride, crazy shifts.

    She just wants something that looks and sounds cool, couldn’t gaf about how fast it is.

    Stuff like this is the only hope for hardcore amg’s to survive because the market for soft luxurious amg’s is way bigger than the market for purist sports cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
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    I think that was the point of moving it over to Mercedes-AMG under the GT nameplate, is that it will be engineered to be more hardcore than the CLS63S which was really just an E63S in a prettier body. The target market that was buying the CLS wouldn't want any less comfort, so they split the CLS into 2 separate segments under 2 separate nameplates. All said and done it should drive somewhere between a GT-S and E63S than exactly like an E63S. It's a hell of a lot heavier and completely different platform than the GT-S, so yea, it will never drive like a GT-S. Of course, we'll see when it actually gets driven and tested.

    MB toyed with this idea before by stretching the SLS chassis to make a 4 door SLS, but that idea was tossed due to costs. From a performance standpoint, that would've been the better path for someone that wants a 4 door 4 passenger GT-S.

    The hilarious looking 4 door SLS patent:

    four-door-sls-amg-patent-images_100383158_h.jpg
    The only reason they could get a patent was because no one previously was dumb enough to design that... thing.

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    Looks pretty good, not sure if I like this Panamera styling over the CLS yet. Have to see both in person.

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    So is the wing fixed or is it not?

    It’s going to be solidly in refresh territory by the time I am looking, but I kindof agree the cls53 is sharper looking, this is a little monolithic.

    Very nice car.

    Edit: does that say GT53 on the back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    So is the wing fixed or is it not?

    It’s going to be solidly in refresh territory by the time I am looking, but I kindof agree the cls53 is sharper looking, this is a little monolithic.

    Very nice car.

    Edit: does that say GT53 on the back?
    Busy morning, slowly typing out the details post.

    Coming in 3 flavors, GT 53, GT 63, GT 63S. Power output as expected, 429hp, 577hp and 630hp. No word on the 800hp hybrid model.

    53 gets standard steel spring with adjustable damping suspension, 63 comes with Airmatic, LSD, rear wheel steering, and drift mode 4matic.

    All GT 4 doors have a reinforced chassis, and hefty weight of at least 4500lbs. Optional active aero, not as extensive as the GT R, but still here nonetheless with active front and rear wings.

    4 seater setup is nice, the non folding carbon seats are pimp, but destroys usability of the hatch since it's not foldable.

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    Shameless badly executed ripoff of the Panamera center stack haha.

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    Standard rear foldable seats makes this actually usable.

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    Sweet. Thanks rage.
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    Automobile expects the prices to start at around $100k USD, so basically AMG GT 4-door 53 priced in line with an E63S. So $115k CDN start.
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