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The Mercedes-AMG Debut Proves Its Power, Beauty & Functionality

By Ana Cordero , Mar 10, 2017 03:10 AM EST
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At the Geneva Auto Show earlier this week, Mercedes-AMG showed off a four-door coupe concept, which has since taken the auto world by a story. Many have taken it as the company's bet against the Porsche Panamera Turbo S Hybrid. And if the reveal is anything to go by, the German automaker looks like it may have a winner on its hands.

As noted by Forbes, the exterior design of the coupe is the ideal mix between Mercedes CLS and the developing AMG design. The vehicle evidently has AMG signatures, such as a gaping maw grill and a long hood that indicates a front-mid-engine layout. The publication also noted that there was a teardrop rear roofline and tail end.

For its power, the Mercedes-AMG concept coupe will rely on the 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8. Partnered with an electric motor, which will provide instant-on torque to the rear wheels, the car can reach 60 mph in less than three seconds. This will be further enhanced by a 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive system. It is also expected that AMG will cut down on the weight of the vehicle in order to reach promised speeds.

Architectural Digest further discussed that the car will have nano-active fiber technology for its headlights. The side-view mirrors have been virtually replaced by miniature cameras found in the rear of the vehicle. There is more fiber carbon material sprinkled in other areas of the concept car.

But as the publication has reported, the new coupe is more than just a concept car. The company has actual intentions to make its newly debuted concept car into a reality. Mercedes-AMG admitted that it is close to what will be released in the following years. And if it does eventually come to fruition, the unit will do well to continue the winning streak of the SLS AMG and AMG GT that came before it.

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