According to Autocar, AMG are planning to unveil a 600 horsepower four-door saloon as part of its extensive 50th anniversary celebrations next year. It is due in 2019. it will be called the Vision concept and it will take aim at the Porsche Panamera Turbo. It will make it’s debut in concept form at one of a series of celebratory events next year and it is expected to get the GT 4 name when it becomes a production model in 2019. This will make the GT 4 AMG’s third dedicated series production model line, following on from the SLS and the existing GT. Power will likely come from the latest version of their twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 and among other developments should get new twin-scroll turbochargers.
The engine is tipped to be offered in two states of tune from the start of sales, with both standard 4Matic+ and S 4Matic+ models. In initial range-topping S 4Matic+ guise, the GT4’s engine output is expected to top the 603bhp of the new E 63 S 4Matic+.
“AMG is on a roll at the moment, with booming global sales. Moers, who was made chairman in 2013, said the performance division is approaching the size that Stuttgart neighbour Porsche was in 2010 before the Macan SUV was launched.
In recent years AMG sales have boomed, with sources suggesting that the recent addition of models such as the turbo 3.0-litre V6-powered C 43, E 43 and GLC 43 will help to push AMG volumes to well over 80,000 units this year.
The AMG line-up currently supports 31 models, with a plan to expand to 48 models in the future.” – Autocar