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The Mercedes AMG GT is the biggest, sportiest Benz sedan, sitting between the smaller E-Class and the flagship S-Class. Despite its place in the middle of Mercedes’ lineup, it boasts the most powerful engines as the V8-powered GT63 and GT63 S models return this year. Although prices for the AMG GT fluctuate from the high $90,000 range to over $170,000, here are four reasons why the GT53 is worth its sum just beyond the six-figure mark.

1. High-end cabin amenities

Although much of the AMG GT’s interior is shared with the CLS, that’s not a bad thing. The interior design is futuristic and sensational, giving the cockpit an ultra-sporty feel. In front of the driver, the flat-bottomed steering wheel is also a nice track-inspired touch. Despite being a family car, the AMG GT comes standard with aggressively bolstered seats but still provides ample comfort.

The Mercedes AMG GT, albeit athletic, is built to be a practical sedan. Therefore, if potential buyers want to use their six-figure luxury car to pick up mulch from the garden center, they can. The rear seats in the five-door hatchback fold down to greatly increase the 12.7 cubic feet behind the rear seats.

2. Easy-to-use infotainment system

A straightforward infotainment display in a Mercedes, you say? Well, that depends on who you ask.

The GT53 was recently updated with an all-new system, and though Edmunds says “the learning curve might be a bit steep,” it’s because of the sheer number of things it can do. “It’s relatively easy to navigate the menus using either the touchscreen or the touchpad on the center console,” reviewers added. A wide range of physical buttons also boosts usability, which is quite rare nowadays.

3. Sports car speed

While you can get an AMG GT for under $100,000, it’s the GT43, not the GT53. The 362-horsepower 3.0-liter inline-six in the “base” model is robust, but you might as well opt for the zestier version. The extra $10,000 grants you 429 turbocharged horsepower and drops the 0 to mph time from 4.8 to 4.4 seconds.

The AMG GT’s sports-tuned multi-link suspension will deliver flat cornering in the bends, enhanced by responsive, electromechanical power assist steering. Even though the four-door luxury car weighs 2.25 tons, it’ll still rip 1.0g on the skidpad, Car and Driver says.

4. Those looks

Let’s be honest—the 2023 Mercedes AMG GT is jaw-droppingly gorgeous. Yes, taller passengers in the rear may have to rest the top of their heads on the roof lining, but the coupe-like styling was well executed. A low fastback roofline, wider haunches, and the overall angularity within its curves make the AMG GT stick out. Even if potential buyers opt for the less powerful inline-six, the sedan will look just as assertive.

How much is a 2023 Mercedes AMG GT?

The 2023 Mercedes AMG GT53 is worth its six-figure sum
2023 Mercedes AMG GT53 | Mercedes-Benz USA

The AMG GT43 will set potential buyers back $97,050. For the sports car-quick GT53, the bill begins at $107,850, but that’s the mid-range variant that seems most sensible.

The next jump in trim levels is the GT63, featuring a supercar-fast 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. While its 575 horsepower is seductive, as is the GT63 S’s electrically boosted 630, they are $150,350 and $171,500, respectively. If you’re looking for powerful looks, sumptuous luxury, and particularly performance, the AMG GT53, at just over $100,000, presents a worthwhile luxury car pick.


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