The “family” version of the AMG GT Coupe line, the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 53 4-door foregoes the its 2-door siblings’ twin-turbo V8 for a smaller but very potent 3.0L inline-6 that produces a respectable 429 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque courtesy of forced induction and an electric compressor.
Paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission, and an intelligent all-wheel drive system, this Merc delivers a very smooth and sporty driving experience that was lots of fun to test out on the open road. Ripped and ready to go from 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds, it’s easy to see the GT 53 is a great choice for anyone looking for a car that keep up and overtake any challengers mistaking this for an AMG GTR.
The styling of the GT 53 is unmistakably AMG GT, featuring a sleek, aerodynamic body that somehow mimics the classic long hood-short body look of the AMG GT coupe while adding an extra set of doors as well as some user-friendly sophistication akin to the stately E & S classes. Indeed sportier than the Mercedes-Benz E class or S class, the AMG GT 53 is a great choice for fans of the AMG GT coupe series interested in a family-friendlier version of Mercedes-Benz’s halo sports car.
Inside the cabin, the GT 53 offers a variety of luxury features to further enhance the driving experience for the driver and passengers alike. The panoramic sunroof provided a great sensation of having limitless space, which was a great addition to the already spacious and comfortable seating both in the front and back seats. We also enjoyed the Burmester surround sound system, which delivered optimum sound quality for all our favorite tunes, and the large 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster made for easy navigation as well as an agile selection process for entertainment features. The rapid heating feature for the front seats wasn’t necessary for our warm and sunny South Florida testing location; however, it’s easy to recognize how this feature could greatly enhance the driving experience for any GT 53 drivers in colder climates. Heated rear seats are available as an add-on package for drivers who prioritize the backside comfort of their passengers as well. Rear seat heating comes with a must-have-if-you-have-regular-rear-passengers $3,700 Premium Rear Seating Package, that also comes with a rear-cabin central touch screen display that puts entertainment features in the hands of your passengers, as well as climate-controlled rear cup holders, wireless charging, and a few other notable rear-cabin features.
Another great add-on package to consider is the $2,700 Intelligent Drive Package, which equips the GT 53 with assist options that make your driving experience virtually automated. Anyone seriously considering the GT 53 should definitely tick this box for enhanced driving automation features.
Overall, the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 53 is a great choice for anyone on the market for a high-performance sports car offering a balance of power and luxury. Its stylish and sporty exterior is sure to turn heads for anyone who knows what they’re looking at, without drawing unwanted attention with overt flash. Definitely consider the GT 53 if you’re in the market for a great performance sedan that prioritizes comfort with luxury details.