Fans of the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe should find plenty of new style and colors to enjoy in the facelifted 2022 models. Driving a ’22 model won’t feel much different than a 2021, unless you choose the adjustable damping system with the V-8.
While the powertrain options remain the same from 2021, a ’22 AMG GT needn’t look the same as last year’s model. There are three new exterior colors, including Starling Blue Metallic, MANUFAKTUR Starling Blue Magno and MANUFAKTUR Cashmere White Magno.
The latter two are both matte, and they bring the total exterior paint options in the GT 4-Door to four matte finishes, five metallic shades and two solid colors.
The GT 53 also gets a MANUFAKTUR Exclusive Edition, which will be the only way to get the Rubellite Red Metallic exterior paint, among other upgrades. Seven new interior colors are available for the ’22 AMG GT 4-Door so you can really make the sporty sedan your own.
“Really, almost all colors of the rainbow are available in this car,” says Mercedes-AMG product manager Felix Schönhofer. “There’s something in it for everybody.”
A Night Package, again similar to the one on the 2021 model, is available. For 2022, the Night Package II offers new dark features, decking out the AMG signature grille and all other badges in dark chrome.
AMG buyers in the U.S. now will be able to get a GT 4-Door with a rear bench seat, and other options that used to require the V-8 powertrain can now be ordered on other models.
AMG will release complete information about the GT 4-Door V-8 model at a later date but does say there will be an all-new front apron in the optional V-8 styling package and there will be a hybrid version.
“There is, of course, going to be an 8-cylinder in the future with the GT 4-Door and we are going to one-up it with the hybrid,” Schönhofer says. This will be an E Performance model, AMG’s own hybrid brand identity with the electric motor and gears powering the rear axle. The powertrain, particularly the specially developed AMG hybrid battery, was inspired by Mercedes-Benz’s Formula 1 team.
There is one change to the driving behavior of the ’22 GT 4-Door: a new adjustable damping system that AMG says will enhance both the comfort and sportiness of V-8 models in the U.S. AMG has added two continuously variable pressure limiting valves in the air suspension system. The 2021 GT 4-Door already had an air suspension, but the new, three-chamber dampers have two valves on each side that control compression and rebound.
“By operating so independently from one another, that’s what enables us to achieve this wide spread between comfort and sport,” Schönhofer says.
“On the one hand, you can drive the GT 4-Door just gliding along the road feeling completely detached from all unevenness you might find in the tarmac and, on the other hand, you can go even more sporty, even more direct and get as much feedback as you need to set great lap times.”
New 21-in. forged wheels and 20-in. alloy rims, available in gray or matte black, are coming to the ’22 model, along with optional red brake calipers on the 6-cyl. model, available for the first time.
Inside, the ’22 GT 4-Door facelift brings a new special edition badge and door sills in red. The widescreen cockpit and driver assistance packages are standard, and the MBUX user interface is available as well.
The biggest change noticeable from the driver's seat, though, is the all-new AMG performance steering wheel with control buttons to switch drive modes without taking your hands off the wheel, as previously seen on the facelifted E-Class.
The updated GT 4-Door models will arrive in the U.S. later this year.