This Mercedes-AMG GT Edition 1 gets more downforce

Ruben Fields
May 8, 2018

The success of a new auto depends on a flawless introduction, so Mercedes-AMG has pulled out all the stops for the new AMG GT.

The new Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe - really, a replacement for the CLS 63 - gets a range-topping First Edition model for when it officially goes on sale in the summer.

On the outside the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S Edition 1 features a larger front splitter and integrated flics in the front bumper, optimized diffuser and fixed rear spoiler with a mechanically adjustable angle. Expect the Edition 1 to be among the first to arrive to market as the most expensive version of the auto offered.

Why deeply excellent? Because at 186mph, and with the adjustable spoiler extended to bursting point, the Edition 1 generates 30kg more downforce over the rear axle. An AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G transmission manages the output of the vehicle. The Edition 1 also includes a selectable Drift Mode, which delivers all of the V8's power to the rear wheels.

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Like other Edition 1 cars, Mercedes has dressed the GT Edition 1 in matte grey paint with offset stripes.

The 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S Edition 1 four-door coupe will make its world debut this weekend during the ADAC Zurich 24th Race at the Nurburgring in Germany.

On the exterior, the AMG Aerodynamics Package comes with several bodywork changes, different paintwork - designo graphite grey magno, diamond white bright or graphite grey metallic - and 21-inch AMG cross-spoke forged wheels, painted matt black.

No one loves a revenue-garnering "First Edition" option for new cars more than Mercedes and AMG, so you won't be too surprised to learn that the recently revealed, and clumsily named, Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe is going the "Edition 1" route too. Also look for carbon fiber trim, performance seats with a memory function, illuminated door sill panels, special AMG #63 cabin fragrance, and edition-specific floor mats.

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