Friday, July 3rd 2015. | Advanced Technology, Auto & Motor, Car

A new Mercedes-AMG four-door model, purportedly called GT4, is beginning to seem like less of a rumor and more of a real possibility. Like AMG’s SLS and GT models, the four-door would be exclusive to AMG, and new insider information suggests that it will be built on the same platform as the CLS and positioned against the Porsche Panamera. It would be sold alongside the GT, making it the first time two AMG-exclusive models are sold concurrently.

A new report from Automobile suggests that when it arrives in 2018, the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT4 model will come in more than one flavor, offering an entire range of both trim levels and drivetrain configurations. The three trim levels will include AMG, AMG S and AMG Sport, while engine options will consist of two 2.9-liter, inline-six diesels producing 300 and 400 horsepower, a turbocharged gasoline inline-six that produces 455 horsepower with the help of a 20-horsepower electric motor, and two V-8s (presumably the same twin-turbo 4.0-liters from the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT and 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63) producing 557 and 585 horsepower.

Automobile goes on to say that styling will be markedly different from GT, but the GT4 will share a few design themes, including a similar grille and body kit. It will share the CLS’s low, coupe-like roof line, but differentiate itself with a new lighting system, wheels and body panels, including new quarter panels, doors and bumper covers. Like the Panamera, the GT4 will also have a fifth-door hatch. A source at AMG head quarters familiar with the project says it will be priced somewhere between the CLS ($66,000) and GT ($130,000), and go up from there depending on trim and engine options.

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