Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher would be blown away by the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT 53 4-Door Coupe. The two engineers who started AMG back in the 1960s understood the makings of a great sports sedan long before that term even existed, and they created their fair share. Tucked away in the German countryside, they started the company in a small garage and began adding power and performance to Mercedes-Benz sedans. Five decades later, AMG is Mercedes’ in-house hot-rod shop — an international high-performance powerhouse — and that humble two-man operation has grown to employ about 1,800.
Usually, AMG models are juiced up, high-performance versions of mainstream Mercedes-Benz cars and SUVs. But the Mercedes-AMG GT 53 4-Door Coupe is different. Like the brand’s GT sports car, this turbocharged four-door hatchback was created completely by AMG to compete with the Porsche Panamera 4S, BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe, and Audi S7.