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Mercedes-Benz Created a Gold-Wrapped AMG GT 4-Door for the Oscars

Mercedes-Benz Created a Gold-Wrapped AMG GT 4-Door for the Oscars

 

Hollywood's elite is dressed to the nines for the 2019 Oscars-and apparently Mercedes wanted in on the action, too. It has created a special gold version of the new AMG GT 4-Door just for the event, and it seems like Mercedes is planned to feature the car in a new movie-themed ad campaign.

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Mercedes tweeted out a fake movie poster called "Love Altar" that features this gold-wrapped AMG GT 4-Door, and it also shared behind-the-scenes footage of the shiny gold wrap being applied to the car. We haven't seen the ad yet, but we'll post it as soon as it airs.

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If you don't recognize this offering from Mercedes-Benz's high-performance AMG lineup, that's because it's a new addition. Spun off from the AMG GT sports coupe, the AMG GT 4-Door uses the same platform as the E-class and sets out to provide a bit more practicality-thanks to its four-door hatchback shape-without sacrificing too much performance. The entry point is a GT53 model with a turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six engine producing 429 horsepower, while the GT63 ups the ante to a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V-8 with 577 horsepower. The GT63 S sits at the tippy-top with its uptuned 630-hp version of that same engine. All-wheel drive is standard across the board. Pricing for the GT63 models ranges from $137,495 to $159,995; the GT53's price hasn't been announced yet.

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Mercedes isn't the only car company making inroads at this year's Oscars. Cadillac is a major sponsor of the show.

 

 

 

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