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Mercedes will offer the new flagship AMG GT 4-door Coupe from its Australian launch in the second quarter of 2019 in limited-edition Edition 1 guise, pairing bespoke styling with a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine.

The auto was first shown at the Geneva motor show in March.

On the visual front, Mercedes-AMG is offering three body colors: designo graphite grey magno, diamond white bright and graphite grey metallic.

Principally because this four-door AMG GT Edition 1 has more of it than a regular four-door AMG GT.

Local pricing and specification will be announced closer to the car's Australian arrival. The rear spoiler's angle can be mechanically adjusted by the driver to tweak the balance of lift and the driving characteristics to suit his or her individual preference or specific circumstances.

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The package is rounded out with 21-inch forged alloy wheels, finished in a high-sheen matte black.

The aero package is actually functional, with AMG boasting it both lowers drag and boosts downforce.

Given that India sits lower down the priority list for most luxury models, we don't often get any of the Mercedes-Benz Edition 1 models (except for the namesake A-Class and B-Class editions from 2014). The 4-Door Coupe has a top speed of 195 miles per hour and can reach 60 miles per hour in 3.1 seconds.

For the exterior, the designers added the GT 4-Door Coupe's available aerodynamics package as well as a racing stripe on the car's flanks.

Additionally, AMG has loaded up the Edition 1 with black leather upholstery with contrast yellow stitching throughout, yellow seat belts, illuminated AMG door sills, AMG Performance seats, floor mats with AMG lettering and yellow stitching and a unique "AMG #63" in-car fragrance. But even if you've got deep enough pockets you'll have to wait until early 2019 to take delivery of the Edition 1 and the AMG GT 63 and 63 S models.

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