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Mercedes-AMG GT coupe - Practicality & boot space

The Mercedes-AMG GT isn't the most spacious sports car around

Carbuyer Rating

4.0 out of 5

Practicality & boot space Rating

3.0 out of 5

Given the kind of car the Mercedes-AMG GT is, it’s no surprise that there isn't much storage space. Models like the Porsche 911 provide two more seats, but in reality they’re only really useful as additional storage space. However, this does give the Porsche an advantage over the AMG GT.

The Mercedes’ thick windscreen pillars mean it can be tricky to pull out of junctions due to the blind spots they create, and the bulging bonnet means some crests can leave you guessing what's ahead. The AMG GT is a little shorter but a little wider than a BMW 3 Series, which could make parking in bays a little harder, so you’ll likely want to select park sensors or a rear parking camera from the options list.

Mercedes-AMG GT interior space and storage

The Mercedes-AMG GT isn’t the ideal car for long-distance travelling – you’d be better off with a Mercedes SL or a Mercedes S-Class Coupe for that – but it’s fine for a weekend away.

The door pockets are small and the glovebox is tiny – Carbuyer’s benchmark water bottle won’t fit. Fortunately, there’s a decent sized cubbyhole with two cup-holders where you’d expect to find the gearstick. That's mounted further back, as you only need it to engage forward or reverse gears before moving to the paddles or full automatic control.

It’s easy enough to climb in and out of the car, though. The doors open wide and you drop into the low-slung seats without fuss.

Boot space

Open the boot and you’ll find 350 litres of luggage space. Incredibly, that’s almost as much as you get in a Ford Focus. However, the boot is long and shallow, which limits the potential for hauling suitcases, but there’s enough space for two golf bags. Use the load cover, and space drops to 285 litres - slightly less than a Ford Fiesta - but it does mean your belongings are left out of sight.

There’s a lip to lift luggage over, but its no more pronounced than those of its closest rivals. There’s also a metal strut that can be positioned to stop luggage sliding around as you're driving.

It won’t come as a surprise to learn that the seats don’t fold forward and there’s no underfloor storage, either. Those 350 litres are all you get. In outright terms, the AMG GT’s boot compares well with the Jaguar F-Type coupe’s 315-litre boot, but the Porsche 911 pips both if you treat the rear seats as additional storage, coupled with the 115-litre boot you’ll find under its bonnet.

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