Mercedes-AMG has unveiled an ‘entry-level’ version of its GT 4-Door Coupe, known as the GT 43.
The range topping GT 53, GT 63 and GT 63 S were unveiled earlier this year at the Geneva motor show. Click here to see that article.
The GT 43 uses the same 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six engine and hybrid system as the GT 53, however it has had its outputs reduced slightly. As a result, it is rated at 270kW of power and 500Nm of torque, with an extra 16kW and 250Nm available for short periods. Drive is sent to all wheels through a 4Matic+ all-wheel-drive system and a nine-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission – the 0-100km/h sprint occurs four-tenths slower at 4.9 seconds, on to a 15km/h-lower top speed of 270km/h.
In Germany, the GT 43 is priced at €95,259 ($154,831 AUD) – €13,923 ($22,628 AUD) lower than the GT 53. Mercedes says both models will share the same equipment and features, despite the large price difference.
The Mercedes-AMG GT 43 will go on sale in Europe next year, after a public debut at the Paris motor show next month.