2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 43 4MATIC+ is the newest entry-level GT 4-door coupe

Article by Christian A., on September 18, 2018

Mercedes-AMG’s GT 4-door Coupe models now have a new member, in the guise of the AMG GT 43 4MATIC+. This new model is AMG’s newest entry-level offering, with a price that is nearly EUR14,000 lower than the AMG GT 53 4MATIC+ that the high-performance division introduced in March this year.

Both the AMG GT 53 4MATIC+ coupe, the all-new AMG GT 43 4MATIC+ are powered by a dynamic core: a 3.0-liter six-cylinder in-line engine with EQ Boost that serves as a starter and an alternator. Nonetheless, the six-cylinder in-line engine sitting under the hood of the entry-level AMG GT 43 4MATIC+ is less powerful than the mill in the AMG GT 53 4MATIC+.

The 3.0-liter 6-cylinder in-line engine serving the AMG GT 43 4MATIC+ is tuned to deliver up to 270 kW (367 hp) of output and up to 500 Nm of torque available between 1,000 rpm and 4,500 rpm. This power level allows the AMG GT 43 4MATIC+ to sprint from nil to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and achieve a top speed of 270 km/h. The AMG GT 43 4MATIC+ consumes between 9.1 liter and 9.4 liters of fuel per 100 km (combined) and emits between 209 grams and 215 grams of carbon dioxide per km (combined), enough to comply with Euro 6d-TEMP.

On the AMG GT 53 4MATIC+, the 3.0-liter 6-cylinder in-line engine can generate 320 hp (435) of max output and 620 Nm of peak torque available between 1,800 rpm and 5,800 rpm. This allows the AMG GT 53 4MATIC+ to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 285 km/h. The fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emission values for the AMG GT 53 4MATIC+ are the same as the AMG GT 43 4MATIC+. Being 4MATIC models, both GT 4-door coupes employ an all-wheel drive system with fully variable torque distribution.

Interestingly, both the AMG GT 43 4MATIC+ and the AMG GT 53 4MATIC+ comes with EQ Boost that combines the starter and alternator in one electric motor. Integrated between the engine and the transmission, EQ Boost can provide extra power -- 16 kW (22 hp) of output and 250 Nm of torque -- for a short period of time.

Both AMG GT 4-door Coupe models are provided with fast-shifting AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission and a number of active aerodynamics like the AIRPANEL air control system in the front apron and the extending rear spoiler. The exterior and interior of the both models are identical, and so are their appointments, styling packages and light-alloy wheels.

The AMG GT 43 4MATIC+ and the AMG GT 53 4MATIC+ have starting prices (recommended) prices of EUR95,259.50 and EUR109,182.50, respectively, in Germany. Both prices already include 19-percent VAT.

Press Release

Sales launch of the new Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door Coupé models: Sports car portfolio continues to grow

With the new AMG GT 43 4MATIC+ 4-door Coupé (fuel consumption, combined: 9.4-9.1 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 215-209 g/km) Mercedes-AMG is extending its sports car offering with the addition of an entry-level model at a very attractive price/value ratio. The new 270 kW (367 hp) model and the 320 kW (435 hp) variant already presented in March 2018, namely the AMG GT 53 4MATIC+ (fuel consumption, combined: 9.4-9.1 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 215-209 g/km), can be ordered from Mercedes-Benz sales partners with immediate effect.

The 3.0-litre 6-cylinder in-line engine in the AMG GT 43 4MATIC+ produces 270 kW (367 hp) and delivers maximum torque of 500 Nm. Acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and the top speed of 270 km/h meet the requirements of customers in many markets. The EQ Boost starter-alternator delivers additional short-term output and torque of 16 kW (22 hp) and 250 Nm, respectively. It combines the starter and alternator in one electric motor, is integrated between the engine and transmission and feeds the 48 V on-board electrical system. This innovative feature as well as the intelligent two-stage turbocharging with additional electrical compressor and exhaust gas turbocharger combines hallmark AMG Driving Performance with low fuel consumption.

The characteristic exterior design, the innovative interior with three rear variants and the display switches in the centre console are identical to those in the AMG GT 53 4MATIC+. The same applies to the fast-shifting AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission and the active aerodynamics with AIRPANEL air control system in the front apron and extending rear spoiler. Also identical are the standard appointments and the comprehensive selection of individualisation options through to the styling packages and large range of light-alloy wheels.

Source: Mercedes-Benz

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