There's a New Entry-Level Model for the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe06/16/2020
Mercedes-AMG has revealed a new entry-level model for its GT 4-Door coupe called the GT 43. Meant to slot under the GT 53, it uses a detuned version of that car’s mild-hybrid 3.0-liter inline-six, and comes in at $10,000 less than any other GT model.
The GT 43’s drivetrain is largely unchanged versus the 53. The only real difference is power output: The GT 43 makes just 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, versus the 53’s 429 horsepower and 384 lb-ft. Additional output from the mild-hybrid system is the same, at 21 horsepower and 184 lb-ft. Power is sent to all four wheels via a nine-speed automatic transmission and Mercedes’s 4Matic system as standard. The 0-60 sprint happens in an estimated 4.8 seconds—0.4 seconds slower than the GT 53, and nearly two seconds more than the top-0f-the-line, 630-horsepower twin-turbo V-8-powered GT 63 S.
As with every AMG GT 4-Door trim, the GT 43 comes fairly well-equipped, with things like drive modes, AMG Ride Control sport suspension, six-piston front brake calipers, a Burnmester sound system, a deployable spoiler, and the latest version of Mercedes’s latest MBUX infotainment system.
Mercedes says U.S. deliveries for the GT 43 will start in late 2020, with a base MSRP of $89,900 plus a $1050 destination charge. That’s a bit over $10,000 cheaper than the GT 53, so if you don’t need a bunch of power from your inline-six four-door performance “coupe,” the 43 might be the way to go.
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