A newly launched Mercedes-AMG GT43 4Matic+ 4-door expands the brand’s high-performance 4-door GT family. This “entry-level” model is the smallest sibling of the family. Above it in the hirerarchy is the AMG GT53, which is powered by a 320 kW engine. And at the top of the family tree is the fire-breathing GT63 that dishes up a whopping 470 kW from its twin-turbocharged V8 engine.
The Mercedes-AMG GT43 4Matic+ 4-door Coupé, to give its full name, will be the most keenly priced of the lot. It has been created for those who want the dramatic looks of the new model, but have no need for outrageous power outputs.
In keeping with this theme, the GT43 is powered a 3,0-litre six-cylinder inline engine. It has been tuned to develop 270 kW with peak torque of 500 N.m. Mercedes quotes a benchmark acceleration time from 0-100 km/h in 4,9 seconds. Top speed is rated at 270 km/h.
Mercedes-AMG has added a hybrid component to the model. An EQ Boost starter-alternator delivers an additional short-term power output and torque of 16 kW and 250 N.m, respectively. The EQ Boost is integrated between the engine and transmission and feeds the 48 V on-board electrical system. Like its siblings the Mercedes-AMG GT43 delivers power to all four wheels via an automatic transmission.
Although it may have a touch less power, the Mercedes-AMG GT43 has the same striking appearance inside and out. The interior features a raft of premium materials along with high-tech mod-cons.
Outside, active aerodynamics are at play on the bodykit. Known as Airpanel, the aero package controls the front apron and extendable rear spoiler. The standard specification is expectedly high, though if buyers would prefer they can choose from Mercedes-AMG’s extensive list of individualisation options.