Towards the latter part of 2023 AMG unveiled the second generation of its GT Coupe. We covered that launch here. This week the GT family grows with the addition of the Mercedes-AMG GT43 Coupe. This is the third derivative after the GT55 and GT63.

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“Our AMG GT family is at the top of our portfolio and embodies the spirit of our brand: Driving Performance. We are therefore delighted that this family is now growing to include the GT 43,” said Michael Schiebe, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

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Half the Cylinders

The Mercedes-AMG GT43 has half the displacement, half as many cylinders and half as many turbochargers as its more powerful siblings. It is powered by a two-litre, in-line four-cylinder engine with a single turbo. 

The 2,0-litre turbocharged engine 310 kW of power and generates a maximum torque of 500 N.m of torque. Part of the car’s tech make-up is an electric exhaust-gas turbocharger. That is to say it uses an electric motor to spool up the turbo before there is enough energy in the exhaust gasses to do so.

Rear-wheel Drive

The Mercedes-AMG GT43 is available exclusively in rear-wheel-drive guise. This is a departure from the GT55 and 63 that are both AWD. A nine-speed automatic transmission sends power to the rear axle. A ‘race start’ (ie launch control) system can send the 2+2 coupe from standstill to 100 km/h in 4,6 seconds. The GT43 has a top speed that is limited to 280 km/h. 

We were keen to see how this model is accepted in the local context, but our sources at MBSA tell us that there are no plans to bring the GT43 to our shores.