Mercedes-AMG has just added two entry-level variants to the new Mercedes-AMG GT four-door coupe, the AMG GT 43 4MATIC+ and the AMG GT 53 4MATIC+, both equipped with the marques new 3.0-litre in-line six engines.
The GT 43 comes equipped with a 3.0-litre bi-turbo in-line six mill that pushes out 367 hp and 500 Nm of torque. The engine is further supported by an EQ Boost integrated starter-generator (ISG) that supplies additional 22 hp and 250 Nm for seamless engine performance and improved fuel economy.
Drive is transferred to all four corners via an AMG Speedshift TCT 9G automatic transmission, allowing the GT 43 to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds onwards to a top speed of 270 km/h.
The GT 53 follows the same recipe – 3.0-litre in-line six with EQ Boost ISG and 9-speed auto combo – but the petrol engine commands increased output of 435 hp and 520 Nm of twist. Century sprint time is also slashed to 4.5 seconds while top speed is raised to 285 km/h.
There are not many visual differences from the in-line six powered AMG GT four-door coupe compared to the V8 powered variants – Panamericana grille, adaptive spoiler, quad exhaust outlets and AMG styling body kit; albeit all in a more mellow design.
But the elephant in the room is the Black 21-inch AMG five-spoke alloys on the Jupiter Red GT 43 that in this author’s opinion, is one of the most stunning looking wheels ever fitted on a modern car. It pays tribute to the wheel design fitted on the Mercedes-Benz C 36 AMG that looks badass on the W202 C-Class. Now before you grab your pitchforks to Affalterbach, AMG does offer other wheel designs for the GT 43 but nothing half as cool as this.
The idea of the Mercedes-AMG GT 43 and 53 4MATIC+, is to bring the entry price point of the four-door coupe to more “affordable levels” but in Europe, the company is asking €95k and €109k respectively.
Mercedes-AMG GT 43 4MATIC+ 4-door Coupe
Mercedes-AMG GT 53 4MATIC+ 4-door Coupe