Mercedes-AMG GT 43 Coupe Joins Four-Cylinder Lineup with Enhanced Power

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Mercedes-AMG GT 43 Coupe Now Has A Four-Cylinder Engine

Inevitably, the day has arrived: the Mercedes-AMG GT is joining the four-cylinder club. The latest addition to the lineup is the Mercedes-AMG GT 43 Coupé, powered by the robustly enhanced 2.0-liter engine also found in the SL 43.

Last year, the Mercedes-AMG GT made its debut in formidable iterations: the 63 4Matic+ and the sporty 55 4Matic+, both boasting the potent 4.0-liter biturbo V8 under the hood.

However, the closely related Mercedes-AMG SL had already introduced a 2.0-liter four-cylinder variant as the SL 43, leading many to anticipate the eventual arrival of a similar powertrain in the Mercedes-AMG GT.

Mercedes-AMG GT 43 (Credits: Top Speed)

That anticipation has now been realized, albeit with the Mercedes-AMG GT 43 Coupé offering significantly more power than its SL counterpart equipped with four cylinders.

Under the hood of the Mercedes-AMG GT 43 lies a 2.0-liter engine with an electronically controlled turbocharger, delivering 421 horsepower, an upgrade from the 381 horsepower in the SL 43.

An extra 14 horsepower can be temporarily summoned with the assistance of a 48-volt starter generator. Transmitting a maximum torque of 500 Nm to the rear wheels is a nine-speed Speedshift automatic transmission.

This powertrain propels the GT 43 from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds, with a top speed of 280 km/h. By comparison, the SL 43 achieves these figures in 4.9 seconds and 275 km/h, respectively, while the AMG GT 63 accomplishes the sprint in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 295 km/h.

Mercedes-AMG GT 43
Mercedes-AMG GT 43 (Credits: Carscoops)

In terms of chassis, the Mercedes-AMG GT 43 Coupé shares similarities with its more potent siblings, although adaptive AMG Ride Control damping is offered as an option.

Optional features include rear-wheel steering, which operates in opposite directions at speeds up to 100 km/h and in tandem with the front wheels at higher speeds for enhanced responsiveness. An electronically controlled differential, active aerodynamics, and a fixed rear wing are also available as optional extras.

The burning question now arises: what will be the price tag? It’s a safe bet that the Mercedes-AMG GT 43 Coupé, benefiting from a less powerful engine, will come with a considerably lower price than its higher-powered counterparts.


By Jayson O'Neil

Jayson is a car-o-holic, and you will often find him writing about cars & bikes here at DaxStreet. You can reach out to him at [email protected]

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