2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 43 Offers Electrified Performance at a Discount
Mercedes-Benz is making the acquisition of an AMG GT a little easier on your wallet. Not only is the new 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 43 4-door Coupe more affordable thanks to a starting price of $89,900 (not including the destination fee of $1,050), but the car also contains a mild-hybrid powertrain designed to deliver both performance and efficiency.
Priced a cool $10,000 less than the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT 53 4-Door Coupe ($99,950), and considerably less than the GT 63 S 4-Door Coupe ($161,200), the new GT 43 4-Door Coupe isn’t a coupe at all. It’s a sedan with a fast roofline and a tapered tail.
Semantics aside, in comparison to the GT 53, the biggest difference with the GT 43 is the engine. It’s motivated by a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder making 362 horsepower and accelerating the car to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds.
This is the same delightful EQ Boost mild hybrid power plant used in other Mercedes-AMG models. Equipped with an integrated starter generator bolted into the drivetrain between the engine and transmission, it helps to reduce turbocharger lag for improved performance, it allows for engine-free coasting and braking to conserve fuel, and it captures otherwise lost energy to recharge a lithium-ion battery that powers a 48-volt electrical system.
A 9-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the ground through a standard 4Matic all-wheel drive system. An adaptive damping suspension and high-performance composite brakes complement the AMG GT’s strong, lightweight structure and race-inspired suspension tuning, contributing to the car’s effortless performance.
You can expect similar amounts of swag to what is found in the GT 53, such as a Burmester premium audio system, the latest MBUX infotainment system, and a pop-up rear spoiler. Optional features include an executive rear-seat package, sumptuous interior fittings, several wheel options, and an even higher-end Burmester audio system.
The AMG GT line, which is comprised of a 2-door coupe, a 2-door convertible, and the 4-door coupe, was developed independently by Mercedes-Benz’s high-performance division, AMG. The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 43 will be in showrooms later this year.
The information in this article is from Mercedes-AMG. It was accurate on June 17, 2020 but may have changed since that date.