When the Mercedes-AMG GT Idea bowed in 2017, the hanging present automotive was mentioned to boast a strong electrified V-Eight beneath the hood. To this point, such a powertrain hasn’t taken form, however it seems that will quickly change.
Talking with Wheels in an interview printed final week, AMG chief Tobias Moers mentioned the corporate’s GT 4-Door Coupe, the sedan previewed by the GT idea, would spawn a hybrid possibility in 2020.
This may not be a mild-hybrid mannequin like AMG’s present 53-series vehicles however a strong plug-in hybrid probably badged a GT 73 EQ Energy+ 4-Door Coupe. Sure, that is fairly a mouthful.
Moers did not present any specs however rumors level to the powertrain mirroring the setup within the unique GT idea, which AMG quoted at 805 horsepower. Particularly, AMG mentioned it featured a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-Eight married to a strong electrical motor, which may additionally drive the automotive on pure electrical energy. At the moment, the GT 4-Door Coupe vary tops out with the GT 63 S, whose output is 630 hp.
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe 63 S Version 1
Though any GT 4-Door Coupe plug-in hybrid will probably weigh greater than the GT 63 S, it ought to handily outrun it if we see something just like the 805 hp of the idea. With such an output, anticipate the tremendous sedan to dash to 62 mph in 3.Zero seconds or much less. The GT 63 S has already been clocked at 3.2 seconds.
Crucially, the plug-in hybrid system will ultimately filter throughout to different fashions within the AMG lineup.
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door Coupe
Keen consumers ought to anticipate a premium value for the additional efficiency. The AMG GT 63 S already begins at $159,995. For this type of cash, consumers may additionally go for the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, additionally a plug-in hybrid, or the battery-electric Porsche Taycan.
AMG would not have a solution to the Taycan simply but however Moers in a separate interview mentioned an electrical AMG is within the works. Timing of the automobile is not clear however it’s anticipated to be primarily based on Mercedes-Benz’s new devoted EV platform that debuts subsequent yr within the EQS sedan.