The Mercedes-AMG GT 43 Four-Door Coupe (phew!) makes its debut

Mercedes has unveiled the GT 43, an entry-level model that will sit below the GT 53, GT 63, and GT 63 S that were unveiled earlier this year. The GT 43 has the same engine as the GT 53, albeit with lower power. How much lower, you ask? Well, it’s still good enough to sweep you off of your feet.

Under The Hood

A Cheaper Mercedes GT Coupe Is Here Drivetrain
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The GT 43 is offered with the same 3.0-liter, turbocharged, inline-six that is found under the hood of the GT 53.

However, the GT 43’s unit produces 367 ponies and 369 pound-feet of torque - 68 horsepower and 15 pound-feet less than the GT 53, which generates 435 horses and 384 pound-feet of torque.

Power is sent to all four wheels via a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Mercedes-AMG GT 43 4MATIC+ 4-door Coupé Mercedes-AMG GT 53 4MATIC+ 4-door Coupé
Cylinders/arrangement 6/in-line 6/in-line
Displacement (cc) 2999 2999
Output (kW/hp) 270/367 320/435
at rpm 5500-6100 6100
Extra output from EQ Boost (kW/hp) 16 (22) 16 (22)
Max. torque (Nm) 500 520
at rpm 1800-4500 1800-5800
Add. torque from EQ Boost (Nm) 250 250
Drive system All-wheel drive with fully variable torque distribution All-wheel drive with fully variable torque distribution
Fuel consumption combined (l/100 km) 9.4-9.1 9.4-9.1
CO2 emissions, combined (g/km) 215-209 215-209
Emission class Euro 6d-TEMP Euro 6d-TEMP
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s) 4.9 4.5
Top speed (km/h) 270 285
Price (in euros) 95,259.50 109,182.50

The GT 43 will eat into the GT 53’s Sales

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The car tops out at 168 mph; 10 mph less than the GT 53.

Even though the difference seems like quite a lot, the missing 68 horses and 15 pound-feet of torque makes the GT 43 slower by just 0.25 seconds from naught to 60 mph.

The reason for this ‘minute’ (pun intended) timing difference is because the GT 43 unleashes all its horses at 5500 rpm, compared to the GT 53’s 6100 rpm. Fancy, right?

How Much Does It Cost?

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The GT 43 will cost €95,000 in Germany.

This is significantly less than the GT 53 which costs €109,000. For a car that is similar in every aspect to the GT 53. Mercedes is advertising the same equipment list for both cars, so the GT 43 is nothing short of a bargain unless those 68 ponies and 15 pound-feet are all that important to you.

Neither has been announced for the U.S. market, but the GT 63 and GT 63 S will arrive in the first quarter of 2019, while the GT 53 is due in mid-2019. Like it? Hate it? Let us know in the comments section below.

Further reading

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe Exterior
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Read our newest review on the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door

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