When the Mercedes-AMG GT Idea bowed in 2017 as a preview of the GT 4-Door Coupe, the hanging present automotive was mentioned to boast a strong electrified V-Eight beneath the hood. To date, such a powertrain hasn’t taken form, however it seems that will quickly change.
The Affalterbach, Germany-based efficiency squad has a video out highlighting the occasions of 2019, and included towards the top of the brief clip, on the 2:17 mark to be exact, we see a GT 4-Door Coupe prototype accelerating away silently, adopted by the tag, “the way forward for efficiency.”
The prototype is for a brand new plug-in hybrid model of the AMG tremendous sedan due in 2020 and sure badged a GT 73 EQ Energy+ 4-Door Coupe. Sure, that is fairly a mouthful.
AMG did not present any specs however rumors level to the powertrain mirroring the setup in the unique GT idea, which AMG quoted at 805 horsepower. Particularly, AMG mentioned the idea featured a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-Eight married to a strong electrical motor able to driving the automotive by itself. At present, the GT 4-Door Coupe vary tops out with the GT 63 S, whose output is 630 hp.
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, count on 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 finally filter throughout to different fashions in the AMG lineup.
Keen patrons ought to count on a premium worth for the additional efficiency. The AMG GT 63 S already begins at $159,995. For this sort of cash, patrons might additionally go for the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, additionally a plug-in hybrid, or the battery-electric Porsche Taycan Turbo S.
AMG does not have a solution to the Taycan simply but however AMG chief Tobias Moers in a September interview mentioned an electrical AMG was in 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 in the EQS sedan.