Before the fearsome GT 4-Door unveiled by Mercedes-AMG. With a concept car that rocked a beastly electrified powertrain, they previewed it.
The GT show car had more than 800 horsepower but the Affalterbach-based engineering company decided to introduce the production model without electrification. Not that most customers think that the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, as in top ‘S’ configuration. Produces 639 PS (630hp/470 kW) and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) torque.
Nonetheless, a new model is about to break cover. Thanks to electrical assistance it will take on the role of the series ‘ range-topper.
Allegedly dubbed the AMG GT 73, it spotted running in the cold conditions of northern Europe with both camouflage wrapped fascias and electric plug-in plates. The output version will bring more than 800 PS (789 HP/588 kW). The combined forces of the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 and an electric motor if the powertrain remains true to the analysis.
As a result, the time of 0-100 km / h (0-62 mph) is likely to drop below 3 seconds. Because the 63 S will travel the same distance in 3.2 seconds and achieve a top speed of 315 km / h (195 mph).
We have no information about the battery which feeds the electric motor, but when fully charged, it should be able to give the car an all-electric range of several tens of kilometers. But that’s only if you go soft on the throttle. Because, under fast pressure, it’s likely to run out of energy easily.
The GT 73 is expected with a few minor updates to the exterior and potentially dedicated menus in the infotainment system when it sheds cover. Perhaps before the end of the year. Pricing would naturally surpass the $160,000 + starting MSRP for the 63 S in the US. And € 167,017 ($180,342) for Germany.
Allegedly dubbed the AMG GT 73:
It was spotted running in the cold conditions of northern Europe. Both camouflages covered fascias and electric plug-in stickers. The output version will bring more than 800 PS (789 HP/588 kW). The combined forces of the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 and an electric motor if the powertrain remains true to the analysis.