Earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes revealed the GT 4-Door Coupe – a standalone car that combines the comfort and practicality of a luxury sedan with the characteristics of AMG GT sports car. The German automaker has now expanded the range of the GT 4-Door Coupe by adding a new entry-level model. Called the GT 43, it sits below the GT 53, GT 63 and the range-topping GT 63 S. The new GT 43 packs a similar 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine found in the GT 53, however the engine has been tuned to produce less power. The GT 43 gets 367 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, which is 68 hp and 15 lb-ft less than the GT 53, respectively.
The new GT 43 also gets the same mild hybrid system as the GT 53, which Mercedes calls the EQ Boost. The system adds an extra 21 hp and 184 lb-ft during high-load situations, and also serves as the starter motor for the engine and can recover energy under braking. It also uses the same AMG nine-speed automatic with torque converter, which sends the power to a rear-biased all-wheel-drive system. According to Mercedes, the AMG GT 43 will hit 60 from a stand still in 4.9 seconds and go on to reach a top speed of 168mph. Availability and pricing for the GT 4-Door Coupe models for the US market has not been announced yet; however, in Europe the AMG GT 43 has a starting price of $111,375 which is $16,000 cheaper than the GT 53.