The 2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 43 is the baby of the GT range but still packs a serious bite thanks to a turbocharged inline-six engine producing 362 hp and 369 lb-ft. Power is sent to all four wheels via a nine-speed automatic transmission, and the 0-60 mph mark is reached in under five seconds. The exterior features aggressive AMG styling, including a pronounced front splitter and rear diffuser and cool-looking 19-inch AMG wheels. A 64-color ambient lighting system lights up the interior, and those in the front get heated power seats with four-way lumbar adjustment and dual-zone automatic climate control. The dual 12.3-inch infotainment displays blend into each other to create a truly immersive experience and include features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth streaming. Driver assistance features include attention assist, a surround-view system, crosswind assist, active brake assist, and adaptive high beam assist.
Slap an AMG badge on any Mercedes-Benz, and pricing will increase dramatically. With an MSRP of $92,500, the GT 43 is more expensive than an entry-level Porsche Panamera, which starts at $88,400, and the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe Coupe is even cheaper at $85,000. Fully loaded, the GT 43 can cost close to $130,000. These AMG GT 43's price excludes tax, registration, and a destination fee of $1,050.
Mercedes-AMG offers an awesome selection of optional extras that can turn the price of the GT 43 up far beyond the $100k mark. On the exterior side, new owners get to select from an AMG Night Package, which for $750, adds Jet-black elements to the front splitter, front fenders, side mirror covers, and side window surrounds. Black chrome tailpipes are also included. Inside, the $3,550 Executive Rear Seat Package transforms the GT 43 into a luxury limo with heated and cooled cupholders, three-zone automatic climate control, rear cabin wireless charging, a ton of power sockets, and a rear-cabin touchscreen display. The $500 AMG Performance steering wheel is another tasty option that we'd recommend. Individual options include ventilated front seats, AMG performance front seats, an AMG head-up display, and a Burmester 3D high-end sound system. For added safety, we'd recommend going with the $1,950 Driver Assistance Package, which adds safety tech such as congestion emergency braking, active emergency stop assist, active speed limit assist, active blind spot assist, and adaptive cruise control.
There's only one model on offer, but with such a vast selection of optional extras on hand, we'd recommend adding a few extras to the GT 43 to make it yours. If we were buying, we'd add a few small extras such as the panorama roof, the Driver Assistance Package, and the AMG performance exhaust system, because why not be loud and obnoxious? With all of these options added to the bill, the GT 43 still comes in at under $100k.