2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Gets More Affordable Entry Version

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AMG's flagship just became more attainable.

If you've been lusting after the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door, the least expensive way to get one has been the GT53 model for $99,950. Powered by a 3.0-liter mild-hybrid inline-six producing 429 horsepower, the GT53 has been an admirable entry-level model for the GT 4-Door lineup. But that is about to change. The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT will now include a new entry-level GT43 model. Previously only available in Europe, the GT43 is powered by the same inline-six used in the GT53 but with less power.

This new entry-level AMG actually produces the same amount of power found in a variety of non-AMG models powered by the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six with the mild-hybrid assist. The output is rated at 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque with an additional 21 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque coming from the EQ Boost mild-hybrid system.

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As with other GT 4-Door models, the GT43 sends its grunt to a 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive system through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The 2021 GT 4-Door lineup will still include the mid-level GT53 model and the flagship GT63 S with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 producing 630 hp. Mercedes estimates a 4.8-second 0-60 mph time for the GT43, which is only 0.4 of a second behind the more powerful GT53 but well behind the blistering 3.1-second time of the top trim GT63 S. No output changes have been announced for either the GT53 or GT63 S, so they should remain the same for 2021.

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The most significant upgrade in the cabin is the replacement of the COMAND infotainment system with the Mercedes-Benz User Interface (MBUX). This will be a welcomed change for a model that sits as the flagship in the AMG lineup. Mercedes hasn't mentioned specific pricing for the 2021 GT53 or GT63 S, so we expect them to remain around $99,950 and $140,250 respectively.

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT43 will be the least expensive of the three with a more affordable starting price of $89,900. US deliveries will begin in late 2020.

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