Mercedes-AMG GT 73 that is supposedly the most powerful production four-door sedan has been teased ahead of its debut that is expected to take place in 2020. A teaser video shared by the brand on social media channels highlighting the year gone by, with the end revealing a semi-camouflaged version of what could be the AMG GT 73.
- The tag line used by the brand is ‘We define the future of performance’, and is hinting at what is in store for the near future. The video reveals the test-mule getting into action without the twin-turbo V8 breathing, hinting that an electric motor can be used in the car.
- Currently, the Mercedes-AMG GT range produces 630bhp and 900Nm of torque and is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. It is believed that the electric motor, which could be placed on the rear axle, would help the model produce a combined power output of 805bhp, enabling it to sprint from 0-100kmph in less than three seconds.
- The EV button that has been shown in the teaser video is hinting that the model may also have the option of fully electric driving. The decision to slap on the “73” badge would make sense since Mercedes has used it in the past for several special cars, like the super-rare SL73.
- We might also see it on flagship versions of the G-Class and next-generation S-Class since trademark filings from February 2018 revealed nameplates such as a “G73” and an “S73”. The ’73’ branding has only been reserved for a selected few of AMG’s most powerful models throughout history.
- It is believed the extra hardware compared to the GT63 S won’t add a considerable amount of weight to the Mercedes AMG GT 73, which will allegedly lower the 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) from 3.2 to only 3.0 seconds.
- An educated guess suggests the company could have it ready for the Geneva Auto Show in March and have sales begin in the latter half of the year. The extra power and more sophisticated powertrain of Mercedes-AMG GT 73 suggest a higher price than the GT63 S’ $161,200 base cost.
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