Mercedes-AMG GT 43 Coupé: the entry-level sports car with four cylinders

There are fewer and fewer models such as the Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé, which is the two-door sports car offered by the star brand, always with the help of the sports division housed in Affalterbach. It was renewed this year and we saw it with the most powerful variants, always with the 4.0-liter biturbo V8 under the hood. However, now an access version appears for those who do not need as much. Its about Mercedes-AMG GT 43 Coupe and has a mechanism that is half the size of the rest.

Indeed, the sports car has the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine which became famous a few years ago. The block made its debut in the Mercedes-AMG A 45 S and quickly earned a prominent position in the industry for being the most powerful with that configuration. The most powerful tetracylindrical one maintains the 421 HP and 500 Nm of torque in this Mercedes-AMG GT 43 Coupé, always accompanied by the AMG Speedshift MCT 9G automatic transmission and pure rear-wheel drive.

One of the keys to the operation of said engine is the incorporation of a electric turbocharger of exhaust gases inherited from Formula 1. It is powered by the 48 V electrical system and allows a much faster response that practically eliminates lag. It is one of the culprits of the good performance of the Mercedes-AMG GT 43 Coupé, which is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and has a maximum speed of 280 km/h. Although well-worked aerodynamics also contribute to this.

Sporting It has Airpanel of the brand, which is an active air control system present in the horizontal slats of the upper air inlet. They open and close automatically with electronic control, improving vehicle performance. The same thing happens with him extendable rear spoiler which has five different angular positions and is activated from 80 km/h. Its chassis receives a specific tune-up and comes standard with the AMG suspension with steel springs and aluminum shock absorbers.

With this multi-link configuration for both the front and rear axles (five arms each), it achieves precise behavior. Even more so when you opt for AMG Ride Control adaptive damping, which adapts to the terrain in milliseconds and has several driving modes. As for the brakes, the Mercedes-AMG GT 43 Coupé has 390 mm and 360 mm discs at the rear, with six-piston and single-piston calipers, respectively. Optionally you have the possibility of mounting active rear axle steering.

Also offered is AMG Dynamic Plus package for those who do not agree. It adds specific dynamic engine mounts, AMG self-locking rear axle differential, Race driving mode, an additional active aerodynamic element hidden in the underbody, yellow brake calipers and the possibility of having a rigid rear spoiler. Although as standard there are some details that distinguish on an aesthetic levelsince the bumpers and skirts are specific, as are the 19-inch wheels (there are 20 and 21 forged options).

He inside The Mercedes-AMG GT 43 Coupé is similar to the rest of the range, with that new technology that debuted in the update. It includes the latest MBUX with an 11.9-inch touch screen and digital instrumentation to match. As for its aesthetic details, it comes standard with the AMG sports seats upholstered in nappa leather, although the Performance AMG is optional. Also on the list of extras are Manufaktur upholstery and its multiple combinations of colors and materials.

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