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2024 Mercedes-AMG GT 43 with 421 BHP 4-cylinder engine unveiled

Pricing for the new Mercedes-AMG GT 43 will be announced closer to its launch later this year.

Mercedes-AMG has taken the wraps off its latest entry-level GT sports car, the AMG GT 43.

The new Mercedes-AMG GT 43 features a few cosmetic changes compared to its more powerful siblings. This includes an active louvre system at the front, which opens and closes to reduce drag and a new retractable spoiler at the rear with 5 different positions to optimise handling. The overall styling is also less aggressive with a smaller front grille, reprofiled front bumpers and smaller 19-inch alloys; to name a few.

However, the highlight of the new entry-level AMG GT 43 is under the bonnet. Mercedes has removed the 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 and replaced it with a 2.0-litre mild-hybrid turbo 4-cylinder engine. This is the same engine which powers the Mercedes-AMG A45 S. On the new AMG GT 43 sports car, the 4-cylinder engine produces 421 BHP and 500 Nm and is paired to a 9-speed automatic gearbox, sending power only to the rear wheels.

The new 4-cylinder Mercedes AMG GT 43 sports car is now lighter and tips the scale at 1,775 kg. Mercedes claims the GT 43 is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds - 1.4 seconds slower than its range-topping V8-powered 'GT 63' variant.

Despite downsizing the engine on the entry-level variant, Michael Scheibe, CEO of Mercedes-AMG, positions the GT 43 as the most agile car in the GT lineup and even goes on to state that the GT 43 "will put a smile on your face on winding roads."

Pricing for the new Mercedes-AMG GT 43 will be announced closer to its launch later this year.

 
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