Mercedes-AMG GT mild-hybrid straight-six?

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The Mercedes-AMG GT cuts a reasonably placing form, even when it has been in the marketplace for over three years now. Even so, an preliminary look at these spy photos right here reveal hardly a change from what’s accessible at the moment, till we take a more in-depth take a look at its rear finish.

Right here, we will see that the exhaust pipes on the badges-concealed white check mule are of the round form, as an alternative of the trapezoidal surrounds now we have seen up to now. We’ve seen these spherical quad tailpipes elsewhere within the AMG line-up earlier than, specifically on the Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 and E 53 to call however two. Elsewhere, the flanks on the check mule the place the ‘V8 Biturbo’ badging usually resides is absent right here, additional hinting at a distinct coronary heart beneath its lengthy bonnet.

This may be taken to imply that the AMG flagship two-seater is being developed with the AMG 53 mild-hybrid turbo inline-six powertrain, thus paving the best way for a extra inexpensive entry-level variant to two-seater GT possession. Headline figures for the EQ Increase mild-hybrid powertrain within the E 53 are 435 hp and 520 Nm of torque, of which 22 PS and 250 Nm of torque will be summoned from the 48-volt electrical starter/generator.

Precise particulars for this powertrain utility hasn’t surfaced with this early sighting of the six-cylinder GT, although it may stand to realize barely extra in output to be used within the two-seater. This may be anticipated to be paired with AMG’s nine-speed Speedshift TCT 9G transmission, and most probably retaining rear-wheel-drive in traditional GT style.

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There’s already an AMG bearing the GT identify with the turbo straight-six, although that’s the GT 43 Four-door Coupe which is predicated on the MRA platform that underpins the marque’s RWD-oriented fashions, reasonably than that of the two-seater AMG GT. Additionally given the two-seater GT’s place within the hierarchy, the anticipated use of the ’53’ suffix is greater than a little bit doubtless.

The submit SPIED: Mercedes-AMG GT mild-hybrid straight-six? Auto Reviews & New Cars on Paul Tan’s Automotive Information.


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