On tests seen hybrid Mercedes-AMG GT 73

On tests seen hybrid Mercedes-AMG GT 73

March 17, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Journalists captured the camouflaged prototype of the high-performance Mercedes-AMG GT 73, which will receive a plug-in hybrid engine. The premiere of the news should take place in the very near future.

Recently, a four-door coupe Mercedes-AMG GT 73 was tested in Sweden – according to foreign journalists who took these pictures, only the rear bumper, which received a port for charging the battery, was covered with camouflage. The power of the plug-in hybrid powertrain that the GT 73 is equipped with can be 800 horsepower.

 Apparently, the car has already received a fully serial body and optics. The front bumper and side “skirts” seem to have been borrowed from the less powerful version of the “hot” new GT 63 S.

We expect the Mercedes-AMG GT 73 to debut sometime this year, with sales starting early in 2021.

The four-door AMG GT 73 will have the same 4.0-liter V8 bi-turbo engine as its siblings GT 63 and GT 63 S. In the latter, the V-shaped figure eight produces a stunning 630 hp. (900 Nm), allowing the GT 63 S to accelerate to 100 km / h in about 3 seconds. But the GT 73 will receive a plug-in hybrid powerplant, that is, it can be expected that the electric motor will be able to give the gas monster at least 100 additional “horses”.

 With a power of 800 hp we expect the four-door GT 73 coupe to accelerate to 100 km / h in 2.5 seconds. It is reported that the electric motor can be integrated into a 9-speed transmission with several clutches.

 The main competitor to the new Mercedes-AMG GT 73 will be the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, which accelerates to the first “hundred” in 3.2 seconds. According to rumors, the novelty from Mercedes-AMG will be able to travel on electricity for 24 km.