The line of Mercedes-AMG replenished with a new flagship with an index of “73”September 15, 2019
Mercedes-AMG CEO Tobias Moers has announced the development of a high-performance electrified version of the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door Coupe. The coupe-shaped sedan under the AMG EQ Performance sub-brand will compete with the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. The new flagship is expected to be called the GT 73.
In an interview with reporters at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Moers confirmed the electrification plan for the entire AMG line and made it clear that Mercedes-Benz is working on a fully electric version under the Mercedes-AMG sub-brand. The number and location of electric motors is kept secret: Moers explained only that the future “green” sub-brand models will be true to the scheme with a two-stage gearbox. According to the boss of Mercedes-AMG, single-stage transmission “does not meet the requirements for dynamics.”
Insiders claim that the future GT 73 will be equipped with a hybrid installation with a 4.0-liter V8 with double supercharging and a return of about 800 horsepower – a similar power plant was announced for the prototype AMG GT Concept. Serial production of the GT 73 is supposedly planned for 2020, and later the world will see a completely “green” sports car with zero emissions to compete with the new three-engine Tesla Model S and the top version of the Porsche Taycan Turbo S.
Commenting on the premiere of the first production Porsche electric car, the head of Mercedes-AMG said that “Taycan has become a new benchmark in the segment” and admitted, “while this car sets the bar.”
Moers assured that Mercedes-AMG is not going to give up gas engines in the foreseeable future and one of the reasons for the commitment to traditional ICE is sound. So far, in Stuttgart, they have not figured out how to replace the acoustic perception of a powerful car. It is possible that the new models will receive artificially synthesized exhaust, as in the recently presented line of the Mercedes 45.
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