Mercedes-AMG GT73e to be unveiled on September 1

    Published On Aug 28, 2021 07:30:00 AM

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    GT73e will come with a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 mated to an electric motor; expected to churn out more than 800hp

    Mercedes-AMG has previewed a plug-in hybrid version of the GT63 4-Door Coupé ahead of its public debut at the Munich motor show.

    The front end of the new range-topping performance saloon was pictured on social media along with the confirmation that it will be unwrapped in full on September 1, just before the show.

    • GT73e to get over 800hp of combined power
    • Will rival Panamera Turbo S E Hybrid globally
    • P3 PHEV system to be seen in future AMG models

    Mercedes-AMG GT73e: what is it?

    The 'GT73e' will be the first in a series of new plug-in hybrid Mercedes-AMG models. It will be driven by an uprated version of the GT63’s 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine, mated to an electric motor that is said to provide a “significant” performance boost. AMG sources previously told our sister magazine, Autocar UK, that the GT73e’s electric motor alone will offer up to 201hp, for a total output figure of over 800hp.

    The engine, which produces 639hp in the GT63 S, is said to offer “previously unattained levels of power and torque” for a road-going four-door AMG in its electrified form.The model will serve as a rival to the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid.It will also be a spiritual successor to AMG’s debut model, the 300CE Hammer, which helped build the firm's reputation as a builder of uprated large saloons with supercar pace.

    The model’s P3 PHEV system will also be used by top-rung versions of the latest Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the upcoming Mercedes-AMG SL grand tourer. It could also be used in the petrol-electric successor to the Mercedes-AMG C63 4Matic, where it will be used in combination with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine, rather than a large-capacity V8.

    Mercedes-AMG line-up in India

    The performance brand sells the GT 63S in India and also has a range of AMG SUVs and sedans that include the E 63S, the recently launched GLE 63S Coupe and a few others.

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