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.