Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe gets plug-in hybrid version with over 800 hp

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Mercedes-AMG makes a new step towards electrification and launch the first plug-in hybrid in 2020. It will be baptized the Mercedes-AMG 4-Door Coupe GT 73 4Matic +.

Earlier last year, Mercedes-AMG took the first step towards electrifying the range. The Germans launched the Mercedes-AMG 53 series that paired a 3.0 liter six-cylinder gasoline engine and a soft-hybrid system called EQ Boost.

According to sources close to the company, in 2020 we will become acquainted with the first plug-in hybrid developed so far by Mercedes-AMG. To begin with, the Mercedes-AMG new propulsion system would be integrated into the four-door version of the AMG GT.

The same voices say the new version will be baptized the Mercedes-AMG GT 73 4Matic +. According to statements made by Tobias Moers, head of AMG, the future plug-in hybrid would take over the propulsion system presented two years ago on the GT Concept.

The prototype was equipped with a 4.0 liter V8 biturbo engine and an electric motor. In total, the propulsion system develops 816 hp. For the acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h, the Germans predict the new GT 73 would need less than 3 seconds.

According to inside sources, the battery ready for the serial version would be able to provide enough power for an electrical range of up to 50 kilometers.