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A few years ago when turbocharged 4-cylinders started getting more powerful, seeing figures over the 200 kW mark was something that bordered on astounding. For a top brand like Mercedes-AMG, that was playground power. The technicians in white coats started doing amazing things with their own 2.0-litre powerplants and it wasn’t too long before we saw them cranking out power northwards of 300 kW. When the latest iteration of the Mercedes-AMG A45 S was recently released, the compact powerplant received a power bump, pushing out a whopping 310 kW. That self-same powerplant has now been used for another new car, it’s the powerplant that makes the all-new AMG GT 43 Coupé rather special. Over and above that, the car also has an extra 10 kW of power available for 14 seconds because the turbocharger is operated via the 48-volt onboard electrical system, which also feeds the belt-driven starter generator. The 2nd-generation also functions as a mild hybrid in the 48-volt onboard electrical system, which, in addition to the temporary boost in performance, also enables functions such as coasting and recuperation for even greater efficiency. The way it is set up means an increase in comfort, as the transitions between the start-stop and coasting functions are pretty much imperceptible. The AMG GT 43’s 310 kW is aided by 500 Nm of torque, and all of that plus the aforementioned 10 kW is directed to the rear wheels via an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G transmission making this car more fun than the all-wheel drive A45 S. In this super-smooth 2-door Coupé body, the performance claimed is impressive. The car can get up to 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 280 km/h. In comparison, the all-wheel drive A45 S does it in 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 7 km/h lower, coming in at 273 km/h. It must be the aero from that coupé shape.

“Our AMG GT family is at the top of our portfolio and embodies the spirit of our brand: Driving Performance. We are therefore delighted that this family is now growing to include the GT 43. It is clearly recognisable as a GT but is clearly different from the other models. It appeals to customers who love design and focus on elegance but are unwilling to compromise on driving pleasure and driving dynamics. The rear-wheel drive concept makes the GT 43 a very agile vehicle that will put a smile on your face on winding roads.” says Michael Schiebe, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, and Head of Business Units Mercedes-Benz G-Class & Mercedes-Maybach. The AMG GT 43 Coupé features an active air control system called AIRPANEL for improving aerodynamics which has horizontal slats behind the upper air inlet that can be opened and closed under electronic control. The slats stay closed, even at top speed, but when certain temperatures are reached on predefined components and the cooling air requirement is particularly high, the fins open and allow maximum cooling air to flow to the heat exchangers. The extendable rear spoiler also changes its position depending on the driving condition and moves to one of five different angular positions to either optimise driving stability or reduce air resistance. A lot has gone into the handling dynamics of the car, including AMG steel spring suspension with high-performance aluminium shock absorbers and lightweight coil springs, a multi-link front axle, a 5-link space construction on the rear axle, all forged aluminium components, lightweight coil springs with the spring pad glued to the spring, lightweight torsion bar stabilisers and a host of electronic aids like adaptive damping via the AMG RIDE CONTROL as well as the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving programmes ranging from Comfort to Sport+ ro RACE is the AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package is optioned. Braking comes from 390 mm discs with yellow 6-piston fixed calipers up front with 360 mm discs and single-piston floating calipers. There’s also optional rear-axle steering to further enhance agility and stability. Inside, the GT 43 is equipped as standard with a choice of electrically and manually adjustable AMG sports seats in Nappa leather or optional AMG performance seats. The optionally available upholstery from the MANUFAKTUR customisation sees a choice of three, while the interior package is available in seven colour combos. As we always say with new cars like this, there are loads of tech specs to read up on, but you can catch that on the MB configurator website.

Take a look at the YouTube video from Planet Car News that takes a bit of a closer look at the latest Mercedes-AMG to be released, the compact 2-door coupe powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder that generates a rather healthy 310 kW of power - that's proper power for a 4-pot powerplant: NEW Mercedes-AMG GT 43 Coupé (4-CYLINDER) | FIRST LOOK | Planet Car News

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