Mercedes-Benz is working hard on the new generation of the AMG GT, which in its top model will be a plug-in hybrid. At least that’s what British website Autocar claims, but it has yet to be confirmed by the automaker.
The new generation AMG GT, codenamed C192, is supposed to have four, six and eight-cylinder engines under the hood, with the exception of the four-liter V8 with the designation M178, which will be in-line engines. Among these, the four-cylinder M139 is noteworthy, which thanks to the electric compressor should deliver 380 hp and 480 Nm, just like in the AMG SL 43.
According to the British, this eight-cylinder should also be in a plug-in hybrid version with the designation 63 SE Performance. Underneath that, the AMG GT four-door version has 842 hp and 1,470 Nm of torque – so it’s possible the new model could deliver just as much power. This would make it one of the most powerful hybrid coupes on offer, and in parameters it would surpass the Ferrari 296 GTB and Lamborghini Sian.
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What is not yet known is if it will get the 6.1 kWh battery from the AMG GT four-door or if it will get a different battery. After all, for such a compact car, there isn’t much room for a hybrid system’s battery. But we can safely assume that the electrics will be there for the best possible performance, and not with the lowest possible gasoline consumption.
All engines must be mated to a new nine-speed gearbox, just like the R232 generation of the Mercedes-AMG SL. The new AMG GT will share a chassis platform with this car. However, you will receive modifications due to both the fixed roof and the rear hatch.
The significant difference from the current AMG GT is the abandonment of the rear-axle gearbox concept; It should be placed behind the engine classically. This will allow the installation of an all-wheel drive system and a rear axle steering system.
The body, which is supposed to be more of an evolution of the current AMG GT than a revolutionary change, is likely to be slightly larger to accommodate two emergency rear seats. It must be made of a mixture of steel, aluminium, magnesium and carbon.
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