2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 73 Teased, Hear It Accelerate In EV Mode

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    2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 73 Teased, Hear It Accelerate In EV Mode

    2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 73 Teased, Hear It Accelerate In EV Mode
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    28 Dec 2019,
    by Mircea Panait




    The thing is, the liftback luxury sedan with… wait for it… five doors accelerates with the help of electricity, not gasoline. The unmistakable sound of a high-performance electric motor can be easily heard for a brief moment, meaning that the GT 73 will premiere next year.

    It’s likely that first deliveries will be handled in the second part of the year, meaning that the U.S. will get the second most powerful AMG after the ONE for the 2021 model year. Previewed two years ago by a concept at the Geneva Motor Show, the 73 series is expected to feature an electric motor driving the rear axle and sufficient battery capacity for it to boost performance at the simple tap of the loud pedal. Of course, the engine bay features the 4.0-liter V8 with twin-turbo technology from the 63 series.

    Based on the concept’s specifications, the GT 73 could come with as many as 805 horsepower (816 PS) in addition to tons of torque. Thanks to the e-motor at the rear axle, the all-wheel-driven luxobarge should be capable of shooting to 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than three seconds.

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    Re: 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 73 Teased, Hear It Accelerate In EV Mode

    Mercedes AMG GT63 S is already very capable fast luxury sedan..and now they will add even more horsepower...

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    Re: 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 73 Teased, Hear It Accelerate In EV Mode

    Didn't watch the vid; which side has the 3 doors?

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    Re: 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 73 Teased, Hear It Accelerate In EV Mode

    Now, is this the same V8 twin turbo?

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    Re: 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 73 Teased, Hear It Accelerate In EV Mode

    So...from the sound of the video....it'll have an EV only mode. For full acceleration, I'm pretty sure that the 600+hp V8 will have a part in getting the big girl up and moving, the EV whir in the teaser was just that....a tease. Curious to see the range of the EV mode.
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    EV whine is not me cup of tea.. but Mercedes V8s have never been the best sounding either. There is a huge rush of joy when one starts a small block...

    It makes one feel alive.

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    Re: 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 73 Teased, Hear It Accelerate In EV Mode

    Quote Originally Posted by 09W View Post
    Didn't watch the vid; which side has the 3 doors?
    What?

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    Re: 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 73 Teased, Hear It Accelerate In EV Mode

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    EV whine is not me cup of tea.. but Mercedes V8s have never been the best sounding either. There is a huge rush of joy when one starts a small block...

    It makes one feel alive.
    Agreed. I'm going to settle for a V6 Camaro though. Still sounds pretty spiffy to me.
    It sounded pretty good until I actually said it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IROCNROL1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    EV whine is not me cup of tea.. but Mercedes V8s have never been the best sounding either. There is a huge rush of joy when one starts a small block...

    It makes one feel alive.
    Agreed. I'm going to settle for a V6 Camaro though. Still sounds pretty spiffy to me.
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    Re: 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 73 Teased, Hear It Accelerate In EV Mode

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    The 1 LE V6 is one angry Pony.
    I agree. Problem is I don't want a manual transmission. Anyone is welcome to dis me for that but I assure you I have shifted more gears than most ever will. About ready to retire and that 10 speed automatic is very appealing. I plan on upgrading it to near 1LE specs via the suspension and brakes but will pass on the cooling upgrades. I simply don't plan on any hard long distance driving so don't feel the need. Those upgrades and a 75/100 shot of nitrous along with a 150 lb weight reduction and I'll be happy.
    It sounded pretty good until I actually said it.

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    Re: 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 73 Teased, Hear It Accelerate In EV Mode

    Quote Originally Posted by Serpens View Post
    What?
    He's throwing a curveball, lol. For some reason hatchbacks are occasionally referred to as 5 doors.
    It sounded pretty good until I actually said it.

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    Re: 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 73 Teased, Hear It Accelerate In EV Mode

    Tell me again how can Cadillac compete with that.
    Do you really think the shoppers for this will cross reference anything the Cadillac lineup? LOL

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    Re: 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 73 Teased, Hear It Accelerate In EV Mode

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    but Mercedes V8s have never been the best sounding either.
    Huh? The Mercedes AMG 6.0L "The Hammer" V8 was regarded as one of the best of all time.
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    Re: 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 73 Teased, Hear It Accelerate In EV Mode

    ^ Meh.
    And; by whom?

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    Re: 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 73 Teased, Hear It Accelerate In EV Mode

    Quote Originally Posted by 09W View Post
    ^ Meh.
    And; by whom?
    BY journalists who got free air tickets to Germany.

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