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