2023 Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé breaks out of cover early

2023 Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé breaks out of cover early

The next Mercedes-AMG GT sports car has appeared ahead of schedule, with SL roadster-derived styling and the expected option of V8 power.

The next generation 2023 Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe has appeared in a leaked image ahead of its official unveiling in the coming months.

An image posted to a social media platform Instagram by user @liucunyi_starandcar (via @cochespias1) shows the new GT from Mercedes-AMG – which is expected to be available only in coupe form – without camouflage, in what appears to be an entry-level four-cylinder trim.

Its styling takes cues from the latest Mercedes-AMG SL Roadster – the twin under the skin of the new GT – and retains the long bonnet, short tailgate proportions of the outgoing GT, which was sold in Australia from 2014 to 2021.

The new GT is expected to be powered by the same engine range as the new SL – familiar twin-turbo V8 performance is joined for the first time by turbocharged four-cylinder and V8 plug-in hybrid performance.

Spy photos reveal that four-cylinder and V8 models can sport unique front fascias, with a larger front grille and lower air intakes on the V8 cars – plus larger alloy wheels, upgraded brakes and a fixed rear spoiler on some models.

The gray AMG GT seen in the leaked image appears to be a four-cylinder, based on the smaller front grille compared to V8 prototypes seen in spy photos – but it comes with a black exterior trim package and larger black wheels fitted.

If the related SL is any indication, expect the new GT to offer a choice of a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with mild hybrid technology, a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 and the V8 in combination with a plug-in offers hybrid system.

The leaked image confirms that the new AMG GT will be available with the latest all-wheel-drive system from Mercedes Performance Division, known as 4Matic+, which offers the ability to switch a “Drift Mode” for rear-wheel drive only.

The engine output of the new AMG SL ranges from 280 kW in the four-cylinder SL43 to the flagship V8 hybrid SL63 E Performance, which is expected to deliver around 600 kW.

the 2023 Mercedes AMG GT is expected to be announced in the coming months.

Alex Misoyannis

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017 when he launched his own website Redline. He worked for Drive in 2018 before joining CarAdvice in 2019 and becoming a regular contributor to the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from leafing through car magazines at a young age to growing up with performance vehicles in a car loving family.

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