Mercedes-AMG will be upping its game in 2020 with the launch of a plug-in hybrid version of the GT Four-Door.
Confirmed to Road&Track during the Los Angeles Auto Show by AMG’s chief of management and sales, Michael Knoller, the car will get a V8 drivetrain and will contribute to the offerings of the GT lineup that will include everything, from a high-performance PHEV to an extreme Black Series model.
If you look back at the AMG GT Concept from 2017 that previewed the GT4, you’ll see that it has an electrified 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, producing in excess of 800 horsepower. In a report that dates back to mid-2018, the AMG chief Tobias Moers confirmed that the powertrain will be put into production “one day”, and if it retains the output, then it will make the PHEV GT4 faster and more powerful than the GT 63 S.
Knoller said that the they will pull the wraps off of it next year, around the same time as the Black Series variant of the two-door GT. The spiritual successor of the SLS AMG Black Series has been spied testing for many months and is expected with the most powerful version of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. In the GT 63 S, it kicks out 630 hp (639 PS / 470 kW) and 664 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque, propelling it to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.2 seconds and up to 190 mph (305 km/h). Some say that the new GT (R) Black Series might get close to 700 HP, or possibly even more.
Note: Mercedes-AMG GT 53 pictured