2022 Mercedes-AMG GT To Get Updated With 842hp Plug-In Hybrid
The second generation of the AMG-GT supercar, which will only be offered as a coupe this time, is now being prepared by Mercedes-AMG. The new GT will be the generation SL’s sibling vehicle and play the role of the roadster.
The 2018 GT’s design will be more of an evolution than a revolution, maintaining the long bonnet and short tail of the outgoing model. Additionally, the fastback-style tailgate will remain. As with the SL, the new GT will switch from a 2-seat to a 2+2-seat configuration, unlike the previous model, however with subtle trim changes to reflect its openly athletic attitude.
The four-door GT 63’s V8 engine and an electric motor installed on the back axle are used in the new Mercedes-AMG GT to produce a combined 842 horsepower and up to 1,469 Nm of torque when overboosted. If the GT’s performance numbers match those of the 295GT, it will surpass both the Lamborghini Sian and the Ferrari 295GT as one of the most potent hybrid coupes currently on the market.
The 2022 Mercedes-AMG GT will come equipped with a 4.0-liter V8 engine that is anticipated to deliver similar outputs to the SL when it debuts in 2023. Both inline-four and six-cylinder engines will be available for the new GT.
Throughout the life of the new coupe, more variations will be released, including more potent upgrades to the GT R, GT3, and top-of-the-line GT Black Series models.
The Magna seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle installed in the original GT has been replaced with a nine-speed Speedshift gearbox with a wet clutch, developed and manufactured internally for the new AMG GT. The 2022 Mercedes-AMG GT will come standard with 4Matic+ all-wheel drive.
Based on the same Modular Sport Architecture framework as the open-top SL, the Porsche 911-rivaling coupe has been modified to accept the fixed roof and the fastback tailgate of the GT. Mercedes-Benz claims that the longitudinal, torsional, and transverse rigidities have all been raised.
In order to enhance the original model’s NVH characteristics and road surface sensitivity, AMG also developed new chassis mounts. Aluminum, steel, magnesium, and carbon fiber are used in the coupe.
The rear transaxle, a design first employed with the SLS and carried over into the first-generation GT, has been abandoned in the new AMG-GT, one of several significant alterations. In order to make room for the SL’s rear-wheel steering and completely variable 4Matic+ four-wheel drive system, the 2022 Mercedes-AMG GT’s engine and gearbox are mounted up front.
The front-to-rear weight distribution of the new model is said to be similar to that of the old GT’s 47:53 ratio despite the modification.
The vehicle will also come equipped with a newly created Active Roll Control suspension system, which combines double wishbones up front and a multi-link setup at the back with steel springs, variable damping, and hydraulically actuated roll bars. According to Mercedes-Benz, it provides the 2022 Mercedes-AMG GT with a “distinctly different diving character.”
The 2022 Mercedes-AMG GT, which receives the same front underbody spoiler as the SL, was developed with active aerodynamics in mind. In order to produce a Venturi effect beneath the automobile at a speed of 100 kph and ultimately reduce front axle lift by a reported 50 kg at a speed of 250 kph, it extends downward by about 40 mm. At speeds greater than 80kph, the rear wing deploys and tilts in five stages to increase downforce.
The forthcoming GT was designed and engineered by AMG, much like the new SL, but with significant contributions from other Mercedes-Benz divisions. One of these is the High-Performance Powertrain division, which also designed the Formula-1-derived powertrain for the extreme Mercedes-AMG One road vehicle.