New 'entry-level' model still hits 100km/h in less than 5.0 seconds.

Mercedes-AMG has kicked off sales of the new GT 4-door in Europe, quietly revealing a new variant in the process – the AMG GT 43 4-door 4Matic+.

Sitting below the 53 and 63 models in the line-up, the GT 43 4-door draws from a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six with 270kW of power and 500Nm of torque, the latter on tap from 1800 to 4500rpm.

The petrol engine is complemented by an 'EQ Boost' starter-alternator that assists with 16kW and 250Nm for short periods. It's actually the same powertrain as the new-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS450.

Mercedes-AMG claims the 'entry-level' performance four-door coupe can sprint from 0-100 in 4.9 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 270km/h.

Fuel consumption is rated at 9.1-9.4L/100km on the combined cycle, with the variation likely accounting for the wheel and tyre package specified by the buyer.

Pricing for the AMG GT 43 4-door starts at €95,259 ($153,586), nearly €14,000 ($22,572) less than the more powerful AMG GT 53 4-door.

The addition of the 43 variant brings the total number of models to four in the GT 4-door line-up, which includes the aforementioned 53 version along with the 63 and 63 S.

Australia

Mercedes-Benz's local division has already indicated it expects the AMG GT 4-door to hit Australian showrooms during the second quarter of 2019.

However, it was unable to confirm whether the 43 will be offered locally. Stay tuned to CarAdvice for all the latest.

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