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2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 43 is the new, lowest priced model in the AMG GT family

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 43 is the new lowest-price model in the AMG GT family

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It's performance and craftsmanship for less money. The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 43 coupe is the new lower-cost variant of the Mercedes-AMG GT.

Under the hood is a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that yields 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. It also has the Mercedes-Benz EQ Boost mild-hybrid system that provides an additional 21 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque bringing the total to 382 horsepower and 553 pound-feet. That second number is nothing to sneeze at. The car can get from zero to 60 mpg in 4.8 seconds.

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 43

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 43

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The engine is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

The new four-seater rides on the same AMG GT chassis and has the same level of standard performance equipment found on the AMG GT 5 including a variety of drive modes, AMG Ride Control Sport Suspension, all-wheel drive with variable torque distribution, silver painted 6- piston front brake calipers, and an electronically-deployable rear spoiler.

It also has a standard Burmester surround sound system and Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system, which includes learning-capable software, natural speed recognition, and touch screen capability for the 2021 model year.

Mercedes offers the model in a number of configurations and with a wide variety of packages. These options include a variety of interior configurations, such as the standard two-place individual rear-seats, or the optional executive rear-seat package, as well as a wide variety of wheel options and the incomparable Burmester High-End three-dimensional surround sound system.

The Mercedes-AMG GT 43 starts at $89,900, which is significantly less than its AMG GT family members. The higher-end 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT roadster starts at $127,900 while the high-power version of the roadster has a price tag of $162,400. All prices exclude a $1,050 destination and delivery charge.

Delivers to dealerships in the U.S. are expected to begin in late 2020.

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The 2023 Crosstrek starts at $23,645.

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Subaru is one of the best at listening to its customers' needs, and the Crosstrek is a great example of that mindset. It's a useful vehicle with plenty of interior space and enough ground clearance to take its passengers well of the beaten path. Today, Subaru announced pricing for the 2023 Crosstrek and Crosstrek Hybrid. The duo will go on sale this summer.

Subaru CrosstrekThe Crosstrek's cabin is adventure-ready and packed with great tech. Subaru

The standard Crosstrek starts at $23,645 before destination and the Crosstrek Hybrid starts at $36,845. Five trims are available for the standard model, including Base, Premium, a new Special Edition, Sport, and Limited. The Hybrid comes in a single trim level. All Crosstrek variants get all-wheel drive with active torque vectoring and 8.7 inches of ground clearance.

The Base, Premium, and Special Edition trims come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 152 horsepower. The Sport and Limited trims get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder making 182 horsepower. Most models come with a continuously variable transmission, but the Base and Premium trims come standard with a six-speed manual gearbox. The Crosstrek Hybrid comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder paired with two electric motors. The plug-in system can deliver 17 miles of electric range.

Subaru CrosstrekThe Crosstrek delivers 8.7 inches of ground clearance.Subaru

True to Subaru form, the Crosstrek comes with a full suite of advanced driver aids, including automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, lane departure alerts, adaptive cruise, and more. These features are only available for CVT-equipped models. The Limited trim and the Crosstrek Hybrid add automatic high beams, reverse automatic braking, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alerts.

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The EQB lands this summer with a not-so-bad starting price.

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Mercedes-Benz is pressing ahead with its electrification goals. Following the release of the EQS flagship electric sedan last year, the automaker is readying the EQB, an electric SUV with up to seven seats. Today, Mercedes announced pricing for the vehicle, and it's surprisingly reasonable. Two trim levels will be offered for the EQB in the United States: Exclusive and Pinnacle, and wecould see an AMG variant at some point down the road.

The EQB comes in two variants, including the EQB 300 and EQB 350, both of which come with all-wheel drive. The EQB 300 offers 225 horsepower and the 350 delivers 288 ponies. Those aren't super-serious numbers and they don't have to be. The EQB competes with vehicles like the Volkswagen ID.4, so mind-blowing performance isn't exactly the goal. Mercedes hasn't given range estimates yet, but they should fall in line with the competition.

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQBThe EQB will come in two powertrain variants, each with two trims.Mercedes-Benz

The SUV comes standard with a 10.25-inch configurable digital gauge cluster and a 10.25-inch touchscreen. Mercedes includes a good list of standard safety features, including lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, and active brake assist. Additionally, the EQB's navigation system routes the vehicle for the best efficiency and can help locate charging stations.

The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQB 300 starts at $56,800, including a $1,050 destination charge. A range-topping Pinnacle trim is available for $59,350. The EQB 350 starts at $60,350. Mercedes says the SUV will go on sale in summer 2022.

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