The most hardcore Mercedes-AMG GT, the Black Series, will be making its debut next year, according to a Road and Track report. AMG global head of product management and sales, Michael Knöller told the publication that the GT Black Series will get the powertrain, chassis and aerodynamic updates expected of a Black Series.

He also said that the new variant will “underline the history and performance of the GT two door.” Besides that, Knöller confirmed that AMG will introduce a new variant of the GT Four 4-Door next year, armed with a plug-in hybrid V8 petrol powertrain. The move is part of AMG’s strategy to “demonstrate a wide range of offerings with the GT family,” so you have efficient PHEVs to the track-focused Black Series.

No release date has been revealed just yet, but Knöller said the GT Black Series and GT 4-Door PHEV will be unveiled close together, with production set to begin at the end of 2020. Currently, the GT 4-Door is available with a number of powertrain options, from the same 3.0 litre turbocharged inline-six petrol engine that is used in the CLS 53, all the way to a twin-turbo 4.0 litre V8 in the GT 63 S 4Matic+.

Regardless of which engine you choose, all GT 4-Door models come with the AMG Performance 4Matic+ all-wheel drive system with Drift Mode. When engaged, it becomes purely rear-wheel drive, and this system will likely be offered with the GT 4-Door plug-in hybrid. Watch out, Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid.

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