The head of Mercedes-AMG says the performance arm created its new GT 4-Door Coupé plug a gap in its ever-growing line-up.

Speaking to CarAdvice, Tobias Moers described the newest member of the Affalterbach family as “a missing link”.

“That car was kind of a white spot in our portfolio. What we saw there was a missing link … we lost customers,” Moers told the Australian publication, presumably referring to buyers opting for a Porsche Panamera instead.

“They drove C63s or E63s and were looking for the next level, and we didn’t have it,” added Moers, who late in 2017 confirmed that a new CLS63 would not happen.

So, can we expect AMG to come up with a standalone SUV next?

“Regarding SUVs, we have a broad portfolio within Mercedes we do derivatives of. We have to consider we have an overall business responsibility in Mercedes and AMG in common, and if you would do some dedicated AMG kind of car, there would be a big piece of cake we would be wanting that would be substituted.

“So from an overall business approach there is no sense to it. I know a car like this makes an appetite for more but we are so fully loaded and still expanding … there’s nothing on the table,” he said.