A fresh report out of the United States claims the facelifted Mercedes-Benz GLC range won’t include any Mercedes-AMG GLC43 derivatives.
An unnamed sourced told Motor1.com there are no plans to add 43-badged variants to the updated line-up.
Back in February 2019, the Stuttgart-based firm took the wraps off its facelifted SUV, with the coupé-style version following in March. Affalterbach’s 375 kW GLC63 S, meanwhile, broke cover in April, in both body styles.
The publication asked Mercedes-Benz whether the GLC43 – which debuted in standard SUV form in March 2016, with the coupé-style version following in September of that year – had indeed been scrapped, but the firm simply said “we prefer not to comment at this time”.
As Motor1.com points out, the gap may well end up being filled by the rumoured GLC53, which would in all likelihood employ an electrified 3,0-litre inline-six engine (as used by the likes of the E53, CLS53 and GLE53).
For the record, the pre-facelift GLC range is still on offer in South Africa, and includes the GLC43 (in both SUV and coupé body styles). This model offers 270 kW and 520 N.m from its turbocharged 3,0-litre V6 petrol heart, directed to all four corners via a nine-speed automatic transmission.