Mercedes-AMG GT 43 Not Coming to the US or Canada
The Mercedes-AMG GT 43, which was announced by Mercedes-Benz today, won’t be coming to the United States or Canada from launch.
The GT 43 will be the entry-level version of the four-door AMG GT Coupe in Europe. It has a 3.0-liter turbocharged mild hybrid inline-six making 367 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque, which is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. This will propel the four-door sedan from 0-60 mph in 4.9s and onto a top speed of 167 mph.
The same powertrain makes 435 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque in the GT 53 model that was shown earlier this year. But whereas the GT 53 will serve as the mid-range model in Europe, it will be the entry-level model when it launches in North America next year.
In an emailed statement to AutoGuide, Mercedes-Benz USA spokesman Baron Smith said the GT 43 won’t be offered from launch next year, which at least leaves the door open for it arriving one day down the road, however unlikely that may be.
“When the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door Coupe launches in the US market it will be available as the GT 53, GT 63 and GT 63 S,” Smith said. “At this time we have made no announcement regarding US availability of the GT 43.”
Canada won’t be receiving the base model either, according to Mercedes Canada spokesman Lucas Dias.
“From a Canadian perspective, we will not be receiving the 43 variant of the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe,” he said.
We imagine North America buyers will be just fine with this, as we’ll be getting the more powerful GT 53, in addition to the 577 hp GT 63 and absurd 630 hp AMG GT 63 S. US and Canadian pricing for the high-performance sedan has yet to be announced. Mercedes-AMG has a big presence at this years Paris Motor Show, so be sure to check back for more information.
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Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.
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