Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 – Interior
DashboardThe dashboard of the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 is taken directly off the W205 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, featuring three circular air vents in the centre and a long ‘waterfall-like’ middle console with a large storage space with lid. Being an AMG model, both variants of the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 gets the dashboard and upper sections of the door panels lined with Artico material (simulated leather) and contrasting double stitching in red.
The central panel is finished in rather uninspiring gloss black plastic. As such, black open-pore black ash wood trim was then made available in the 2020 facelifted Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 Coupe variant, and the delightful-to-touch trim is extended to the door panels. The lower section of switches houses the AMG Dynamic Agility setting, manual mode for the transmission, AMG suspension setting and exhaust valve setting for the AMG Sports exhaust system.
In the 2020 facelifted Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 Coupe, the steering wheel has been replaced with a more technical-looking Mercedes-AMG Performance steering wheel in Nappa Leather and two touch-sensitive panels on the steering spokes to operate the newly-designed MBUX-powered infotainment and driver’s instrument cluster. The central commander dial at the lower console has been discontinued with the fitment of the latest generation MBUX system, replaced with a large and simplified touchpad.
Instrument clusterThe non-facelifted models of 2017 to 2019 get the traditional dial and multi-info display meters. The graphics have been upgraded by the AMG team, featuring non-italicised font, a linear speedometer reading up to 280 km/h and more AMG content in the multi-info display such as temperatures and turbo boost pressure.
Pairing with the new MBUX infotainment central display is the new driver’s instrument cluster, fully digital display measuring 12.3 inches and only available in the facelifted 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 Coupe. A high degree of information is displayed with even fitted with an exclusive AMG graphics theme.
Space and practicalityThe Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 offers lots of headroom and legroom inside courtesy of its large dimensions. As for the GLC 43 SUV, the rear headroom is accommodating, but it does feel tight once three adults are seated behind.
The large storage space with two cupholders and room for smartphones see no changes.
The armrest in the rear seat also has a shallow storage compartment and two cupholders. We love how large the door pockets are, moulded to keep up to three bottles per front door! The rear doors meanwhile feature a storage space deep enough for a 1-litre bottle.
When it comes to boot space, the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 SUV is listed at 550 litres when the rear seats are at normal position, while the GLC 43 Coupe with the sloping roofline sees 50 litres less at 500 litres. In both models, the rear seats also have a 40-20-40 split folding orientation for added versatility.