2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 Coupe

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2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 Coupe Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Anuron Deka Content Writer Updated on: November 15, 2019


The rise of the planet of the crossovers has compelled the other body styles to exit the high road. It has also pressurized the global automakers to placate the crossover buyers with bigger engines, sporty handling, and better utility to cash in on the trend. By replicating their winning formula with a coupe-style, Mercedes yet again brings the GLC back into the coupe-SUV scene. The AMG spices up the engine bay to generate a lion’s power and at the same time, the coupe roofline adds a feline flavor in design.

With a sticker price of $61,200, the 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLC 43 coupe employs an AMG tuned turbocharged V6 engine mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. The powertrain cranks out 385 horsepower and 384-pound-feet of torque. 

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Pros

Spacious Cabin

Rapid acceleration

Decent fuel efficiency for a V6

Cons

Dated Design

Unnecessarily expensive packages

What's New?

The new iteration of the Mercedes AMG GLC 43 does not offer any major noticeable upgrades.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$61200

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

183 cu.in.

horsepower

362 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

384 lbs.-ft @ 2500 rpm

transmission

9-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

64.5/65.2

dimensions

wheelbase

113.1 in.

length

186.1 in.

width

76 in.

height

62.5 in.

curb weight

4184 lbs.

ground clearance

6.7 in.

capacity

cargo volume

49.4 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/21/24 mpg

highway range

417.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

48 months. / 50000

corrosion warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 50000 mi.


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Ratings

Engine And Performance

10

Interior

9.0

Exterior

10

9.7

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 Coupe Base

Base

power
362 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
21 combined

$61,200


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4MATIC 4dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9AM) Starting at $61,200 MSRP (19/21/24) 362 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

9.7

Overall Rating


The powertrain of the 2019 GLC 43 cranks out 385 horsepower and 384-pound feet of peak torque. It's nothing compared to the top trim AMG GLC 63 which uses a V8 engine and spread carnage on the freeway. This coupe SUV flaunting the 3-star badge on the front grille has to prove itself against the likes of Audi SQ5, BMW X3, and Porsche Cayenne. 

2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLC 43 Front View
2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLC 43 Front View
2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLC 43 Rear View
2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLC 43 Rear View

 

10/10
Engine and Performance

 
 

9.0/10
Interior

 

10/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 Coupe Features

Offered in a single configuration, the 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLC 43 comes priced at $57,000 and equips itself with a 3.0 liter twin-turbo V6 and the AMG 4Matic driving system. Although all the AMG provides us in the GLC 43, this trim is filled up with quite some abundant features along with the performance features induced by the AMG.

Trims

AMG GLC 43 4matic

MSRP

$61,200

Key Features

AMG DYNAMIC SELECT

 

AMG Sport Suspension based on AIRMATIC

 

20-inch AMG multispoke wheels, silver

 

3-spoke multifunction steering wheel

 

Electromechanical power steering

 

ESP Dynamic Cornering Assist

 

Adaptive braking technology

 

Nappa leather multifunction steering wheel

 

Topstitched MB-Tex upper dash and door trim

We Recommend

Although it comes in only one trim, you get various optional features and packages to upgrade and customize your GLC 43 coupe. So all we recommend you is to have a look at them and customize your SUV as per your taste.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 Coupe Engine and Performance

10/10

"The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class uses a plush ride and a lush cabin to captivate crossover crowds and trumps it all with the AMG card"-Edmunds

Engine and Transmission

Fitted with a powerful and responsive powertrain, the Mercedes AMG GLC 43 comes with a 3.0 Liter twin-turbo V6 engine under its hood that is capable of producing a horsepower of 385 hp and a torque of 384.lb.ft. This engine is paired up with a smooth 9G-Tronic 9 speed automatic transmission and the Mercedes AMG 4matic all-wheel-drive system.

Models

Mercedes Benz AMG GLC 43

Audi SQ5 2.0L Premium AWD

BMW X3 M40i

Porsche Cayenne

Maserati Levante

Jaguar F-Pace S

Range Rover Velar S (V6)

MSRP

$57,000

$53,395

$55,645

$65,700

$75,980

$61,500

$67, 600

Engine

3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

3.0L TFSI V6

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 3.0L

3.0L turbo V6

3.0L twin-turbo V6

3.0L Supercharged V6

3.0L Supercharged V6

Transmission

9G-TRONIC 9-Speed Automatic

8-speed DCT

8 Speed Auto

8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

Horsepower

385 hp@ 6100rpm

354hp@ 5400 rpm

355hp @ 5500 rpm

340hp @ 5400rpm

345hp @ 5700 rpm

380 hp @ 5200 rpm

380hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque

384 lb/ft@ 2500rpm

369lb/ft@ 1370rpm

369 lb/ft@ 1520 rpm

331 lb/ft@ 1700 rpm

369 lb/ft@ 2100 rpm

332 lb/ft@ 1650 rpm

332 lb/ft@ 1800rpm

The powertrain under the GLC 43 is as powerful as most of the other midsize luxury SUVs in the class, on par with Jaguar F-Pace S and the Range Rover Velar S which come with a supercharged V6 engine.

Acceleration

The GLC 43 might have quite a powerful engine and that translates to the tarmac. It takes 4.7 seconds to accelerate to a speed of 60 MPH. It is almost the fastest of the lot and on par with the BMW X3 while the rest of the competition lags behind by close to half a second and more. The supercharged engines on the F-Pace and Range Rover aren't as quick either.

Models

Mercedes AMG GLC 43 SUV

Audi SQ5 Premium

BMW X3 M40i

Porsche Cayenne

Maserati Levante

Jaguar F-Pace S

Range Rover Velar S (V6)

0-60 MPH

4.7 sec

5.1

4.6 sec

5.9 Sec

5.8 Sec

5.1 Sec

5.3 Sec

Quarter mile

N/A

13.5

13.4 sec

14.4 sec

TBD

TBD

TBD

Engine

3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

3.0L V6

3.0L

3.0L turbo V6

3.0L twinturbo V6

3.0L Supercharged V6

3.0L Supercharged V6

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4149

4321

4277

4,377

4,649

4,090

4,471

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

7.4

7.7

5.04

6.4

Tbd

Tbd

Ride and Handling

With the AMG tuned athletic handling, the GLC 43 consists of a composed ride and behaves well on the tarmac. It runs smoothly on the plain roads but drives on bumpy roads and the body gets a tad grumpy. On the other hand, edgy corners are tackled with ease.

Coming with AMG Dynamic Selects, it provides the driver with various driving modes such as Individual, Comfort, Slippery, Sport, and Sport + modes. These modes control the suspension and drivetrain and accordingly generates traction in accordance with the road conditions.

Braking

The Mercedes AMG GLC 43 comes with large metallic brakes that give a pretty sharp bite. Its front brake is of 14.2 inches and its rear brake is of 12.6 inches. Together these two brakes are quite capable enough to stop this heavy SUV at a safe distance in emergency situations.

Model

Mercedes AMG GLC 43 SUV

Audi SQ5 Premium

BMW X3 M40i

Porsche Cayenne

Maserati Levante

Jaguar F-Pace S

Range Rover Velar S (V6)

Brake Front (in.)

14.2

13.3

13.7

13.7

14.9

Tbd

13.8

Brake Rear (in.)

12.6

13

13.5

12.9

12.9

Tbd

12.8

60-0 MPH (ft.)

TBD

N/A

109

Tbd

118

Tbd

TBD

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 Coupe Fuel Economy

The Mercedes GLC 43 has decent fuel efficiency given its powertrain delivering 21 MPG with a mileage of 19 MPG in the city and 25 on the highway.

Model

Mercedes AMG GLC 43 SUV

Audi SQ5 Premium

BMW X3 M40i

Porsche Cayenne

Maserati Levante

Jaguar F-Pace S

Range Rover Velar S

MPG (city)

19

19

20

25*

16.2*

18

TBD

MPG (highway)

25

24

27

35*

24*

23

TBD

MPG (combined)

21

21

23

30*

20.2*

20

TBD

The 2019 Mercedes GLC 43 is not the best SUV when it comes to fuel economy but remains similar to the BMW X3 and the Audi SQ5 that are quite some performers and also maintain a decent economy.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 Coupe Interior

9.0/10

"Mercedes' typically firm seats result in supreme long-distance comfort. Three consecutive days with five-hour-plus drives yielded nary an ache or pain. Optional front-seat thigh adjustment increases comfort further. The seat bolsters to keep you in place when cornering." -edmunds

Seating and Comfort

Looking at the GLC 43 from outside might seem quite compact, however, it is quite spacious, comfortable and luxurious on the inside. Adorned with luxury and AMG sporty features, the trim, and dash around the cabin has an opulent feel to it. It has headroom of 41.9 inches (front) and 38.5 inches (rear), a shoulder room of 57.3 inches (front) and 56.5 inches (back) and a spacious legroom of 41.9 inches (front) and 37.3 inches (back). This is an SUV that you don't have to hesitate to take someone on a long drive.

Model

Mercedes AMG GLC 43

Audi Q5 2.0L Premium AWD

BMW X3 M40i

Porsche Cayenne

Maserati Levante

Jaguar F-Pace S

Range Rover Velar S

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.9/57.3/40.8

41.7/57.7/41.0

40.0/57.6/40.3

TBD

TBD

37.8/57.7/40.3

38.1/NA/40.3

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.3/55.8/37.2

39.3/56.5/37.8

38.5/56.0/36.4

TBD

TBD

37.5/55.8/37.2

38/NA/37.2

Infotainment System

In the middle of the cabin sits a Standard Mercedes infotainment system. This system comes with a touchpad controller, a 7-inch screen, etc. There are also many other features that come in addition to this infotainment system. They are:

  • The central controller and 7-inch color display
  • Front Bass system
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • Pre-wiring for Garmin Map Pilot
  • Dual USB audio ports
  • HD Radio receiver
  • SiriusXM Radio with 6-month All Access trial

Interior Features

Some interior features include in the GLC 43 are as follows -

  • Power front sport seats with memory
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 3 years of Mercedes me Connect Services
  • Mercedes me connect Assist Services
  • Remote Start via Mercedes Me Mobile App
  • Heated front seats
  • 40/20/40-split rear seats with power folding
  • Power-folding side mirrors
  • MB-Tex/Dinamica upholstery
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Power liftgate
  • The automatic lowering for easier cargo loading
  • Household-type 115V power outlet
  • Illuminated entry system
  • Refined cargo compartment

Cargo Volume

In the trunk, the 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLC 43 is commodious and helps you to easily load it up with as many utilities as you want. It has an impressive cargo cabin of 56.5 cu.ft for this purpose behind its second row.

Model

Mercedes AMG GLC 43

Audi SQ5 3.0L Premium

BMW X3 M40i

Porsche Cayenne

Maserati Levante

Jaguar F-Pace S

Range Rover Velar S

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

56.5

25.1

28.7

27.1

19.4

33.5

34.4

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 Coupe Exterior

10/10

"The 2019 Benz GLC crossover nails a rigorous set of safety hurdles for a perfect score here." -thecarconnection

Design and Dimensions

In its exterior, the heavy-duty Silver Arrow does not get any major changes this year. The AMG GLC 43 still carries the looks of its predecessors. This 4184 lbs heavy SUV-coupe s 189.6 inches in length, 76.2 inches in width and 69.5 inches in height. The GLC looks like SUV which is quite compact but stands tall when parked beside its competitors. It has a sporty aesthetic with curves and a defining exterior that define well its character.

Model

Mercedes AMG GLC 43

Audi SQ5 Premium

BMW X3 M40i

Porsche Cayenne

Maserati Levante

Jaguar F-Pace S

Range Rover Velar S

Curb weight (lbs.)

4184

4321

4277

4,377

4,649

4,090

4,471

Length(in)

186.1

183.6

186.1

193.7

197

186.3

189

Width(in)

76

74.5

74.7

86.4

85

81.5

85.4

Height(in)

62.5

65.3

66.0

66.8

66.1

65

65.5

Ground clearance (in)

6.7

8.2

8.0

8.2

TBD

8.4

8.3

Wheelbase (in)

113.1

111.2

112.8

114

118.3

113.1

113.1

Track width (in) F/R

64.5/65.2

63.9/63.6

63.0/63.6

66.2/65.9

63.9/66

64.6/65.1

64.6/65.2

Exterior Features

The GLC 43 comes with some of the following exterior features -

  • Aggressively elegant design
  • The class standard in cabin style
  • Spaciousness and solidity
  • Performance-focused cockpit
  • Anodized roof rails
  • AMG body styling
  • Chrome diamond-block grille
  • Gloss Black exterior accents
  • 20-inch AMG multispoke wheels, silver

 

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 Coupe Safety

With the NHTSA and IIHS yet to rate the GLC 43, it can be said that it is pretty safe after looking at the list of Safety features it provides you. Some of them are -

  • Active Brake Assist
  • Mercedes-Benz Emergency Call
  • Attention Assist
  • Crosswind Assist
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps and taillamps
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • Rearview camera
  • Seat belt technology
  • 7 airbags
  • Adaptive braking technology
  • Antilock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake Assist (BAS)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • 4-wheel Electronic Traction System (4-ETS)
  • Trailer Stability Assist
  • Aluminum and high-strength steel body structure
  • Advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • SmartKey with KEYLESS-START
  • Antitheft alarm system with remote panic feature
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Electric parking brake

 

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 Coupe Competition

Mercedes AMG GLC 43 vs Audi SQ5

Aside from the fact that the Mercedes has a stronger powertrain and hence performs quicker, the SQ5 clearly is an overall better package. It has similar fuel efficiency but adds better value to its features and list of advanced tech. Value for money? We think the Silver Arrow all but fails to tackle the 4-rings. The SQ5 should be your preferred SUV and is steel as it is also cheaper.

Mercedes AMG GLC 43 vs BMW X3 M40i

Comparing the GLC 43 with the BMW X3 M40i, the choice is a thin line to walk on because they go hand-in-hand on most parameters. The Beemer is quicker, delivers athletic and robust handling, has a greater fuel economy, and provides easy to use infotainment systems with gesture controls. It's also cheaper than the Mercedes and since both these SUVs are similar, it totally depends on what brand you'd prefer.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 Coupe Final Verdict

The GLC may be the same as it was before but it still looks as much appealing as it was before. Merc gives a glimpse of what AMG could do on a 4000-pound car! The engine chemistry remains the same with enough power and engine's rumbling sound to snatch the attention from other SUVs. Performance is GLC' s biggest marketing point though other aspects of the SUV are also commendable, however, you cannot deny the fact that other SUVs have better deals.