Mercedes builds some of the best interiors in this corner of the market, and we love how it incorporates emotion and flair into its cabins, unlike some other German competitors who think that straight lines and multiple displays equate to luxury. The GT 43 feels like a luxury vehicle, and even though you have to pay extra for basics such as leather seats, the overall experience is rather glamorous. The standard tech is comprehensive, and the new MBUX infotainment system looks futuristic, to say the least. Despite being listed under the coupe section on the Mercedes website, this is a GT four-door and will seat no more than four adults, mainly because in the rear, the GT 43 offers two bucket seats instead of a bench. Mercedes does offer a five-seater option, but it will cost you an additional $1,000.
In standard configuration, the 2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 43 will seat four adults in regal comfort. The front sports seats can feel a bit snug to some, but they offer enough adjustability for most to find a comfy position. Although Mercedes-AMG does not list head or shoulder room, we found that even taller adults could easily fit in the front and back. The GT 43 offers a generous 41.7 inches of front legroom, while those in the rear get a tighter 35.5 inches of leg space. The driving position is on point and offers good frontal views, and we appreciate the freedom of movement the four-way power lumbar control and four-way power steering column give the driver. Those sitting in the front are also treated to a gorgeous dashboard design featuring classic aeronautical-style air vents and sleek info displays. We did find that the gearshift is positioned further back than taller drivers would like, but this is a minor inconvenience.
|Mercedes-AMG GT 43 Trims||AMG GT 43|
|Legroom Front Seat||41.7 in.|
|Legroom Back Seat||35.5 in.|
|Shoulder Room Front||57.8 in.|
|Shoulder Room Rear||57.2 in.|
The plush interior of the GT 43 is offered in a wide range of colors and materials, but they come at a cost. The GT 43 comes with black MB-Tex and microfiber seats in standard form. Going for black Nappa leather will cost you an extra $2,990, and combinations such as Red Pepper/Black or Titanium Grey/Black with yellow accents cost $2,850. Style Exclusive Nappa leather options such as Saddle Brown/Black, Macchiato Beige/Magma Grey, and Auburn Brown/Black will set you back $3,250. In terms of finishes, new owners can select between three no-cost options: Black Piano Lacquer, Anthracite open-pore wood, and Natural Grain Grey Ash wood. For an additional $2,850, Mercedes-AMG offers carbon fiber or matte carbon fiber.
Other options include a black or Macchiato Beige microfiber headliner for $1,600 and silver or red seat belts for $500. An AMG Performance steering wheel in a Nappa leather/microfiber combination goes for $500.
Despite its executive car designation, the 2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 43 does not offer much cargo space. Pop the trunk lid, and you'll be greeted by a conservative 12.7 cubic feet of space. To put that figure into perspective, the Porsche Panamera has 17.6 cubic feet. The Mercedes GT 43 does not come with foldable rear seats in standard guise, but 40/40-split-folidng rear seats can be specified. Inside the cabin, occupants can store their belongings in the glove box, the center console storage bin, two cup holders, and door pockets. Those in the back get two cup holders, and the Executive Seat package adds an armrest with added storage space.
There are no surprises here: the GT 43 is a true luxury car and comes standard with an impressive array of standard features. Those in front get heated power seats with memory, four-way lumbar support, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Entering the GT 43, you're greeted by an illuminated entry system, AMG illuminated front door sills, and a 64-color LED ambient light system. A power liftgate, remote start, and keyless go add to the practicality of this German sports car. Mercedes-AMG didn't skimp on driver assistance features either. Standard on the GT 43 are active brake assist, attention assist, adaptive high beam assist, crosswind assist, speed limit assist, blind-spot assist, active parking assist, a surround-view system, and rear cross-traffic alert. Mercedes offers optional extras such as ventilated front seats, three-zone climate control, soft-close doors, and active lane change assist.
The latest MBUX infotainment system is one serious piece of kit and features two 12.3-inch displays stacked next to each other. One is used as a driver cluster display, while the other takes care of things like infotainment, navigation, and radio controls. This massive black mirror is controlled via touchpad, steering wheel controls, voice, or by touching the screen. Either way you approach it, the MBUX system is responsive and easy to use. Other standard infotainment features include navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, NFC technology, wireless charging, Bluetooth streaming, SiriusXM satellite radio, and a 14-speaker Burmester sound system. Optional extras include in-car Wi-Fi, an AMG head-up display, and a Burmester high-end 3D sound system with 25 speakers and a 1,450-watt amp. If you often carry passengers at the back, you may want to consider rear wireless charging and rear USB-C ports at an additional cost.