2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLC 43

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLC 43

You may have noticed here at World Wide Motors that we like comparing Mercedes-Benz models to other popular models. Maybe we’re just obsessed with comparisons, or maybe we’re proud to highlight all the perks of each Mercedes-Benz model. Whatever the case, we understand that some of you might not be looking at another automaker; you might simply be curious to see how one Mercedes-Benz model compares to another. In this matchup between the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 and 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLC 43, you’ll see how the base GLC model compares to the performance-enhanced AMG® model. Both are in the GLC class so there are plenty of similarities, but how do they differ? We’ll cover those differences below with an extensive head to head comparison.

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300


2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLC 43

$40,700* MSRP $57,000*
22 city/27 hwy mpg** Fuel Efficiency 18 city/24 hwy mpg**
9-Speed Automatic Transmission 9-Speed Automatic
241 hp Horsepower 362 hp
273 lb-ft Torque 384 lb-ft
6.3 seconds 0 to 60 time 4.7 seconds
FWD Drivetrain AWD
7 Number of Airbags 7
Standard ATTENTION ASSIST® Standard
Standard Genuine Wood Trim Standard
7 inches Entertainment Screen Size 7 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

How else do they compare?

Right off the bat you’ll notice that the GLC 300 and AMG® GLC 43 are pretty different in price. The GLC 300 is a better choice for drivers on a budget due to having an MSRP that is $16,300 less than the AMG® GLC 43. However, by opting for the AMG® GLC 43, you’ll get better performance with a more powerful engine and a quicker 0 to 60 time. Besides that, the AMG® GLC 43 also has some advantages such as a NANOSLIDE® cylinder wall technology, AMG® Sport Suspension based on AIR BODY CONTROL®, and standard all-wheel drive just to name a few. The GLC 300 can also be equipped with all-wheel drive, but that is optional.

When you step inside, you’ll see a few other differences beyond just performance. One of the advantages for the AMG® GLC 43 is that it has KEYLESS-GO® as a standard feature, meaning you can unlock, start, and drive away in the GLC without removing the SmartKey from your pocket. Again, this feature is optional in the GLC 300. Seating is different between the two with the AMG® GLC 43 offering the higher-quality MB-Tex/DINAMICA® upholstery.

Both GLC models have their own set of advantages, so be sure to come check them out for yourself to see which is a better fit for you!

*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, and dealer prep. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See dealer for details.

**EPA estimated 22 MPG city and 27 MPG highway and 18 MPG city and 24 MPG highway with 17.4-gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions.

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