Mercedes interiors have taken a significant turn for the better in recent years, with both the C and E-Class successfully mimicking the inners of the range-topping S-Class.
As with those three, the GLC Coupe gets a minimalist design that’s high on expensive-feeling materials and low on conventional buttons that cause clutter. The car’s metal circular air vents feel expensive as does (ironically) the artificial Artico leather and there are plenty of classy trim choices – our favourite being the non-varnished bare wood option.
If only the infotainment system was as good to use on the move as it is to look at
The infotainment system is also great to look at with crisp graphics and a high-definition rearview camera that makes the display in rivals look slightly foggy.
Operating the infotainment system isn’t such a joy, however. The mix of a touch control and rotary dial can be confusing to use – particularly when on the move – and the menus aren’t as logically laid out as they are in a BMW X4. Sadly, Apple CarPlay isn’t available.