Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster review


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Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster 2019 RHD dashboard
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The interior of the GT Roadster looks almost as dramatic as the exterior, thanks to a bulbous, curvy centre console that fences the driver off from their passenger.

On that console, you’ll find a myriad of digital displays that act as switches to change the character of the car. Among things, you can adjust the responsiveness of GT's accelerator, the speed of its gearshifts and the loudness of  its exhaust. When you change the mode, a little display changes to show which mode you're in.

Fortunately, it’s not as complicated as it looks at first glance, although the tiny displays are a little fuzzy. Our shorter testers also found they were too far back when the seat was wound close enough to the pedals, something that can also be said of the central infotainment controller.

Thankfully you can control the drive modes with a small rotary dial and a couple of configurable buttons on the steering wheel, all with their own digital displays. Although once again the graphics are fuzzy, it is a system that works well. You'll also find touchpad controls for the digital instrument cluster and infotainment system, they seem fiddly at first, but are easy to use once you're used to their sensitivity.

The infotainment system itself has sharp graphics and is easy enough to use, but isn't quite as intuitive as a rotary dial controlled system like that of the BMW i8 Roadster. The GT's menus are also a little more confusing.

There’s also lots of seat and steering wheel adjustment to help drivers of different sizes get comfortable, and the seats themselves are supportive. However, rear visibility is quite limited with the roof up, and the door mirrors are mounted high up on stalks where they can obstruct your view at roundabouts and junctions.

Oddly, the gear selector is positioned closer to your elbow than your hand, making it a pain to switch back and forth between drive and reverse when parking.

Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster 2019 RHD dashboard
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