Mercedes-Benz GLC Exterior Design The LED headlights are connected to the grille, which carries the large three-pointed star in the centr...
Mercedes-Benz GLC Exterior Design
The LED headlights are connected to the grille, which carries the large three-pointed star in the centre. The GLC gets a glasshouse swooping down after the C pillar and runs on 19-inch alloys. The rear lights are horizontally oriented but they taper sharply inward and connect to a central bar on the tailgate.
Mercedes-Benz GLC Interior Design
The Mercedes-Benz GLC gets a 12.3-inch instrument panel display and a 11.9-inch central touchscreen. The dashboard has a pin-stripe style and the AC vents are ‘squircle’ in shape. The controls are now almost all touch surfaces which are not intuitive and very fiddly to use. Interior quality is top notch and the rear seat base is quite short. Overall interior space is very good.
Mercedes-Benz GLC Features and Safety
Telematics on the GLC comprises the new MBUX infotainment system (NTG7), the first on any Mercedes SUV. Features include a fingerprint reader, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, panoramic sunroof, onboard air purifier, 64-colour ambient lighting and heated front seats, but not cooled. Safety features consist of ADAS elements like active brake and lane-keeping assist and 7 airbags.
Mercedes-Benz GLC Engines, gearboxes and performance
The 2.0-litre petrol unit makes 258hp and 400Nm of torque while the 2.0-litre diesel engine makes 197hp and 440Nm of torque. An additional 23hp and 200Nm boost is available for both engines from the hybrid system’s integrated starter generator. Both engines are coupled to a 9-speed automatic gearbox and get all-wheel drive.
There are four drive modes; Off-road, Eco, Comfort and Sport. Claimed Acceleration figures for the petrol are 6.2 seconds for the 0 to 100kph sprint and 8 seconds for the diesel.
Mercedes-Benz GLC Mileage
The Mercedes GLC mileage is 14.72 kpl for the petrol GLC 300 4matic and 19.47kpl for the diesel GLC 220d 4matic. These are the ARAI-certified figures.
Mercedes-Benz GLC Comfort, ride and performance and Suspension
The Mercedes Benz GLC suspension has standard springs all around with non-adjustable dampers. The ride is firm and it does crash through medium and large potholes and ruts. The handling is good, the body roll is well-contained, the grip is good and the steering has a quick and eager turn-in.
Mercedes-Benz GLC Price and Verdict
The price for the new Mercedes GLC is Rs 73.5 lakh for the petrol and Rs 74.5 lakh for the diesel, ex-showroom, and it is a bit pricier than rivals. The ride and seats are not plush but on the whole, the GLC comes across as a very well-rounded and no-nonsense package. There’s lots of space on offer, strong engines, sure-footed handling and a good equipment list too. On the whole, the new GLC should certainly be on any luxury buyer's shortlist.