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    Mercedes-Benz GLC

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    Mercedes-Benz GLC Key Specifications

    Price₹ 57.36 Lakh onwards
    Engine1950 to 1991 cc
    TransmissionAutomatic (Torque Converter)
    Fuel TypePetrol & Diesel
    Seating Capacity5 Seater

    Mercedes-Benz GLC Summary

    The popular selling SUV from Mercedes-Benz, the GLC is available in two trims and six colour options. The SUV competes against the likes of the BMW X3, Audi Q5, Volvo XC60 and the Land Rover Discovery Sport in India. The latest generation of the GLC is available in BS-VI petrol and diesel engine options and comes with the new MBUX interface system, which debuts in India for the first time.

    Exterior 

    The Mercedes-Benz GLC features redesigned bumper, new headlamps and a revised grille. Moreover, the new GLC features redesigned LED tail lights and new alloy wheels for freshness.

    Interior 

    The GLC gets a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with the German automaker’s new MBUX system, 64 shade ambient cabin, lighting system, wireless charging, seven-airbags and a voice command system. Also on offer is a fully digital instrument cluster.

    Engine 

    The Mercedes-Benz GLC gets a BS6-compliant 2.0-litre diesel engine. This engine, which produces 168bhp and 400Nm of torque, is paired to a nine-speed automatic gearbox with Mercedes’ 4MATIC AWD system as standard. The model is also available with a BS6 compliant 2.0-litre petrol engine that produces 197bhp and 320Nm of torque.

    Mercedes-Benz GLC Price

    Mercedes-Benz GLC price starts at ₹ 57.36 Lakh and goes upto ₹ 63.13 Lakh. The price of Petrol version for GLC is ₹ 57.36 Lakh and the price of Diesel version for GLC is ₹ 63.13 Lakh.

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    GLC 200 Progressive

    ₹ 57.36 Lakh
    1991 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter)
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    GLC 220d 4MATIC Progressive

    ₹ 63.13 Lakh
    1950 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter)
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    CarWale's Take

    • Good Things
      • New styling is in line with the refreshed SUV line-up
      • Comes with Mercedes’ MBUX infotainment system 
      • Still remains a desirable SUV at its price point
    • Could be Better
      • Just a facelift and not a generation change
      • Need slightly more powerful engine options
      • Has gotten more expensive now

    GLC Verdict

    Mercedes-Benz’s highest selling model in India is the GLC and not without reasons. It packs in all the goodness you’d expect in a luxury car along with a proper SUV stance. There’s better styling and Mercedes’ utterly modern MBUX infotainment system as a part of the update. 

    GLC Review

    It is not difficult to fathom why the Mercedes-Benz GLC is one amongst the most popular SUVs in the luxury mid-size SUV segment. And now, it has also bagged the highest-selling SUV badge in 2020 for the carmaker. And if you think the C-Class doesn't stand out in the automotive world, but still want all the goodies it offers, more space and all the other benefits of an SUV, the GLC will satiate your needs. Right from its inception to its local production, it has been a success story and the 2021 model carries this forth with enrichment of features and new technology.

    Engine and Performance

    Right Front Three Quarter

    This GLC 200 that you see here is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that pumps out 194bhp and 320Nm of torque. No, it doesn't get the 4MATIC system like its diesel version, and power is sent to the rear wheels through a nine-speed automatic gearbox. But, it’s a well optimised combo with a peppy performance. The engine is silent, very refined and provides spontaneous responses to the throttle inputs. The NVH levels are indeed quite low and that anyone would expect from a luxury car like this.

    Engine Shot

    There are five driving modes - eco, comfort, sport, sport plus and individual. While the other modes are self-explanatory, the additional individual mode is what helps you customise even your steering input and also disengage ESP. The eco mode aims at attaining maximum fuel efficiency with early shifts, whereas the sport and sport plus allow you to rev till its redline at around 6,200rpm. Then, the difference is quite astonishing between comfort, sport and sport plus, if you choose to go fast that is. And the claimed 0-100kmph sprint time of 7.8seconds is easily attainable as we could also match it in our V-Box tests.

    Right Side View

    All the same, but this feels very seamless in comfort mode. The gear ratios are nicely stacked together and this nine-speed automatic gearbox gives your left leg complete rest. A blessing in start-stop traffic! Any which way, you can easily keep cruising all day round at low revs thanks to the availability of abundant torque. That's also when you'll be able to extract more fuel efficiency. It returned 10.3kmpl within the city, which is okay for a vehicle weighing 1,840kg. Otherwise, out on the highway, it should return close to 13kmpl, which obviously will plunge with more occupants and load. Yet, auto on-off engine cut-off system works seamlessly and will help you attain more fuel efficiency.

    Left Rear Three Quarter

    Ride and Handling

    Front View

    With a double wishbone in the front and multi-link suspension at the back, the ride quality remains compliant enough to soak up bumps and patchy road surfaces. That said, if you happen to skip a small hump and even on road joints on flyovers, you can slightly hear the suspension noise inside the cabin. Otherwise it remains silent for the most part and never adds to the discomfort of occupants. Even on bad roads, it dampens down the thunks and thuds well and never did we hear the suspension crash or anything. This is a very good thing as it’s quite important for this class of vehicle to isolate the passengers from all of this, as comfort remains to be the top priority.

    Left Side View

    And, whichever driving mode you are in, this big SUV never feels intimidating to drive as it has nice light controls. Due to its size, it's surely not car-like to drive as guiding this wide body in narrow streets and tight spaces still gets a bit nerve-cracking. But once you get a hang of it, even parking it becomes easy thanks to its 360 view camera. And then, there's parking assist as well with the option of adjusting the sensitivity according to your need. Its steering is light and adds weight to it as you dial up the speed. Interestingly, the turn-ins feel sharp with this responsive steering and it’s fun to drive even in twisties. Yes, the body roll gets evident when pushing through a corner hard, but still takes it quite enthusiastically. Its sure-footedness is seen even on the highway with good straight-line stability as it remains planted at high speeds and is quite a mile-muncher.

    Right Rear Three Quarter

    Interior Space and Quality

    Dashboard

    Like the C-Class, the GLC also gets a classy interior, but with a black theme. And the walnut wood trim adds much more premium feel to it. There's black leather upholstery with contrasting white stitching with seats that are firmly padded and are quite supportive with adjustable lumbar and thigh support. Despite being a big SUV, most things are within reach with a nice placement. I've always liked Mercedes cars for having the gear lever behind the steering wheel. So you can shift gears without taking your hands off the steering wheel and easily focus on the road ahead.

    Front Row Seats

    The quality of materials used is top-notch with fit and finish too good to be even nit-picked at. Then, there is good space for storage with deep compartments as seen in the glove box and even in the centre console. Even the retractable rear arm rest gets storage space with two cup-holders.

    Front Row Seats

    It's a roomy cabin with the seats and steering wheel getting lots of adjustments. It makes for plenty of space for tall passengers and even finding an ideal driving position. Space in the GLC’s second row is quite generous for two and quite relaxing as well. There’s enough space to tuck feet under the front seats meaning the reclined rear seat base provides thigh support as well. But, with the addition of a middle passenger, three adult occupants will feel squashed and the hump in the central tunnel floor will make the occupants fight over foot space.

    Second Row Seats

    Thankfully, the GLC's exterior shape is neither blockier nor swoopy or swept back following the lead of the coupe styled vehicles, and in fact, elegant and rakish enough to not cost cargo space. Its 580 litres of boot-space can be expanded with the rear seats folding flat at the touch of a button.

    Open Boot/Trunk

    Features and Safety

    Instrument Cluster

    The manufacturer has upped the number of features and multimedia assistance systems in this 2021 GLC. The most noteworthy addition is the digital instrument cluster which still has that classic Mercedes-Benz analog look along with different display modes. There's a chunk load of information to display and in bright colours. Then, there's a 10.25-inch centrally mounted tablet-like screen boasting of the brand's latest MBUX system with multiple connectivity options. And, this in turn can be accessed through the screen, steering wheel buttons, voice commands or even the haptic buttons in the centre console.

    Center Console/Centre Console Storage

    This highly praised MBUX system is indeed smarter with many functionalities, intuitive to use and gets ‘Hey Mercedes’ assistant as well. It also includes the Mercedes Me Connect which not just accounts for geo fencing, live traffic, vehicle finder etc. but now also integrates Google Home and Alexa.

    Infotainment System

    The carmaker has also, for the first time, introduced front massaging seats with two different types of massages. After all comfort is what one is looking at and here it's got one level higher. What's more, there's remote engine start and the windows and sunroof open/close to add to the convenience. That said, the seats lack memory function, there's no hands-free tail gate opening and no 12V power socket in the front. Also, all USB ports are now C type, so basically if one has a conventional USB port he'll probably have to plug in an adapter.

    Instrument Cluster

    Otherwise, other features are carried over like dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing wipers, a nine-speaker music system, ambient lighting, window blinds, and even a panoramic sunroof. Then, there's cruise control, seven-airbags, TPMS, ISOFIX seats, in-car on-call assistance, traction control, hill hold function, and all safety features and equipment from its previous model.

    Infotainment System

    Conclusion

    Right Rear Three Quarter

    The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC with new features and slightly tweaked exterior then, has only built onto its traits; for what was and is a big SUV with a spacious, luxurious and comfortable interior. It's available in both diesel and petrol engine options like this 200 Progressive Trim. Still, the petrol version is not as powerful as its rivals like the BMW X3 or the Jaguar F-Pace, and doesn't provide an AWD system like them. But then, even if its price has soared this year, an ex-showroom price of Rs 57.36 lakh still makes it one of the most affordable ones in its segment.

    Front View

    Pictures by Kapil Angane

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    GLC Colours

    Mercedes-Benz GLC 2021 is available/sold in the following colours in India.

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    FAQs About Mercedes-Benz GLC

    Q: What is the on road price of GLC?

    The on-road price of GLC in Delhi starts at ‎₹ 66.2 Lakh and goes upto ‎₹ 74.31 Lakh. The on road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

    Q: Which car is better between GLC and GLE?

    GLC price starts at ₹ 57.36 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 1991 cc engine. Whereas GLE price starts at ₹ 77.23 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 1950 cc engine. Compare the two models to identify the best car for you.

    Q: What are the offers available on Mercedes-Benz GLC for June?

    There are 4 Mercedes-Benz GLC offers in Delhi for the month of June.

    Q: What is price of GLC top model?

    Top model of GLC is 220d 4MATIC Progressive and the ex-showroom for GLC 220d 4MATIC Progressive is ₹ 63.13 Lakh.

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    Mercedes-Benz GLC Price in India

    CityOn-Road Prices
    Mumbai₹ 67.02 Lakh onwards
    Bangalore₹ 73.23 Lakh onwards
    Delhi₹ 66.20 Lakh onwards
    Pune₹ 68.97 Lakh onwards
    Navi Mumbai₹ 67.02 Lakh onwards
    Hyderabad₹ 70.28 Lakh onwards
    Ahmedabad₹ 63.72 Lakh onwards
    Chennai₹ 69.32 Lakh onwards
    Kolkata₹ 64.36 Lakh onwards

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