Mercedes’ dealerships, marketing, events and parties are just a cherry on top of what their cars are! They’re sure sure worth the value of the machines!
The driving experience of the GLC 220d is completely mind blowing, the drive modes : eco, comfort, sport, sport plus, and individual do really make you feel the change in the way this beast works.
Eco is a drive mode in which the car is so freaking efficient that you cant imagine with the power this car has, it gives almost an average of 14-15 km/l.
Comfort gives almost the same average as eco but makes you feel less of the road beneath you even in higher speeds but to be honest you might not fee the change that good.
Sport and sport plus modes are completely mind-boggling, the car just pushes you back in the seat so hard on the push of the pedal, the car completely seems transformed when in these modes, believe me- this will completely blow your mind!
Coming on to the comfort and luxury inside the cabin :
The interior is more luxurious than any of the cars in its category (bmw X3, Audi Q5, Volvo XC60, Lexus Nx). Believe me it really makes you feel above all the cars near you in the traffic, makes you feel a celebrity, coz off course you are, youre in a freaking Mercedes, yes, in India the brand matters and so thats a plus point when you buy this one!
Coming off the amazing interior qualities,
I shall admit the features in this one might not be equal to its competitors, but it does give enough of them for you to be convenient and there are some bits of them which are really useful so the other plus points can cover this one’s this negative point!
One more con, i did realise that the road noise is audible, with that i mean it is not as much as NORMAL cars but its not S-Class quality either! So you might need to bare with it, again this can be covered with the plus points!
But my car’s C pillar makes a kind of squeeking noise when climbing a ramp while making a turn, but i didnt notice this at first, until i was going in a Toyota Fortuner on the same ramp where my car made the noise and now i cant unhear it anytime now :(
Maybe this would be solved in the serivce and maintanence the next time it goes for one,
The service people are very careful about it too, i got noises from the door coz of the road just a week after bought and the service people responded to my conplaint very quickly, came home to pick the car, put covers on the seat so the driver doesnt spoil the interior, took pictures of the car for their and our safety concerns and gave a report about the scratches and paint scrape too!
The problem was the door seals were not proper, so new seals for all doors were ordered and put on the car which didnt even take one day, the car was cleaned polished and retuned the same day, costing about 15000/- rupees but i got it all for FREE as it was their problem and was in warranty but these noises might come as this is an India made version so some features and quality are put aside but might be fixed in the service!
So all in all, if i had to give a review in one line i would say:
If features dont matter to you and performance, luxury and comfort does and you also have budget and want fame too, theres no car better than this one! You love it, believe me!