With the arrival of the second-generation GLC, the Germany-based luxury automobile giant Mercedes-Benz has made an impressive comeback into the mid-size luxury SUV sector in the Indian market. The GLC is offered in two variants, the GLC 300 and the GLC 220d. With prices starting at Rs 73.50 lakh for the 300 4Matic petrol version and Rs 74.50 lakh for the 220d 4Matic diesel version, the manufacturer recently launched this elegant and modern SUV. All prices are ex-showroom. Interested customers can choose from five paint jobs: Mojave Silver, Nautic Blue, Polar White, Selenite Grey, and Obsidian Black. The GLC is a formidable competitor in the luxury SUV market thanks to its distinctive features, powertrain competence, and renowned Mercedes-Benz opulence. The SUV enters a crowded field of competitors, going up against tough opponents like the BMW X3, the Audi Q5, the Volvo XC60, the Land Rover Discovery Sport, and the Lexus NX. Let's learn more about the new GLC's features, specifications, and more now that the car is currently on sale in our country.
New Mercedes-Benz GLC: Booking Details
The all-new Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV can be reserved by paying a token amount of Rs 1.50 lakh at any authorised dealership or online on the company's official website. Notably, the car has so far received over 1500 bookings in India, as stated by the automaker. Moreover, the deliveries for the same are now underway.
New Mercedes-Benz GLC: Engine Specifications
Two engines are available for the upgraded SUV in India: a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine. A 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine that develops 254bhp of maximum power at 5,800rpm and 400Nm of peak torque between 2,000 and 3,000rpm powers the GLC 300 model. Fuel efficiency for this configuration equals 14.72km/l. The GLC 220d variant, meanwhile, is powered by a 2.0-litre, inline, four-cylinder, turbo-diesel engine that develops 194bhp of peak power at 3,800rpm and 440Nm of torque between 1,800 and 2,800rpm, resulting in a 19.47km/l fuel economy rating.
Both engines now have mild hybrid capabilities, adding 23bhp and 200Nm of power. The motors are coupled to an automatic transmission, and the SUV boasts 4 Matic off-road technology. The petrol variant can go from 0 to 100km/h in 6.2 seconds, whereas the diesel variant claims to take 8 seconds to reach that speed.
New Mercedes-Benz GLC: Interior and Features
The interior of the new GLC is similar to that of the C-Class sedan. A 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster is offered, as is an 11.9-inch portrait-oriented touchscreen infotainment system with wireless CarPlay and Android Auto. A new NT7 interface is also added to the infotainment system. The SUV additionally comes with three upholstery colour schemes: Sienna Brown, Black, and Macchiato Beige. A panoramic sunroof, a wireless charging pad, LED headlights, a 360-degree camera, a Burmester sound system, and multi-zone climate control are also included.
In terms of safety suite, seven airbags, pre-safe technology, and an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) with blind spot assist, active lane keep assist, attention assist, active brake assist, and active parking assist are just a few of the features that help to ensure safety.
New Mercedes-Benz GLC: Design and Dimensions
The design progression of the GLC looks quite impressive. The SUV has a more pronounced three-pointed star badge on its bigger grille, giving it a distinctive and strong appeal. A seamless visual transition is produced by the grille's new connection to the revised LED headlights. Additionally, the profile keeps its iconic appearance although the 19-inch alloy wheels highlight a modern design aesthetic. According to the brand's most recent design philosophy, the horizontally oriented taillights in the back have been given a leaner, more contemporary look. While the front and rear bumpers are embellished with chrome-finished components meant to mimic skid plates, the tailgate displays a connected blacked-out bar.
The second-generation GLC has grown in length, measuring 60mm longer than its predecessor at 4,716mm and having a 15mm longer wheelbase at 2,888mm. The SUV, however, retains its practical size, providing enough space inside the car and a sizable 620-litre boot.