In 2022, Mercedes-Benz introduced the revamped GLC for the global market, and now a year later, the SUV has arrived in India. The luxury car's cost begins at Rs 73.5 lakh and goes all the way to Rs 74.5 lakh in our market. Both prices are ex-showroom. For the uninitiated, the GLC SUV has consistently been significant for the company's product range, positioned between the GLA and the GLE. The manufacturer claims that the latest model will be popular with Indian consumers because of its modern design, enhanced features, and increased size.
The GLC is available in five paint schemes – Mojave Silver, Nautic Blue, Polar White, Selenite Grey, and Obsidian Black – and can be had in two variants: the GLC 300 and the GLC 220d. Let's look at details, like its features, specs, and other aspects.
2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC: Powertrain
The updated SUV is available in India with two engine options – a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit and a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine. The GLC 300 variant is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine, which produces 254bhp at 5,800rpm and 400Nm of torque between 2,000rpm and 3,000rpm. This setup yields a fuel efficiency of 14.72km/l. Meanwhile, the GLC 220d version is equipped with a 2.0-litre inline four-cylinder turbo-diesel motor, which generates 440Nm of torque between 1,800rpm and 2,800rpm and 194bhp at 3,800rpm, delivering a fuel-economy figure of 19.47km/l. Both engines now feature mild hybrid capabilities, providing a power boost of 23bhp and 200Nm. Both motors are available with an automatic transmission. Plus, the SUV is also equipped with 4 Matic off-road technology. The petrol version can do the 0 – 100km/h sprint in 6.2 seconds, while the diesel model claims to take 8 seconds for the sprint.
2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC: Dimensions
In comparison to the outgoing model, the 2023 GLC is larger, measuring 4,716mm in length, 2,075mm in width, and 1,640mm in height. Further, the German automaker has increased the wheelbase of the second-generation model to 2,888mm, and the front and rear tracks have been widened by 6mm and 23mm, respectively.
2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC: Exterior & Interior
The exterior of the GLC has also received some updates, including a refreshed grille and larger LED headlights that are directly attached to the grille with integrated LED daytime running lights (DRLs). The powered tailboard and taillights now have revised patterns, and the 19-inch alloy wheels have a refreshed appearance. The cabin of the new GLC bears a resemblance to that of the C-Class sedan. It also includes an 11.9-inch portrait-oriented touchscreen infotainment system with wireless CarPlay and Android Auto and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. The infotainment also receives a new NT7 interface. Also, the SUV is available with three upholstery colour options – Sienna Brown, Black, and Macchiato Beige.
The SUV also includes ambient lighting with 64 colours, a panoramic sunroof, a wireless charging pad, LED headlights, a 360-degree camera, a Burmester sound system, and multi-zone climate control, along with an upgraded ADAS.
2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC: Bookings & Deliveries
As already stated, reservations for the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV can be made by paying a fee of Rs 1.50 lakh at any authorised dealership or on the official website. According to the automaker, the car has already received over 1500 bookings in India. As for its delivery, the automaker will start dispatching the SUV from tomorrow onwards.