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The Mercedes-Benz GLC- A brief summary

One of this year’s most awaited SUV releases is the Mercedes Benz GLC-Class. The vehicle was showcased in the Auto Expo 2016. This muscular looking SUV is actually set to replace the GLK, which was introduced only as a left-hand drive. The car is positioned between the GLA and the GLE Class vehicles. Its India presence would currently be only the CKD route with production of this vehicle happening in Beijing, China. It definitely wears a lot of design elements from its sibling, the C-Class. This mid-sized SUV will come in two diesel options.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC

The Mercedes-Benz brand is an iconic name that is well-known world over. All of its vehicles have a reckoning in the market and a couple have a strong fan following too. In India, the automaker has a significant presence in spite of the domestic competition.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC Exteriors

The Mercedes Benz GLC-Class wears an all-powerful look, is neatly structured and its overall robust looks are incomparable to many competitor brands and models. One of its key highlights is that, as much as it has a masculine design flavor, it is equally complemented by some key feminine elements too. And this blending is evident in its exterior design facet. The smooth texturing alongside its aggressive stance is quite alluring. Its body lines, the curvatures, the side and rear profiles radiated a feeling of luxury and richness and this definitely speaks of the masterful design stroke from the experienced automaker.

Exterior Specs

Length

Width

Height

Wheelbase

Ground clearance

4656 mm

2096 mm

1644 mm

874 mm

NA

The Mercedes-Benz GLC Interiors

The interiors of the Mercedes Benz GLC-Class are classy, comfortable, plentiful, and spacious. And being a Mercedes, there is no second guessing and everything is taken care of and in its place. All through the interiors there is uniform warmth and everything is designed and arranged complementing one another. The dashboard, the center console, the furnishings, and detailing couldn’t have been better. The seating is comfortable and there is ample legroom, headroom, and also shoulder room that is adequately supported by comfortable armrests and shoulder rests. Overall, the SUV’s plush and luxurious interiors are definitely beckoning.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC Engine Specs and Transmissions

The Mercedes Benz GLC-Class shared the same platform as its sibling, the C-Class. It is offered in both the petrol and diesel variants. The petrol engine comes in a 2.0L trim offering a power of 211bhp, and a torque of 350Nm. The 2.0L diesel engine comes with different tuning capacities. One offers a power and torque of 170bhp and 400Nm and the other one offer a 204bhp and a 500Nm torque capacity. Both mills come with a 9-G Tronic gearbox that is automatic and the mileage expected is between 21 to 25kmpl.

Fuel Mode

Transmission

Engine Specs

Power

Torque

Speed

Mileage

Diesel

9G-Tronic
Automatic

1989cc

204bhp

500Nm

200kmph

21-25 kmpl

Diesel

9G-Tronic Automatic

1989cc

170bhp

400Nm

200kmph

21-25 kmpl

Petrol

9G-Tronic Automatic

1989cc

211bhp

350Nm

200kmph

21-25 kmpl

The Mercedes-Benz GLC Pricing and Competition

The expected price positioning of the Mercedes Benz GLC-Class is around INR 40 lakhs. Yes. The prices are higher especially for the SUV segment, but when compared to its nearest competitors like The Audi Q5, BMW X3, and Land Rover Discovery Sport it’s in the same pricing league.

And thus, its launch is awaited

The Mercedes-Benz GLC was showcased this year in the Auto Expo 2016. This biennial event was held in New Delhi in the month of February 2016.

A glance at the SUV, the Mercedes Benz GLC-Class speaks volumes. A vehicle loaded with many advantages, its superior looks, and great interiors coupled with the many distinct features and its robust engine all work towards offering great performance. Yes. The vehicle is priced on the higher side, and there are competitor models available for much less. But what you pay for is the brand name, the features, looks and if you have the means and want to own one of the best in the SUV segment, then the GLC is yours. And time will definitely tell how this SUV fares in the market. But definitely considering its many pluses and coming from the famed automaker, it will definitely leave an impression.

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