The new GLC gets mild-hybrid powertrains and a lot of tech
- Gets latest gen MBUX infotainment
- 4Matic all-wheel-drive standard
- 2.0L turbo petrol and diesel
Mercedes Benz has launched the second generation of the GLC for a price of Rs. 73.5 Lakhs(Ex-showroom). The new car gets larger dimensions, new styling and interiors along with large improvements in technology. It is available with a choice of petrol and diesel engines both of which get a 48V mild-hybrid system.
Mercedes Benz GLC Design
The new GLC gets a completely new design. At the front you now have slimmer headlamps with a curvier bumper and a new grille. Towards the side, one can see a sportier stance with new 19 inch alloys. At the rear, the headlamps also become slimmer and get connected by a blacked out faux light bar. The rear bumper features a faux skid plate as well along with chrome trim on the fake exhaust tips. Mercedes claims the GLC has grown in length by 60mm resulting in a 70L larger boot as well.
Mercedes Benz GLC Interior & Features
The interiors follow Mercedes’ latest design philosophy. The centre piece of the interior is the massive 11.9 inch infotainment screen with the latest version of MBUX. There is also a 12.3 inch floating screen behind the steering wheel which acts as the instrument cluster. The equipment list includes goodies such as air purifier, 64-colour ambient lighting, heated front seats with memory function, a panoramic sunroof, 360-degree camera. Off-road specific features also include a “transparent bonnet” option which enables a 360 view under the bonnet upto speeds of 8Kmph. Safety is provided by 7 airbags, ABS, Pre-Safe anti collision system, Blind Spot Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Driver Drowsiness Warning, Brake Assist and Active Parking Assist among else.
Mercedes-Benz GLC Powertrains
With the GLC, Mercedes Benz is offering a choice of petrol or diesel engines. The 2.0L turbo-petrol produces 258HP and 400NM while the 2.0L diesel makes 197HP and 440NM. Both the engines come mated to a 9 speed torque converter automatic transmission along with a 48V mild-hybrid system as standard. This system provides an extra 23HP and 200NM when needed. Further, a 4Matic all-wheel-drive system also comes standard in the new GLC.
Moreover, Mercedes claims a 0-100Kmph time of 6.2 and 8 seconds with a top speed of 240Kmph and 219Kmph for the Petrol and Diesel powertrains respectively.
Mercedes Benz GLC Variants & Price
Talking of variants, there is only one trim offered for each of the powertrains. The petrol is available in the GLC300 variant while the GLC220d gets a diesel. Prices have been pegged at Rs. 73.5 Lakhs and Rs. 74.5 Lakhs (Ex-showroom) respectively for the Petrol and Diesel. There is a possibility of a faster GLC350d launching a few months later with the 3.0L 6 cylinder diesel borrowed from the E350d sedan, although there is no confirmation of the same.
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