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Mercedes-Benz GLC

Mercedes-Benz GLC is a 5 seater Luxury available in a price range of Rs. 62.00 - 68.00 Lakh*. It is available in 2 variants, 2 engine options that are BS6 compliant and a single Automatic transmission. Other key specifications of the GLC include a kerb weight of and boot space of 550 Liters. The GLC is available in 6 colours. Over 71 User reviews basis Mileage, Performance, Price and overall experience of users for Mercedes-Benz GLC.
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Key Specs of Mercedes-Benz GLC

Mileage (upto)12.74 kmpl
Engine (upto)1991 cc
BHP197.0
TransmissionAutomatic
Drive TypeAWD
FuelPetrol/Diesel

Mercedes-Benz GLC Latest Update

Mercedes-Benz GLC Price: Mercedes sells the GLC between Rs 61 lakh and Rs 66.90 lakh (ex-showroom).

Mercedes-Benz GLC Variants: It is offered in two trims: GLC 200 and GLC 200d.

Mercedes-Benz GLC Seating Capacity: It is a 5-seater.

Mercedes-Benz GLC Engine and Transmission: The SUV is available with either a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine or a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel unit. While the former is rated at 197PS and 320Nm, the latter churns out 194PS and 400Nm. Both engines are offered with a 9-speed automatic gearbox; however, only the diesel engine gets an all-wheel-drive system in India.

Mercedes-Benz GLC Features: Features onboard consist of a massage function for the front seats, fully-digital instrument cluster, wireless charging, 360-degree parking camera, panoramic sunroof, the MBUX digital assistant for voice commands, and 64-colour ambient lighting.

Mercedes-Benz GLC Safety: Occupant safety is ensured by multiple airbags along with a knee bag, tyre pressure monitoring system and electronic stability programme (ESP).

Mercedes-Benz GLC Rivals: The GLC goes head to head against the BMW X3, Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and Lexus NX300h.

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Mercedes-Benz GLC Price

The price of Mercedes-Benz GLC starts at Rs. 62.00 Lakh and goes upto Rs. 68.00 Lakh. Mercedes-Benz GLC is offered in 2 variants - the base model of GLC is 200 and the top variant Mercedes-Benz GLC 220d 4MATIC which comes at a price tag of Rs. 68.00 Lakh.

GLC 2001991 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 12.74 kmplRs.62.00 Lakh*
GLC 220d 4MATIC1950 cc, Automatic, DieselRs.68.00 Lakh*

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Mercedes-Benz GLC Review

Merc says the 2019 GLC is smarter, better looking and more powerful than before for a marginal increase in price. But is there a trade off hiding somewhere?

 

First launched in 2016, the GLC has managed to become the best-selling SUV for Mercedes-Benz in India. It managed to do so by offering a sweet balance of luxury and features for someone looking for a mid-size luxury SUV. The 2019 facelift doesn't alter that formula, instead it gets three major updates - appearance, engines and a whole new infotainment experience. Let's have a closer look at these changes and figure out how they affect the experience of the GLC.

Exterior

The GLC has a split personality. Look at it from the front and it packs the attitude of an SUV. But from the side, the silhouette is more like an estate. While this design has not changed a bit, there are elements which makes its presence more dominant. The grille still looks similar, but a few new accents refresh it a bit. The headlamps are all new and get the full LED treatment. The DRLs are also more squarish and outline the cluster. 

The most prominent and my personal favorite change is on the side - new 19-inch alloy wheels. Going a size up than before, these dual-tone multi-spoke alloys look very stylish and make the stance of the GLC more prominent. These also help the SUV pull off the estate-like roofline with more sportiness. Another bit which adds to the feel good factor is the sturdy aluminium-look step board and the swirling door handles which are natural to hold.

At the back, you now have squarish LED elements in the tail lamps. These look a lot like the ones on the new GLS, which will be launched later next year. Overall, the 2019 GLC isn't much different than the one before, but this one definitely looks more modern.

Interior

The basic dashboard layout has been retained by Mercedes but you now have the open-pore wood finish on the centre console. This looks and feels more premium than the piano-black finish before it. The biggest change, however, is the bigger 10.25-inch screen (older one was a 7-inch unit) floating on top of the dashboard. This is part of the latest MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system which has been tuned for our country at Mercedes’ Bangalore facility. The screen now accepts touch inputs and there is a new trackpad as well in the centre console which offers haptic feedback. The steering wheel also gets touchpads for screen inputs that make using the screen while driving a lot easier. The screen gets a beautiful display which is rich in colour and smooth in operation. 

But, the party trick is voice commands. The voice assistant gets activated by the term ‘hey Mercedes’ and performs functions like setting climate control temperatures, volume, navigation routes, ambient lighting colours, cabin lights or reading out vehicle details like the expected range seamlessly. The two microphones for the commands are placed on the roof, one for the driver and the other for the passenger. If the command for the climate control is given by the driver, only his side is adjusted. Pretty neat. But, if you are sitting in the back seat, you will have to shout your commands. Also, these commands do not work for navigation or music selection when Android auto or Apple Carplay is connected. 

You can even ask the system about the weather, to find you a hotel, coffee shop, hospital or police station. And the commands to these are natural too, like when we said ”hey Mercedes, I am tired’ the system looked up all the 5-star hotels close to us. The voice commands need to be clear and they work eight out 10 times. The system supports multiple languages, none of them Indian at this time. The system also learns our behaviour and will start to adapt by giving you your preferred radio station, or the preferred ambient lighting at different routes or day times. 

And there are some commands which you can use to have a bit of fun, or show off to your friends. Like asking the system to tell a joke gets you “sorry, my engineers were German” and saying ‘I love you’ will get u called a creep. And there are multiple replies to each of these queries which keep you entertained.

The system also comes with connected features. The e-SIM in the console helps you make emergency calls and share your location with the authorities for a quick response. It also enables over the air updates to the system. Plus, you also have a smartphone application from which you can lock/unlock or start the car for cooling/heating the cabin. Also, the voice commands or the app functions don't let you open the windows for safety reasons. 

The other screen is a 5.5-inch MID which gives you a lot of information about the drive, as well as the infotainment. It is also controlled by the touchpad on the right side of the steering wheel which makes it very easy to operate while driving. But having a full digital instrument cluster in place of the analogue one could have made the cabin feel more up-to-date with rivals. Also missing are radar-based safety features which you get in the Volvo XC60. Both of these are available in the international-spec GLC. Also, and this is clearly a nitpick, but the door-lock bars are made of tacky plastics, and not the machined aluminium ones we have seen on other Mercedes cars. 

Other features in the cabin include dual-zone climate control, wireless charger, five USB type-C ports, 9-speaker sound system, ambient lighting, sunblinds in rear doors, and a sunroof. A 360 degree camera, however, is missing. The quality is exactly what you’d expect from the three-pointed star and there is plenty of space for rear passengers as well. 

Boot  

The boot of the GLC is one of its biggest highlights. With A cargo volume of 550-litres, and expandable to 1600-litres by folding the seats, the GLC can hold pretty much anything you can  pick up and keep in it. And this time around, you also get a powered tailgate as well. The seats fold with the touch of a button which further increases convenience. The spare wheel, unlike the last model, is now tucked away under the boot and you also get a 12V socket to plug in accessories.

Performance

The GLC now comes with two new 2.0-litre BS6 engine options. The petrol is now the less powerful GLC 200 which makes 197PS of power and 320Nm of torque (GLC 300 made 245PS/400Nm). But the one we are driving is the 220 d diesel previously seen on the E-Class and C-Class sedans. It makes 194PS of power and 400Nm of torque (the older 220d made 170PS/400N). An AdBlue tank has been added to meet BS6 norms. 

Enough with the numbers. Crank the engine and the first thing you will appreciate is the refinement of this motor. Be it idling, city driving or highway cruising, the engine never gets loud or crude. While the same engine in the E-Class feels a lot quieter, but It’s a lot better than the older diesel, so you won't have much to complain about.

Get moving and the power delivery is nice and smooth. It never catches you by surprise even with a heavy throttle. Even in the Sport drive mode, the power never feels overwhelming. This makes driving the GLC 220 d a breeze, no matter what car you're upgrading from. At the same time, you are never left wanting for more power either. Even while cruising on the highway or going for quick overtakes in the city in the Eco mode, the 9-speed transmission is quick and precise to downshift and get you going quickly. The claimed 0-100kmph time stands at 7.9 seconds, and will be put to the test in our road test. The four drive modes on offer - Individual, Sport, Comfort and Eco, alter the throttle response, gear-shift logic and the steering weight to adapt to your driving mood. 

Overall, the GLC is an easy and effortless SUV to drive for all practical conditions and the refinement of the new diesel just makes the experience much better than the previous one. 

Ride and handling

 

The GLC’s springs were always focused on keeping its occupants comfortable. And even with the bigger 19-inch wheels, the same has been retained. Go over a pothole, speedbreaker or a broken patch of road, the GLC laughs it away. The occupants barely ever feel the harshness of the surface and the SUV just glides over. It’s super quiet too. Even while going over a broken road, the suspension makes no sound and keeps the ambiance of the cabin very quiet. The only downside to this is that it takes a while to settle after the undulation. Whit this doesn't make the ride bouncy, it is noticed in the cabin. A bit more rebound damping would have dialled in a lot more sophistication into the ride. 

The steering weighs up well as the speeds increase, but there is a disconnect from the wheels - like most luxury cars. Hence only in spirited driving will you be left wanting more feedback. Also, with a suspension focused on comfort, don't expect the GLC to handle like the C.

 

But what is really surprising here is how it controls body roll despite the softer setup. Plus, you get the four wheel drive to give you extra grip in corners so even if there isn’t much feeling though the wheel, you still have peace of mind. Overall, it does what its built for - keep the occupants comfortable at all times.

Verdict

The Mercedes-benz GLC was always a very sweet SUV. What these updates do is keep it in contention with the competition. The BS6 diesel is easier and better to drive, the cosmetic updates make it looks better and the new infotainment add a lot of convenience to the cabin experience. Despite the few missing elements, the GLC feels like a very well-rounded package that can easily be an everyday and go-anywhere car for the family. And at Rs 57.75 lakh for the GLC 220d diesel (ex-showroom, pan-India), you are only paying Rs 1.32 lakh more than the previous model, which more than justifies the updates. So if you are in the market for a comfort-oriented mid-size luxury SUV, you now have compelling reasons to say ‘Hey Mercedes’.

Pros & Cons of Mercedes-Benz GLC

Things We Like

  • Smart and convenient infotainment system
  • Refined and easy to drive diesel engine
  • Comfortable ride quality ideal for the Indian roads

Things We Don't Like

  • Missing features like 360 degree camera and digital instrument cluster
  • Suspension takes a while to settle after a bump
  • Drive is not exciting

Stand Out Features

  • Mercedes-Benz GLC Voice commandsVoice commands

    Voice commandsVoice commands

  • Mercedes-Benz GLC 10.25-inch touchscreen10.25-inch touchscreen

    10.25-inch touchscreen10.25-inch touchscreen

  • Mercedes-Benz GLC Trackpad with haptic feedbackTrackpad with haptic feedback

    Trackpad with haptic feedbackTrackpad with haptic feedback

  • Mercedes-Benz GLC Ambient lightingAmbient lighting

    Ambient lightingAmbient lighting

Specification of Mercedes-Benz GLC

Fuel TypeDiesel
Engine Displacement (cc)1950
No. of cylinder4
Max Power (bhp@rpm)194bhp@3800rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)400nm@2800rpm
Seating Capacity5
TransmissionTypeAutomatic
Boot Space (Litres)550
Fuel Tank Capacity66.0
Body TypeSUV

Mercedes-Benz GLC User Reviews

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    It isn't improving, but it looks smart and carries a new-age Mercedes style. It's an amazing car, better than any other car in this segment. Long drives are comforta...Read More

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    On: Sep 16, 2022 | 203 Views
  • Car System Is Very Excellent

    The car system is very excellent, safety is good and seats are very comfortable so this is a very amazing car. Go for it. 

    By aditya singh
    On: May 04, 2022 | 48 Views
  • A Car Not A SUV. Didn't Expect From Mercedes

    It looks good. But lacks a lot of things. 1st It has the worst front suspensions. It bottoms (collapses to full) at even a simple speed breaker. You can feel th...Read More

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  • Mercedes Benz Nice Car

    Previous I owned BMW X1. After that, I bought a Mercedes GLC 220D. I was very happy with the vehicle and the maintenance are also good.

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    On: Dec 20, 2021 | 60 Views
  • Its A Good Luxury Car,

    It a good luxury car, bought in Nov 2020, has all the features, new MBUX is good, extremely comfortable for a long drive, may not be that sporty but for leisure drive, it...Read More

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What is the exact on-road price of Mercedes-Benz GLC?

The on-road price of GLC in Delhi starts at Rs. 71,50,310. The on-road price is inclusive of RTO charges and insurance.

Which car is better GLC or GLA?

GLC price starts at Rs 62.00 Lakh ex-showroom and GLA price starts Rs 46.50 Lakh ex-showroom. Compare these two models on the basis of their price, features & specs.

What will the EMI or down payment for Mercedes-Benz GLC?

Mercedes-Benz GLC EMI starts at ₹ 1.36 Lakh per month for a tenure of 60 months @ 9.8% for a loan amount of Rs 64.35 Lakh & down payment will be ₹ 7.15 Lakh.

Is Mercedes-Benz GLC a 4x4?

Mercedes-Benz GLC offers 4 wheel drive transmission in Indian Market. Check more specifications of GLC on CarDekho.

Is Mercedes-Benz GLC a 5 or 7 seater SUV?

Mercedes-Benz GLC is a 5 seater car, Which is priced at Rs 62.00 Lakh. Check more 5 seater SUV options on CarDekho.

What is the mileage of Mercedes-Benz GLC?

The ARAI mileage of Mercedes-Benz GLC is 12.74 kmpl.

What are the colour options of Mercedes-Benz GLC?

Graphite Grey,Polar White,Mojave Silver,Obsidian Black,Cavansite Blue,Hyacinth Red metallic are the colour options of GLC.

Is Mercedes-Benz GLC is a 7 Seater Car?

No, the Mercedes-Benz GLC isn't a 7 seater car. You can choose a 7 seater car on CarDekho.

What is the seating capacity?

Dipali asked on 17 Jan 2022

Mercedes Benz GLC has a seating capacity of 5 people.

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Can we recline its rear seats

Shreeyam asked on 25 May 2021

Mercedes-Benz GLC has a foldable rear seat of 60:40 Split.

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Can we get sunroof in GLC?

Ishant asked on 5 Oct 2020

Yes, Mercedes-Benz GLC offers sunroof feature in all its variants.

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Does Mercedes Benz GLC have 360 camera?

Bhupendra asked on 8 Sep 2020

Mercedes Benz GLC is not equipped with 360-degree camera.

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Does the Mercedes-Benz GLC have coolong\/ventilated seats?

SHUBHAM asked on 10 Jul 2020

Mercedes Benz GLC is not equipped with ventilated seats.

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