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The Mercedes Benz GLC is the brands medium sized C Class Family SUV. The GL is German for Ger Lander which means Off Road so this will be a 4x4 SUV of similar size to its C Class range of vehicles. Engine wise this is the 220d featuring a 2.1 Litre Diesel 4 Cylinder engine with a healthy balance of power and economy together with a smooth shifting 9 Speed Auto Gearbox. This is the AMG Line variant so will have the bigger wheels with sportier suspension, more aggressive styling and deeper seat bolsters. Factory fitted options include the Premium Pack and Night Pack with Black Accents and Privacy Glass to enhance the look even further. Features include Panoramic Sunroof, Side Steps, Black Artico Leather Interior, Keyless Entry and Drive, Keyless Push Button Start, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Reversing Camera with Guidance Lines, Parktronic Auto Parallel and 90 Degree Parking Function and Parking Space information, Powered and Heated Front Seats with Electric Cushion Extensions and Memory for Seat, Mirror and Steering Column Positions, Cruise Control and Speed Limiter, Powered Tailgate Opening and Closing, Audio System with CD, DAB Radio, Bluetooth Telephone and Audio Streaming, Digital Card Reader, 2x USB Ports, Internet Connection, 7 Inch Colour Display Screen, 5 Speakers with Subwoofer, Alloy and Leather Multi Function Steering Wheel with Paddle Shift, Steering Column with Electronic Tilt Adjustment and Telescopic Adjustment, Electric Rear Seat Backrest Release from Boot or at Passenger Doors, Black Ash Wood Interior Trim, Dual Zone Climate Controlled Air Conditioning, Electrically Adjustable, Heated and Folding Wing Mirrors, Auto Engine Start and Stop Function for Increased Fuel Economy, Auto Dusk Sensing Headlights, ISOFIX Fixings to Rear Sears, 19 Inch Multi Spoke AMG Bi Coloured Alloy Wheels with Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Selectable Driving Modes and so much more. Please call for further information and to arrange your viewing.
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Electric windows one touch open/close, Privacy glass (to rear of B post), Rain sensor windscreen wipers, Rear wiper, Tinted glass all round
ABS with Brake Assist, Adaptive brake system, Brake calipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering + perforated brake discs, Electronic parking brake, ESP with ASR, Hill hold function
AMG floor mats
Bluetooth interface for hands free telephone
Active park assist with parktronic system, Attention assist, Collision prevention assist plus, Crosswind Assist, DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual)
Power opening/closing tailgate, Remote boot release
7" colour screen, Garmin Map Pilot navigation system with SD card, touchpad and voice control, Instrument cluster with 5.5-inch TFT multi-function display, Multi function trip computer, Outside temperature gauge, Service indicator (ASSYST)
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Diesel particulate filter
5 speakers, DAB Digital radio, Frontbass loudspeakers, Mercedes Audio 20 radio/single CD + telephone keypad, USB connection
Exterior Body Features
Aerodynamic rear spoiler, AMG bodystyling, Body coloured bumpers, Chrome exterior trim, Electric panoramic sunroof with sunblind, Exhaust tailpipe finisher
Adaptive brake lights, Automatic headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED rear lamps, Range adjustable headlights
Automatic climate control
2 cupholders in front centre console, 3 spoke flat bottom AMG steering wheel in nappa leather, Black roof lining, Dividing net - rear, Easy-pack load compartment cover, Front armrest with storage box, Front door sills with Mercedes benz lettering, Gearshift paddles, Height/reach adjustable steering column, Lockable/illuminated glovebox, Multifunction steering wheel, Sports pedals with stainless steel surfaces and rubber studs
Interior lighting pack - GLC, Memory pack - GLC, Mirror pack - GLC, Storage pack - GLC
3 rear 3 point seatbelts, Active bonnet, Child proof door locks, Drivers knee airbag, Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags, Front and rear seatbelt reminder, Front passenger seat occupancy sensor, Front side airbags, Tyre pressure monitoring system, Warning triangle and first aid kit, Window airbags
2 way rear head restraints, 4 way adjustable front head restraints, 4 way electric lumbar support, 40:20:40 split folding rear seats, AMG sports seats, Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor, Electric front seat height adjustment, Heated front seats, Rear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachment
Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliser, Automatic door locking, Keyless entry and keyless start, Remote central locking
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Wheels - Spare
Tyre inflation kit
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|Coin Series:||AMG Line Premium|
|Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07:||29E|
|Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years:||30|
|Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years:||3|
|NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:||95|
|NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:||89|
|NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:||5|
|NCAP Pedestrian Protection %:||83|
|NCAP Safety Assist %:||71|
|Service Interval Frequency - Months:||12|
|Service Interval Mileage:||15500|
|Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage:||999999|
|Standard manufacturers warranty - Years:||3|
|Vehicle Homologation Class:||M1|
|Noise Level dB(A):||74|
|Standard Euro Emissions:||EURO 6|
|Cylinders - Bore (mm):||83|
|Cylinders - Stroke (mm):||99|
|Engine Layout:||NORTH SOUTH|
|Fuel Delivery:||COMMON RAIL|
|Number of Valves:||16|
|EC Combined (mpg):||47.1|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies:||True|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg):||51.4|
|EC Urban (mpg):||41.5|
|0 to 62 mph (secs):||8.3|
|Engine Power - BHP:||170|
|Engine Power - KW:||125|
|Engine Power - PS:||True|
|Engine Power - RPM:||3000|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT:||295|
|Engine Torque - MKG:||40.8|
|Engine Torque - NM:||400|
|Engine Torque - RPM:||1400|
|Emissions Test Cycle:||NEDC Correlated|
|Tyre Size Front:||235/55 R19|
|Tyre Size Rear:||235/55 R19|
|Tyre Size Spare:||TYRE REPAIR KIT|
|Wheel Style:||5 TWIN SPOKE|
|Wheel Type:||19" ALLOY|
|Height (including roof rails):||1644|
|Width (including mirrors):||2096|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres):||50|
|Gross Vehicle Weight:||2520|
|Luggage Capacity (Seats Down):||1600|
|Luggage Capacity (Seats Up):||550|
|Max. Loading Weight:||675|
|Max. Roof Load:||75|
|Max. Towing Weight - Braked:||2500|
|Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked:||750|
|No. of Seats:||5|
|Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb:||11.8|
The GLC has established Mercedes in the premium part of the mid-sized SUV segment. Now it's been improved. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.
This GLC is a mid-sized SUV, but obviously one with a premium badge. In the Mercedes-Benz SUV hierarchy, it slots in just above the smaller GLA but below the brand's really luxurious and pricey 4x4s - the GLE (aimed at BMW's X5), the big 7-seat GLS and the really hard-core go-absolutely-anywhere G model. The GLC aims to combine the best of all these models and in this enhanced form is smart, efficient and very desirable.
It seems strange to think that until the launch of this GLC model, Mercedes had never offered a proper compact SUV. Or at least it'd never offered one in the UK. On the Continent, the Stuttgart brand has always taken on cars like Audi's Q5 and BMW's X3 with its GLK-Class model, but this was never engineered to be produced in right hand drive. Big mistake. It's taken a long time for the Three-Pointed Star to correct that error, but now that it has, this GLC model can take its place in the company's growing SUV line-up. It gets two frugal diesel engines and, unlike the smaller A-Class-based GLA Crossover, is mainly offered with four wheel drive. In other words, it's a proper SUV model.
Mercedes has worked on making the engine range more powerful and more fuel efficient than before and the mainstream part of the line-up is based around four-cylinder units. In the mainstream range, there are two main diesel options - the 194hp GLC 220d and the 245hp GLC 300d, which get the brand's latest 2.0-litre diesel, replacing the previous 2.1-litre unit. At the top of the line-up sits the fearsome Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ which uses a 4.0-litre petrol V8 offering either 476hp or 510hp. Every GLC model is equipped with all-wheel drive. The petrol versions now use the Mercedes' EQ 48-volt mild hybrid system. Here, there's an integrated starter/alternator unit that can recover up to 10kW of energy when decelerating, which can then be deployed below 2,500prm to reduce the effort required of the combustion engine. There's also a petrol plug-in variant, the GLC 300e, which has an all-electric NEDC-rated driving range of 29 miles. Mercedes has worked on the suspension too, introducing an updated version of its 'Dynamic Body Control' adaptive damping system which can adjust the rate of control to each of the four wheels. As before, there's also the option of 'AIR BODY CONTROL' air suspension, promising a cosseting ride when you want luxury or flat, sportscar-like handling when you're in a hurry. With an optional 'Off Road Engineering Package', you can even manually adjust ride heights through the infotainment system. For highway use, there are now more semi-autonomous driving assistance systems. Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC and Active Steer Assist provide even more support to help the driver to steer and to keep a safe distance.
First impressions are that the GLC is most definitely related to the C-Class compact executive model it's based upon. There's the same long nose and gently sloping roofline we've come to recognise, along with similar contouring down the flanks. With this revised model, subtle changes have been made to the grille, the lights and the bumpers. At the front, the re-styled headlamps feature full-LED tech, while the daytime running lights feature an extended 'C' shape. The smarter bumper features reshaped vents to either side of the main intake. At the sides, chrome elements span the length of the lower sills, and smarter alloy wheel designs range from 17 to 20 inches. Around the back, the tail lights - also featuring LED tech - get a smarter lighting signature, and sit above a reprofiled bumper. Inside, the GLC now gets the latest version of Mercedes's MBUX infotainment system. This means that the centre-dash display, which has grown from 8.4 inches to 10.25 inches, is now touch sensitive, and can respond to both gesture and more detailed voice commands. A 12.3-inch digital driver's instrument binnacle display is now offered in place of the previous car's analogue gauges, and its three sections can be customised to display different information. These menus can be accessed through the updated steering wheel, which features a mix of physical and touch-sensitive controls first seen on the E-Class. The cabin also features a couple of new material options, including two new wood finishes for the dashboard. Boot space is up to 580-litres seats up - nearly 100-litres more than the C-Class - while seats down, this becomes a cavernous 1600-litres.
Prices for the mainstream four cylinder models sit mainly in the £40,000 to £58,000 bracket and as a GLC buyer, your first choice will probably be to decide if you need the extra power the pokier 300d model offers over the base 220d variant. As there's very little economy penalty in choosing the faster car and not much of a price difference, the 300d would be our pick. Overall, expect this Mercedes to cost a slight premium over its Audi Q5 and BMW X3 direct rivals. The 220d comes with 'Sport', 'AMG Line' and 'AMG Line Premium' trim; for the 300d, it's 'AMG Line Premium', 'AMG Line Premium Plus' and 'AMG Line Plus Ultimate'. All GLCs receive a 9-speed automatic gearbox, four wheel drive, the 'COMAND' infotainment system, 'DYNAMIC SELECT' handling control with adjustable dampers, plus all the usual niceties you'd expect from a Mercedes of this price. Safety-wise, there's a full rosta of electronic shields that scan the road ahead and prevent you from having an accident. Things like the 'COLLISON PREVENTION PLUS' system, plus the 'Crosswind Assist' set-up and the 'ATTENTION ASSIST' system. Optional is the 'DISTRONIC PLUS' radar cruise control system - with 'STEERING ASSIST' to keep you in lane and a 'Stop & Go' feature that'll slow the car automatically and start it off again if you come across a motorway tailback.
This GLC has to be competitive when it comes to running costs - and is. The running costs of GLC 220d and 300d models are very similar. In the GLC 220d, expect up to 40.9mpg on the combined cycle and up to 137g/km of CO2. In the GLC 300d, expect up to 39.2mpg on the combined cycle and up to 157g/km of CO2. The GLC 300e petrol plug-in has an NEDC-rated electric driving range of 29 miles while delivering up to 117.7 mpg and emitting just 54 g/km of CO2. The 13.5 kW battery and 7.4kw on-board charger means the GLC 300 e can be charged via a 7.4 kW wallbox in under two hours. All GLCs come with a 3 year warranty and should prove to hold onto their value well. That's provided you don't go mad on the options list of course. There's also an ASSYST dashboard service indicator that monitors engine use and tells you exactly when a garage visit is due. It's also worth mentioning that the included 'Mercedes me' connect services package includes remote self-diagnostic capability, enabling your GLC to monitor wear and tear items and alert your local dealer to let you know if something needs seeing to. You can also insure your car through Mercedes, though most company drivers will have this included in their lease cost.
Image is everything when it comes to premium mid-sized SUVs and on that basis, this improved GLC is a very desirable package. In terms of styling, technology and efficiency, it borrows hugely from other Mercedes models - to very good effect. Plus options like air suspension offer the kind of luxury that used to be limited to much larger luxury SUVs, enabling this car to cross ravines one minute and carve through a set of bends at speed the next. Some may feel that there are still more dynamic choices to make in this segment: the trendier-looking Range Rover Evoque for example. Or the more sharply-handling BMW X3. As an all-rounder though, combining many of the qualities you'll find in both those cars, the GLC is a tempting package.
By Jonathan Crouch
For many years, Mercedes was curiously absent from the mid-sized premium SUV market in this country - but they're a major player now. This GLC model, launched in 2015, was the German brand's answer to prestige players in this segment like the Audi Q5, the BMW X3 and the Range Rover Evoque. It may have been late to the party but it proved to be an impressively strong contender. Let's check the pre-facelift version out as a used buy.
5dr SUV (2.1 diesel [GLC 220d/ GLC 250d] / 3.0 diesel [GLC 350d] / 3.0 petrol [GLC 43 AMG] / 4.0 petrol [GLC 63 AMG)
The early part of the 21st century's second decade was characterised by the Mercedes brand's expansion into almost every conceivable market niche; compact Crossovers, lifestyle estates, MPVs, supercars - even Plug-in and all-electric technology. No potential industry segment, it seemed, was left uncovered. Except, in the UK at least, for one of the most obvious. That for premium mid-sized SUVs - a car like this, the GLC. It wasn't that Mercedes couldn't take on key players in this class like Audi's Q5, BMW's X3 and assorted Land Rover products. On the contrary, between 2009 and 2015, the brand had a GLK-Class model that did exactly that in a way so effective that it became the company's best selling SUV. Unfortunately though - and rather astonishingly - the GLK wasn't ever engineered for manufacture in right hand drive form. Big mistake. That one oversight must have cost Mercedes millions in terms of lost sales, not only in the British market but also in other right hand drive territories like Australia, South Africa and Japan. Still, times changed, heads rolled and the Three-Pointed Star got back on track when this GLC model was launched in the Autumn of 2015, priced and positioned directly against its key premium SUV rivals and offering the kind of unique selling point that all new segment entrants should have. Buyers got an option that no direct rival of the time could match - the kind of sophisticated air suspension system previously limited only to much larger and more expensive SUVs like Mercedes' own GLE and GLS models. In fact, there's was much about this car that democratised pricier SUV luxury, whether the customer's focus was on media connectivity, cutting edge safety or cabin aesthetics. As with the larger GLE model, there was even a separate bodystyle, the 'GLC Coupe', aimed at more fashionable folk looking at cars like BMW's X4, Jaguar's F-PACE or the Range Rover Evoque. Here though, our focus will be on original versions of the standard version. This car was significantly updated in mid-2019, but it's the pre-facelift versions we check out from a used market perspective here.
Up front, the look of the standard GLC SUV model is characteristically SUV, with short overhangs and an upright, three-dimensional twin-louvred radiator grille. This is dominated by the usual centrally positioned Three-Pointed Star and flanked by intricately formed jewel-like headlamps incorporating LED daytime running light strips and optional full-LED illumination. The bumper gets an integrated under-guard and comes in three distinct guises to suit either standard, off-road-orientated or sporty AMG models. View the car in profile and the C-Class ancestory is evident in the gently sloping dropping line just below the door handles, a distinctive characteristic of that car. This rising lower crease also plays its part in giving the flanks some shape, connecting wheel arches featuring matt black cladding that can house rims varying from 17 to 21-inches in size. Strong rear haunches and standard rear privacy glass complete the effect. The broad, muscular shoulderline is carried through into the rear, where silver-trimmed tailpipes feature on most models and the split tail lamps feature distinctive LED illumination. As at the front, different bumper designs are provided for different variants. Further signs of this car's C-Class model heritage are evident once you take a seat behind the wheel - which means that it's very nice indeed. Get into one of the brand's older generation models and you're faced with a functional cabin that's about as stylish as Angela Merkel. This more modern design could hardly be more different, with eye-catching metal highlights, a beautifully-judged balance of high quality materials and a broad eye-catching centre console sweeping between the front seats. Take a look around once you're comfortably seated inside and the two staples of current Mercedes cabin style are present and correct. There are five round silver-trimmed air vents and above the three in the centre sits a prominent iPad-style infotainment screen, its free-standing positioning smacking either of after-thought or inspired design, depending on your point of view. And in the back? Well if you've been persuaded to buy one of these in preference to a C-Class Estate, it's here that that decision will pay off. The GLC has 33mm more length in its wheelbase than one of those would offer and nearly all of that has been used for the benefit of rear folk who as a result enjoy significantly improved room for their legs and knees. Let's finish by taking a look at luggage space, accessed via the standard electrically-operated tailgate. Mercedes obviously benchmarked BMW's X3 here, for the load capacities on offer match those of that Munich model exactly. Specifically, you're talking 550-litres.
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Most GLC owners in our survey were satisfied, but inevitably, there were some who'd experienced problems. The most common problem we came across seems to be an inherent fault with all right hand drive GLCs; if you turn full lock, left or right, the outside tyre skips and jumps. The larger the wheel the noisier it is. This is a basic steering geometry issue and you need to check for it on your test drive. One owner replaced all brake disks due to bad vibration. A month ago the power steering stopped working as he went around a bend and the car had to be towed away prior to a complete replacement steering rack. In another instance, an owner's gearbox failed. Otherwise, it's just the usual stuff. Check for signs of damage to the bodywork and alloy wheels. Even though all GLCs came with parking sensors, there may be some and top-spec variants with wide alloy rims are particularly prone to scratches. Check for uneven panel gaps and paint flaws. Inspect the electrics and the air conditioning functionality - it should blow out really chilled air. Some owners in our survey complained of un-Mercedes-like squeaks and rattles; try the car you have in mind across a bumpy bit of road to try and expose any nasty noises.
(approx based on a 2015 GLC 220d - Ex Vat) A fuel filter is around £105. Front brake pads sit in the £82 bracket for a set. Rear brake discs can cost in the £330 bracket. An oil filter is around £8-£10. A radiator costs in the £155-£250 bracket.
Under the bonnet, the line-up for our market was mainly based around 2.1-litre diesel power, offered with either 170bhp in the base GLC 220d or 204bhp in the pokier GLC 250d variant. A six cylinder GLC 350d variant was added in 2016, about the same time as the Mercedes-AMG '43' and '63' petrol performance versions were announced. Across the range, power is transmitted to the tarmac via a smooth standard 9G-TRONIC nine-speed auto gearbox and permanent 4MATIC 4WD. Plus you can alter the feel of your car via an 'AGILITY SELECT' driving dynamics system, one of those set-ups that allows you to alter steering feel, gear change timings, throttle response and suspension feel at the press of a button. This package will have even more of an effect if you get a car whose original owner paid extra for the optional 'AIR BODY CONTROL' air suspension system that's still an unusual feature in this class. This makes a big difference to on road sportiness and comfort and can even more dramatically affect the extent to which you'll be able to use your GLC off road. A surprising amount is possible at the wheel of his car off piste, but most likely owners will be more interested in the model's impressive efficiency figures. With either of the four cylinder diesel variants, you're looking at 56.5mpg on the combined cycle and 129g/km of CO2.
So, the wait was worth it. Mercedes first real attempt at creating a design properly equipped to target front-running models in the premium mid-sized SUV segment turned out to be the impressively complete all-rounder we hoped it would be. Where its left hand drive-only GLK predecessor traded on brand image and not a lot else, this car is there or thereabouts in almost any important area you care to mention. Much of that of course, is down to the way the GLC's engineering borrows hugely from other Mercedes models, though to be fair, it also has a few tricks of its own. Namely the option of the kind of air suspension system that previously was largely limited to much bigger SUVs. That plays a key part in creating far greater reserves of off road ability than you'd normally expect a car of this kind to be able to offer. A pity then, that very few owners will ever get to experience it. We think though, that these buyers will still be pretty satisfied: there is, after all, a combination here of frugality, space and comfort that rivals will find very hard to beat. Yes, some potential customers may feel that there are more dynamic choices they could make in this segment, but these people could consider the sleeker Coupe version of this car - which could very well make them think again. Most though, will value the all-round practicality of this standard model. No, it can't give you the seven-seat capacity of a rival Land Rover Discovery Sport. Or the racetrack responses of a similarly-sized Porsche Macan. Otherwise though, it's hard to see how you' be disappointed by this Mercedes. Yes, it came late to the SUV party, but it arrived well prepared to create quite a stir.