2023 Mercedes Benz GLC launched at Rs 73.5 lakh

    The new GLC gets a 48V mild-hybrid system and 4Matic all-wheel drive as standard.

    Published On Aug 09, 2023 01:07:00 PM

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    Mercedes-Benz India has launched the second-generation GLC – Rs 73.5 lakh (ex-showroom, India) for the 300 4Matic petrol, and Rs 74.5 lakh for the 220d 4Matic diesel. Both variants get a 48V mild-hybrid system. Mercedes says it has received more than 1,500 bookings for the GLC since bookings were opened on July 17

    1. Mercedes GLC gets one petrol and one diesel powertrain
    2. It gets an 11.9-inch vertically oriented touchscreen
    3. The GLC rivals the BMW X3, Audi Q5, Volvo XC60

    Here are the prices of the second-gen Mercedes-Benz GLC: 

    2023 Mercedes Benz GLC price (ex-showroom, India)
    VariantPrice
    GLC 300 4MaticRs 73.5 lakh
    GLC 220d 4MaticRs 74.5 lakh

    Mercedes Benz GLC design

    The second-gen GLC, which debuted internationally in June last year, features a larger grille with a more prominent three-pointed star logo and a single horizontal slat instead of two. The redesigned LED headlights are now connected to the grille. The profile remains similar to the outgoing model, and the 19-inch alloy wheels are carried over too, but they get a new design.

    Also see: 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC review: A star reborn?

    At the rear, the lights remain horizontally oriented but are now slimmer – like many new Mercedes models such as the C-Class. The tail-lights are connected by a blacked-out bar on the tailgate, and like before, the numberplate is mounted on the tailgate, between the tail-lights. The bottom parts of the front and rear bumpers, which get a chrome-finish, are styled to look like skid plates.

    Mercedes Benz GLC interior and features

    Inside, the new GLC has a design similar to the new C-Class. It gets a 11.9-inch portrait-style touchscreen and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. The dashboard trim is inspired by the Maybach S-Class as it gets a pinstripe pattern. The infotainment and HVAC controls are now integrated into the touchscreen. Other features include an air purifier, 360-degree camera, 64-colour ambient lighting, a panoramic sunroof and heated front seats with memory function.

    Also see: 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC video review

    Off-road features include a virtual 'transparent bonnet' feature that uses the front camera to show what is underneath the SUV. The SUV's ground clearance can also be raised by 20mm and it also gets an off-road driving mode.

    Safety features include seven airbags, pre-safe and ADAS tech that includes blind spot assist, active lane keep assist, attention assist, active brake assist and active parking assist.

    Mercedes Benz GLC powertrains, dimensions

    As mentioned, the second-gen GLC gets two powertrain options. The GLC 300 gets a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine that produces 258hp and 400Nm of torque, while the GLC 220d gets a 2.0-litre diesel engine that churns out 197hp and 440Nm of torque. Both engines get a 9-speed automatic gearbox and Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheel-drive system as standard. Also standard is a 48V mild-hybrid system, and an integrated starter generator that helps the GLC produce an additional 23hp and 200Nm.

    Compared to the previous generation, the new GLC is 60mm longer at 4,716mm and has a 15mm longer wheelbase at 2,888mm. The new GLC is shorter by 4mm at 1,640mm, while the width remains the same at 1,890mm. The boot space has also increased by 70 litres and now measures 620 litres.

    Mercedes Benz GLC rivals

    The GLC rivals the likes of the BMW X3 (Rs 68.50 lakh-87.70 lakh), Audi Q5 (Rs 62.35 lakh-68.22 lakh), Volvo XC60 (Rs 67.50 lakh), Land Rover Discovery Sport (Rs 71.39 lakh) and Lexus NX (Rs 67.35 lakh-74.24 lakh).

    Also see:

    Mercedes G Class facelift: fresh spy shots reveal design, interior tweaks

    Mercedes-Benz teases entry-level EV sedan concept

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    Krishna MV - 315 days ago

    Obnoxious pricing to say the least. But then people are willing to pay !!

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