Mercedes-Benz are well renowned for their stylish saloons and classy coupés. However, they have also made some solid offerings to the 4×4 segment.
Queue the Mercedes-Benz GLC. It’s stylish from the inside out, and offers powerful 4-wheel steering to take on anything you can throw at it.
But how does this sporty SUV measure up to other offerings on the market? Here’s a more in-depth look into the GLC.
The Merc features a 9-speed automatic transmission, changes feel efficient and smooth as expected.
There are a choice of engines, the 3.0 petrol automatic engine offers a ton of power, with 367 bhp it can race from 0-60mph in a mere 4.9 seconds.
You can also opt for the 2.1 Diesel automatic engine. This offers significantly less power, making just 170 bhp it has a 0-60 sprint time of 8.3 seconds. The upside of this is you can get a whopping 51.4mpg, compared to 26.2mpg with the petrol lump. It also produces significantly less carbon emissions.
The diesel is naturally much more sluggish, but if you’re only planning to use the car for normal roads, the diesel engine might be the better option.
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From the exterior, the car looks great. Chunky, curvy, yet butch and very masculine.
This follows through to the interior, where the SUV look is taken upper class as only Merc can do. Fine grain leathers, chunky controls and the ubiquitous touch screen sprouting from the dash.
It offers a large amount of storage, including a hefty boot with 550 liters of stowage space including extra under floor storage. For a vehicle this size, the back-seats feel a bit too cramped. The design could have been improved by allowing them to slide or lean back. Up front is still spacious and comfortable.
The car benefits from a number of features, including sat nav and Active Parking Assist. A lockable luggage compartment floor in the boot makes it a great holiday vehicle. Higher grade models also include a surround sound system, heated front seats and ambient lighting.
Overall this is an SUV that looks great and is highly practical due to the huge amount of storage space. It makes it great for those who need to carry a lot, but the cramped rear seats make it far from the best family lugger. Better options can be found for the price.
More details on the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV range can be seen here.