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Mercedes Benz GLC DIESEL ESTATE GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic

Stock Offer Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
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Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic
Mercedes Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG53.30
  • 0-62mph7.9 secs
  • Top Speed134 mph
  • C02140 g/km
  • BHP194
  • Torque295 lbs/f
  • P11D35%

Review

In an era where one in every three Mercedes models sold is an SUV, this GLC is a crucial model for the brand. In mid-2019, four years into its production run, this mid-sized premium model was usefully updated to create the car we're going to look at here. Here's the GLC 220d diesel version that most customers buy, complete with the new-era 2.0-litre diesel engine that's done so much to improve this car.

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The GLC brings a bit of Mercedes polish to the premium part of the mid-sized SUV segment. Jonathan Crouch drives the 220d version.

Background

The GLC shares plenty with the C-Class models that roll down the same German production line in Bremen. Which is why this SUV benefits from much the same kind of update package that was visited upon the fourth generation version of that car in 2018. So there's a smarter LED headlamp and grille combo and inside, infotainment updated with the latest MBUX media system. Semi-autonomous driving tech makes an appearance, there's now the option of a fully-digitalised instrument cluster and, as before, buyers get the chance to add sophisticated air suspension. More important than all of that though, is that the volume 220d diesel variant that almost all GLC buyers choose gets a completely fresh 2.0-litre OM654-series engine that offers vast improvements in refinement, efficiency and technology. In short, the GLC is now much better equipped to take on key direct rivals launched since this design's original introduction, cars like the third generation BMW X3, the second generation Volvo XC60 and Alfa Romeo's Stelvio, as well as improved versions of established rivals like the Audi Q5 and the Jaguar F-PACE. Sounds promising. Time to check this Mercedes out.

Driving Experience

The GLC has been rejuvenated beneath the bonnet, the key update being the introduction of the 2.0-litre 'OM654'-series diesel unit we're trying here in the GLC 220d variant that most buyers of this car in our market choose. This engine is far more refined than the rumbly 2.1-unit it replaces - and is mated to a package that as in all GLCs, includes 4MATIC on-demand 4WD and a 9G-TRONIC PLUS 9-speed auto gearbox, which works with the usual 'DYNAMIC SELECT' driving modes that alter drive response, steering feel and ESP settings. This four cylinder diesel powerplant is probably the most refined unit of its kind that we've come across and always feels impressively smooth and free from vibration, a vital consideration when you're looking for a car that will ease you along with the minimum of fuss. Even under firm acceleration, this engine remains calm, unruffled - and reasonably rapid too. There's a lusty 400Nm of torque, which helps propel the car to 62mph in 7.9 seconds on the way to a top speed that's rated at 134mph. Buyers won't care much about off road prowess, though it's worth pointing out that unlike some class rivals, the GLC actually has some. The 4MATIC 4WD system the car uses is like virtually all AWD systems in this segment in that it only engages the rear wheels when a lack of traction calls for it.

Design and Build

Subtle changes mark the revised version of this first generation GLC apart from the original. The fact that it's also available in a separate Coupe body style relieves this standard SUV variant of the need to look too self-consciously sporty, but there's still just enough visual dynamism here to interest someone who might also be considering, say, an Evoque, an F-PACE or an Alfa Stelvio in this segment. The GLC's cabin was always a showroom selling point and with this revised model, thoughtful changes have further enhanced it. A smarter three-spoke steering wheel incorporates little touchpads, the left hand one of which can operate the now much larger 10.25-inch touchscreen positioned on top of the dash. This much more sophisticated media set-up incorporates the Stuttgart brand's new-generation 'MBUX' ('Mercedes-Benz User eXperience') multimedia platform with its clever 'Hey Mercedes' voice-activated functionality. Base models stay with old-tech analogue dials surrounding a central 5.5-inch display, but upper-spec GLC versions now feature configurable virtual gauges on a 12.3-inch TFT screen. In the rear, there's certainly more room for legs and knees back here than you'd get in a C-Class, though that's not enough to make this car feel any more spacious than its direct Audi Q5 and BMW X3 segment rivals. Like those cars, this one has a 550-litre boot.

Market and Model

The GLC SUV sits primarily in the £40,000 to £55,000 bracket; that's for mainstream versions of this conventional model, which in 220d form kicks off in base 'Sport' guise, then graduates through 'AMG Line' and 'AMG Line Premium' variants. If you don't mind forgoing base 'Sport' trim, your dealer will also offer you the alternative of a swept-back 'Coupe' version of this model, available at an extra cost over this standard design that's just below the £3,000 mark. It isn't co-incidental that the budget Mercedes requires for the 220d derivative is almost exactly the same as you'd need for its two closest Teutonic competitors, Audi's Q5 40 TDI quattro and the BMW X3 xDrive20d. In all three cases, the ownership stats are very similar, so the final decision will really come down to personal preference. Even base-spec 'Sport' variants get plenty of kit; 18-inch wheels, full-LED High Performance headlights and power-folding mirrors, plus an 'Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC' system to automatically steer you into tight spaces. Inside, there's a 10.25-inch touchscreen, your access point for a vastly better MBUX ('Mercedes-Benz User eXperience') multimedia set-up. It features "Hey Mercedes" voice control, a neat touchpad, a DAB tuner, lots of lovely informational graphics and Bluetooth (though not 'Apple CarPlay'/'AndroidAuto').

Cost of Ownership

Those this GLC is a little heavier than its direct rivals, you shouldn't be disappointed with the efficiency stats it can deliver in 220d form. A 194hp GLC SUV 220d variant manages up to 47.9mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and up to 137g/km of NEDC-rated CO2. For company car tax, that equates to a Benefit-in-Kind taxation rate of 31%. These figures are very similar to those you'd get from a competing BMW X3 xDrive20d (which manages 45.6mpg and 133g/km); but significantly better than an Audi Q5 40 TDI quattro (rated at 39.2mpg and 144g/km). You might be interestred to know that the JLR contenders in this class, equivalent versions of the Range Rover Evoque, the Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Jaguar F-PACE, are even further away from this GLC's efficiency standard. What else? Well insurance is rated at groups 31 to 32. And you get a comprehensive three year warranty that has no mileage restriction (rival BMW and Audi warranties restrict you to 60,000 miles). And this package is built upon by Mercedes' Mobilo scheme which delivers breakdown cover for up to thirty years, as long as you continue to have your car serviced at a Mercedes main dealer. And it's worth knowing that your maintenance outlay can be kept a little in check by going for the optional Service Care package that takes care of routine maintenance, spreading the cost of regular servicing.

Summary

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. The achilees heel of the original version of this car (it's rumbly old 2.1-litre diesel engine) has been impressively dispatched. The replacement 2.0-litre unit is now difficult to better if you're looking for a refined black pump-fuelled option in this class. Of course, this car's two closest arch-rivals, the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5 have strong followings. And beyond those cars, there are trendier-looking options - a Range Rover Evoque or an Alfa Romeo Stelvio for instance. Others may want the seven-seat capacity of a comparable Land Rover Discovery Sport. As an all-rounder though, combining many of the qualities you'll find in all of those cars, the GLC remains a tempting package. A segment benchmark? You'd have to say so.

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Exterior Features
Solid paint
Adaptive brake lights
Aluminium roof rails
AMG bodystyling AMG front apron with sporty air intakes and chrome trim element, AMG diffuser-look rear apron with insert in black
Body colour door mirrors
Body coloured bumpers
Electric windows one touch open/close
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Front and rear exterior chrome trim
Headlamp assist automatic headlamp activation
LED high performance headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights
LED tail lamp
Privacy glass with dark glass from B pillar backwards
Radiator diamond grille
Rain sensor windscreen wipers
Range adjustable headlights
Rear wiper
Tinted glass all round with single layer safety glass
Two chrome plated tailpipe trim elements
Driver Convenience
Active parking assist with parktronic system
Attention assist
Bluetooth interface for hands free telephone
Collision prevention assist plus
Cruise control with speedtronic variable speed limiter
Direct steer speed sensitive steering
DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual)
Easy pack automatic powered tailgate
ECO start/stop function
Hey Mercedes Voice activation
Instrument cluster with 5.5-inch TFT multi-function display
MBUX Interior assistant
Mercedes connect me with remote online services
Multi function trip computer
Outside temperature display, rear seatbelt status indicator
Remote boot release
Reversing camera
Service indicator (ASSYST)
Entertainment
5 speakers
DAB Digital radio
Frontbass loudspeakers
Hard disk navigation
MBUX multimedia system
Media display 10.25-inch touchscreen display
Pre installation for Mercedes Benz Link
USB ports x 2 in centre console
Interior Features
2 way rear head restraints
3-spoke multifunction AMG steering wheel in black nappa leather with flattened bottom section, chrome inserts and perforated leather in grip area
40:20:40 split folding rear seats
AMG floor mats with edging and embroidered AMG lettering
AMG sports seats
Artico leather with Dinamica microfibre upholstery
Automatic child seat recognition sensor
Black roof lining
Dividing net - rear
Double cup holder in centre console
Easy-pack load compartment cover
Front armrest with storage box
Front door sills with Mercedes benz lettering
Front head restraints
Front seats with electric adjust (backrest, height and seat cushion inclination) with 4 way electric lumbar support and manual cushion depth adjust
Heated front seats
Height/reach adjustable steering column
Illuminated and lockable glove compartment
Rear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachment
Sports pedals with stainless steel surfaces and rubber studs
Steering wheel with touch control buttons
THERMATIC automatic climate control
Packs
Interior lighting pack - GLC
Mirror pack - GLC
Storage pack - GLC
Safety
3 rear 3 point seatbelts
Active bonnet
Adaptive Brake System with HOLD function and brake drying in the wet
ASR
Black seat belts
Brake calipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering + perforated brake discs
Child proof door locks
Dual-stage airbags - driver and front passenger, driver knee bag and window bags for driver, front passenger and rear passengers
Electronic parking brake
Electronic stability programme (ESP) with curve dynamic assist and cross wind assist
Front and rear seatbelt reminder
Front passenger seat occupancy sensor
Hill hold function
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Security
Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliser
Automatic door locking
KEYLESS-GO starting function
Remote central locking
Technical
4MATIC permanent four wheel drive
50 litre fuel tank
9G TRONIC plus automatic transmission with steering column gear selector, DIRECT SELECT steering wheel gearshift paddles
Diesel particulate filter
Sports suspension tuned for improved handling and driving dynamics
Trim
Open pore grey oak wood trim
Wheels
19" AMG 5 twin spoke alloy wheels painted tremolite grey with high sheen finish and tirefit
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 140
Noise Level dB(A) 68
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 165
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1950
Compression Ratio 15.5:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 82
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 92.3
Engine Layout NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 9 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 53.3
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 57.7
EC Urban (mpg) 46.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 6.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 6.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 5.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 7.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 6.1
WLTP - MPG - Comb 44.8
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 42.2
WLTP - MPG - High 52.3
WLTP - MPG - Low 37.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium 46.3
General
AdBlue Yes
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 194
Coin Description d 4Matic
Coin Series AMG Line
Generation Mark 1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 32E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 30
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 83
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage Unlimited
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 7.9
Engine Power - BHP 194
Engine Power - KW 143
Engine Power - RPM 3800
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 295
Engine Torque - MKG 40.8
Engine Torque - NM 400
Engine Torque - RPM 1600
Top Speed 134
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
RDE Certification Level RDE 2
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
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
Vehicle Dimensions
Height (including roof rails) 1644
Length 4655
Wheelbase 2873
Width 1890
Width (including mirrors) 2096
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 50
Gross Vehicle Weight 2500
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1600
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 550
Max. Loading Weight 665
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 2500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1835
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.8

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