The super comfortable drive and luxurious looks are preferred by many of them in recent past, then why not launch a new variant? This time Mercedes-Benz have come up with all new SUV variant called “GLC”, the one which we got hands on to test drive is the Mercedes Benz GLC 300. GLC is slightly bigger than the existing compact GLA and slightly smaller than the GLE and GLS.
Interior and Exterior
The exterior of the GLC is definitely noticeable and provides a great road presence, the brand itself is a crowd puller and what more is extremely perceptible is the projected bonnet, the stylish rear with twin exhaust on the both ends, LED High Performance headlamps with daytime running lamps, LED tail lamps, the elongated side view and the attractive Mercedes Star. We simply loved it.
Hats off to the classy interiors with Automatic panoramic sliding sunroof, silver chrome finish set into the dashboard, the seat adjustment is beautifully composed to the door in an artistic 3D seat format, Ambient light package with three colour shades which glorifies in the night, Touchpad infotainment system with Dolby sound, 550 litres of open luggage compartment capacity behind rear seat, lots of storage space you can store anything, Interior Light package with front foot side lamps, centre console compartment lamp, rear reading lamps and illuminated vanity mirrors and the Foldable rear seat backrests.
Test Drive and Technical Specifications
The specifications of this masterpiece serves best during the drive experience and is definitely comparable to its rivalries, the BMW X3 and Audi Q5. The 4Matic SUV comes with a 9G-tronic engine which means it is the world’s first nine speed auto-transmission with top speed being 222 kmph although we could get it up to 130 kmph in Bangalore roads only possible because of the 370 Nm torque.
There are three driving modes Comfort, Sport and Sport+ unfortunately we just had enough time to explore the comfort mode. Although in the given time we could certainly experience faster, smoother and more efficient gear changes with minimal noise levels. Thumbs up Mercedes, surely people will find love for their passion of driving with GLC300.
What was extremely attractive was the hard press on the brake that would bring the SUV on to “Hold” mode which means no need to change the gear knob to parking mode. That’s a big wow feature.
Safety and security
The reverse assist and parking assist is a highlight and beeps when approaching danger. Thanks to the warning messages when the doors are not locked and when we did not wear seat belts.
The adaptive braking system withheld the SUV from moving backwards while on uphill and foot not on brake pedal. The Airbags are available in every possible accidental prone corners of the vehicle.
The ex-showroom price of the GLC300 4MATIC is Rs 52.34 Lakh. The other variant is the GLC220D 4MATIC STYLE which is priced at Rs 48.31 Lakh and GLC220D SPORT priced at Rs 51.94 Lakh.
We would surely recommend Mercedes Benz GLC300 to all looking for SUV’s in this Budget because of its very high ground clearance matching Indian roads, the adaptive braking technology, and the exclusive performance on road, the spacious cabin and all the other luxury interiors.
If you are looking for a luxury SUV the GLC 300 is the one to look out for and the best match for you.
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