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Brand New Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé GLC 300e 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic

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£513.22 per month+ VAT

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active parking assist with parktronic systemAttention assist
Bluetooth interface for hands free telephoneCollision prevention assist plus
Cruise control with speedtronic variable speed limiterDYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual)
ECO start/stop functionHey Mercedes Voice activation
Instrument cluster with 5.5-inch TFT multi-function displayMBUX Interior assistant
Mercedes connect me with remote online servicesMulti function trip computer
Outside temperature display, rear seatbelt status indicatorPower opening/closing tailgate
Remote boot releaseReversing camera
Service indicator (ASSYST)Speed sensitive steering

Entertainment

5 speakersDAB Digital radio
Frontbass loudspeakersHard disk navigation
MBUX multimedia systemMedia display 10.25-inch touchscreen display
Pre installation for Mercedes Benz LinkUSB ports x 2 in centre console

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsAMG bodystyling AMG front apron with sporty air intakes and chrome trim element, AMG diffuser-look rear apron with insert in black
Body colour door mirrorsBody coloured bumpers
Electric windows one touch open/closeElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Exhaust tailpipe finisherFront and rear exterior chrome trim
Headlamp assist automatic headlamp activationLED high performance headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights
LED tail lampPrivacy glass (to rear of B post)
Radiator diamond grilleRain sensor windscreen wipers
Range adjustable headlightsRear wiper
Tinted glass all roundTwo chrome plated tailpipe trim elements

Interior Features

2 way rear head restraints3-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 seatsAMG floor mats with edging and embroidered AMG lettering
AMG sports seatsArtico leather with Dinamica microfibre upholstery
Automatic child seat recognition sensorAutomatic climate control
Black roof liningDividing net - rear
Double cup holder in centre consoleEasy-pack load compartment cover
Front armrest with storage boxFront door sills with Mercedes benz lettering
Front seats with electric adjust (backrest, height and seat cushion inclination) with 4 way electric lumbar support and manual cushion depth adjustGearshift paddles
Heated front seatsHeight/reach adjustable steering column
Illuminated and lockable glove compartmentRear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachment
Sports pedals with stainless steel surfaces and rubber studsSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors

Packs

Interior lighting pack - GLCMirror pack - GLC
Storage pack - GLC 

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbeltsActive bonnet
Adaptive Brake System with HOLD function and brake drying in the wetASR
Black seat beltsBrake calipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering + perforated brake discs
Child proof door locksDual-stage airbags - driver and front passenger, driver knee bag and window bags for driver, front passenger and rear passengers
Electronic parking brakeElectronic stability programme (ESP) with curve dynamic assist and cross wind assist
Front and rear seatbelt reminderFront passenger seat occupancy sensor
Hill hold functionTyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kit 

Security

Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliserAutomatic door locking
KEYLESS-GO starting functionRemote central locking

Technical

50 litre fuel tankDiesel particulate filter
Sports suspension tuned for improved handling and driving dynamics 

Trim

Open pore grey oak trim 

Wheels

19" AMG 5 twin spoke alloy wheels painted tremolite grey with high sheen finish and tirefit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)145Noise Level dB(A)68
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb167

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1950Compression Ratio15.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82Cylinders - Stroke (mm)92.3
Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTHFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears9 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)51.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)56.5EC Urban (mpg)44.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb6.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High6.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High5.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low7.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium6.1WLTP - MPG - Comb44.8
WLTP - MPG - Extra High42.2WLTP - MPG - High51.4
WLTP - MPG - Low37.2WLTP - MPG - Medium46.3

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC2.0
Badge Power194Coin Descriptiond 4Matic
Coin SeriesAMG LineGeneration Mark2
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0732EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Pedestrian Protection %83
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.9Engine Power - BHP194
Engine Power - KW143Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3800Engine Torque - LBS.FT295
Engine Torque - MKG40.8Engine Torque - NM400
Engine Torque - RPM1600Top Speed135

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC CorrelatedRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front235/55 R19
Tyre Size Rear255/50 R19Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style5 TWIN SPOKEWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1600Length4731
Wheelbase2873Width1890
Width (including mirrors)2096 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight2500
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1400Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)500
Max. Loading Weight655Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1845No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.8
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Mercedes-Benz GLC

Here's another Mercedes plug-in model, the GLC 300e. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The Mercedes GLC 300e is a petrol plug-in hybrid that brings Three-Pointed Star quality to the growing segment for premium-badged upper mid-sized luxury SUVs. This one can go 27 WLTP-rated miles between charge-ups and record the usual three-figure combined cycle fuel return, as well as delivering a CO2 reading that'll reduce your BiK tax exposure. All the usual PHEV advantages then - along with the usual premium PHEV pricing. In a package delivered with enviable Mercedes polish.

Background

With its mid and large-size SUVs, Mercedes has taken fundamentally different routes to providing PHEV power. While the large GLE model gets a diesel plug-in hybrid unit in 350 de form, the slightly smaller mid-size GLC sticks with the usual petrol PHEV unit, creating the GLC 300e model we are going to look at here. This 2.0-litre hybrid powerplant is borrowed, as is much else of the GLC's engineering, from the C-Class range. Mercedes needed the GLC 300e because all the brand's key rivals now offer petrol plug-in models in the upper mid-sized premium SUV segment - namely the BMW X3 xDrive30e, the Audi Q5 55 TFSIe and the Volvo XC60 Recharge T8. So what can this GLC offer to make it stand out from that trio of very complete rivals? Time to find out.

Driving Experience

The GLC 300e mates a 2.0-litre petrol unit with a 90kW electric motor that when fully charged is able to achieve up to 27 miles of WLTP-rated all-electric driving at speeds of up to 81mph. If overall efficiency isn't a priority, the GLC 300e can also be a pretty rapid thing, thanks to quite a prodigious total system output of 320hp, enough to dispatch 62mph from rest in 5.7s en route to 143mph. There's a substantial 700Nm of torque on offer, which is why this variant can tow up to 2,000kgs. But it will really feel its two-tonne kerb weight if you start to try and throw the car around. For those prioritising an ultimately absorbent ride, air suspension can also be added at extra cost. The latter option is pretty desirable. 'AIR BODY CONTROL', as Mercedes call it, promises a cosseting ride when you want luxury or flat, sportscar-like handling when you're in a hurry. 4MATIC 4WD is standard, as usual on a GLC and the powertrain works through a standard 9G-TRONIC PLUS 9-speed auto gearbox which works with the usual 'DYNAMIC SELECT' 'Eco', 'Comfort' and 'Sport' driving modes that alter drive response, steering feel and ESP settings.

Design and Build

There are no real styling changes to differentiate this GLC 300e plug-in model from its conventional range stablemates, though the eagle-eyed will spot the different badgework and the addition of an extra charging flap. As with conventional variants, there's a choice of the standard SUV body shape or a sleeker GLC Coupe body style. All variants of this PHEV get a studded 'Diamond'-style single-louvre grille that incorporates shiny chromed pins, while further down, there's sportier treatment that sees large corner cut-outs embellished on each side by twin black slats. This appendage is flanked by smart, slim headlamps that feature High Performance LED beams as standard. The GLC's cabin was always a showroom selling point and with this current model, thoughtful changes have further enhanced it. A smart three-spoke steering wheel incorporates little touchpads, the left hand one of which can operate the 10.25-inch touchscreen positioned on top of the dash. This sophisticated media set-up has various dedicated PHEV efficiency read-outs and incorporates the Stuttgart brand's new-generation 'MBUX' ('Mercedes-Benz User eXperience') multimedia platform with its clever 'Hey Mercedes' voice-activated functionality. 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 folk at the rear. The PHEV powertrain exacts a few special compromises in the boot though, the SUV body shape's usual 550-litre capacity falling to 395-litres. With the Coupe, capacity falls from 500 to 350-litres.

Market and Model

From the launch of this GLC 300e, prices for the SUV body style were pitched in the £49,000 to £62,000 bracket and there was a choice of 'AMG Line', 'AMG Line Premium', 'AMG Line Premium Plus' and 'AMG Line Ultimate' trim levels. For the alternative GLC Coupe body shape, budget for a premium of around £3,000 more. To give you some perspective, this 211hp petrol plug-in hybrid model in SUV form costs around £8,000 more than an equivalently-specified 194hp GLC 220d diesel. A 245hp GLC 300d diesel is around £6,000 less. At least you get plenty of equipment. Even the base 'AMG Line' trim gets you an AMG body styling kit with a diffuser-look rear apron and 19-inch AMG wheels. Inside at this level, there are AMG sports seats part-trimmed in suede-like DINAMICA microfibre, plus you get a flat-bottomed steering wheel, AMG floor mats, a black fabric roof liner, sports stainless steel pedals and high gloss inlays in grey open-pore oak. You've to go further up the range though, if you want a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and the 'Smartphone integration' system that gives you the missing 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring features. Still, at least if you can stump up to a plusher variant, you get a lot more technology - things like 'MULTIBEAM LED' headlights which can tailor their beam to suit the road you're on and surrounding traffic movements. And something that Mercedes calls 'augmented reality navigation', effectively a live camera feed of the road ahead overlaid with house numbers, road names, direction arrows and other useful bits of information that'll help you find your way.

Cost of Ownership

We've covered some of the key facts already in our driving section. The way that an electric motor powered by a 13.5kWh battery is capable of running the car on electricity alone for up to 27 WLTP-rated miles before a 2.0-litre combustion engine chimes in. This Plug-in variant can be charged from 10 to 100 per cent in an hour and a half with a 7.4 kW charger, or in five hours from a standard three-pin UK socket. Based on notoriously unrealistic WLTP cycle figures produced for plug-in hybrids, the petrol GLC 300e SUV is supposed to be able to achieve over 117.7mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and emit up to as little as 59g/km of CO2. Of course, you won't get anything like that in normal use, but we could see a realistic return of around 60-70mpg being regularly achievable from a GLC 300e, which in itself is pretty impressive. BiK taxation is rated at 15% - as opposed to 33% for a GLC 220d or 36% for a GLC 300d. Insurance groups range from 40E-41E. What else? Well, 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

We're still at the stage where you have to be completely sold into the concept of plug-in hybrid technology to choose a car like this GLC 300e. If you're not, you'll find yourself wondering whether saving £8,000 in choosing a GLC 220d diesel might not be a wiser course of action to take, given that it'll be the best part of a decade at least before diesel becomes an impossible option to choose with ever-more stringent emission restrictions on European markets.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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Insurance
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* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Monthly payment£513.22
Initial Rental£3079.32
Term (months)36
Contract mileage24,000
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