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Brand New Mercedes-Benz GLC GLC 220d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic

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£1299 deposit
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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 displayMercedes connect me with remote online services
Multi function trip computerOutside temperature display, rear seatbelt status indicator
Power opening/closing tailgateRemote boot release
Reversing cameraService 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 lightsAluminium roof rails
AMG bodystyling AMG front apron with sporty air intakes and chrome trim element, AMG diffuser-look rear apron with insert in blackBody colour door mirrors
Body coloured bumpersElectric windows one touch open/close
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsExhaust tailpipe finisher
Front and rear exterior chrome trimHeadlamp assist automatic headlamp activation
LED high performance headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lightsLED tail lamp
Privacy glass (to rear of B post)Radiator diamond grille
Rain sensor windscreen wipersRange adjustable headlights
Rear wiperTinted glass all round
Two 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 compartmentMultifunction steering wheel
Rear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachmentSports pedals with stainless steel surfaces and rubber studs
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors 

Packs

Easy pack - GLCInterior lighting pack - GLC
Mirror pack - GLCStorage 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

66 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 tirefitTirefit tyre sealant kit
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)140Noise Level dB(A)68
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb165

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)53.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)57.7EC Urban (mpg)46.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb6.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High6.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High5.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low7.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium6.1WLTP - MPG - Comb44.8
WLTP - MPG - Extra High42.2WLTP - MPG - High52.3
WLTP - MPG - Low37.2WLTP - MPG - Medium46.3

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC2.0
Badge Power194Coin Descriptiond 4Matic
Coin SeriesAMG LineGeneration Mark1
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %83Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle 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 Speed134

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC CorrelatedRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front235/55 R19
Tyre Size Rear235/55 R19Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style5 TWIN SPOKEWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1644Length4655
Wheelbase2873Width1890
Width (including mirrors)2096 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight2500
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1600Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)550
Max. Loading Weight665Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1835No. 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

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

Ten Second 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.

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.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
80%
Styling
70%
Build
90%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
90%
Insurance
60%

* 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.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£489
Deposit£1299
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate5.15%
Cash price£43,065
Arnold Clark deposit£7018.05
Credit amount£34,747.95
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£16,675
Total amount payable£48,474.05
Contract mileage40,000
Excess mileage charge12.0p per mile
Representative APR5.3%
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