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Brand New 20 Plate Mercedes-Benz GLC GLC 300e 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic

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£516.18 per month+ VAT

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active parking assist including parktronic and 360 degree cameraAir balance interior fragrance dispenser
Attention assistCrosswind Assist
Direct steeringDYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual)
Easy-pack tailgate - Powered opening/closing automaticallyECO start/stop function
Front wireless charging system for mobile devicesHead up Display
MBUX Interior assistantMercedes me connect
Parking pilot with front and rear sensors, steering assist and 360 cameraService indicator (ASSYST)
Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android autoSoft closing aid for boot/doors

Entertainment

1 data-enabled USB port in the oddments tray2 USB ports capable of charging in the 2nd seat row
2 USB ports capable of charging in the 3rd seat row2 USB ports in centre console
Burmester surround sound systemDAB Digital radio

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsAdaptive high beam assist plus
AMG bodystyling front and rear aprons and side skirtsChrome roof rails
Electrically folding trailer coupling with ESP trailer stabilisationHeadlamp assist automatic headlamp activation
Illuminated front door sill panels with Mercedes-Benz letteringIlluminated running boards with rubber studs
LED tail lightsLED third brake light
Magic vision control with adaptive heated windscreen wiper systemMultibeam LED
Panoramic glass sunroofPrivacy glass
Rain sensor windscreen wipersTinted glass
Trailer Manoeuvring AssistUnderguard

Interior Features

3 spoke multifunction sports steering wheel in black nappa leather with flattened bottom section, perforated grip area with touch control buttonsAMG brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs
AMG floormatsAuto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
Dashboard and door beltlines in artico leatherEasy entry/ electrically adjustable steering column
Front centre armrest with storage compartmentFront cupholders x 2
Front gesture controlFront/rear reading lights
Heated front seatsHeated seats (2nd row)
Interior lighting - 64 colour Ambient lightingIsofix child seat attachment
Leather upholsteryLoad securing rings in luggage compartment
Rear cupholderRear folding armrest
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorsTHERMOTRONIC luxury automatic climate control, multi-zone function with separate settings for driver/front passenger and rear.

Packs

Driving assistance pack - GLSEnergizing package - GLS
Keyless go comfort package - GLSMemory package - GLS
Mirror pack - GLS 

Safety

ABS with Brake AssistActive bonnet
Adaptive brake system with hold functionAirbags - windowbags
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDrivers knee airbag
Electrically adjustable easy entry for rear seatsElectronic four wheel traction control
Electronic parking brakeESP with ASR
Front side airbagsHill start assist
Tyre pressure monitor 

Security

Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliserRemote central locking

Technical

Airmatic air suspension with adaptive damping system + level adjustmentDiesel particulate filter

Trim

Brushed aluminium trim 

Wheels

22" AMG multi spoke design alloy wheels in titanium grey
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)208Noise Level dB(A)67
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2925Compression Ratio15.5:1
Cylinder LayoutV6Cylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82Cylinders - Stroke (mm)92.3
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears9 SPEED
Number of Valves24TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)35.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)44.8EC Urban (mpg)25.5

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC3.0
Badge Power330Coin Descriptiond 4Matic
Coin SeriesAMG Line PremiumGeneration Mark1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0748EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage15500Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)6.3Engine Power - BHP330
Engine Power - KW243Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3600Engine Torque - LBS.FT516
Engine Torque - MKG71.4Engine Torque - NM700
Engine Torque - RPM1200Top Speed148

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC CorrelatedRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front285/45 R22Tyre Size Rear325/40 R22
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleAMG MULTI SPOKE
Wheel Type22" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1823Length5213
Wheelbase3135Width2030
Width (including mirrors)2157 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)90Gross Vehicle Weight3250
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)2400Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)470
Max. Loading Weight760Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked3500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight2490No. of Seats7
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12.5
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.

Representative contract hire

Monthly payment£516.18
Initial Rental£3097.08
Term (months)36
Contract mileage24,000
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