Mercedes-Benz GLC prices announced. Is it more expensive than the GLK?

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Mercedes-Benz has released full pricing details for the new GLC, with the first cars expected to arrive at the dealerships in September. Nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic transmission and 4Matic all-wheel-drive are standard across the board. All prices are for the German market.

max. torque
Fuel consumption
l/100 km
Price inc. VAT
GLC 220 d 4MATIC
5.0 – 5.5
GLC 250 d 4MATIC
5.0 – 5.5
6.5 – 7.1

The entry-level model in the GLC range is the classic turbo petrol GLC 250 4Matic 2-liter variant, good for 211 HP. For this model, clients should not dig to deep in their pockets. Mercedes-Benz has set the starting price at 44,506 euros.

Meanwhile, the most fuel efficient model in the GLC range is the GLC 220 d 4Matic, powered by a 4-cylinder 2.1-liter engine delivering 170 hp (150 kW). For this version, Mercedes-Benz set a starting price of 44,863 euros, including VAT. The GLC 250 d 4Matic is matted to the same 2.1-liter diesel unit but gets more power (204 HP) for 46,410 euros.

Mercedes-Benz GLC 220d 4MATIC (X 253) 2015

For the first time in this segment, Mercedes-Benz offers right from the start a plug‑in hybrid model in the guise of the GLC 350 e 4MATIC. A 211 HP 2.0-liter turbocharged L4 engine is matted to a 116 HP electric motor for a combined output of 320 HP. Pricing for the Greenpeace approved model will be announced later this year. Mixed consumption is rated at 2,6 l/100 km and CO2 emissions at only 60 g/km. Electric only range tops out at 34 kilometres.

The new GLC is available in three guises, ranging from the sporty AMG Line to the elegant EXCLUSIVE and the more adventurous OFF-ROAD Exterior equipment lines, coupled with a large personalisation range consisting of 12 different paint finishes, 15 different wheel sizes up to 20 inches and various fabrics like ARTICO man-made leather, DINAMICA microfibre, leather or designo nappa leather.

Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e 4MATIC, EDITION 1, (X 253) 2015, SELENITGRAU met, Designo Leder Nappa Platinweiß, AMG Line Exterieur

As standard, GLC will be delivered with the Agility Control drive train with steel-sprung adaptive dampers and different settings for the steering, engine and gearbox as part of the DYNAMIC SELECT handling control system with five driving programs as standard, ECO, COMFORT, SPORT, SPORT+ and INDIVIDUAL. Clients will be able to specify one of three suspension options: comfort suspension, a sports suspension with harder springing, the Off-Road Engineering package featuring a 20 millimetre higher driving level as standard for added ground clearance or the AIR BODY CONTROL full-support multi-chamber air suspension system and the electronically controlled with continuously adjustable adaptive damping system ADS Plus.

All models have a more generous specification at around the same price level as before. Standard equipment for the new GLE has been enhanced with new assistance systems such as COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, Crosswind Assist, Headlamp Assist and ATTENTION ASSIST. On the options list we find neat tricks like the 360° camera, Head-up Display (HUD), DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist and Stop&Go Pilot, PRE-SAFE® Brake with pedestrian detection, BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist and PRE-SAFE® PLUS.

Mercedes-Benz GLC 220d 4MATIC (X 253) 2015

Two infotainment systems are available: the Audio 20 USB with standard 7-inch colour display coupled to Bluetooth connectivity and navigation if specified with Garmin MAP PILOT and COMAND online with a 8,4-inch screen with higher resolution, audio/TV reception, fast hard-disc navigation, current traffic data via “Live Traffic Information”, a WLAN hotspot function and LINGUATRONIC voice control.