An SUV that fits the bill to perfection
Stuttgart/Metzingen. The second generation (a first for South Africa) of the mid-range SUV from Mercedes-Benz goes by the name of GLC and represents a big step forward on several fronts: On a technical level the new SUV clearly makes its mark with the excellent standard of safety that is a brand hallmark, featuring state-of-the-art assistance systems and outstanding energy efficiency. Fuel consumption has been cut by up to 19 percent in comparison to the previous model. At the same time, the AIR BODY CONTROL multi-chamber air suspension that is without parallel in this segment, the extended range of DYNAMIC SELECT dynamic transmission modes and the 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive increase not only the ride comfort, but also the vehicle’s sporty agility – whatever surface it is driving on. Visually, the body follows the clear and sensual design idiom which was demonstrated so successfully by the GLC Coupé showcar concept, and which serves as the standard for future SUV families.
|GLC 220 d 4MATIC||GLC 250 d
|Fuel consumption (l/100 km)||5.0 – 5.5
|5.0 – 5.5
|6.5 – 7.1
|CO2 g/km||129 – 143
|129 – 143
|152 – 166
All models comply with the EU6 emissions standard and offer a start/stop function.
Four models are available at the market launch of the GLC, all featuring 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive as standard:
- GLC 220 d 4MATIC, diesel, 125 kW
- GLC 250 d 4MATIC, diesel, 150 kW
- GLC 250 4MATIC, petrol, 155 kW
- GLC 300 4MATIC, petrol 180 kW
“The GLC arrives on South African shores in the third quarter 2015 with an unprecedentedly diverse range of equipment that enables customers to configure their SUV according to their own requirements and preferences,” says Selvin Govender, Marketing Director, Mercedes-Benz Cars.
“The basic equipment already includes numerous details adopted from higher vehicle categories. Pioneering assistance systems such as COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, Crosswind Assist, Headlamp Assist, ATTENTION ASSIST or an ESP® system with Dynamic Cornering Assist all feature as standard. The optional latest-generation driver assistance package further reduces the driver’s workload while enhancing safety for the passengers, with facilities including 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,” adds Govender.