2023 Mercedes GLC launched in India. Check price, details, review and more

  • Mercedes-Benz renews the very popular GLC SUV in India and the second-generation model packs a lot to fend off any form of challenge from rivals.
The latest iteration of the Mercedes-Benz GLC has touched down on Indian shores at long last. Showcased to the world in 2022, the updated GLC has been an eagerly-awaited model among luxury car buyers in the country, especially because 13,000 units of the model have already been sold here since 2016.
The Mercedes GLC is not just a strong player in India but the world over. The Germans have sold over 26 lakh units of the model since 2016 and is looking at building on these very impressive numbers though the updated GLC model.
The latest GLC is slightly longer and has a slightly better wheelbase - by 15 mm, than the preceding model. Although still unmistakably a GLC, the updated version looks a bit more muscular from the front and a bit sportier from the side.
The face of the SUV has a sporty Avantgarde design and the LED headlight units now merge into the radiator grille at the front. Do not miss the underguard that is now finished in chrome for a bit more character.
The SUV stands on 19-inch wheels and the design of the five-spoke alloys have been updated. The alloy wheels now look sportier than ever before and compliment the side profile of the vehicle well. There is a chrome outline all around the windows as well.
At the rear, the Mercedes GLC gets its taillights designed with a three dimensional effect. The powered tailgate has been carried forward while the underguard here too is finished in chrome. With second-row seats up, the SUV offers 620 litres of cargo area which is an improvement of around 70 litres over the model it replaces.
Step inside and the GLC is typically well-loaded with features while instantly connecting with occupants as a luxurious vehicle. The highlight once again is the vertically-oriented 11.9-inch infotainment screen which now receives an updated telematics in the form of MBUX: NTG7. 
The Mercedes GLC comes with a three-spoke steering wheel, 15-speaker Burmester sound system, massive sunroof, ambient lighting and a plethora of other features that are meant for both show and convenience. Space too is great for four but fitting three at the back remains an issue.
Mercedes is offering the SUV in GLC 300 4MATIC and GLC 200d (diesel) 4MATIC iterations. The two-cylinder engines are mated to the much-acclaimed 9G Tronic gearbox. The SUV is a monster on open road stretches and while it gets multiple drive modes, is quite a power mover even when the Sports mode is not engaged. The diesel unit hits 0 to 100 kmph in just 6.2 seconds while it takes the petrol unit 8 seconds to do the same.
The petrol unit of the Mercedes GLC does have an uncharacteristically loud noise from the engine bay but that is on the outside. The cabin is super quiet and calm and the control over NVH levels, even at triple-digit speeds, is on expected lines.
The diesel unit of the Mercedes GLC puts out even more thunder on highways but that was always expected, Both versions also come with 48V Integrated Starter Generator tech which, says the company, helps reduce emissions while enhancing mileage. The petrol GLC has a claimed fuel economy of 14.72 kmpl while the diesel twin claims to return 19.47 kms per litre of fuel.
The GLC comes in as many as five body colour options - Blue, Silver, Grey, White and Black. There are also three upholstery colours in the cabin. Additionally, it also boasts of seven airbags, Blind-Spot Assist, Active Lane-Keep Assist, Active Brake Assist, 360-degree camera, among several safety highlights.
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The GLC is the best-selling SUV from Mercedes-Benz in India and the world over.
The latest iteration of the Mercedes-Benz GLC has touched down on Indian shores at long last. Showcased to the world in 2022, the updated GLC has been an eagerly-awaited model among luxury car buyers in the country, especially because 13,000 units of the model have already been sold here since 2016.
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The latest iteration of the Mercedes-Benz GLC has touched down on Indian shores at long last. Showcased to the world in 2022, the updated GLC has been an eagerly-awaited model among luxury car buyers in the country, especially because 13,000 units of the model have already been sold here since 2016.
The Mercedes GLC is not just a strong player in India but the world over. The Germans have sold over 26 lakh units of the model since 2016 and is looking at building on these very impressive numbers though the updated GLC model.
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The Mercedes GLC is not just a strong player in India but the world over. The Germans have sold over 26 lakh units of the model since 2016 and is looking at building on these very impressive numbers though the updated GLC model.
The latest GLC is slightly longer and has a slightly better wheelbase - by 15 mm, than the preceding model. Although still unmistakably a GLC, the updated version looks a bit more muscular from the front and a bit sportier from the side.
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The latest GLC is slightly longer and has a slightly better wheelbase - by 15 mm, than the preceding model. Although still unmistakably a GLC, the updated version looks a bit more muscular from the front and a bit sportier from the side.
The face of the SUV has a sporty Avantgarde design and the LED headlight units now merge into the radiator grille at the front. Do not miss the underguard that is now finished in chrome for a bit more character.
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The face of the SUV has a sporty Avantgarde design and the LED headlight units now merge into the radiator grille at the front. Do not miss the underguard that is now finished in chrome for a bit more character.
The SUV stands on 19-inch wheels and the design of the five-spoke alloys have been updated. The alloy wheels now look sportier than ever before and compliment the side profile of the vehicle well. There is a chrome outline all around the windows as well.
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The SUV stands on 19-inch wheels and the design of the five-spoke alloys have been updated. The alloy wheels now look sportier than ever before and compliment the side profile of the vehicle well. There is a chrome outline all around the windows as well.
At the rear, the Mercedes GLC gets its taillights designed with a three dimensional effect. The powered tailgate has been carried forward while the underguard here too is finished in chrome. With second-row seats up, the SUV offers 620 litres of cargo area which is an improvement of around 70 litres over the model it replaces.
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At the rear, the Mercedes GLC gets its taillights designed with a three dimensional effect. The powered tailgate has been carried forward while the underguard here too is finished in chrome. With second-row seats up, the SUV offers 620 litres of cargo area which is an improvement of around 70 litres over the model it replaces.
Step inside and the GLC is typically well-loaded with features while instantly connecting with occupants as a luxurious vehicle. The highlight once again is the vertically-oriented 11.9-inch infotainment screen which now receives an updated telematics in the form of MBUX: NTG7. 
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Step inside and the GLC is typically well-loaded with features while instantly connecting with occupants as a luxurious vehicle. The highlight once again is the vertically-oriented 11.9-inch infotainment screen which now receives an updated telematics in the form of MBUX: NTG7. 
The Mercedes GLC comes with a three-spoke steering wheel, 15-speaker Burmester sound system, massive sunroof, ambient lighting and a plethora of other features that are meant for both show and convenience. Space too is great for four but fitting three at the back remains an issue.
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The Mercedes GLC comes with a three-spoke steering wheel, 15-speaker Burmester sound system, massive sunroof, ambient lighting and a plethora of other features that are meant for both show and convenience. Space too is great for four but fitting three at the back remains an issue.
Mercedes is offering the SUV in GLC 300 4MATIC and GLC 200d (diesel) 4MATIC iterations. The two-cylinder engines are mated to the much-acclaimed 9G Tronic gearbox. The SUV is a monster on open road stretches and while it gets multiple drive modes, is quite a power mover even when the Sports mode is not engaged. The diesel unit hits 0 to 100 kmph in just 6.2 seconds while it takes the petrol unit 8 seconds to do the same.
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Mercedes is offering the SUV in GLC 300 4MATIC and GLC 200d (diesel) 4MATIC iterations. The two-cylinder engines are mated to the much-acclaimed 9G Tronic gearbox. The SUV is a monster on open road stretches and while it gets multiple drive modes, is quite a power mover even when the Sports mode is not engaged. The diesel unit hits 0 to 100 kmph in just 6.2 seconds while it takes the petrol unit 8 seconds to do the same.
The petrol unit of the Mercedes GLC does have an uncharacteristically loud noise from the engine bay but that is on the outside. The cabin is super quiet and calm and the control over NVH levels, even at triple-digit speeds, is on expected lines.
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The petrol unit of the Mercedes GLC does have an uncharacteristically loud noise from the engine bay but that is on the outside. The cabin is super quiet and calm and the control over NVH levels, even at triple-digit speeds, is on expected lines.
The diesel unit of the Mercedes GLC puts out even more thunder on highways but that was always expected, Both versions also come with 48V Integrated Starter Generator tech which, says the company, helps reduce emissions while enhancing mileage. The petrol GLC has a claimed fuel economy of 14.72 kmpl while the diesel twin claims to return 19.47 kms per litre of fuel.
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The diesel unit of the Mercedes GLC puts out even more thunder on highways but that was always expected, Both versions also come with 48V Integrated Starter Generator tech which, says the company, helps reduce emissions while enhancing mileage. The petrol GLC has a claimed fuel economy of 14.72 kmpl while the diesel twin claims to return 19.47 kms per litre of fuel.
The GLC comes in as many as five body colour options - Blue, Silver, Grey, White and Black. There are also three upholstery colours in the cabin. Additionally, it also boasts of seven airbags, Blind-Spot Assist, Active Lane-Keep Assist, Active Brake Assist, 360-degree camera, among several safety highlights.
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The GLC comes in as many as five body colour options - Blue, Silver, Grey, White and Black. There are also three upholstery colours in the cabin. Additionally, it also boasts of seven airbags, Blind-Spot Assist, Active Lane-Keep Assist, Active Brake Assist, 360-degree camera, among several safety highlights.

The updated Mercedes-Benz GLC was officially launched in India on Wednesday at a starting price of 73.50 lakh (ex-showroom). The second-generation Mercedes GLC continues to shoulder the weight of some mammoth expectations, considering the fact that the previous generation model sold over 13,000 units in the country.

The GLC is a very strong performer for Mercedes-Benz the world over with as many as 26 lakh units sold since 2016 when it went on global sale. The Mercedes GLC benefits from a sporty exterior styling and a well-loaded cabin while offering the same degree of luxury that the German brand is known for.

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The GLC is positioned between the GLA and the GLE SUVs from Mercedes and the second-generation Mercedes GLC comes with the potential promise of a further boost in popularity that translates to increased sales numbers.

Watch: Mercedes Benz GLC 2023: First drive review

Mercedes GLC: Exterior Highlights

The GLC is now slightly longer and with a stretched wheelbase. This translates into more rear-seat space inside the vehicle. From a design standpoint, the SUV gets a sleeker LED healight units on the face which now merge into the front radiator grille. There is an under guard towards the bottom that gets chrome treatment.

The alloy design on the 19-inch wheels has been updated while the character lines and wheelarches remain nearly identical to the preceeding model. Over at the rear, the GLC sports a tweaked tail light design in a 3D effect. There is the same under guard here too, completed in a chrome finish.

Mercedes GLC: Cabin Highlights

The cabin of the GLC is identical to the one inside the latest C-Class sedan. There is an 11.9-inch main infotainment screen that is oriented vertically. It now gets the latest telematics that Mercedes has on offer, also supporting wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

There are three upholstery colour options to choose from and all the seats are typically well crafted with plenty of cushioning and support. For aesthetics, there is a huge panoramic sunroof on top and ambient lighting set up. The GLC gets a 15-speaker Burmester sound system as well.

Mercedes GLC: Engine and transmission

The new GLC continues to be offered with both petrol as well as diesel engine options. The former puts out a combined power output of 280 hp and has up to 600 Nm of torque at the ready. The diesel version offers 220 hp with 640 Nm of torque.

Transmission duties on the Mercedes GLC is handled by a 9G TRONIC gearbox and the petrol version does 0 to 100 kmph in 6.2 seconds while it takes eight seconds for the diesel version to do the same.

Mercedes GLC vs rivals

Mercedes GLC renews its rivalry against the likes of BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Land Rover Discovery Sport. There is also Volvo XC60 in the fray.

First Published Date: 09 Aug 2023, 13:07 PM IST
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