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Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

The Mercedes-Benz GLC is a relatively new luxury mid-size SUV, but has managed to win over plenty of customers in the five years since it was revealed.

Still in its first generation, the GLC was launched in 2015 with both regular wagon and coupe bodystyles. Based on the popular C-Class sedan, the GLC fills sits in the middle of Mercedes-Benz’s growing SUV line-up.

Prices for the luxury SUV start at around $70,000, and can stretch to nearly $200,000 for the V8-powered AMG variants. The swoopy coupe-esque body style is more expensive than the practical wagon body.

There are a number of convincing rivals to the Mercedes-Benz GLC, including the BMW X3, Audi Q5, and Volvo XC60.

What does GLC mean on a Mercedes-Benz?

GLC isn’t technically an acronym with a clear English translation but is part of Mercedes-Benz’s naming conventions. The G in GLC stands for Geländewagen (German for off-road vehicle), while L is a linking letter (and used on every SUV in the range), while the C denotes that the model is in the same mid-size category as the C-Class sedan that is it is based on.

Where is the Mercedes-Benz GLC made?

All Australian-delivered GLC models are sourced from Mercedes-Benz’s factory in Bremen, Germany.

The GLC is also built in Beijing, China; Pekan, Malaysia; Pune, India; Wanaherang, Indonesia; Uusikaupunki, Finland; and Samut Prakan, Thailand.

How much AdBlue does the Mercedes-Benz GLC need?

Typically, a Mercedes-Benz vehicle has an almost 20-litre AdBlue tank. You do not need AdBlue ever time you fill up your car, with the tank lasting in excess of 10,000 kilometres on average. Thankfully, your Mercedes-Benz GLC should give you a warning light when the AdBlue tank needs refilling.

How much is a Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe?

There are three different GLC Coupe variants offered by Mercedes-Benz in Australia. The cheapest is the 300 costing $89,535 before on-roads, (roughly $10,000 more than the non-coupe equivalent), while the 43 AMG costs $119,835. The Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S Coupe is the most expensive GLC variant, priced at $171,535 before on-road costs.

Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (5)
  • GLC200
    SUV
    Price:$70,300
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:9 SP Automatic
    Engine:2.0L, 4cyl Petrol Turbocharged
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:7.8 L / 100 km
  • GLC300
    SUV
    Price:$81,500
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:9 SP Automatic
    Engine:2.0L, 4cyl Petrol Turbocharged
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:8.1 L / 100 km
  • GLD200
    SUV
    Price:$82,455
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:9 SP Automatic
    Engine:2.0L, 4cyl Petrol Turbocharged
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:7.8 L / 100 km
  • GLC300 e
    SUV
    Price:$86,300
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Hybrid
    Transmission:9 SP Automatic
    Engine:2.0L, 4cyl Hybrid Turbocharged
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:2.6 L / 100 km
  • GLC300 Coupe
    SUV
    Price:$91,100
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:9 SP Automatic
    Engine:2.0L, 4cyl Petrol Turbocharged
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
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    Fuel Economy:8.1 L / 100 km