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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 200 petrol review, test drive

The Mercedes-Benz GLC has been a formidable contender in the high quality mid-dimensions SUV house, and in spite of staying 1 of the oldest choices in the section, it is still a solid seller for the manufacturer. The GLC assortment received a mid-lifestyle refresh in 2019, and now for 2021, Mercedes-Benz has stuffed it with some new capabilities, ensuing in a rate hike – it is now priced at Rs fifty seven.36 lakh for the petrol, and Rs 63.thirteen lakh for the diesel, Rs 1.fifty lakh and Rs 2 lakh extra than their respective 2020 versions. Formerly, we reviewed the GLC 220d diesel in 2019, and now we get guiding the wheel of the GLC 200 petrol, and touch on all which is new in 2021 throughout the assortment.

What’s new about the 2021 GLC?

The GLC carries ahead its modern styling from the 2019 update, so it still sports LED lights, a big two-slat grille flaunting an oversized 3-pointed star, trendy 19-inch wheels and some butch-seeking things to go with its SUV persona. What’s new is that Mercedes is now featuring two new paint shade options in 2021 – “High-tech Silver” and “Brilliant Blue” (as noticed in this critique). Our take a look at car arrived with all-black interiors.

The 2021 GLC receives no styling alterations. Amazing Blue paint shade noticed right here is new.

One particular of the talking details about the interiors is the new 12.3-inch all-digital instrument cluster, which it shares with other models, that gives various screen options for the speedometer, tachometer, navigation, and extra. Mercedes has also added a 360-diploma digicam to the gear checklist, and what’s awesome is that the digicam top quality and screen is best-notch. And when it comes to seat comfort and ease, the currently plush entrance seats of the GLC now boast of a massaging purpose and while it is hardly as extreme and as powerful as what you’d assume from a ‘massage’ seat, it is still a awesome choice to have.

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12.3-inch digital instrument cluster can alternate among various screen modes.

What’s extra is that the brilliant MBUX infotainment technique that produced its debut on the 2019 GLC, goes a move additional in conditions of connectivity. In addition to the connected car capabilities through the ‘Mercedes Me’ application which makes it possible for users to look at the auto standing, lock/unlock the car remotely, find the auto, simply call for expert services/help, the 2021 update also capabilities remote motor begin and operation of the windows and sunroof through the cell application. What’s extra is that with Alexa and Google house integration, users can avail all the connected car capabilities from the comfort and ease of their living place or office environment through voice instructions to their supporting devices.

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Related car tech now contains the addition of remote motor begin and Google Property and Alexa integration.

General, the GLC’s cabin continues to be a awesome area to be with superior top quality products, at ease and supportive seats, a spacious and functional layout, and enough glass location all all-around.

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Cabin is spacious and concluded in superior top quality products.

What is it like to generate?

Formerly, the petrol was supplied with a 245hp/370Nm motor in the ‘300’ guise (now discontinued), whilst in its recent ‘220’ iteration, this four-cylinder 2.-litre turbo-petrol motor is down on numbers building 197hp and 320Nm. And when compared to the ‘220d’ diesel, this motor will make 80Nm of torque lesser. So, does the torque deficit hamper functionality noticeably? The uncomplicated reply to that is – No. Mercedes gives the GLC 200 petrol only in a two-wheel generate configuration (electric power is transmitted to the rear wheels), when compared to the all-wheel generate diesel, so the petrol is much lighter, for this reason the torque deficit is scarcely noticeable. This motor feels just as sprightly and as energetic as the diesel proper from the get-go it is smoother way too and does its work in a silent, refined method. Even the build-up of speed is linear, and it has received extra than enough functionality to continue to keep most users happy.

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GLC 200 builds up speed in a linear method. Functionality is extra than enough.

Complementing this motor is a nine-speed automated transmission which performs seamlessly, and the overall flexibility of nine ratios usually means the turbo-petrol motor will spin lazily at reduce revs at cruising speeds, consequently aiding fuel effectiveness to a sure diploma.

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The GLC strikes a good harmony among experience comfort and ease and driving manners.

This 2021 model carries ahead the exact same suspension tweaks which showcased in the 2019 facelift so even while it wears tall 19-inch wheels, its suspension has been softened, and strikes a good harmony among experience comfort and ease and driving manners.

Really should I invest in 1?

The GLC is a properly-rounded SUV packing in house and comfort and ease, gear, experienced driving manners and wears the really attractive 3-pointed star. Even though the 2019 refresh leased the GLC a new lifestyle, this 2021 update whilst minimal, certainly enhances its attractiveness with a 360-diploma digicam, digital speedometer console, entrance seat massagers and new connected car capabilities. And if your utilization is strictly on the overwhelmed route, the two-wheel generate GLC 200 petrol is not only extra refined and smoother than the diesel, but it is also less expensive than the diesel by Rs 5.seventy seven lakh, consequently building a solid scenario for alone.

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