Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

5/5
Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class  new car image
Verdict

Irish drivers never really got a chance to ponder the Mercedes-Benz GLK over here. The problem was that it was only built in four-wheel drive. Recently though, we have been given the new GLC, and this is the German brand's answer to the likes of the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3. Some would even place it against the Land Rover Discovery Sport or even the Jaguar F-Pace.

Performance

There are two engine choices for the Irish market. First up is the GLC220D. This 4-cylinder diesel engine offers 0-100km/h in 8.3 seconds and has a top speed of 210km/h. For those of you who are looking for more power, you can opt for the 204hp GLC 250D which will bring you from 0-100km/h in just 7.6 seconds, and if you get a chance to drive on some of Germany's unrestricted autobahns, you could reach a maximum speed of 220km/h. The GLC comes with only the 9-speed 9G-Tronic gearboxes, and to be honest these are all good. The whole range is only available here with all-wheel drive, which should keep the purists happy.

Ride & Handling

Unsurprisingly, the GLC offers quite a refined drive. The AWD grips the road snuggly and it's 9-speed automatic gearbox is so much better than the 7-speed box that you would find in the likes of the A-Class and B-Class. Steering in the GLC is well weighted and very accurate. The steering changes too, depending on what driving mode that you are in. This vehicle doesn't suffer massively from body roll either. We're yet to take the GLC off road, so we'll hold comment on that until we've experienced it.

Refinement

This is a refined car - it is a Mercedes-Benz after all. There is some engine noise from the 220d engine when you work it hard on the motorway, but once you get to cruising speeds, things even out. Sound insulation around the vehicle is good too.

Quality & Reliability

Inside the Mercedes GLC is very familiar. Everything is of a high standard. The layout of the dash is very nice, however, the infotainment system can be difficult to navigate around.

Safety & Security

In terms of safety, the GLC is jam-packed with the best of what Mercedes has to offer in safety equipment. As a brand, Mercedes are very like Volvo with their safety approaches. They are top of their game. This car scored a full five stars in the Euro NCAP with a brilliant 71% for their safety assist features.

Space & Practicality

The boot of the GLC is competitive with the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5 with 550 litres. The interior is very spacious and five adults would fit - but obviously it would be most comfortable with four. I managed to squeeze three baby seats in the second row.

View other variants of this car
Compare specs to an alternative car!

Key Facts

Make

Mercedes-Benz

Model
GLC-Class
Variant
GLC 220 D 4Matic
Trim
GLC
Car Category
SUV
First Launched
2015
Engine (L)
2.1
Gearbox Type
Automatic
Gears
9 Speed
Fuel type
Diesel
Body Type
SUV
Price New
€50,280
CBG Expert Rating
5.0

Running Costs

Tax
€270
Tax Band
B1
L/100km Combined
5.5
Average km/L
18.2
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
50
Fuel Tank Range
909 km
Cost of filling a tank
€60.95
Average Cost Per 200 km
€13.41
CO2 emmissions
129 g/km
CO2 emmissions standard
EU6

Performance

Brake Horsepower
170 bhp
Max Power kW
127
Displacement - CC (Engine)
2143
Engine Cylinders
4
Engine Position
Front, longitudinal
Number of valves
4
Aspiration
Turbo
Top speed
210 (km/h)
Acceleration(0-100 km/h)
8.3 s
L/100km Urban
6.30 L
L/100km Extra Urban
5.10 L

Space & Practicality

Body Type
SUV
Doors
5
Seats
5
Boot capacity
550 L

Warranty

All Components
2 Year warranty
Engine, Gearbox and Drivetrain
2 Year warranty
Mileage
4 Year Roadside Assistance

Safety

Euroncap Star Rating
5

Dimensions

Boot capacity
550 L
Wheels
All wheel drive (4x4)
Tyre size front
235/65 R17 mm
Tyre size back
235/65 R17 mm
Length
4656 mm
Width
1890 mm
Height
1639 mm
Wheel Base
2873 mm
Front Track (mm)
1639
Rear Track (mm)
1617
Kerb weight
1770 KG
Max trailer Weight (Kg)
2500
Turning circle (m)
11.80

Technical Information

Engine Configuration
Inline
Engine Type
Front, longitudinal
Fuel Delivery
Diesel Commonrail
Front Suspension
Multi-link suspension
Rear Suspension
Multi-link independent
Front Brakes
Ventilated discs
Rear Brakes
Ventilated discs
Steering
Steering rack
Power
170 bhp
12 Variants
Sort by:
SUV
€50,280
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 9 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 550 L
  • Engine Size 2.1 L
  • Power 170 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.3 s
  • New Price €50,280
SUV
€52,055
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 9 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 550 L
  • Engine Size 2.1 L
  • Power 204 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.6 s
  • New Price €52,055
SUV
€52,160
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 9 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 550 L
  • Engine Size 2.1 L
  • Power 170 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.3 s
  • New Price €52,160
SUV
€53,215
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 9 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €390
  • Boot Capacity 550 L
  • Engine Size 2.1 L
  • Power 170 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.3 s
  • New Price €53,215
SUV
€53,700
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 9 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 550 L
  • Engine Size 2.1 L
  • Power 170 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.3 s
  • New Price €53,700
SUV
€53,935
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 9 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 550 L
  • Engine Size 2.1 L
  • Power 204 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.6 s
  • New Price €53,935
SUV
€55,095
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 9 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €390
  • Boot Capacity 550 L
  • Engine Size 2.1 L
  • Power 204 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.6 s
  • New Price €55,095
SUV
€55,205
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 9 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €390
  • Boot Capacity 550 L
  • Engine Size 2.1 L
  • Power 170 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.3 s
  • New Price €55,205
SUV
€55,475
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 9 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 550 L
  • Engine Size 2.1 L
  • Power 204 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.6 s
  • New Price €55,475
SUV
€56,835
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 9 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €390
  • Boot Capacity 550 L
  • Engine Size 2.1 L
  • Power 170 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.3 s
  • New Price €56,835
SUV
€57,085
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 9 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €390
  • Boot Capacity 550 L
  • Engine Size 2.1 L
  • Power 204 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.6 s
  • New Price €57,085
SUV
€58,715
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 9 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €390
  • Boot Capacity 550 L
  • Engine Size 2.1 L
  • Power 204 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.6 s
  • New Price €58,715