Mercedes-Benz GLC 2020 pricing and specs confirmed: Plug-in hybrid variant to join range

Mercedes-Benz Australia has revealed pricing for its new GLC mid-size SUV range, which will include a plug-in hybrid option for the first time.

Entry to the new model starts with the GLC 200, which is priced from $66,100 plus on-road costs.

The electrified GLC 300e will join the line-up in the second quarter of next year, starting at $80,400, however, it will not be available with the Coupe body style.

Opting for electric power translates to a $2700 premium over the regular GLC 300, which is priced from $77,700, while the GLC 300 Coupe arrives at $87,700.

Coupe variants gain a sportier suspension tune and unique cosmetic enhancements. Coupe variants gain a sportier suspension tune and unique cosmetic enhancements.

Stepping up to the AMG-powered variants starts with the GLC 43, priced from $109,900 for the standard SUV, and $117,400 for the Coupe.

Topping the line-up is the GLC 63S, which extends to $161,000, or $168,100 in Coupe guise.

Both the GLC 200 and 300 are powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, rated at 145kW/320Nm and 190kW/370Nm, respectively.

The 300e adds an electric motor, which ups maximum output to 235kW/700Nm, and provides up to 43 kilometres of pure-electric range.

From standard, the updated midsizer features 19-inch alloys, Artico upholstery, electric front seats, LED headlights, dual-zone climate control, ambient lighting, MBUX mutlimedia with sat-nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and live traffic information.

Safety kit includes traffic sign recognition, rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot alert, park assist, a surround-view camera, keyless starting and Mercedes’ Pre-Safe accident system.

The 300 grade adds wireless charging, rear privacy glass, multi-beam LED headlights with adaptive high beams, 20-inch wheels, active cruise control with steering assist, active braking assist, evasive steering assist, active blind spot assist and active lane changing assist, among others.

All GLC units are now standard with a MBUX infotainment system, displayed on a 10.25-inch touchscreen. All GLC units are now standard with a MBUX infotainment system, displayed on a 10.25-inch touchscreen.

In Coupe form, the 300 gets a sportier suspension setup, AMG Line interior and exterior enhancements including AMG wheels with tyre pressure monitoring.

The Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 ups the ante with a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6, outputting 287kW/520Nm, and equipped with high-performance chassis and brake equipment throughout.

Standard for the 43 is a Burmester surround sound system, head-up display with virtual image projection, three-stage heated front seats, leather upholstery and a panoramic or glass sunroof.

Sitting atop the range, the GLC 63S features a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, delivering 375kW and 700Nm.

While all GLC variants feature all-wheel-drive, the 63S gains variable torque distribution and a rear-axle limited-slip differential.

Cosmetic enhancements include 21-inch wheels, a unique body kit, and Nappa leather and microfibre interior touches.

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September 20, 2019 9:02 am Published by