Mercedes GLC GLC 300 4Matic AMG Line Premium 5dr 9G-Tronic Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £48,975What Car? Target Price£47,438
Review

As premium SUVs go, the GLC isn’t the best all-rounder – regular versions lag behind rivals, particularly on practicality and driving dynamics. But good engines and a pleasant interior still make it worth considering. Meanwhile, if pace is everything to you (and running costs aren’t) then certainly look at the exceptionally quick AMG-powered options. We’d still advise looking at the Audi Q5 if you’re after a great all-rounder, or BMW X3 M40i if the sportier GLC43 has tempted you.

AMG Line Premium is the one we’d go for. It adds real leather seats, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 20in alloy wheels, better headlights, an upgraded stereo, wireless charging and a 12.3in digital instrument cluster amongst other luxuries, for a reasonable amount more than AMG Line.

The 2.0-litre petrol engine is smooth, but needs working harder than the equivalent diesel and is far less fuel-efficient.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH6.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

34

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

550

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

188

g/km

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