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Image gallery: 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC first drive review

Team OD  /
02 Jun 2016 14:43:35 IST

We've just driven theMercedes-Benz GLC, which will be launched in India on June 2, 2016. This new SUV replaces the Mercedes-Benz GLK internationally, and will slot in between the Mercedes-Benz GLA and Mercedes-Benz GLE. This Mercedes-Benz GLC will go up against the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3, and is expected to be priced betweenRs 48-50 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). It will be offered to customers with two engine options- a 2.1-litre diesel which produces 170PS and 400Nm, as well as a 2.0-litre petrol engine which delivers 245PS and 370Nm. Both of them get a 9-speed automatic gearbox which sends power toall four wheels through the 4Matic system. Here's a detailed look at the new SUV in images.

Mercedes Benz GLC (11)The front fascia of the Mercedes-Benz GLC carries forward a look that is similar to all new-age Mercs

Mercedes Benz GLC (7)The India-spec model gets the off-road package, which offers extra protection to the front bumper, which is designed to offer a higher approach angle

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Mercedes Benz GLC (6)The Mercedes-Benz GLC's side profile is more estate-like than SUV

Mercedes Benz GLC (5)Unlike the other SUVs in the Mercedes-Benz line-up, the GLC's rear end is "more in sync with the Mercedes coupes and C estate", according to Halley in his review

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Mercedes Benz GLC (4)The shoulder line, which isn't too prominent, gives the GLC a more elegant look

Mercedes Benz GLC (2)Power delivery from the diesel engine is strong, with a good mid-range punch

Mercedes Benz GLC (3)The petrol variant is better than the diesel in terms of dynamic. It feels a lot more planted, with lesser body roll

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Mercedes Benz GLC (14)Although the 2.1-litre diesel unit is quite refined, it isn't on par with Audi's 2.0-litre diesel with respect to NVH levels

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Mercedes Benz GLC (16)This instrument cluster, which is typically Mercedes, features only in the diesel variant. The petrol GLC gets a sportier unit

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Mercedes Benz GLC (31)The Mercedes-Benz GLC's seats conveniently fold at the touch of a button

Mercedes Benz GLC (29)The Mercedes-Benz GLC's interior is quite similar to the C-Class in terms of layout and styling

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Mercedes Benz GLC (32)Since the GLC will be offered only in one variant initially, it gets a panoramic sunroof as a standard feature

Mercedes Benz GLC (28)The 7-inch infotainment screen features various camera modes which include wide-angle views of the front and rear, as well as a 360 degree aerial view

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