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Spec comparo: Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe vs BMW X4

Sumesh Soman  | Updated: March 25, 2020, 03:25 PM IST

The Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe was launched in March 2020 and that is four cars in four months, a very aggressive product offence strategy followed by Mercedes for the Indian market that is crazy about SUVs.

Now, the current Coronavirus pandemic has slowed down the industry and halted every manufacturer from producing vehicles, let alone launching them. We have thus paired the recently launched Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe with its rival, the BMW X4. Let's see how the bout looks on paper.

Styling and size
When it comes to size, the BMW X4 is 4752mm long, 1918mm wide and 1621mm tall which is 94mm longer, 28mm wider and 23mm shorter than the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe. And both get twin exhaust setup at the rear which adds more sportiness to the character of the car. Both the SUVs get LED headlamps and tail lamps along with a sunroof.

Engine and performance
The Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe gets petrol and a diesel engine to choose from, the petrol engine is a 1991cc inline four-cylinder M 264 motor that makes a power of 258PS and 370Nm of torque and the diesel engine is an OM654 1950cc inline four-cylinder engine that makes a power of 245PS and 500Nm of torque.

They are both BSVI compliant engines and come with AWD system paired with a 9G-Tronic nine-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox. The GLC coupe can dart from 0-100kmph in 6.3s and has a top speed of 240kmph.

The BMW X4 gets two diesel and one petrol engine to choose from, the petrol engine is an inline four-cylinder unit that makes a power of 251PS and a torque of 350Nm, it has a top speed of 213kmph. And there are two diesel options, a 1995cc inline four-cylinder engine that makes a power of 190PS and 400Nm of torque and a 2993cc engine that makes a power of 265PS and 620Nm of torque.

The X4 can dash to a speed of 100kmph from a standstill in 6s. The engine comes mated to an 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission with gear shift paddles on the steering wheel.

Safety and features
The Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe comes with all-digital instrument display, active park assist with a 360-degree view, touchpad with haptic feedback, windscreen wipers with rain sensors, illuminated door sill panels with "Mercedes-Benz" lettering, roller sunblinds for the rear seats, cruise control, 10.25-inch touch display, MBUX voice control and wireless charging. For safety, the car comes with PRE-SAFE system, active parking assist, kneebag and tyre pressure monitoring system

On the other hand, the BMW X4 features 3-zone climate control, BMW gesture control, Apple CarPlay, head-up display, Harman Kardon sound system, 10.25-inch control display and wireless charging.

The safety features of the BMW X4 include ABS with brake assist, cornering brake control(CBC), tyre pressure indicator, crash sensor and dynamic braking lights, dynamic stability control and traction control and side-impact protection.

Price
The petrol version of the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe costs Rs 62.7 lakh and the diesel is for Rs 63. Lakh and at the same time, the base variant of the BMW X4 starts at Rs 62.4 lakh and goes up to Rs 67.9 lakh for the top variant.

Both cars are almost at par with each other in terms of performance, features and price, but when these two will take on each other with tarmac beneath the wheels, results may paint a different picture altogether.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 52.75 Lakhs
Displacement
1950cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
194
Max Torque(Nm)
400
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 62.7 Lakhs
Displacement
1950cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
248
Max Torque(Nm)
500
Mileage
16.347 Kmpl
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