Mercedes-Benz GLC 250d 4MATIC AMG Line
Reviewed by Tim Barnes-Clay, Motoring Journalist - tweeting @carwriteups
The Mercedes-Benz GLC 250d 4MATIC AMG Line isn’t the quickest of cars – but who says it was ever intending to be? This is not going for out and out speed – it’s going for low down grunt and high-riding road presence.
It’s a car that’s hard to miss; it’s big and heavy but has masses of kerbside appeal. It also has a sensible side – achieving 56.5mpg, thanks to its efficient 2,143cc turbo diesel unit. What’s more, the Mercedes-Benz only emits 129g/km of CO2, so road tax isn’t expensive, either. While we’re on figures, the car will do 0-62mph in 7.6 seconds – and has a top speed of 138mph.
This is no ordinary Merc – it’s an SUV – and SUVs are big news at the moment. More people are buying or leasing them than ever – and the Mercedes-Benz GLC 250d 4MATIC AMG Line is flying out of showrooms like no tomorrow.
Lease this sophisticated SUV and you will not be disappointed. The Mercedes-Benz GLC is focused on luxury and comfort, and it is designed to whisk you to your destination in the most unruffled way possible. Even in traffic jams, you can’t help but feel chilled – the car just seems to keep you in a good mood.
Inside, the faux leather seating is electrically adjustable and, for supreme comfort, you can get the GLC with optional air suspension. The car is awesome without it, so it’s no deal breaker – but, with it, the litheness of the ride is taken up a notch.
This beast of a Benz is not just a muscly-looking SUV with a ride akin to a hover craft over pothole-peppered streets, it’s also a four-wheel drive grip-monster. So, not only will the GLC stick to bends like glue, it’ll also go off-road when the need arises.
Pros ‘n’ Cons
- Strong √
- Sophisticated √
- Efficient √
- Comfortable √
- Heavy X
- Max speed: 138 mph
- 0-62 mph: 7.6 secs
- Combined mpg: 56.5
- Engine layout: 2143cc 4-cylinder twin turbo diesel
- Max. power (PS): 204
- CO2: 129 g/km
- Price: £40,225