The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC is available in eight variants with pricing ranging from $66,100 before on-road costs for the GLC200 to $168,100 before on-roads for the AMG GLC63 Coupe.
There are two body styles on offer: a traditionally-styled crossover, and a ‘coupe’ version with a faster roof line, revised doors, and a more steeply raked tailgate.
The first-generation GLC was unveiled in 2015, and given a facelift last year. The updated model has just arrived in Australian showrooms.
In the luxury medium SUV segment, the GLC and GLC Coupe account for almost 23 per cent of sales, putting it ahead of the BMW X3/X4 twins (20.6 per cent), Audi Q5 (12.4 per cent) and Lexus NX (also 12.4 per cent).
- 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC200: $66,100
- 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4Matic: $77,700
- 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC300e 4Matic: $80,400
- 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 Coupe: $87,700
- 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC43: $109,900
- 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe: $117,400
- 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC63: $161,100
- 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe: $168,100
All prices exclude on-road costs
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC is available with five drivetrains.
Kicking things off is the GLC200, which has a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with 145kW and 320Nm.
Next up is the GLC300 4Matic, which comes with a 190kW and 370Nm version of the 2.0-litre turbo. A nine-speed auto and all-wheel drive is standard with this engine.
As part of the latest GLC update the model gained a plug-in hybrid option. The GLC300e 4Matic has a total of 235kW and 700Nm from its 2.0-litre turbo-petrol and e-motor setup.
For the performance minded, the AMG range kicks off with the GLC43. It pairs 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 making 287kW and 520Nm with all-wheel drive and a nine-speed auto.
At the top of the pile is the GLC63 S with a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 making 375kW and 700Nm. It has all-wheel drive and a nine-speed multi-clutch automatic.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC200 uses 7.8L/100km on the combined cycle, while the GLC300 requires 8.1L/100km.
Fuel consumption jumps up to 10.4L/100km on the AMG GLC43, and 12.2L/100km on the V8 AMG GLC63 S.
Australian figures aren’t available for the GLC300e PHEV.
Under the generous NEDC test cycle, the GLC300e has a pure-electric range of 47km, and a combined fuel economy rating of 2.3L/100km.
All GLC variants require 98RON petrol.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC measures 4655mm long, 1644mm tall and 1890mm wide, and has a 2873mm wheelbase.
The GLC range starts at 1790kg for the GLC200. The heaviest models are the AMG GLC63 at 2025kg, and the GLC300e plug-in hybrid at 2030kg.
All internal-combustion GLC models have a boot capacity of 550 litres according to the VDA protocol.
Thanks to plug-in hybrid’s battery pack, the GLC300e can only carry 395L in the boot.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC has an ANCAP safety rating of five stars, with scores of 95 per cent in adult occupant protection, 89 per cent in child occupant protection, 82 per cent in vulnerable road user protection, and 71 per cent in safety assist.
All GLC models are fitted with autonomous emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, active parking assistance, and a surround-view camera system.
The base 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC200 comes with the following standard features:
- 19-inch alloy wheels
- Electric front seats
- Electric tailgate with motion detection
- LED headlights
- Dual-zone climate control
- Black ash woodgrain trim
- Artico faux leather trim
- Ambient lighting with 64 colours
- USB ports in the second row
- Digital and customisable instrumentation cluster
- 10.25-inch touchscreen MBUX infotainment
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Satellite navigation
- 4-speaker audio system plus woofer
- Push button start
- DAB+ digital radio
- 40/20/40 split fold rear seats
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Traffic sign recognition
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Active parking assistance
- Surround-view camera
Moving up to the Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4Matic you gain:
- Wireless smartphone charging
- Keyless entry
- Faux aluminium running boards
- Privacy glass
- Adaptive LED headlights
- 20-inch alloy wheels
- Active cruise control with steering assist
- Evasive steering assist
- Lane-keeping assistance
- Lane-changing assist
- Autonomous emergency braking in cross-traffic situations
- Adaptive suspension and damping (Coupe)
- AMG Line pedals, floor mats, flat bottom steering wheel (Coupe)
- AMG Line exterior package with AMG wheels (Coupe)
- Tyre pressure monitoring (Coupe)
The GLC300e 4Matic adds:
- Air suspension
- Pre-entry climate control
Move up to the AMG GLC43:
- 20-inch AMG wheels
- Black trim
- Panoramic sunroof (regular on Coupe)
- Burmester surround sound system
- Leather upholstery
- Heated front seats with memory settings
- Illuminated AMG front door sill panels
- Upgraded brakes
Finally, the AMG GLC63 S has:
- 21-inch AMG wheels
- Jet wing front apron with splitter
- Lip spoiler
- Rear diffuser
- Nappa leather interior
- Performance steering wheel with microfibre inserts
- Electronic limited slip rear differential
- High performance brakes with red calipers
- Dynamic engine mounts
- Selectable exhaust and dynamics system
- AMG Track Pace package
- Three-zone climate control
The non-AMG models in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC range have capped-price servicing set at $600, $950 and $1150 for the first three services.
Services are required every year or 25,000km, whichever comes first.
For the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 the first three services are priced at $700, $1500 and $2800.
Its servicing intervals are every year or 20,000km, whichever comes first.