India Bound GLC Showcased by Mercedes-Benz at IIMS 2015

Mercedes-Benz has displayed the India bound GLC at the 2015 IIMS (Indonesia International Motor Show). The car was first revealed in Germany but his is GLC’s global auto show premier. Indian launch of this German bred is expected somewhere in mid 2016. The new car is a lot more roomy than the current generation, GLK. Mercedes says GLC features more shoulder room, legroom and a bigger 1,600 litre boot than the old model’s 1550 liter. The car is slightly bigger than its predecessor in size but promises to be 19% more fuel efficient. Unlike the GLK, the new GLC will be available in right-hand drive and is based on the Modular Rear-wheel drive Architecture (MRA platform) of the C-Class.

Indonesia will receive the GLC 250 4MATIC variant which produces 211 hp and 350 Nm of torque from its 2-liter four-cylinder petrol engine. The 9-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission propelles the GLC from 0-to-100 in under 8 seconds and goes all the way up to 222 Km/h.

Mercedes-Benz said that GLC will be initially launched with 4 variants world over including a plug-in hybrid. All GLC models - GLC 220d, GLC 250d, GLC 250 and GLC 350e plug-in hybrid will be available in a range of 2.0-liter petrol and diesel engines.

Diesel MODEL BHP TORQUE GLC 220d 170 400 Nm GLC 250d 204 500 Nm

Petrol MODEL BHP TORQUE GLC 250 211 350 Nm GLC 350e 320 -

The GLC 350e plug-in hybrid boasts a fuel efficiency of 38.46 Km/l and will travel up to 34 Km purely on electric juices.

These 2-liter powerhouses will be mated to a 9G-Tronic auto gearbox, although the hybrid will feature a different 7G-Tronic automatic unit. Mercedes-Benz has kept the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system a standard feature in all the GLC models. AIRMATIC air suspension system will be kept as an optional extra for an off-road pack.

ALSO READ: Mercedes Benz India to launch C 63 S AMG on September 03, 2015