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Product Overview

Mercedes-Benz GLC X253 facelift is a compact crossover in production from 2019. It is available with a range of inline-4, inline-6, V6, and V8 engines that displaced 1.9 to 4.0 liters.
While the GLC-Class remains ugly after this facelift, the X253 remains an interesting choice with some of the last interesting ICE engines on the market today.
Those who drive offroad, for work or leisure, will appreciate the approach, departure, and breakover angles that the chassis offers.
Drivers who appreciate handling should keep in mind that the Mercedes-Benz GLC uses MacPherson front suspension, which doesn't provide the best cornering performance.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 72% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good performance
  • Some offroad capabilities
  • Good interior styling
  • Good towing capacity
Cons
  • Crossover nonsense
  • PHEV nonsense
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front

What external reviewers found***

Ext 64% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent infotainment tech
  • Good fuel economy
  • Comfortable ride
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Lack of standard equipment
  • Lacklustre handling
  • Not as agile as an X3
  • Not as responsive as rivals
  • Lane-change assist isn't as effective as it used to be
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Specifications

AMG GLC 43 4MATICAMG GLC 63 4MATIC+AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+GLC 200 4MATICGLC 200d 4MATICGLC 220d 4MATICGLC 300 4MATICGLC 300d 4MATICGLC 300de 4MATICGLC 300e 4MATICGLC 400d 4MATIC

Capacity

Cargo Capacity550 L / 19.4 cu-ft ~ 1600 L / 56.5 cu-ft550 L / 19.4 cu-ft ~ 1600 L / 56.5 cu-ft550 L / 19.4 cu-ft ~ 1600 L / 56.5 cu-ft550 L / 19.4 cu-ft ~ 1600 L / 56.5 cu-ft550 L / 19.4 cu-ft ~ 1600 L / 56.5 cu-ft550 L / 19.4 cu-ft ~ 1600 L / 56.5 cu-ft550 L / 19.4 cu-ft ~ 1600 L / 56.5 cu-ft550 L / 19.4 cu-ft ~ 1600 L / 56.5 cu-ft395 L / 13.9 cu-ft ~ 1445 L / 51.0 cu-ft395 L / 13.9 cu-ft ~ 1445 L / 51.0 cu-ft550 L / 19.4 cu-ft ~ 1600 L / 56.5 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity13.0 L / 13.7 qt12.5 L / 13.2 qt12.5 L / 13.2 qt12.5 L / 13.2 qt12.5 L / 13.2 qt
Engine Oil Capacity6.0 L / 6.3 qt6.0 L / 6.3 qt6.0 L / 6.3 qt6.8 L / 7.2 qt6.0 L / 6.3 qt6.5 L / 6.9 qt8.0 L / 8.5 qt
Fuel Capacity66.0 L / 17.4 gal66.0 L / 17.4 gal66.0 L / 17.4 gal66.0 L / 17.4 gal50.0 L / 13.2 gal50.0 L / 13.2 gal66.0 L / 17.4 gal50.0 L / 13.2 gal50.0 L / 13.2 gal66.0 L / 17.4 gal66.0 L / 17.4 gal
Passengers5
Payload665 kg / 1466 lbs640 kg / 1411 lbs640 kg / 1411 lbs675 kg / 1488 lbs740 kg / 1631 lbs740 kg / 1631 lbs675 kg / 1488 lbs740 kg / 1631 lbs600 kg / 1323 lbs660 kg / 1455 lbs740 kg / 1631 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | FrontVentilated discs
Brakes | RearVentilated discsDiscDiscVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsDiscVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs
Offroad | Approach Angle22.1 deg14.0 deg14.4 deg19.9 deg19.9 deg19.9 deg19.9 deg19.9 deg19.9 deg19.9 deg19.9 deg
Offroad | Breakover Angle14.5 deg13.9 deg14.4 deg12.1 deg12.1 deg12.1 deg12.1 deg12.1 deg12.1 deg12.1 deg12.1 deg
Offroad | Departure Angle19.2 deg19.1 deg19.3 deg14.1 deg14.1 deg14.1 deg14.1 deg14.1 deg14.1 deg14.1 deg14.1 deg
Power SteeringElectric Steering
Suspension | FrontMacPherson strut
Suspension | RearMulti-link
Tire SizeFront wheel tires: 235/55 R19 Rear wheel tires: 255/50 R19Front wheel tires: 235/55 R19 Rear wheel tires: 255/50 R19Front wheel tires: 235/55 R19 Rear wheel tires: 255/50 R19235/65 R17235/65 R17235/65 R17235/65 R17235/65 R17235/60 R 18325/60 R18245/45 R 18
Turning Circle11.8 m / 38.7 ft

Construction

Battery | Capacity13.5 kWh (gross)
Body Style5-door SUV5-door SUV5-door SUV5-door mild-hybrid SUV5-door SUV5-door SUV5-door mild-hybrid SUV5-door SUV5-door plug-in hybrid SUV5-door plug-in hybrid SUV5-door SUV

Dimensions

Ground Clearance168 mm / 6.6 in159 mm / 6.3 in164 mm / 6.5 in123 mm / 4.8 in123 mm / 4.8 in123 mm / 4.8 in123 mm / 4.8 in123 mm / 4.8 in123 mm / 4.8 in123 mm / 4.8 in123 mm / 4.8 in
Size | Height1626 mm / 64.0 in1620 mm / 63.8 in1625 mm / 64.0 in1644 mm / 64.7 in1644 mm / 64.7 in1644 mm / 64.7 in1644 mm / 64.7 in1644 mm / 64.7 in1644 mm / 64.7 in1644 mm / 64.7 in1644 mm / 64.7 in
Size | Length4682 mm / 184.3 in4682 mm / 184.3 in4682 mm / 184.3 in4655 mm / 183.3 in4655 mm / 183.3 in4655 mm / 183.3 in4655 mm / 183.3 in4655 mm / 183.3 in4658 mm / 183.4 in4658 mm / 183.4 in4658 mm / 183.4 in
Size | Width1890 mm / 74.4 in | 2096 mm / 82.5 in (mirror unfolded)1890 mm / 74.4 in | 2096 mm / 82.5 in (mirror unfolded)1890 mm / 74.4 in | 2096 mm / 82.5 in (mirror unfolded)1890 mm / 74.4 in1890 mm / 74.4 in1890 mm / 74.4 in1890 mm / 74.4 in1890 mm / 74.4 in1890 mm / 74.4 in | 2096 mm / 82.5 in (mirror unfolded)1890 mm / 74.4 in | 2096 mm / 82.5 in (mirror unfolded)1890 mm / 74.4 in | 2096 mm / 82.5 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front1639.0 mm / 64.5 in1685.0 mm / 66.3 in1663.0 mm / 65.5 in1621.0 mm / 63.8 in1621.0 mm / 63.8 in1621.0 mm / 63.8 in1621.0 mm / 63.8 in1621.0 mm / 63.8 in1621.0 mm / 63.8 in1621.0 mm / 63.8 in1621.0 mm / 63.8 in
Track Width | Rear1617.0 mm / 63.7 in
Weight1795.0 kg / 3957.3 lbs1940.0 kg / 4277.0 lbs1950.0 kg / 4299.0 lbs1725.0 kg / 3803.0 lbs1760.0 kg / 3880.1 lbs1760.0 kg / 3880.1 lbs1730.0 kg / 3814.0 lbs1770.0 kg / 3902.2 lbs2050.0 kg / 4519.5 lbs1955.0 kg / 4310.0 lbs1835.0 kg / 4045.5 lbs
Wheel SizeFront wheel rims: 8J x 19 Rear wheel rims: 9J x 19Front wheel rims: 8J x 19 Rear wheel rims: 9J x 19Front wheel rims: 8J x 19 Rear wheel rims: 9J x 197.5J x 177.5J x 177.5J x 177.5J x 177.5J x 178 J x 188J x 18
Wheelbase2873 mm / 113.1 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h4.9 sec4.0 sec3.8 sec7.9 sec8.9 sec7.9 sec6.2 sec6.5 sec6.2 sec5.7 sec5.1 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph4.7 sec3.8 sec3.6 sec7.5 sec8.5 sec7.5 sec5.9 sec6.2 sec5.9 sec5.4 sec4.8 sec
CO2 Emission234 ~ 242 g/km278 ~ 283 g/km283 g/km162 ~ 169 g/km137 ~ 144 g/km137 ~ 144 g/km162 ~ 169 g/km151 ~ 157 g/km45 ~ 53 g/km51 ~ 57 g/km168 ~ 176 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag0.330.330.330.330.330.330.330.32
Electric Range45.0 km / 28.0 mi
Fuel Economy10.2 L/100km / 23.1 MPG (combined) | 13.6 L/100km / 17.3 MPG (urban) | 8.0 L/100km / 29.4 MPG (highway)12.2 L/100km / 19.3 MPG (combined) | 16.7 L/100km / 14.1 MPG (urban) | 9.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (highway)12.4 L/100km / 19.0 MPG (combined) | 16.8 L/100km / 14.0 MPG (urban) | 9.8 L/100km / 24.0 MPG (highway)7.1 L/100km / 33.1 MPG (combined) | 8.9 L/100km / 26.4 MPG (urban) | 6.0 L/100km / 39.2 MPG (highway)5.2 L/100km / 45.2 MPG (combined) | 5.9 L/100km / 39.9 MPG (urban) | 4.9 L/100km / 48.0 MPG (highway)5.2 L/100km / 45.2 MPG (combined) | 5.9 L/100km / 39.9 MPG (urban) | 4.9 L/100km / 48.0 MPG (highway)7.1 L/100km / 33.1 MPG (combined) | 8.9 L/100km / 26.4 MPG (urban) | 6.0 L/100km / 39.2 MPG (highway)5.7 L/100km / 41.3 MPG (combined) | 7.0 L/100km / 33.6 MPG (urban) | 5.0 L/100km / 47.0 MPG (highway)1.8 L/100km / 130.7 MPG (combined)2.2 L/100km / 106.9 MPG (combined)6.4 L/100km / 36.8 MPG (combined) | 8.1 L/100km / 29.0 MPG (urban) | 5.3 L/100km / 44.4 MPG (highway)
Top Speed250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph270.0 km/h / 167.8 mph280.0 km/h / 174.0 mph215.0 km/h / 133.6 mph205.0 km/h / 127.4 mph215.0 km/h / 133.6 mph240.0 km/h / 149.1 mph231.0 km/h / 143.5 mph230.0 km/h / 142.9 mph, 130.0 km/h / 80.8 mph (EV mode)230.0 km/h / 142.9 mph240.0 km/h / 149.1 mph
Towing Capacity2200 kg / 4850 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)2200 kg / 4850 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)2000 kg / 4409 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)2000 kg / 4409 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)2000 kg / 4409 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)2400 kg / 5291 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)2500 kg / 5512 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2000 kg / 4409 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)2000 kg / 4409 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2500 kg / 5512 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain LayoutFront-engine (transverse), All-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Emission StandardEuro 6d-TEMP-ISCEuro 6d-TEMP-EVAP-ISCEuro 6d-TEMP-EVAP-ISCEuro 6d-TEMP-EVAP-ISCEuro 6 ISCEuro 6 ISCEuro 6d-TEMP-EVAP-ISCEuro 6d ISCEuro 6d-ISC-FCMEuro 6d-TEMP-EVAP-ISCEuro 6d-ISC-FCM
EngineM 276 DE 30 ALM 177 DE 40 ALM 177 DE 40 ALM 264.920OM 654.920OM 654.920M 274 DE 20 ALOM 654 DE 20 SCROM 654 DE 20 SCR/5654.920M 274 DE 20 ALOM 656.929
Engine | Bore82.0 mm / 3.2 in
Engine | Compression Ratio15.5:1
Engine | Displacement3.0 L / 182.8 cu-in / 2996.0 cc4.0 L / 243.0 cu-in / 3982.0 cc4.0 L / 243.0 cu-in / 3982.0 cc2.0 L / 121.5 cu-in / 1991.0 cc1.9 L / 119.0 cu-in / 1950.0 cc1.9 L / 119.0 cu-in / 1950.0 cc2.0 L / 121.5 cu-in / 1991.0 cc1.9 L / 119.0 cu-in / 1950.0 cc1.9 L / 119.0 cu-in / 1950.0 cc2.0 L / 121.5 cu-in / 1991.0 cc2.9 L / 178.5 cu-in / 2925.0 cc
Engine | Power390.0 hp / 290.8 kW476.0 hp / 355.0 kW510.0 hp / 380.3 kW197.0 hp / 146.9 kW + 14.0 hp / 10.4 kW (electric motor)163.0 hp / 121.5 kW194.0 hp / 144.7 kW258.0 hp / 192.4 kW + 14.0 hp / 10.4 kW (electric motor)245.0 hp / 182.7 kW194.0 hp / 144.7 kW + 122.0 hp / 91.0 kW (electric motor)211.0 hp / 157.3 kW @ 5500 rpm + 122.0 hp / 91.0 kW (electric motor)330.0 hp / 246.1 kW @ 3600 rpm
Engine | Specific Output130.2 hp/L / 2.1 hp/cu-in119.5 hp/L / 2.0 hp/cu-in128.1 hp/L / 2.1 hp/cu-in98.9 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in83.6 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in99.5 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in129.6 hp/L / 2.1 hp/cu-in125.6 hp/L / 2.1 hp/cu-in99.5 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in106.0 hp/L / 1.7 hp/cu-in112.8 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke92.3 mm / 3.6 in92.3 mm / 3.6 in92.3 mm / 3.6 in92.3 mm / 3.6 in92.3 mm / 3.6 in92.3 mm / 3.6 in92.3 mm / 3.6 in92.4 mm / 3.6 in
Engine | Torque520 Nm / 383.5 lb-ft @ 2500-4500 rpm650 Nm / 479.4 lb-ft @ 1750-4500 rpm700 Nm / 516.3 lb-ft @ 1750-4500 rpm320 Nm / 236.0 lb-ft @ 1650-4000 rpm + 150 Nm / 110.6 lb-ft360 Nm / 265.5 lb-ft @ 1600-3000 rpm400 Nm / 295.0 lb-ft @ 1600-2800 rpm370 Nm / 272.9 lb-ft @ 1800-4000 rpm + 150 Nm / 110.6 lb-ft500 Nm / 368.8 lb-ft @ 1600-2400 rpm400 Nm / 295.0 lb-ft + 440 Nm / 324.5 lb-ft350 Nm / 258.1 lb-ft @ 1200-4000 rpm + 440 Nm / 324.5 lb-ft700 Nm / 516.3 lb-ft @ 1200-3200 rpm
Engine | TypeBi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V6 engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V8 engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V8 engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears9-speed9-speed9-speed99-speed9-speed999-speed9-speed9-speed
Transmission | TypeAutomatic TCT AMG SPEEDSHIFTAutomatic MCT AMG SPEEDSHIFTAutomatic MCT AMG SPEEDSHIFTAutomatic 9G-TRONICAutomatic G-TRONICAutomatic G-TRONICAutomatic 9G-TRONICAutomatic 9G-TRONICAutomatic G-TRONICAutomatic G-TRONICAutomatic G-TRONIC

Production

Availability20192019201920192019201920192019202020192019

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score 38%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
Like other plug-in options, the GLE 300e leans predominantly on its hybrid system at town speeds, particularly so on a fully charged battery. It’s not as smooth or quite as responsive as rivals because its nine-speed gearbox is always fully involved in proceedings. Second-row seat space is generous with enough room for taller adults even under a panoramic glass sunroof.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Affordably priced
  • Comfortable ride
Cons
  • Not as responsive as rivals
  • Not as comfortable as rivals

autoexpress[2]

Sentiment Score 63%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
Four-cylinder diesels offer all the performance, economy and refinement you could ask for. In terms of practicality, the GLC is pretty much a match for the X3 and Q5 in passenger and boot space. Prices range from just over £40,000 to around £90,000. All cars feature 4MATIC four-wheel drive and Mercedes' smooth shifting 9G-Tronic Plus nine speed auto gearbox.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Stupendously fast
  • Lots of practicality
Cons
  • Lacklustre handling
  • Lack of standard equipment

autoexpress[3]

Sentiment Score 78%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
Mercedes now has so many plug-in hybrid models that it has created a dedicated EQ Power sub-brand. The GLC uses a familiar four-cylinder petrol engine teamed with an electric motor for a combined 316bhp. It can propel this two-tonne SUV from 0-62mph in 5.7 seconds, despite CO2 emissions of only 62g/km.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Powerful turbocharged petrol engine
Cons
  • Not as agile as an X3

cnet[4]

Sentiment Score 79%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class has a new 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 engine. The new engine makes 14 ponies more than the 2019 GLC, but the 273 pound-feet of torque remains the same. The GLC300 starts at $43,495 (or $45,495 for all-wheel-drive)
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent infotainment tech
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Good fuel economy
Cons
  • Lane-change assist isn't as effective as it used to be
  • More expensive than its competition

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Mercedes-Benz GLC 300e 4Matic 2021 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/mercedes-benz/first-drives/mercedes-benz-glc-300e-4matic-2021-uk-review. 2021-01-25. Retrieved 2022-08-22.
2. ^ Mercedes GLC review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/mercedes/glc. 2020-10-22. Retrieved 2022-08-22.
3. ^ New Mercedes GLC 300 e 2020 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/mercedes/glc/353866/new-mercedes-glc-300-e-2020-review. 2020-12-11. Retrieved 2022-08-22.
4. ^ 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 review: Same same, but better. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2020-mercedes-benz-glc-300-suv-review/. 2020-04-06. Retrieved 2022-08-22.

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