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Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe review

£60,240 - £79,630
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Published: 23 Jan 2024
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Buying

What should I be paying?

The 220d starts from £59,355, the 300 petrol from £61,325, and the 300d from £67,895. The most affordable 300e will set you back £65,210.

Consider that the GLC SUV is about £6,500 extra like-for-like. Is it really worth the uplift for what is a less practical shape? We reckon not. It's also more expensive than the Audi Q5 Sportback and BMW X4 too. So yeah, it ain’t cheap.

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Nope. What’s the kit like?

Your starting point is AMG Line, followed by AMG Line Premium, and topping out at AMG Line Premium Plus. Whole lot of AMG going on there, right?

Still, the base-spec AMG Line model is pretty well kitted out, with a 10.25-inch central touchscreen with voice activation, heated front seats, park assist with reversing camera, privacy glass, 19-inch five-twin-spoke alloys, AMG bodykit and sports seats, LED headlights, and a diamond radiator grille.

AMG Line Premium models add a 12.3-inch driver display, ambient lighting with a choice of 64 colours, augmented reality for navigation, wireless charging, leather sports seats, 20-inch multi-spoke alloys, and multibeam LED headlights.

Top-spec AMG Line Premium Plus models get a Burmester surround sound system, keyless entry/go, electric memory seats and 20-inch five-twin-spoke alloys.

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What’s the best spec?

While we’re yet to try it, the 300d looks the best available engine courtesy of the extra torque over the petrol. Go for AMG Line Premium trim, which brings some fancy toys without being OTT.

Failing that, the 300e isn't vastly more money than the 300, and gives you the flexibility of huge electric range (by PHEV standards) that could save you a lot of money in the long run. CO2 of 12g/km will also have company car types chomping at the BiK. Sorry, bit. Benefit-in-kind is just five per cent on one of these.

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