Mercedes-Benz GLC (2023) Price & Specs

Mercedes-Benz GLC (2023) Price & Specs

We’ve unearthed local pricing for the new Mercedes-Benz GLC ahead of its arrival in South Africa! Here’s how much the 2nd-gen compact luxury crossover will cost you…

The new Mercedes-Benz GLC was revealed back in June 2022 and is likely to hit the market in South Africa within the next couple of months. And we’ve managed to dig up pricing for the 2nd-generation compact luxury crossover ahead of its official arrival.

According to the Stuttgart-based firm’s local website, a trio of powertrain derivatives – all boasting a 9-speed automatic transmission and 4Matic all-wheel-drive system as standard – will again be available in South Africa, though each has gained a mild-hybrid system (comprising a starter-generator and 48-volt onboard power supply). For now, at least, it seems the plug-in hybrid versions offered in Europe are off the table for South Africa, even though the fully electric EQC is marketed here.

So, the X254-generation line-up kicks off with the GLC220d 4Matic, which starts at R1 124 312. We should, of course, point out this figure and those below do not include a maintenance plan. Here, the 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbodiesel engine sends 145 kW and 400 Nm to all 4 corners, while the mild-hybrid system is capable of adding 17 kW and 200 Nm for brief periods of “boost”. The 0-100 kph sprint takes a claimed 8.0 seconds.

Next up is the GLC300 4Matic, which bears a starting price of R1 243 323. Peak outputs for this turbocharged 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder petrol mill stand at 190 kW and 400 Nm, with the mild-hybrid gubbins again temporarily bringing 17 kW and 200 Nm to the power-and-torque party. The all-paw GLC300 will reach 3 figures in a claimed 6.2 seconds.

Measuring 4 716 mm from bow to stern, the new GLC is 60 mm longer than its predecessor.

Finally, we have the flagship oil-burner, the GLC300d 4Matic. Priced from R1 323 894, this derivative employs a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbodiesel unit worth a heady 198 kW and 550 Nm, again briefly supplemented by the 17 kW/200 Nm mild-hybrid arrangement. Expect the obligatory dash from standstill to 100 kph to take around 6.3 seconds.

Each of the 3 powertrain variants will be available in either the standard Avantgarde model line or specified with the R82 593 AMG Line package. There’s a wide selection of alloy wheels on offer (measuring up to 20 inches in diameter), along with numerous interior upholstery and trim options, plus other individual extras, such as a panoramic sliding sunroof (R29 394), a Burmester surround-sound system (R20 907) and aluminium-look running boards (R9 729).

We also noticed the presence of the “Engineering Package”, which adds rear-axle steering and air suspension for an additional R57 753. As with the new A-Class, 4 distinct equipment packages will be available for the GLC: Advanced (standard), Advanced Plus (R46 550), Premium (R87 610) and Premium Plus (R130 000). As you might have guessed, each comprises a collection of individual options, ramping up in line with pricing.

How much will the new Mercedes-Benz GLC cost in SA?

Mercedes-Benz GLC220d 4Matic – R1 124 312

Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4Matic – R1 243 323

Mercedes-Benz GLC300d 4Matic – R1 323 894

According to Mercedes-Benz SA’s website, the above prices do not include a service plan or maintenance plan, which the customer “shall be entitled to include in the purchase” of the vehicle. However, a 2-year/unlimited km warranty is included.

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