Mercedes GLC petrol variant imported to India for homologation – IAB Report

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Expected to launch by mid-2016.

An import document has revealed that Mercedes Benz India has imported the Mercedes GLC into the country for homologation purposes, indicating a nearing launch date.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC right front three quarters at 2015 Thai Motor Expo
The GLC features optional Multibeam LED headlamps with LED DRLs, large air inlets in the lower fascia, 20 inch alloy rims.

The model imported is the Mercedes GLC 300 4MATIC variant, which is powered by a 2.0-liter four cylinder turbo petrol engine that delivers 241 hp and 370 Nm. It is paired to a 9-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission and is equipped with a 4MATIC AWD system.

Mercedes will also introduce the diesel variants, which include an entry level GLC 220d that delivers 170 hp and 400 Nm of torque, a GLC 250d with 204 hp and 500 Nm of torque. Given that they displace above 2.0-liters (2,143 cc, to be precise), these variants could be introduced after the restrictions on diesel cars in Delhi cars are lifted.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC right rear three quarters at 2015 Thai Motor Expo
Mercedes will introduce the diesel variants, which include an entry level 170 hp GLC 220 d and 204 hp GLC 250 d.

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The GLC is 4,656 mm long, 1,644 mm high, 2,096 mm wide and has a wheelbase of 2,874 mm. It has a boot capacity of 550 liters and 1,600 liters (with rear seats folded). The models sold in Europe are equipped Mercedes’s COMAND infotainment software running on a free-standing display, a Touchpad for navigating through menu, gloss wood trim for the center console housing the buttons and three silver HVAC vents, a choice of two 3-spoke steering designs, and ARTICO leather upholstery.

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