Most car makers have had an SUV explosion in their model line-ups, keen to fill any gaps in the repertoire with ever more off-road focused products. And while few of them will ever venture across terrain that is more demanding than a wet and muddy Waitrose car park, owners like the reassurance that they could tackle some off-roading if they so desire. Mercedes-Benz has taken its range expansion one step further by introducing CoupÈ versions of its SUV range, adding the GLE-CoupÈ in 2015 and announcing a smaller GLC-CoupÈ midway through 2016. The latter is now in UK showrooms and itís the least powerful GLC 220 d edition that we test here in AMG Line trim.
You can read the full report on this Mercedes-Benz GLC in the June 2017 issue of Diesel Car. Order a back issue by clicking here and choosing a single issue
Better to drive than the regular GLC. Feels planted with taut handling. Beautiful cabin with great attention to detail. Ideally placed seat controls. Lots of rear legroom. Muscular looks.
Gearbox can be caught out. Suspension settings are too firm at lower speeds. View through the rear window is poor. Can feel claustrophobic in the back, with less headroom than the regular GLC. The optional running boards hinder entry and exit. Doesn’t feel over-endowed with power.