Mercedes-Benz drives in the most anticipated luxury SUV in Chennai, launches the GLC

Mr  Boris Fitz Vice President Sales and Network Development Mercedes-Benz India and Arun Surendra Managing Director Titanium Motors launching the Mercedes-Benz GLC

With the GLC, Mercedes-Benz now boasts of the largest SUV portfolio in the luxury car segment in India, with as many as six luxury SUVs

  • Mercedes-Benz launches the GLC as ‘Edition 1’ (CBU), in both diesel (GLC 220 d) and petrol (GLC 300) variants; strengthens its versatile SUV portfolio in India
  • The GLC is a key product without a predecessor for Mercedes-Benz India | Fills the gap between the GLA and the GLE luxury SUV
  • The Southern market has witnessed a strong 40% growth in 2015 | The Tamil Nadu market grew by 35% in 2015
  • Spectacular Performance: GLC 220 d – diesel engine produces 170 hp power and 400 Nm of peak torque | GLC 300 – petrol engine churns 245 hp power and 370 Nm of peak torque | Both engine motorized by the 9G-TRONIC transmission
  • The GLC features permanent 4MATIC all-wheel drive and a DYNAMIC SELECT Controller with 5 driving modes: Comfort, Eco, Sport, Sport +, Individual
  • Off road package: GLC comes with a raised suspension of 20 mm. Offers three off-road driving modes: Off-road | Incline | Slippery | Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR) included as standard
  • Intelligent lightweight construction: The GLC boasts of the lightest body-shell in its segment, is 80 Kgs lighter than its predecessor (GLK-Class)
  • The GLC 220 d ‘Edition 1’ is priced at Rs. 56.70 lakhs, and GLC 300 ‘Edition 1’ at Rs. 56.90 lakhs (both prices ex-showroom Chennai)

Mercedes-Benz bolstered its presence in the luxury SUV segment by launching the much anticipated GLC ‘Edition 1’ in Chennai today. The GLC was introduced as a CBU (Completely Built Unit) in both petrol and diesel variants, the GLC 220 d and GLC 300, giving the discerning customers a segment redefining SUV to opt for. The GLC, fittingly positioned between the GLA and GLE luxury SUV, never had a predecessor in India. The GLC is an illustration of an excellent craftsmanship of high quality materials in combination with a classy and authentic design that attracts immediate attention. With the introduction of the GLC, Mercedes-Benz will continue its product offense for the dynamic Southern market. The GLC was launched by Boris Fitz, Vice President, Sales and Network Development, Mercedes-Benz India and Arun Surendra, Managing Director, Titanium Motors.

Mr  Boris Fitz Vice President Sales and Network Development Mercedes-Benz India and Arun Surendra Managing Director Titanium Motors launching the Mercedes-Benz GLC  (003)

Boris Fitz, Vice President Sales and Network Development, Mercedes-Benz India said, “The introduction of the GLC ‘Edition 1’ is a key step towards completing our SUV portfolio in India. The GLC also underscores our successful product strategy which entails the introduction of new products from our global product portfolio, for our discerning Indian customers. There has been a growing penchant for luxury SUVs amongst customers in Southern markets, and the addition of the GLC is going to redefine the segment. In addition, the unparalleled and industry first standard service packages provided with the GLC, will only add to the value proposition of this SUV to our customers.”

Mr. Fitz further added, “The Southern market including Chennai has emerged as a key market for Mercedes-Benz and registered a robust growth of 24% in Q1 2016. Mercedes-Benz has gradually strengthened its strong footprint in the five Southern states with 23 outlets across located across 10 cities. This underlines the growing importance of the southern market for Mercedes-Benz in particular. We are confident that the Southern market will help us in our growth story as we prepare for a host of brand and service initiatives in coming months.”

Sturdy and reliable:


The sturdy look of the new GLC showcases the radiator trim and two louvres in matt iridium silver with chrome inserts. The characteristic SUV front with a short, succinct overhang, upright, three-dimensional radiator grille with a twin louvre and centrally positioned brand star follows the successful new design line, striking LED High Performance lamps lend the GLC a self-confident look which is further emphasized by their distinctive night design. The side impression is further reinforced by the gently sloping dropping line which is a hallmark of the brand and by the powerful shoulders. The rising lower feature line also enlivens the vehicle’s side view. The rear is characterized by the broad, muscular shoulders, the horizontal orientation of the contour lines and the split LED rear lamps featuring a distinctive night design. To add to the alluring exclusive appeal of the GLC, there is an ‘Edition 1’ badging on the wings. The GLC sports 45.7 cm (18-inch) 5-spoke Alloy wheels that further enhance the sporty appeal of the SUV.


The GLC has trendsetting interiors, which reinterprets the meaning of luxury to exciting effect. The interior offers contrasting topstitching, large areas of trim in high-gloss brown line structure lime wood and numerous details in silver chrome. The exclusively stylish GLC further surprises its customers’ with an interior light package for an even more comprehensive lighting system for the interior and improved visibility of the vehicle itself.

The comfortably spacious GLC has plenty of room for five occupants. The new aesthetic design idiom of Mercedes-Benz combines sensual purity with dynamic sportiness and embodies a new interpretation of modern luxury. The GLC is the latest product in India to embody this new design language. The GLC’s interior conjures up the feel-good atmosphere which is a brand hallmark courtesy of high-class materials featuring a hand-crafted character, such as nappa leather or open-pore wood trim, meticulously finished details and an appealing overall touch and feel. Last but not least, substantially more space is available for occupants and luggage. Cargo bars are present behind the rear seat backrest to enlarge the luggage compartment by 30 litres and easy accessibility is provided by the EASY-PACK-tailgate.

Exhilarating power and performance:

Technical specifications GLC 300 4MATIC GLC 220 d 4MATIC
Displacement (bore x stroke) cc 1991 2143
Rated output kW (hp) 180 (245) @ 5500 125 (170) @ 3000-4200
Torque (Nm) @ rpm 370 @ 1300 – 4000 400 @ 1400 – 2800
Maximum speed (km/h) 222 210
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s) 6.5 8.3
Tyre size 235/60 R18

Cost of ownership for the GLC:

The GLC comes with affordable and convenient service packages. Based on the consumers’ needs and preferences, service packages of various age & mileages are introduced. The standard packages start at just Rs. 63,000 for the petrol variant and Rs. 78,000 for the diesel variant. These new standard packages are offered with unlimited mileage (a first in the luxury car segment) covering maintenance related jobs. These customer focused packages offering various options and flexibility, can last up to 10 years from the date of sale, for a hassle free ownership experience.

Key Product highlights:

Driving dynamics:

  • 9-G TRONIC: 9-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • DYNAMIC SELECT Controller with 5 modes: Comfort, Eco, Sport, Sport +, Individual
  • Individual driving style: Adjustment of parameters such as engine, transmission, steering, climate control or the ECO start/stop function
  • Off-Road Engineering package: With this suspension variant the body is raised by 20 mm. Up to three off-road driving modes: Off-road | Incline | Slippery
  • Modified drive characteristics especially on loose surfaces
  • Additional activation of ABS, ESP® and ETS modes
  • Downhill descents with Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR)
  • 4MATIC permanent All-Wheel-Drive System
  • Direct-Steer system with speed-sensitive power assist and variable steering ratio
  • ECO start/stop function and KEYLESS GO starting function


  • Audio 20 CD with Pre-installation for Navigation | CD player
  • Touchpad: Intuitive operation by finger gesture
  • Garmin® MAP PILOT: Expands the Audio 20 CD with touchpad into a fully fledged Garmin® navigation system | 7 inch colour media display

Comfort & Convenience:

  • Panoramic sliding sunroof
  • MB Apps with internet connectivity
  • THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control
  • Ambient lighting with three colours and five dimming levels for the desired lighting mood
  • Cargo bars behind the rear seat backrest to enlarge the luggage compartment by 30 litres
  • EASY-PACK-tailgate
  • Memory package for driver and front passenger

Safety and assistance systems:

The GLC has achieved five stars for occupant safety, child safety, pedestrian protection and its assistance systems, giving it the maximum score in the Euro NCAP rating. The basis for this outstanding result is the perfect interaction between active and passive safety: the combination of a highly rigid safety passenger cell, highly effective restraint systems, the latest driver assistance systems and other measures leads to first-class test results.

  • ESP® Curve Dynamic Assist
  • Full LED Headlamps with Intelligent Light System
  • Crosswind assist
  • Attention Assist
  • Reversing camera with dynamic guidelines
  • Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • Dual front airbags, Front side airbags, Curtain airbags (7 overall)
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system