We had the chance to test the Mercedes Benz GLC 250 for three days in Amman roads, but before start talking about our journey with the GLC let us explain what the name means. In Mercedes Benz new naming scheme the SUVs use the two letters “GL” and the letter “C” refers to the C class, in another words the GLC is the SUV equivalent to the C-Class.
The GLC is a medium size SUV (A Mercedes GLC Coupe is also available) five seats and a long list of features, the car we tested has AMG wheels, AMG body styling, heated seats and panorama sunroof, LED Intelligent lighting and 2.0 liter turbo charged engine.
If you are wondering how does it feel to drive the GLC, we will tell you that we enjoyed it and it is fun and smooth to drive. Once you get behind the wheel and start driving you will like the idea that you are in an SUV but at the same time you have that sporty feeling, this combination makes you want to keep driving it for a long time as we did.
We noticed that the ride quality is smooth and quiet, inside the cockpit there is no noise from the outside world, as for a daily driving it is perfect especially when using the Eco or Comfort mode. But if you are that kind of drivers who want more and more from their cars then switch the Dynamic Select to Sport or Sport+ and you will get the maximum performance from the car.
As a summary for our journey with driving the GLC 250 we can say it makes a perfect car for daily use, enough space inside and very comfortable seating and you can have a lot of fun while driving it, engine is powerful and performance is very good in all aspects.
The GLC makes a great choice for an SUV for city driving and light duty off road as it comes with all wheel drive system.
Engine and Technical specifications
Our test car has a 2.0 liter (1991 cc) 4-cylinder engine turbo charged all wheel drive, produces 208 hp (211 ps) at 5500 rpm and 350 Nm of torque at 1200 rpm, it goes from zero to 100 km/h in 7.1 seconds.
As standard the GLC 250 4matic comes with nine speed 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission, depending on the mode selected from the Dynamic Select (Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual) the automatic transmission with torque converter boasts great agility and responsiveness, and change throttle response, shift points, and steering effort.
The fuel-saving ECO Start/Stop system can automatically shut off the engine when you stopped in traffic or waiting at a red light causing for saving fuel, the engine restarted instantly as we lift our foot from the brake. This feature can also be shut off by the driver at any time, while in Sport and Sport+ modes it is always off.
Fuel consumption combined: 7.1-6.5 l/100 km, CO₂-emissions combined: 166-152 g/km.
Once you sit inside the GLC you can feel the luxury and elegance of Mercedes Benz. The seats are comfortable and made of leather, the heated front seats can be adjusted in different positions and for those who prefer lower seating the GLC can give the feeling of a crossover rather than an SUV. The increase in the GLC length compared with the previous model (GLK) has been translated effectively into useful interior space.
A high resolution 7 inches touch screen and touchpad controller on the console gives you control of audio, video, GPS, hands free calling, interior amber lighting and Bluetooth connectivity.
The GLC 250 safety options are many as it is priority for Mercedes, front and rear sensor parking, LED daytime running lights and auto lighting, adaptive LED brake lights that shine more if you brake harder, run flat tyres, nine airbags and child safety locks.
And to provide the best protection and assists for the driver Mercedes Benz GLC features, electronic stability control, traction control, blind spot monitor, ABS brakes and 4 wheel Disc brakes.
T. Gargour & Fils Co. (TGF)
Gargour is the exclusive distributor of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Jordan. The center showcases over 50 new vehicles and has the capacity to service up to 40 vehicles at a time.
TGF introduced Mercedes-Benz imports to the region in 1952, and has enjoyed a close and fruitful relationship with Daimler (the company that manufactures Mercedes-Benz vehicles) ever since.