The C253 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe line-up in Malaysia has been expanded to include a new GLC 300 4Matic AMG Line variant, which replaces the existing GLC 250 4Matic AMG Line, and slots in below the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4Matic.
The GLC 300 is one of two models (the other is the all-new GLE 450) being introduced by Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) today, in conjunction with the company’s Hungry for Adventure Festival happening this weekend.
With the GLC 300, you get a M274 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that serves up 245 PS (241 hp) at 5,500 rpm and 370 Nm of torque from 1,300-4,000 rpm. A nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic transmission is standard here, as is a 4Matic all-wheel drive system.
Performance-wise, you’re looking at a zero to 100 km/h time of 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 236 km/h. A Dynamic Select system is as per before, offering five operating modes (Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual) to choose from, and you also get sports suspension.
Standard equipment that comes standard on the GLC 300 include the AMG Line exterior kit, with elements such as a single-louvre diamond radiator grille (with pins finished in chrome), a Night package and rugged aprons at the front and rear.
There’s also LED Intelligent Light System headlamps complemented by Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus, aluminium-look running boards, a rear spoiler and 20-inch multi-spoke light-alloy wheels.
Meanwhile, the interior features Artico leather upholstery, AMG sports pedals, black piano lacquer or light longitudinal-grain aluminium trim, a flat-bottom AMG sports steering wheel, powered seats (with lumbar support and memory function for front passengers), a panoramic sunroof, COMAND Online, ambient lighting and a Burmester sound system. For convenience, there’s also Hands Free Access.
In terms of safety and driver assist systems, the GLC 300 follows in the footsteps of its non-coupe, X253 GLC sibling, gaining Lane Tracking Package, which includes Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist. Other items such as Collision Prevention Assist Plus and Attention Assist are also present.
According to MBM, the GLC 300 4Matic Coupe is a locally-assembled (CKD) model unlike its predecessor, the GLC 250. It also carries an estimated price tag of RM399,888 on-the-road without insurance. That makes it cheaper than the GLC 250 (RM445,888), although keep in mind that was a fully-imported (CBU) model.
As with other Mercedes-Benz models, Agility Financing is available, and with a three-year tenure and a 25% downpayment, the monthly instalment for the GLC 300 is RM3,998. The financing plan also includes two complimentary comprehensive service packages, but this offer is only available until April 30, 2019.