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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC pricing and specs detailed: All versions of BMW X3, Lexus NX and Audi Q5 rival get more expensive

Mercedes' popular GLC in both wagon and Coupe guises now cost more than before, to the tune of up to $4000.

Mercedes-Benz Australia has upped prices for its popoular GLC mid-size luxury SUV by between $1565 and nearly $4000 for the 2021 model year, despite no major changes to the line-up's equipment or specification.

Applying to both the GLC wagon and GLC Coupe models, the extra ask means that the cheapest version – the rear-wheel drive GLC 200 – has breached the $70,000 barrier at $70,300 before on-road costs.

That’s a $2900 leap, pricing it $13,000 higher the equivalent Lexus NX300 Luxury 2WD and $1400 above the BMW X3 xDrive20i RWD.

Rises of $2165 and $1565 apply for the volume-selling GLC300 4Matic all-wheel drive wagon and Coupe respectively, while the biggest jumps are reserved for the GLC 300e 4Matic (up $3410 to $86,300) and AMG-tuned GLC 63S 4Matic+ (up $3765 to $168,000).

The Coupe version of the latter remains the most expensive GLC, from $174,000.

Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific media relations and product communications manager, Ryan Lewis, said that the rises are necessary for a variety of reasons outside of the brand’s control.

“Price increases have been made across various Mercedes-Benz models to adjust for a number of changes including, but not limited to, instability of exchange rates,” he said. “Each vehicle variant is adjusted individually and affected by different factors.”

The GLC wagon and GLC Coupe are sourced out of Germany.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC pricing before on-road costs 

VariantTransmissionCost
200 RWDAutomatic$70,300 (+$2900)
300 4MaticAutomatic$81,500 (+$2165)
300e 4MaticAutomatic$86,300 (+$3410)
AMG 43 4MaticAutomatic$115,000 (+$2865)
AMG 63 S 4MaticAutoatic$168,000 (+$3765)

2021 Mecedes-Benz GLC Coupe pricing before on-road costs

VariantTransmissionCost
300 4MaticAutomatic$91,100 (+$1565)
AMG 43 4MaticAutomatic$121,800 (+$1965)
AMG 63 S 4MaticAutomatic$174,000 (+$2565)