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Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class GLC250 coupe 2016 review: snapshot

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EXPERT RATING
8.0

Likes

  • Mean styling
  • Cutting edge safety tech
  • Our current pick of the range

Dislikes

  • Go doesn't quite match the show
  • Price premium over non-coupe model

The $80,100 GLC 250 Coupe marks the mid-point in the current range, sitting above the 220d and below the 250d in the line-up. 

It picks up Merc's turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine, which will generate 155kW and 350Nm, sending that power to all four wheels. It's enough for a sprint time of 7.3secs before climbing to a 222km/h top speed. The engine is paired with a nine-speed torque converter automatic, and will sip a claimed/combined 7.4-litres per hundred kilometres.

Street cred is taken care of thanks to the standard AMG Line Pack, adding bigger alloys, body skirting and a sportier interior treatment, while springing for the mid-spec car also adds genuine leather and proximity unlocking to the extensive standard features list of the entry-level 220d.

Mercedes' Driver Assistance Package joins the safety list, too, adding adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and an active blind spot monitoring system to the base model's nine airbags, AEB and 360-degree camera.

Click here to see more 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class pricing and spec info.

Mercedes-Benz GLC250 2016:

Safety Rating
Engine Type Turbo 4, 2.0L
Fuel Type Premium Unleaded Petrol
Fuel Efficiency 7.4L/100km (combined)
Seating 5
Price From $36,300 - $43,230

Pricing Guides

$34,893
Based on 59 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months.
LOWEST PRICE
$20,800
HIGHEST PRICE
$54,990

Range and Specs

Vehicle Specs Price*
glc250 Base 2.0L, Premium Unleaded Petrol, 9 SPEED AUTOMATIC $30,910 - $37,290
glc250 D 2.1L, Diesel, 9 SPEED AUTOMATIC $34,210 - $40,700
See all 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class in the Range
*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
Andrew Chesterton
Contributing Journalist
Andrew Chesterton should probably hate cars. From his hail-damaged Camira that looked like it had spent a hard life parked at the end of Tiger Woods' personal driving range, to the Nissan Pulsar Reebok that shook like it was possessed by a particularly mean-spirited demon every time he dared push past 40km/h, his personal car history isn't exactly littered with gold. But that seemingly endless procession of rust-savaged hate machines taught him something even more important; that cars are more than a collection of nuts, bolts and petrol. They're your ticket to freedom, a way to unlock incredible experiences, rolling invitations to incredible adventures. They have soul. And so, somehow, the car bug still bit. And it bit hard. When "Chesto" started his journalism career with News Ltd's Sunday and Daily Telegraph newspapers, he covered just about everything, from business to real estate, courts to crime, before settling into state political reporting at NSW Parliament House. But the automotive world's siren song soon sounded again, and he begged anyone who would listen for the opportunity to write about cars. Eventually they listened, and his career since has seen him filing car news, reviews and features for TopGear, Wheels, Motor and, of course, CarsGuide, as well as many, many others. More than a decade later, and the car bug is yet to relinquish its toothy grip. And if you ask Chesto, he thinks it never will.
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Pricing Guide
$20,800
Lowest price, based on third party pricing data.
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