CARmag.co.za has unearthed local pricing for the facelifted Mercedes-Benz GLC and GLC Coupé ahead of a launch in South Africa in the final quarter of 2019.
For the time being, only diesel variants of the updated model are listed, although the pre-facelift petrol derivatives – including the seemingly under-threat Mercedes-AMG GLC43 – are still showing on Mercedes-Benz’s local configurator (at the time of writing, at least). No sign of the updated Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S quite yet...
The GLC220d – which will start at R788 630 for the standard SUV body style and R931 750 for the coupé-style version – is powered by the Stuttgart-based firm’s 2,0-litre, four-cylinder turbodiesel mill, which sends 143 kW and 400 N.m to all four corners via a nine-speed automatic transmission.
The GLC300d, meanwhile, uses the same block, but channels uprated outputs of 180 kW and 500 N.m through the same transmission, which Mercedes says is enough for a sprint to 100 km/h in 6,5 seconds and a top speed of 231 km/h (the GLC220d, for the record, takes a claimed 7,9 seconds and tops out at 217 km/h). In standard SUV guise, the GLC300d will set you back R829 401, while the Coupé version will start at R968 248.
Of course, a number of options are also offered, including items such as a driving assistance package (R36 200), the AMG Line exterior kit (R40 000), an electric sunroof (R18 000), a fully digital instrument cluster (R12 800) and a head-up display (R16 900). For the record, the MBUX multimedia system is included as standard (although upgrading to a 10,25-inch display will add R9 400 to the price).
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