Mercedes GLC 250 Review 1

Not long to go before the locally-assembled Mercedes-Benz GLC enters the market – the announcement of the impending CKD version of the SUV was made during Mercedes-Benz Malaysia’s first half 2016 performance briefing earlier today.

No indication of pricing, but as is usually the case, the local route should bring the price of the X253 down. The five-seat SUV made its Malaysian debut in January this year, arriving as a GLC 250 AMG Line variant and priced at RM328,888.

A limited-run GLC 250 Edition 1 came about next, going for RM360,888. In May, the GLC 250 Exclusive was introduced in the country, and that went for RM325,888.

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The GLC 250 is powered by the familiar M 274 DE 20 AL 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine, which is also seen on the current W205 C 250 and new W213 E-Class E 250 models. Here, the unit offers 211 hp at 5,500 rpm and 350 Nm of torque from 1,200 to 4,000 rpm.

Aside from the CKD X253, the company is set to introduce a number of offerings over the remainder of the year. At the briefing, it was divulged that there were seven items on the cards for the second half of 2016 – the upcoming cast is made up of two new vehicles, two additional variants, the introduction of two new engines as well as a facelift of an existing model.

Though not detailed, models that could well be on the list include the SLC and A217 S-Class Cabriolet as well as the big seven-seater GLS and the GLC Coupe, while the facelift is likely to be the CLA.