Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has quietly updated the specifications to the entry-level Mercedes-Benz GLC 200, which saw the addition of the AMG Line exterior kit (previously the Off-Road package), a full keyless entry and start system (previously only the latter), Agility Control suspension, and other minor change in equipment.
With the update, the new Mercedes-Benz GLC 200 with AMG Line sees a price bump of RM7,721 up to RM294,100 – on the road, without insurance, and inclusive of the sales tax exemptions that are applicable until the 30th of June 2021.
With the new exterior kit, the GLC 200 now looks a lot more like the range-topping GLC 300 model – both sharing the AMG Line exterior package. The changes on the outside include the diamond pin single-louvre grille, a new front bumper design with large faux side intakes, and the rear bumper with diffuser elements between the split exhaust exits.
There are, however, some key differences to differentiate the two models. The updated Mercedes-Benz GLC 200 does not come with the Night Package, which means the grille louvre, side mirror caps, roof rails, and bumper garnishes are finished in chrome/silver instead of black.
The GLC 200’s 20-inch alloy wheels are also in the AMG multi-spoke design, instead of the AMG five-twin-spoke design on the GLC 300. Additionally, the headlights on the Mercedes-Benz GLC 200 also remain as LED High Performance headlamps, while the GLC 300 gets the more high-end Multibeam LED units.
On the inside, the AMG Line package includes the new AMG floor mat and multi-function sport steering (with gear shift paddles) wheel in Nappa leather. Upholstery and trim finishes are unchanged from before, with black Artico man-made leather on the seats and Anthracite open-pore oak wood on the centre console and door panels.
The rest of the cabin of the updated Mercedes-Benz GLC 200 with AMG Line is identical to the outgoing model, with features such as an MBUX-powered 10.25-inch infotainment display, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 64-colour ambient lighting system, dual-zone automatic climate control, and powered front seats with memory function.
Also unchanged is the powertrain underneath the bonnet, which continues to feature the 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, good for 197 hp and 320 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic transmission, with power sent to the rear wheels for a 0-100 km/h time of 7.8 seconds, onward to a top speed of 217 km/h.
The AMG Line package does however come with a revised suspension set up, with the Mercedes-Benz GLC 200 now featuring the Agility Control suspension with selective damping system, replacing the Comfort suspension set-up from the outgoing model.
On the safety front, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 200 with AMG Line continues to be equipped with the same set of advanced safety features as before, which are standard across the range. These include autonomous emergency braking, Blind Sport Assist, Active Parking Assist with Parktronic, Pre-Safe, cruise control, and a tyre pressure monitoring system.