Video: 400km Road Trip with the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

Mercedes-Benz’s best-selling car for the past couple of years has been the Mercedes-Benz GLC, the SUV based on the C-Class. It replaced the GLK in 2016 and has become the go-to luxury SUVs for most people. Sold as a single variant only in Malaysia for the time being, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC for Malaysia is fully imported (CBU) from Germany. Mercedes-Benz Malaysia will later introduce a locally assembled version.

Wondering if the GLC (sold in Malaysia as the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC only) lives up to its hype, our very own Dom went on a 400 km road trip with it to Desaru to find out.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC for Malaysia is currently in its X254 iteration which is in sync with the current W206 C-Class, W214 E-Class, and W223 S-Class. It is part of Mercedes-Benz’s last batch of ICE-oriented cars as we can tell by its fully electrified lineup of powertrain options. Although it may not be blatantly obvious, the X254 is an all-new version of the Mercedes-Benz GLC that we have become quite accustomed to.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC is powered by a mild hybrid (MHEV) powertrain which consists of a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine and an integrated starter generator (ISG). Its rated power output is 258 hp while its rated torque is 400 Nm. The ISG gives an additional boost of 23 hp and 200 Nm when needed. The transmission in use is a 9-speed automatic 9G-tronic transmission. What do all these numbers translate to in terms of the user experience? Watch our road trip video for the full story.

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