2020 Mercedes Benz Glc 200 Speed Test

2020 Mercedes Benz Glc 200 Speed Test – 2020 mercedes benz glc 200

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It’s conceivably best to anticipate of the Mercedes-Benz GLC and BMW X3 as the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 of the affluence SUV world. While they accept added cast ability than those boilerplate SUVs, these two bunched affluence crossovers are analogously important to their brands. Just as the CR-V and RAV4 accept breakable the sales of the Accord and Camry, the GLC and the X3 are what shoppers accept angry to instead of the C-class and 3-series.

The current-generation GLC accustomed for 2016 as a backup for the antecedent GLK-class. Mercedes did, however, accord the GLC a absolute amend for 2020 that includes revised styling, an adapted agent for the four-cylinder GLC300 model, and an arrangement of new tech features. BMW absolutely redid the X3 for the 2018 archetypal year and hasn’t afflicted in any cogent way since. Like the GLC300, the X3 30i is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four. Both cartage appear accepted in rear-wheel-drive form, with all-wheel drive abacus $2000 to the basal line.

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For this test, we collection a 2019 X3 xDrive30i aback to aback with a 2020 GLC300 4Matic for our abstract evaluation. Wet acclimate prevented us from actuality able to accomplish instrumented testing on the X3, but it is mechanically identical to the 2018 X3 xDrive30i we ahead tested, and we’re adequate relying on that beforehand X3’s cold numbers.

Although it allowances from a slight application bang for 2020, Mercedes’s 255-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four still lacks the smoothness, response, and ability commitment of BMW’s 248-hp engine. The numbers acquaint a altered story. Acceleration testing shows a bright advantage for the GLC300 4Matic, which can go from aught to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, or 0.7 additional quicker than the 175-pound-heavier X3 xDrive30i. What the numbers don’t acquaint you is that the BMW’s agent artlessly works bigger in the absolute apple and sounds added agreeable than GLC’s engine. We accept to accord some acclaim to BMW’s ZF eight-speed automated transmission, which downshifts added authoritatively and agreeably than the Benz’s added airy nine-speed automatic.

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The X3 did administer to exhausted the GLC’s ammunition abridgement numbers. In our hands, the X3 xDrive30i averaged 22 mpg against 20 mpg for the GLC300 4Matic. In our abiding 75-mph artery test, the BMW alternate a able 31 mpg, or 2 mpg bigger than its EPA artery estimate. In contrast, the Benz acquaint 25 mpg in the aforementioned test, which is 3 mpg lower than its EPA artery number.

Driving both aback to aback reveals that the X3 is the added able-bodied of the two. It has bigger anatomy control, added and added absolute steering, and a antic alacrity to claiming corners. The Benz’s active acquaintance is chastened by comparison. We didn’t adulation the GLC300’s light-effort council and hardly doughy anchor pedal, although the Mercedes did accomplish hardly bigger in our 70-mph-to-zero braking analysis than did the BMW with its alternative M Sport brakes. For buyers who like to drive, the X3 has been graced with sports-sedan moves. We’d alike go so far as to say that you ability aberration it for a 3-series if not for its animated basement position.

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We’ll alarm it a tie in agreement of rear-seat accommodations, as both the BMW and the Mercedes accept adequate cushioning in aback and a reasonable bulk of allowance for adults. In agreement of burden space, their blueprint bedding would accept you accept that the X3 boasts a whopping 10 added cubic anxiety of burden amplitude than the GLC, but we’re agnostic of those abstracts because we fit eight carry-on-suitcase-size boxes in the GLC’s burden breadth and alone seven in the X3.

Mercedes alien a new infotainment arrangement to the GLC as allotment of its amend for 2020. It’s alleged MBUX, and we’re not awash on its touch-heavy interface, which incorporates a touchscreen, a touchpad ambassador on the centermost console, and touch-sensitive buttons on the council wheel. The displays themselves attending crisp, but we adopt axis concrete knobs such as the one that’s acclimated to ascendancy BMW’s (somewhat) added automatic iDrive infotainment system. Axis a bulge requires beneath absorption than annexation or avidity on a basic touchpad, and the BMW bureaucracy is beneath confusing to use while driving.

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We’ll duke it to Mercedes in agreement of autogenous style, though, as the GLC’s berth is far flashier than the BMW’s. There’s affluent account of the buttons and knobs, and the copse trim looks and feels expensive. The X3 measures up in agreement of fit and finish, but the BMW’s dashboard architecture lacks the brio and wow agency of the Benz’s.

For the 2020 archetypal year, the X3 xDrive30i starts at $44,945 and the GLC300 4Matic begins at $45,595, with both of our examples antic acceptable affluence and technology options that pushed their as-tested prices to about $60K. If we were autograph the check, it’s the BMW X3 that we’d rather booty home. While the Mercedes-Benz GLC300 is aesthetic and luxurious, the X3 is a abreast bout for the GLC in those measures, and the BMW adds a above active experience, a bigger powertrain, and a added automatic infotainment system. It’s that added amount of athleticism that is congenital into the X3 that earns it a attenuated win over the GLC.

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Specifications

2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i

VEHICLE TYPE front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door wagon

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PRICE AS TESTED $57,820 (base price: $43,645)

ENGINE TYPE turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, absolute ammunition injectionDisplacement 121 cu in, 1989 ccPower 248 hp @ 6500 rpmTorque 258 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm

TRANSMISSION 8-speed automatic

CHASSIS Suspension (F/R): struts/multilink Brakes (F/R): 13.7-in vented disc/13.5-in vented disc Tires: Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Run Flat, 245/50R-19 105H M S ★

DIMENSIONS Wheelbase: 112.8 in Length: 185.9 in Width: 74.4 in Height: 66.0 in Passenger volume: 99 cu ft Burden volume: 29 cu ft Curb weight: 4297 lb

C/DTEST RESULTS Rollout, 1 ft: 0.3 sec 60 mph: 6.1 sec 100 mph: 17.1 sec 120 mph: 28.1 sec Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 7.5 sec Top gear, 30–50 mph: 3.9 sec Top gear, 50–70 mph: 4.8 sec ¼-mile: 14.7 sec @ 94 mph Top acceleration (governor limited): 126 mph Braking, 70–0 mph: 175 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.86 g

C/DFUEL ECONOMY Observed: 22 mpg 75-mph artery driving: 31 mpg Artery range: 530 miles

EPA FUEL ECONOMY Combined/city/highway: 25/22/29 mpg

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4Matic SUV

VEHICLE TYPE front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door wagon

PRICE AS TESTED $59,475 (base price: $45,495)

ENGINE TYPE turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, absolute ammunition injectionDisplacement 121 cu in, 1989 ccPower 255 hp @ 6100 rpmTorque 273 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm

TRANSMISSION 9-speed automatic

CHASSIS Suspension (F/R): multilink/multilin Brakes (F/R): 13.5-in vented, cross-drilled disc/12.6-in vented disc Tires: Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Run Flat, 235/55R-19 101H M S MOE

DIMENSIONS Wheelbase: 113.1 in Length: 183.8 in Width: 74.8 in Height: 65.5 in Passenger volume: 102 cu ft Burden volume: 19 cu ft Curb weight: 4122 lb

C/DTEST RESULTS Rollout, 1 ft: 0.3 sec 60 mph: 5.4 sec 100 mph: 15.4 sec 120 mph: 25.4 sec Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 6.7 sec Top gear, 30–50 mph: 3.6 sec Top gear, 50–70 mph: 4.6 sec ¼-mile: 14.2 sec @ 96 mph Top acceleration (governor limited): 131 mph Braking, 70–0 mph: 172 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.85 g

C/DFUEL ECONOMY Observed: 20 mpg 75-mph artery driving: 25 mpg Artery range: 430 miles

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EPA FUEL ECONOMY Combined/city/highway: 24/21/28 mpg

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