The new plug-in hybrid version of Mercedes-Benz’s GLC 4×4 is now on sale with prices starting at just under £50,000.
Unlike many manufacturers, the three-pointed star will offer drivers a choice of plug-in hybrid models, with the option of Coupe or SUV body styles. The latter is the cheaper of the two, costing £49,687 while the former will start at £52,562.
Thos prices buy you the ‘300 e’ AMG Line models. Like every plug-in GLC, they combine a 148 bhp 2-liter petrol engine with a 121 bhp electric motor and a 13.5 kWh battery pack, it’s capable of 29 miles on a single charge — although that is based on the old NEDC economy test.
Similarly, that test, which has now been replaced with the more stringent WLTP test, shows CO2 emissions stand at 54 g/km, while the official fuel economy is 117.7 mpg, although this is dependent on how the car is used and charged. Those who choose the Coupe won’t suffer any economy or emissions penalty as a result.
Standard equipment includes 19-inch alloy wheels, the new MBUX infotainment system and LED headlights. There’s a set of sports seats thrown in, too, along with man-made leather upholstery, AMG body styling and a sports steering wheel.
Gallery: 2020 Mercedes GLC 300e