Mercedes-Benz made the GLC Celebration Edition to celebrate India’s 70th Independence Day. Both gasoline and diesel engines can be found in the special edition Mercedes-Benz GLC. The price for the gasoline GLC celebration Edition stays at Rs 51.25 lakh, and the price for the diesel model is Rs 50.86 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi pricing). This means that the Celebration Edition versions of the GLC 300 and GLC 220d cost Rs 88,000 more than the Sport versions of the same cars. Prices for the GLC went down last year because it is now made in India (assembled).
What’s special about Celebration Edition?
It has some extra features, like gloss black wing mirrors, metal foot controls with non-slip studs, a puddle lamp with Mercedes hologram projection, chrome inserts at the front and back, and a Garmin Map Pilot SD-Card for offline navigation help.
Mercedes-Benz has added the Celebration Edition and a new Designo Hyacinth red paint to the entire GLC line. The GLC 43 AMG, a high-performance version of this SUV, came out not too long ago (read more about it here).
Engine & Gearbox options
The GLC 300 has a 2.0-liter gasoline engine that makes 245PS of power at 5500rpm and 370Nm of torque from 1300rpm to 4000rpm. The GLC 220d has a 2.1-liter diesel engine that makes 170PS of power between 3000 and 4200rpm and 400Nm of torque between 1400 and 2800rpm. Both of these engines are connected to a 9-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels.
Roland Folger, CEO and MD of Mercedes-Benz India, said, “We are happy to launch the GLC “Celebration Edition” to honour India’s 70th Independence Day and to celebrate the SUV’s huge success on the Indian market since its debut a year ago. The GLC shows how important it is to us to bring our Indian customers high-quality products from all over the world. The “Celebration Edition” adds sporty exterior and interior accessories that make the car look even better. We’re sure that the “Celebration Edition” will please customers who want to get the most out of every situation. Mercedes-Benz is celebrating its longtime relationship with Indian customers by releasing the GLC “Celebration Edition.”
BMW X3, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque, and Audi Q5 are some of the cars that compete with the Mercedes-Benz GLC.