Mercedes-Benz GLC Celebration Edition gets visual enhancements and is created to commemorate 70 years of Indian Independence
Mercedes-Benz has introduced a new special edition version of the GLC for the luxury SUV buyers of the Indian market. Christened as the Celebration Edition, Mercedes has priced the model at Rs. 50.86 lakh for the GLC 220d and the same limited edition can be bought on the GLC 300 trim for Rs. 51.25 lakh (ex-showroom pan India). They are here to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence as the name suggests.
The German automaker is asking for a premium of around Rs. 88,000 for these two new entrants when compared to the regular GLC. As with any special versions, the Mercedes-Benz GLC Celebration Edition features a few visual updates but there is nothing new on the powertrain front. It gains LED logo projectors on the side doors’ exit lamps, chrome strip at the rear, chrome trim at front, black exterior mirror housing and stainless steel finished sporty pedals.
Under the hood, the Celebration Edition gets a choice of either a 2.0-litre turbo petrol or a 2.1-litre diesel engine – both mated to a nine-speed automatic gearbox with torque converter. The petrol unit develops 245 hp and 370 Nm of peak torque while the diesel pumps out 170 hp and 400 Nm of torque.
The Stuttgart-based brand has constantly expanded the GLC lineup as it is one of the bestselling models for the leading luxury manufacturer in the country. Recently, the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe entered the market with 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol motor which is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 357 hp at 5,500 rpm and 520 Nm torque.
It is capable of doing 0 to 100 kmph in just 4.9 seconds before topping out electronically-limited speed of 250 kmph. It is three tenths slower than the E-Class sibling but 0-100 kmph time is equal to the standard GLC43 with the same engine.