The GLC is built on the C-Class platform but in this crossover form, it enjoys a raised, ground-clearing stance, additional height and an estate style rear end together making for a car with real SUV status and great road presence. In this top end AMG guise, which adds a mighty 362php, 3 litre V6 motor, AMG technology and styling, it takes the SUV concept onto a different level, this car is more of an S-SUV with the added S standing for Super as it truly is a Super Sports Utility Vehicle.
The stunning power and handling defy regular SUV expectations and the overall package seems to lose very little of the C-Class saloons class leading all round excellence. The AMG styling adds to the already handsome looks and clearly denotes this car as special, starting with a sporty radiator grill and huge air intakes within AMG skirting. To either side, Biturbo badges and 19-inch AMG wheels mark the car out and to the rear, the pronounced AMG tailpipes perfectly finish off the sporting looks.
And if great looks alone don't turn heads these tailpipes certainly will as they unleash a very sporty and great sounding, powerful growl. As well as a pussycat around town, the GLC 43 is a supreme motorway cruiser, with the slick nine speed automatic gearbox and powerful engine allowing you to overtake easily and safely whenever required. It's also quiet inside and very comfortable too, with adaptive suspension coping well on all road types and four-wheel drive adding to stability, road holding and bad weather driving.
In the cabin, the usual level of C-Class luxury and practicality is added too with sports seats and AMG finishes. There is plenty of room for 5 and the estate shaped rear can comfortably swallow their luggage.
This fire-breathing S-SUV is something very special indeed and with a purchase price of well over £50,000 it makes sense to enjoy it as and when needed by simply hiring it and experiencing its enormous power and practicality from The Dream Collection.
The Mercedes Benz GLC 43AMG as the option to change the vehicle setting from efficiency to Sports Plus to suit your driving style.
Facts about Mercedes Benz SUV's
The Origin of the "GLC" Name. "G" refers to the Gelandewagen or G-Class, which sits at the pinnacle of all Mercedes SUVs. "L" stands for "luxury" and the "C" points to the relationship with the C-Class range.
The GLC is the most in demand of all Mercedes SUV variants, recording the highest sales of all their SUV types on sale.