On the road
Mercedes GLC 250 d 4Matic AMG Line Priced from £39,595 Annual Road Fund Licence £110 Combined fuel consumption 56.5mpg Power 204bhp 0–60mph 7.6sec Top speed 143mph
Which may explain the walletfriendly drink habit of 55mpg.
I even liked the ride and I wasn’t expecting to, given I was testing the more bling AMG version with lower-profile tyres and coil springs. This car cornered flat without ever being bone-jarring or jumpy. If I was buying one, I would choose the less costly Sport trim and upgrade with the Off-road package (£495) for higher sidewalls, better ground clearance and the Air Body Control (£1,495) for a more comfortable, adaptive ride.
Had I the £40,500 necessary and were I to do that, I would say, without any shadow of a doubt, that I really liked this car.