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Old 5th July 2017, 22:55   #46
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Lovely review team. Just 3 pages of comments seems to suggest that the GLC hasn't really garnered the kind of main stream interest like other models from the big 3 Germans.

I do think space saver inconvenience aside, the GLC is a perfectly sized vehicle for city and highway alike. If only the default power output could be a little more on the diesel that would be ideal.

Also, while it may not be branded run flat, I was under the impression even the mercedes tyres have similar tech that allow them to be used for a certain distance despite the flat. Is that not correct? Some comments seemed to suggest otherwise.
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Folks, this thread seems to have dried up months ago. I am considering the new BMW 530i and the Mercedes GLC 300 4Matic now. I know these are different segments and cars but looking for a premium car experience in this price bracket and a strong petrol engine. Had enough of rough Diesels in the last many years! These two are very closely priced, the BMW at 49.9 Lacs and the GLC at 50.7 Lacs post GST.

Any insights from the estimated forum members on the performance, luxury feel, and long terms ownership costs and value retention of these two? From what I read so far, although the GLC's petrol engine looks very good on paper and the stats are great, real world performance seems to be poor, especially reviewing the previous comment here on pick up from standing start being terrible. The BMW is appealing because it is a brand new model globally and will state fresh for a good while, not to mention the claimed 6.2 second 0-100 time. However, a bit worried about taking the car on rough roads with the lower ground clearance and super long wheelbase.

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Folks, this thread seems to have dried up months ago. I am considering the new BMW 530i and the Mercedes GLC 300 4Matic now. I know these are different segments and cars but looking for a premium car experience in this price bracket and a strong petrol engine. Had enough of rough Diesels in the last many years! These two are very closely priced, the BMW at 49.9 Lacs and the GLC at 50.7 Lacs post GST.

Any insights from the estimated forum members on the performance, luxury feel, and long terms ownership costs and value retention of these two? From what I read so far, although the GLC's petrol engine looks very good on paper and the stats are great, real world performance seems to be poor, especially reviewing the previous comment here on pick up from standing start being terrible. The BMW is appealing because it is a brand new model globally and will state fresh for a good while, not to mention the claimed 6.2 second 0-100 time. However, a bit worried about taking the car on rough roads with the lower ground clearance and super long wheelbase.
I feel the BMW will be better in most aspects (handling, power, comfort, seat quality) and the only reason for choosing the GLC would be ruggedness and durability on bad Indian roads as well as additional boot space. Also the 5 series typically would be more prone to hydrostatic lock compared to an SUV, so that might be a consideration if you're going to be doing a lot of outstation trips.
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Folks, this thread seems to have dried up months ago. I am considering the new BMW 530i and the Mercedes GLC 300 4Matic now. I know these are different segments and cars but looking for a premium car experience in this price bracket and a strong petrol engine. Had enough of rough Diesels in the last many years! These two are very closely priced, the BMW at 49.9 Lacs and the GLC at 50.7 Lacs post GST.

Any insights from the estimated forum members on the performance, luxury feel, and long terms ownership costs and value retention of these two? From what I read so far, although the GLC's petrol engine looks very good on paper and the stats are great, real world performance seems to be poor, especially reviewing the previous comment here on pick up from standing start being terrible. The BMW is appealing because it is a brand new model globally and will state fresh for a good while, not to mention the claimed 6.2 second 0-100 time. However, a bit worried about taking the car on rough roads with the lower ground clearance and super long wheelbase.
The 5 series is the better buy without a doubt. Its brand new, has great performance, is fully loaded with features and is awesome to drive. The only reason to buy the GLC would be incase you need the clearance of an SUV. In which case you may also consider the X3 28i.

The 5 will not really scrape on rough roads, as long as you are careful while navigating. In whatever I've seen the F10 never really scraped anywhere, and now the G30 has an even better suspension setup so I doubt it will scrape unless someone is careless.

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Thanks, Akshay and Cobra. I am going ahead and booking the 530i. The more I read of the GLC, it becomes clear some of its shortcomings. What most bothers me is the fact that the engine seems to lack low end grunt and has more turbo lag (except if it in the Sport+ mode, and I cannot use Sport + mode all the time) compared to the BMW petrol engine.

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Hey 84.monsoon, good decision on the 5 series. But why not consider the 520d luxury line. It seems really well equipped with upgraded speakers, headlights, parking assist, new interior leather option, surround view camera, extra rear ac vents, wireless charging, and what not.
I do know petrol is petrol, but still something to consider.
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Hey 84.monsoon, good decision on the 5 series. But why not consider the 520d luxury line. It seems really well equipped with upgraded speakers, headlights, parking assist, new interior leather option, surround view camera, extra rear ac vents, wireless charging, and what not.
I do know petrol is petrol, but still something to consider.
Oh come on! The 250bhp petrol vs a 190bhp diesel? No features can make up for the better engine.
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