Mercedes-Benz Malaysia launches the exclusive GLC 200 and AMG GLE 43 OrangeArt Edition
More choices for a premium SUV
Following a successful introduction of the premium SUV range last year, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia is adding two variants to join its portfolio to provide a wider variety. The locally-assembled GLC 250 4MATIC has been a crowd favourite since its launch but for those who desire something more exclusive, there's the new GLC 200 and the special edition luxury Sports Utility Coupé, the Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 OrangeArt Edition.
Mercedes-Benz GLC 200
THE LOOKS: Equipped with the Off-Road exterior design, the GLC 200 is rugged yet sleek thanks to its chrome inserts and finishing. From the front, you'll see the radiator trim boasting the integral Mercedes star and two louvres in matt iridium silver while from the sides, the 19-inch 5-spoke light-alloy wheels are a stunner even from a far. Some of the other highlights of its striking look include the chrome-plated simulated underguard and the exhaust system with two visible, chrome-plated tailpipe trims; and the anodized roof rails.
THE POWER: At its core, a 2.0-litre 4 in-line engine which produces an output of 135 kW (184 hp) and 300 Nm of torque. Add that with the GLC 200 standard nine-stage 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission (with a torque converter ready to be of service depending on the Dynamic Select mode) and you'll find the car powerful, fast, with perfectly smooth transitions, and all in all, offering an enjoyable cruising experience. Officially, it can go 0-100km/h in 8.7 seconds.
THE PRICE: RM288,888 (OTR without insurance, with GST)
GLC 250 4MATIC: This model is also offered with a rated output of 155 kW (211 hp) and 350 Nm of torque; and is capable of going 0-100km/h in 7.3 seconds. Its retail price is RM325,888 (OTR without insurance, with GST).
Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 OrangeArt Edition
THE LOOKS: Described as eccentric and unique, perhaps the most striking characteristic on the Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 OrangeArt Edition is its expressive decals in orange on the front apron. Its extravagance doesn't stop there, however, as even its 21-inch AMG 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels are painted in high-gloss black with an orange rim flange to match.
THE INTERIOR: The design features of the OrangeArt Edition doesn't stop at just the exterior. Even more exclusive to the special edition vehicle is its upholstery - sports seats in black nappa leather/Dinamica microfibre with orange piping and grey topstitching.
THE POWER: Equipped with a 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission, the Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 OrangeArt Edition produces a rated output of 287 kW (390 hp) and 520 Nm torque with a maximum speed of 250 km/h. It can go 0-100km/h in 5.7 seconds.
THE PRICE: Available for order from RM718,888 (OTR without insurance, with GST)