The reason for this is that Mercedes is making the $3K AMG Line package mandatory for all initial deliveries of GLC 300s
October 27, 2023 at 13:35
Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that the new-generation 2024 GLC 300 4Matic Coupe will start at a base price of $57,000, not including a $1,150 destination and delivery charge. However, there’s a caveat. Mercedes is requiring the AMG Line package, which costs $2,950, for “all initial market deliveries”, bringing the total price to $59,850 before delivery. The carmaker has not provided details regarding when customers will have the option to purchase the new Coupe-SUV without this package.
While the base MSRP represents a $2,300 price increase compared to the previous-generation 2023 GLC Coupe 300, which started at $54,700, the mandatory AMG Line package widens the difference to $5,150.
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Being a new model, the 2024MY GLC benefits from a host of upgrades, most notably being a refreshed design that doesn’t just look better but also reduces its drag coefficient from 0.30 Cd to 0.27 Cd. The interior of the 2024 model is also much more modern than the vehicle that it replaces. The most obvious change is the removal of the landscape-oriented infotainment display sitting atop the dashboard and the fitment of a new 11.9-inch portrait display on the center console. The new SUV also includes a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster as standard and a 15-speaker Burmester 3D Surround System pumping out an impressive 710 watts.
The currently mandatory AMG Line package includes distinctive wheels, a body kit, drilled brake discs featuring Mercedes-Benz-branded calipers, and body-color wheel arches.
Three other optional packages are available for the new GLC 300 4Matic Coupe. These include the $2,950 Pinnacle Trim that adds a better Burmester sound system, Digital Lights, a head-up display, heat & noise insulating glass, and augmented video for the navigation system. A $1,950 Driver Assistance Package is also available as is a $200 Night Package that includes blacked-out elements and the option of either 19-inch black AMG wheels or 20-inch black AMG wheels for an extra $750.
All models heading to the U.S. come standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 255 hp and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) while supplemented by a 48-volt mild-hybrid with 23 hp and 109 lb-ft (148 Nm).