In a market that’s busy with small luxury entries, Mercedes-Benz and BMW certainly have no quarrels making their presence known. So, where does that leave us in the rivalry between the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC and the 2021 BMW X3?
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC
2021 BMW X3
|Turbocharged 2.0L I-4 ||Baseline Engine
||Turbocharged 2.0L I-4 |
|255 horsepower ||Engine Output||248 horsepower |
||Rear Legroom||36.4 inches |
The comparison shows that the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC offers the BMW X3 formidable competition, and a closer look at its highlights only confirms our suspicions. At the core of every 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC is a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that’s rated for 255 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. It’s married to a 9-speed automatic transmission that shows no sign of confusion on when to shift or hold gears. Off the line the ute jumps from a dead stop to 60 mph in just 6.1 seconds. The GLC rounds out the package with a tight turning circle and responsive steering that makes it a delight for winding backroads or weaving through traffic.
Even out the gate, the Mercedes-Benz GLC has a MBUX infotainment system with a 10.25-inch screen, Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ smartphone integration, dual-zone automatic climate control, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and self-dimming mirrors. Added blessings come in the form of a self-parking system, a powered tailgate, a forward-collision mitigation system, and blind-spot monitoring.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC has already made it way to dealerships across the nation. Licensed drivers here in the Kansas City area can be among the first to test drive it here at Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City. You can speak with a team member online, by phone, or in person for more information on any of the great Mercedes-Benz models offered on our lot.