Thursday, June 23, 2022

The new 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 e 4MATIC Coupé and refreshed 2022 Mercedes- AMG GLB 35 4MATIC now Available in Malaysia

During the official opening event of the Mercedes-Benz Setia Alam Autohaus, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia also announced the availability of two model updates in its SUV line; the new locally-assembled (CKD) Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 e 4MATIC Coupé as well as the Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC (below), now enhanced with new vehicle equipment upgrades.

The new 2022 CKD Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 e 4MATIC Coupé combines the sportiness of a Coupé with the functionality of a SUV. This new plug-in hybrid variant makes the Coupé a paragon of sportiness, safety and efficiency. Basically, this is a SUV with a sloping fastback rear end instead of a more upright hatch that you'd see in a SUV. Note that since this is a hybrid powered SUV, and the battery pack is located in the boot floor, the loading area is higher up and you do lose a few centimeters of floor space to accommodate the battery required to power the system. You gain 'fuel' economy from a little bootspace.

As for the 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC, the compact SUV is now equipped with various equipment upgrades including parking package with 360-degree camera, head-up display, AMG Performance steering wheel in Nappa Leather, just to name a few. The thing about the GLB is that is is actually not as common on Malaysian roads at the GLA or larger GLC series SUVs. But I think this is due to the fully imported nature of the GLB, as prices for it start at RM392k. Compare that to the GLC Coupe mentioned above which comes in at RM375k onwards, you can see why even though it isn't a full AMG variant. Even the more bread and butter levels of GLB are comparable in terms of pricing vis a  vis GLA and GLC .(Prices are pre 1st July 2022 though, it will get the SST added into by then)

“Mercedes-Benz has a very strong and successful presence in the SUV segment currently in Malaysia.Being a plug-in hybrid, the GLC 300 e 4MATIC Coupé offers customers the best of both worlds as we move forward towards a sustainable future and we are proud to introduce it as a locally-assembled variant. The vehicle is now more efficient overall, because it has the ability to recover energy during braking and allows the combustion engine to run in favourable operating ranges.

“We are also proud to announce the Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC, which now comes with various vehicle upgrades, to enhance its driving experience for our customers. This compact SUV is not only sport but self-assured on the road,” Michael Jopp, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia said,

The new GLC 300 e 4MATIC Coupé Product Summary and Pricing (GLB 35 details below this)

Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 e 4MATIC Coupé that combines the merits of an SUV and a Coupé making it

sportier and more cutting-edge than ever. The high-riding four-door Coupe is available at the

recommended retail selling price of RM374,073.67, valid until the end of the Sales Tax exemption on 30 th

June 2022.

As the new sole variant, the GLC 300 e 4MATIC Coupé has a 2-litre turbocharged petrol engine with an

electric motor that produces a combined output of 320PS/700Nm. The vehicle impresses with its all-

electric range of more than 40 km with a corresponding driving style.

Highlights at the front end include the powerfully contoured diamond radiator grille with integrated star and

single louvre typical of a Coupé complemented by the distinctive air intakes and the new contours of the

standard-fit MULTIBEAM LED headlamps featuring Adaptive Highbeam Assist. The SUV Coupé features

the AMG Line specifications and night package, including the 50.8 cm (20-inch) AMG 5-twin-spoke light-

alloy wheels and braking system with larger front disc brakes.

Flawless luxury and user-friendly controls are abound in the GLC 300 e 4MATIC Coupé’s interior with

particular importance given to the interior. The focus is on the dashboard and the flowing lines of the

centre console.

It features trim elements in open-pore black ash wood centre control and a light longitudinal-grain

aluminium trim. Featuring the AMG Line interior and leather upholstery with a multifunction sports steering

wheel wrapped in premium nappa leather.

Ambient lighting and interior lighting are visually striking as always, and it has the dashboard and door

beltlines in ARTICO man-made leather, featuring 4-way lumbar support for the seats and the "Mercedes-

Benz" lettering, illuminated on the door sill panels.

The multifunctional touchpad improves the cars operations further with the GLC 300 e 4MATIC Coupé

continuing to set standards in automotive excellence. In addition to this, the all-digital instrument display

pairs perfectly with the media display, being equipped with the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX)

infotainment system, boasting intuitive logic and a wide range of control options.

The GLC 300 e 4MATIC Coupé features include Active Lane Keeping Assist, which provides assistance

for the driver to stay in lane when manoeuvring. The system uses sensors in the ball head and a magnetic

ring to measure the angle between towing vehicle and trailer. It also features Blind Spot Assist and Active

Brake Assist ensuring the driver is always safe when behind the wheel.

The GLC 300 e 4MATIC Coupé will also include the Parking Package with a 360° camera offering good

all-round visibility and a greatly enhanced image on the display. It also includes the Active Parking Assist

with PARKTRONIC, the URBAN GUARD vehicle protection, and the anti-theft alarm system with an

interior monitoring system triggered when there is movement in the interior of the vehicle, which is

viewable from the Mercedes me app on the drivers mobile device.

For an easier charging solution, the GLC 300 e 4MATIC Coupé will have a charging cable for domestic

charging as a standard for this vehicle. This charging cable, also called a Mode 2 cable, enables the

vehicle battery to be charged via a household socket at up to 1.8 kW (230 V, 1-phase, 8 A), and is suitable

for type G BS 1363 sockets.

The on-board charger strikes an ideal compromise between size, weight and charging capacity. As well as

using the domestic power supply, convenient and uncomplicated charging is possible during the journey,

too. That's because the MBUX infotainment system (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) is able to assist the

driver in finding charging stations. The MBUX system understands natural speech, allowing the driver to

start a search simply by saying "Hey Mercedes, find charging stations nearby."

The new GLC 300 e 4MATIC Coupé at a glance:

Model Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 e 4MATIC Coupé

Displacement (cc) 1,991

Rated Output (kW[hp]/rpm) 155 [211]/5,500

Rated Torque (Nm/rpm) 350/1,600 – 4,000

Rated Output for Electric Motor (kW) 90

Rated Torque for Electric Motor (Nm) 440

Max Rated Power System Output (kW) 235

Max Rated Power System Output (hp) 320

Max Torque @ Rated Power System Output (Nm) 700

Acceleration 0-100 km/h (sec) 5.7

Top speed (km/h) 230

Top speed (km/h) in electric mode 140

Kerb weight/payload (kg) 2,040/570

Recommended Retail Price (with Sales Tax


For bookings made before 30 th June 2022

RM 374,073.67

Recommended Retail Price*

For bookings made after 1 st July 2022

RM 398,888.00

*On the road without Insurance

The enhanced Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC Product Summary

The Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC is now equipped with Parking package with 360 degree camera,

Head up display, AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather with AMG steering buttons and

MBUX Interior Assistant to enhance driving experience.

On top of that, the vehicle is added with Surround lighting with projection of brand logo to showcase an

attractive eye catching feature in dark surroundings.

The GLB 35 4MATIC comes at a recommended retail price of RM 392,582.31, with 5% Sales Tax, valid

until 30 th June 2022.

*Photos of the Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC will be available soon.

The new Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC at a glance:

Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC

Displacement 1991 cc

Max. output 225 kW (306 hp) at 5800-6100 rpm

Peak torque 400 Nm at 3000-4000 rpm

Combined fuel consumption 7.6-7.5 l/100 km

CO 2 emissions 173-171 g/km

Acceleration 0-100 km/h 5.2 s

Top speed 250 km/h

Recommended Retail Price (with 5% Sales Tax)*

For bookings made before 30 th June 2022

RM 392,582.31

Recommended Retail Price*

For bookings made after 1st July 2022

RM 405,888.00

*On the road without Insurance

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