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Nick Hodgson from BizNews recently drove the Mercedes GLC off road in the dunes of Nambia!

Through the dirt highways it went and the GLC's communication was adequate when he was trying to navigate the slippery surfaces and pre-worn grooves left by big trucks. The 4 Matic all-wheel drive system keeps the car level but because it's still a small SUV tuned for urban driving the ride can get harsh.
Only suggestion he made at the end of his ride was for ride height adjustment. The extra height could be saves you from a jagged rock ripping into the underside.

Overall it's a capable vehicle both on and off road.
Just stay away from large and soft sand dunes.


Doesn't this make you want to take your's off road?
 

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I've always wanted to drive on a sandy beach or through huge sand dunes, but I don't think those really exist in Canada. And if I did live in a place where such terrain was really close, it probably wouldn't be novel and I wouldn't take the time to do it. I don't think people are buying this vehicle to off-road generally.
 

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It is interesting to see what it's capable of even if you never take it off road. If it can handle the rough roads of Nambia, I'm sure it can handle the more unkempt roads.

And you never know where a road will lead you.
I may or may not have taken an old Toyota Yaris off road by accident...That extra ground clearance and 4 Matic AWD in the GLC has would have been nice in those cases.
 

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And you never know where a road will lead you.
That sounds like a tagline from a car commercial.

I think that most of these automakers know people won't off-road with them, but they have to make them capable anyway because of the type of vehicle it is.
 
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