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Hey guys

I'm searching for a used GLC and had targeted a 250d because I enjoyed the ride of that particular engine at a local dealership

However, budget may dictate a 220d

In your humble opinions... for someone who does the vast majority of their driving in a city (london) with occasional drives on the motorway, am I really going to miss the enhanced tuning of the 250d?

I'd read a criticism somewhere that overtaking was 'difficult' in a 220d, but on UK roads, you'd be doing at at about 80mph anyway

Note, I probably won't get a chance to demo a 220d for a while

Thanks!
 

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Hi I have the 250d only went for the 250d for towing if I was not using it as a tow car I would have been happy with the 220d
 

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No need to be sorry gypsymoth, all questions are valid here. The 220d Sport is the AutoExpress pick of the range. Given you mostly spend your life pootling around the centre of London, the 168bhp engine in the 220d will be way more than adequate. The extra cash saving from the perceived entry level engine will more than make up for the odd occasion when you have found you may have strayed into the indeterminable BMW lane on the motorway. The extra nanosecond it takes to remove the kidney grill from your rear view mirror is just a cross you will have to bear. I have a 220d Sport albeit with Air Body Control and the Offroad Engineering Package and I can't say I've ever been in a situation where I found the engine power lacking. It is actually very hard to recall when I've last witnessed somebody using the full potential of their engine in the course of normal road driving. Perhaps I just need to get out more!

AutoExpress Review of 220d Sport
 

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No need to be sorry gypsymoth, all questions are valid here. The 220d Sport is the AutoExpress pick of the range. Given you mostly spend your life pootling around the centre of London, the 168bhp engine in the 220d will be way more than adequate. The extra cash saving from the perceived entry level engine will more than make up for the odd occasion when you have found you may have strayed into the indeterminable BMW lane on the motorway. The extra nanosecond it takes to remove the kidney grill from your rear view mirror is just a cross you will have to bear. I have a 220d Sport albeit with Air Body Control and the Offroad Engineering Package and I can't say I've ever been in a situation where I found the engine power lacking. It is actually very hard to recall when I've last witnessed somebody using the full potential of their engine in the course of normal road driving. Perhaps I just need to get out more!

AutoExpress Review of 220d Sport
Loving your work! Thanks.
 

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I had the same question, but went for the 220d on dealers advice that the fuel economy is better in the real world. It has plenty of power and if you ever wanted, you can fit a box that will up the power as it's the same engine block. I'm getting between 40-45mpg on a 20 mile journey, although on one drive the wife got 51mph on a 70 mile journey.

It pulls up hills without any issue and overtakes well in sports mode when needed.

I think you will be fine with the 220d.
 

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I had the same question, but went for the 220d on dealers advice that the fuel economy is better in the real world. It has plenty of power and if you ever wanted, you can fit a box that will up the power as it's the same engine block. I'm getting between 40-45mpg on a 20 mile journey, although on one drive the wife got 51mph on a 70 mile journey.

It pulls up hills without any issue and overtakes well in sports mode when needed.

I think you will be fine with the 220d.
Thank you sir
 

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As per my response on the other forums. I think it depends on what you are used to. Only you will know whether the car will be sufficient for you. All models drive absolutely fine. However we all have difference experiences and expectations of what we want to know.
 

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The 220D GLC has more than enough power for all you old guys...:surprise:
 

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The 220D GLC has more than enough power for all you old guys...:surprise:
Totally depends on what you are used to....For you perhaps, for others perhaps not....If you were used to the 350d from other Mercedes vehicles it feels rather pedestrian, if you were used to say an Audi 2.0TDI it will be fine....

Only a Bentley can get away with say it has enough without stating how much it has ...
 

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All of those sizes hurts my head...

But if the 220d doesn't end up providing as much power as you would like, getting it tuned would be able to put that extra bump that you want.
 

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All of those sizes hurts my head...

But if the 220d doesn't end up providing as much power as you would like, getting it tuned would be able to put that extra bump that you want.

+1 :wink2:

 
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