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the UK never got the original GLK, it was always a LHD car and Mercedes felt that they could do without the extra expense in RHD markets. Boy did they pick wrong, as both Audi and BMW have cleaned up in the UK market with the Q5 and X3 respectively.

AutoExpress in the UK was invited to test the new midrange GLC in prototype form around their near Stuttgart off road testing facility. Merceds wants you to know this car isn't just for pavement and curb hopping...

“Not everyone will use it, but this car can be used as a real off-road car,” Marc Soukup, part of the GLC test team, explained. “With this combination of air suspension and off road package, plus a special ESP system that works like a diff lock it’s more accomplished off road than its competitors.”

From where we were sitting it certainly made light work of 45 degree inclines and descents, showed its chassis stiffness by cocking a wheel on a series of alternating bumps, scythed through a few feet of standing water and was quite happy clambering over rocks and deep mud – and all fitted with a standard set of tyres. We even drifted around a corner with armfuls of opposite lock and caught some air over a sharp crest, to show the GLC can do the dynamic stuff, too.
Mercedes GLC 250 first ride review | Auto Express
 

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That's great they built in off-road ability, but mine truthfully won't be going off the pavement much. Maybe just the occasional jaunt on dirt roads to my cabin.
 
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