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Old 02-18-2019, 10:41 AM
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Is 2019 GLC 300 made in Germany or Finland?

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So the first 3-letters of the VIN number of my 2019 GLC 300 says WDC, which to my knowledge means Germany made by Benz/Daimler. But the main sticker on the diver-side door frame says "Made In Finland". So where is the car actually made?
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If it says made in Finland, itís made in Finland.

WDC means Daimler Chrysler.

What is the full VIN? If there is a V it is the Valmet facility in Finland. If F, G, or H then it is Bremen. GLCs are also made in Asia.
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If it says made in Finland, itís made in Finland.

WDC means Daimler Chrysler.

What is the full VIN? If there is a V it is the Valmet facility in Finland. If F, G, or H then it is Bremen. GLCs are also made in Asia.
But isn't the first W means the manufacturer plant is in Germany?
Full VIN is WDC0G4KB2KV120383
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The V in the VIN stands for Valmet. Some cars are also being made in India for the US market. The dealership I do business with has gotten several of them.
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No, the vehicle was made in Finland as designated by the V in the 11th position.

https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Vehicl...Benz/VIN_Codes
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Both statements are true: GLC is made in Finland and in Bremen, Germany.
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Is there any difference in quality coming from the different factories?

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Is there any difference in quality coming from the different factories?
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I have a Valmet GLC and it's been utterly flawless even through brutal Chicago winters.
Haven't experienced any of the problems complained about on this forum.
Just my $.02.
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I also have a Valmet GLC and it has run flawlessly for the past 14 months.
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My wife's GLC is also made in Finland, has been running flawlessly for +3k miles by now and she is really happy with her first SUV.....
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I ordered a 2019 GLC today. At the dealer we were taking over an allocation. I noticed on his computer allocations from both Germany and Findland. I asked to take one from Germany.
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I recently did a plant tour of Bremen as I am always in Germany for work so I try and visit as many of the plants as I can being a car nut and all. The Bremen plant is a really cool set up but still no where near the size of the Sindelfingen plant outside Stuttgart in Southern Germany. The GLC is produced on the C Class line along with the sedan and wagon as well as the GLC Coupe and upcoming EQC. The C Class Coupe/Convertible is produced alongside the E Class Coupe/Convertible, SL, and SLC on another line. What was mentioned is that the EQC will also be produced in Tuscaloosa so maybe the C Class will end production there for the W206?

The Valmet plant in Uusikaupunki, Finland is an overflow plant for the GLC and A Class Hatch. The C Class line in Bremen is at capacity so overflow orders are pushed to Finland. This plant has a good reputation in the auto world and Valmet is a client of mine and they are pleasure to work with. This plant has produced several generations of Saabs and was the overflow plant for 986/987s Boxsters and the sole production location for 987 Caymans. Global demand for the GLC has been so high that both Bremen and Valmet are at capacity so GLC's assembled from knock down kits from the Bremen plant are assembled at MB's Pune, India plant for US consumption. Technically Pune is not a manufacturing site and is more of an assembly facility. All the parts are shipped in from Germany so there isn't really any local parts content. It's really just the labor that's Indian. All GLC Coupes and all versions of the GLC AMGs are only manufactured in Bremen.

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I recently did a plant tour of Bremen as I am always in Germany for work so I try and visit as many of the plants as I can being a car nut and all. The Bremen plant is a really cool set up but still no where near the size of the Sindelfingen plant outside Stuttgart in Southern Germany. The GLC is produced on the C Class line along with the sedan and wagon as well as the GLC Coupe and upcoming EQC. The C Class Coupe/Convertible is produced alongside the E Class Coupe/Convertible, SL, and SLC on another line. What was mentioned is that the EQC will also be produced in Tuscaloosa so maybe the C Class will end production there for the W206?

The Valmet plant in Uusikaupunki, Finland is an overflow plant for the GLC and A Class Hatch. The C Class line in Bremen is at capacity so overflow orders are pushed to Finland. This plant has a good reputation in the auto world and Valmet is a client of mine and they are pleasure to work with. This plant has produced several generations of Saabs and was the overflow plant for 986/987s Boxsters and the sole production location for 987 Caymans. Global demand for the GLC has been so high that both Bremen and Valmet are at capacity so GLC's assembled from knock down kits from the Bremen plant are assembled at MB's Pune, India plant for US consumption. Technically Pune is not a manufacturing site and is more of an assembly facility. All the parts are shipped in from Germany so there isn't really any local parts content. It's really just the labor that's Indian. All GLC Coupes and all versions of the GLC AMGs are only manufactured in Bremen.
Not true. My 2018 AMG GLC 43 was manufactured in Finland.
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Not true. My 2018 AMG GLC 43 was manufactured in Finland.
Thatís interesting. Iím going off of the tour guide. Maybe he meant only real AMGís and not the GLC43ís?
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Purchased a GLC300 yesterday. Documentation states parts, etc made in Germany, assembled in Finland
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