Stuttgart: Modern, sporty luxury the new Mercedes-Benz GLC embodies this in every detail. It is the most dynamic model in the successful SUV family from Mercedes-Benz.
Even at first glance, this is underlined by its design with unique proportions, dramatic surfaces, precisely moulded edges and a clearly laid-out, high-quality interior. It also impresses with its driving performance and efficiency.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC is available only as a hybrid: either as a plug-in hybrid or as a mild hybrid with 48-volt technology and integrated starter generator.
The plug-in hybrids offer a range of more than more than 100 kilometres (WLTP) – perfect for predominantly electric everyday driving. The GLC is at home on any terrain: whether on or off the road, it impresses with its comfort and agility. The new rear axle steering makes it even more manoeuvrable and safe. Off the road, it scores with numerous features such as the standard 4MATIC, purely electric off-road driving in the plug-in models, the off-road screen and the “transparent bonnet”.
“With the new GLC, we are continuing a success story into the future: Since its introduction, 2.6 million customers have decided in favour of a model in this popular SUV series. As the best-selling Mercedes-Benz model in the last two years, it is one of the most important vehicles in our product portfolio. I am confident that the new GLC with its combination of dynamic driving enjoyment, modern design and functions such as the off-road cockpit and our MBUX augmented reality navigation will thrill both adventurers and families,” says Britta Seeger, member of the Board of Management, Mercedes-Benz Group AG responsible for Sales.
Drive systems: The new GLC is systematically designed for hybrid drive, and sets standards in efficiency. The engine range has four-cylinder petrol and diesel units combined with an electric motor.
Four of these are mild-hybrid units with a second-generation integrated starter-generator (ISG). Three further engine variants are plug-in hybrids with a system output of up to 280 kW (381 hp) and a system torque of up to 750 Nm. All the plug-in hybrids have an electric range of more than 100 kilometres (WLTP).
More electric than ever: thanks to the electric range, day-to-day distances can usually be covered all-electrically. The improved hybrid driving programme provides the electric driving mode for the most appropriate sections of the route. Electric driving is prioritised on journeys in urban areas, for example.
All-rounder both on and off the road: the GLC has significantly improved on and off-road attributes for adverse weather conditions and stretches with unmetalled roads. These include simplified operation using the off-road screen, clearer information thanks to the “transparent bonnet” and outstanding traction and handling safety by virtue of improved control systems. Even when a plug-in hybrid is driving in all-electric mode.
Comfort and agility: Key components of the GLC’s dynamically configured chassis include new four-link front suspension and multi-link independent rear suspension. The standard suspension already provides a high level of suspension, ride and noise comfort, agile handling and driving enjoyment. It is equipped with an amplitude-dependent damping system. The AIRMATIC air suspension has variably adjustable damping for compression and rebound.
Agile and safe: The new GLC is particularly agile and stable with the optional rear-axle steering combined with a more direct steering ratio at the front axle. The steering angle at the rear axle is up to 4.5 degrees. This reduces the turning circle by 90 centimetres, to 10.9 metres.
Exterior design: Unique proportions with classic SUV features such as a simulated chrome underguard, roof rails and optional running-boards are combined with new contoured edges in the sides to create a balance between elegance, sportiness and off-road performance. Highlights include the new headlamps, which connect directly to the radiator grille and accentuate the vehicle’s width.
Interior design: the GLC continues the successful formula of modern, sporty luxury from Mercedes-Benz. The dashboard, for example, is horizontally divided into two sections and features generous trim surfaces with a central display that appears to float above it. The avant-garde seat design and modern door panels emphasise the high quality of the interior.
Noise comfort: At an even higher level, the GLC is a pleasantly quiet vehicle with a refined sound signature and very low road and wind noise. All the acoustic measures jointly contribute to the “welcome home” atmosphere that is a Mercedes-Benz hallmark.
MBUX: The latest generation of the infotainment system with two large displays and full-screen navigation as standard makes the interior even more digital and intelligent.
Assistance systems: The latest generation of the Driving Assistance package Plus contains additional and improved functions, for example in Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, Active Steering Assist, Traffic Sign Assist, the new Parking package with 360-degree camera and “transparent bonnet”, as well as Trailer Manoeuvring Assist.
Digital Light: This revolutionary headlamp technology (optional) provides new functions such as the projection of auxiliary markings and warning symbols onto the road.
Comfort appointments: The components and systems of the GLC are improved in numerous details, e.g. ENERGIZING AIR CONTROL, AIR-BALANCE, GUARD 360°, ambience lighting or the new panoramic sunroof, which has a slimmer cross-strut for a significantly improved feeling of spaciousness.