Introducing the Mercedes-Benz GLC
Unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the new generation Mercedes-Benz GLC offers a combination of phenomenal on the road and off-road driving capabilities.
Equipped with the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system, innovative driving assistance systems and new economic petrol and diesel engines; the GLC provides an impressive driving experience.
Improved aesthetics and updated state-of-the-art technology, the facelifted version of the premium sport utility vehicle (SUV) features noticeable changes.
Available as a regular SUV and also as a Coupé, the GLC is an outstanding vehicle with a strong character.
Design and Practicality
Muscular and sporty, the Mercedes-Benz GLC features an updated diamond lattice radiator grille, redesigned exhaust tips and a new paint colour; graphite grey. Individually, the design details have only been subtly revamped. However, as a an overall update, the appearance is sportier whilst the distinctive lines and muscularly sculpted surfaces reveal a strong off-road character.
The standard-fit LED High-Performance headlamps, torch-design daytime running lights and the heavily contoured radiator grille give the front end the impression of emotion, presence and dominance.
The inclusion of the AMG Line model impressively enhances existing features and displays a more aggressive overall look with the chromed diamond grille, angular exhaust tips and the front apron with the AMG signature design.
Technology and Safety
The innovative MBUX system is a new feature in the updated model of the GLC. The intuitive system enables interaction using voice control, hand gestures or touch. The intelligent interior assistant can determine whether it is the passenger or the driver making the command and make personalised adjustments accordingly.
An optional extra is the the Augmented Video which enhances the navigation by highlighting information such as traffic signs and house numbers on the multimedia display; improving the satellite navigation.
KEYLESS GO is a new standard-fit feature in the GLC; using the turbine-look start-stop button. An abundance of intelligent driving assistance systems are available, when selecting the optional Driving Assistance Package, to help make driving and manoeuvring so much easier and stress-free.
Engines and Performance
Mercedes-Benz give customers the choice of both petrol and diesel powertrains when buying a GLC SUV or Coupé, that utilise the latest in combustion engine technology to offer a magnificent blend of performance and efficiency.
Diesel engine options include the 220 d 4MATIC and 300 d 4MATIC. Both are 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged diesels, but the 300 d offers significantly more power and accelerates a reasonable amount quicker without sacrificing much in the way of economy.
The single petrol engine available is badged as the GLC 300 4MATIC, and comes with a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder that is supplemented by a mild-hybrid electric motor for additional performance and economy.
- 19" alloy wheels – AMG 5-twin-spoke design
- AMG bodystyling – AMG front apron with sporty air intakes and chrome trim element
- AMG diffuser-look rear apron with insert in black
- Diamond radiator grille
- EASY-PACK tailgate
- LED High Performance headlamps with integral LED daytime running lamps
- Mirror package
- Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC and reversing camera
- Privacy glass
- 10.25" touchscreen media displat
- Instrument cluster with 5.5-inch multifunction display and surround in silver chrome
- MBUX multimedia system with DAB digital radio and touchpad
- Heated AMG sports seats in leather
AMG Line Premium
Key features in addition/replacement to AMG Line:
- 20" alloy wheels – AMG multi-spoke design
- MULTIBEAM LED headlamps
- Running boards
- 12.3" digital instrument cluster
- Ambient lighting – 64 colours
- Mercedes-Benz sound system
- Smartphone integration comprising Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay™
- Traffic Sign Assist
- Wireless charging
AMG Line Premium Plus
Key features in addition/replacement to AMG Line Premium:
- 20" AMG alloy wheels – 5-twin-spoke design
- Panoramic glass sunroof
- Parking package with 360° camera
- KEYLESS-GO Comfort package
- Memory package
- Burmester® surround sound system
Test drive the Mercedes-Benz GLC
Overall the new Mercedes-Benz GLC boasts a sportier, more dominant appearance than its predecessor and exceeds stricter emission requirements due to utilising a new engine generation. Furthermore, the engines optimise the latest technology to lower operating costs whilst improving engine output.
The interior is sophisticated and equipped with cutting-edge technology, including the new MBUX multimedia system, whilst the exterior benefits from a modernised facelift.
Book a test drive at your nearest Stratstone Mercedes-Benz retailer to experience the Mercedes-Benz GLC.