Mercedes-Benz GLC Revealed Globally, Launch Later This Year

Mercedes Benz GLC Front View

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The German carmaker, Mercedes-Benz revealed the GLC worldwide, officially replacing the boxy Mercedes GLK. The GLC will be placed between the GLA and the GLE. Revealed at a special launch event in Stuttgart, Germany, the second generation of the SUV rivals the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Volvo XC60.

The design language of the Mercedes-Benz GLC trails the GLC Coupé concept car which was showcased at an auto show, this design will now be followed to future SUV families as well.

Mercedes-Benz GLC Side View

Talking about the technical aspect, the GLC as is carries the standard of safety, which is a code of conduct for the brand, featuring various assistance and efficiency systems. The company introduces AIR BODY CONTROL multi-chamber air suspension, DYNAMIC SELECT dynamic transmission modes and the 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive in this segment which improves the ride comfort significantly and also the sportiness than its predecessor. Mercedes-Benz claims that the SUV not only performs well on-road, it is outstanding off the road as well.

“Our new GLC represents a further, systematic step in the implementation of our successful SUV philosophy. It combines the ultimate in driving comfort with a sporty touch, impresses on the road and – more than ever – off it as well, and appeals to the eye with the new design and equipment line,”

Says Thomas Weber, member of the Management Board of Daimler AG and responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.

The front fascia of the Mercedes-Benz GLC now gets a three-dimensional radiator grille with twin louvre and centrally positioned brand star marking the new design language. The headlamps come with LED High Performance headlamp cluster. To complement the striking looks, the bumper is offered with three different design options, addition to the base, the GLC is offered with an off-road optimized version and a sporty AMG variant. At the rear the SUV boasts broad, muscular shoulders in the body and split LED rear lamps featuring a distinctive night design. As at the front, the different bumper options are available here as well.

Mercedes-Benz GLC Interior

Comparison of key comfort dimensions:

Middle of front wheel to driver SRP 1527 1567 +40
SRP distance, driver to rear 808 846 +38
Effective legroom in rear 891 948 +57
Elbow room in front 1442 1449 +57
Elbow room in rear mm 1440 1474 +34
Shoulder room in front 1401 1455 +54
Shoulder room in rear 1408 1436 +28
Mercedes-Benz GLC with new headlights

The Interiors of the GLC follows the standards from its elder brother, the GLE. It reflects the brands feel-good atmosphere thinking, featuring nappa leather or open-pore wood trim, scrupulously finished details and an attractive touch and feel throughout the dashboard.

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The brand claims the key focus of the new interior design is at the dashboard and the center console. It’s following lines, with a large, one-piece console panel with an elegant sweep around the armrest. The new GLC when compared to its predecessor is more spacious.

Mercedes-Benz GLC with new headlights

The technical specification of the Mercedes-Benz GLC is like this, the GLC 220 d 4MATIC which pumps 168HP accelerating from 0-100 8.3 sec, GLC 250 d 4MATIC churns out 201HP and stings from0- 100km/h in 7.6 sec, and petrol GLC 250 4Matic comes with 208hp does from still to  100km/h in 7.3 sec. All three variants come with nine-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission as standard.

Output, kW/hp 125/170 150/204 155/211
Torque, Nm 400 500 350
Fuel consumption (l/100 km) 5.0 – 5.5(6.1 – 6.5) 5.0 – 5.5(6.1 – 6.6) 6.5 – 7.1(7.5 – 7.9)
∆ Consumption % -19 -19 -12
CO2 g/km 129 – 143(159 – 169) 129 – 143(159 – 169) 152 – 166(173 – 180)
 ∆ CO2 g/km % -19 -19 -12
0-100 km/h 8.3(8.5) 7.6(8.0) 7.3(7.9)
Vmax km/h 210(205) 222(210) 222(215)