Scoop: New Mercedes GLC Plug-in Hybrid Coming This Fall

It’s no secret that Mercedes is currently working on the overhaul of its SUV line-up, with our spies catching the Germans during some winter-testing of what appears to be the new GLC.

As a direct successor of the GLK, the new GLC is based on the underpinnings of the current C-Class and will go head-to-head with models like the BMW X3 and the Porsche Macan. Mercedes is also keen to have as many plug-in hybrids in its range as possible and GLC is not an exemption.

This GLC prototype was caught in Sweden and if you notice, there is a cap-less gap in the rear bumper, exposing a charger socket. If we connect the dots correctly, this prototype is no other but a test mule for the GLC 350 Plug-in Hybrid and will be using the same powertrain as the counterpart version of the C-Class.

This means that under the bonnet lives a turbocharged, 4-cylinder, 211hp 2-litre petrol engine combined with a 80hp electric motor, giving it a combined total of 275hp and 443lb-ft (600Nm) of torque. Mercedes claims that the C350 Plug-in Hybrid can travel up to 19 miles on electricity alone so, a similar value is expected from the GLC.

Our fresh rendering shows how we expect the GLC to look like, sharing the same visual elements from its little brother, the GLA as Mercedes is usually doing in order to give its line-up a more balanced image.

The new GLC is expected to debut this fall in Frankfurt Motor Show and there is a good chance of AMG making a crazy version out of it as well.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops


These New C8 Corvette Renderings Have Us Overflowing With Anticipation

The Chevrolet C8 Corvette will celebrate its global premiere on July 18.

Aston Martin’s DBX SUV Filmed Around The Nurburgring Making Loud V8 Noises

The DBX SUV will be revealed this year and is expected to use an AMG V8 with 503 hp.

This Low-Mileage 1994 Mazda RX-7 Is On Track To Sell For Over $100k

A 1994 Mazda RX-7 with all of its stock parts and dark blue paint is a collector’s dream.

774 HP DMS-Tuned BMW M5 Takes On 616 HP Competition Model

The BMW M5 Competition matched the DMS-tuned model’s acceleration off the line.

PSA Group May Shift Next-Gen Opel Astra Production From UK To Germany

The UK plant might cede a significant part of Astra production to Opel’s main plant in Rüsselsheim.

New Hobbs & Shaw Trailer Is Action-Packed And Filled With Cars

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham’s characters will do battle with Idris Elba in Hobbs & Show.

Sono To Build Sion Solar Car At Former Saab Plant In Sweden

German startup Sono will begin production on the solar-powered Sion hatchback next year.

Stock Toyota Yaris GRMN Is More Than Happy To Tackle The ‘Ring

Watch the Yaris GRMN lap the Nordschleife in under 9 minutes in a non-factory backed run.

Audi Allegedly Reducing E-Tron Production Goals Due To Battery Shortage

An insider claims there are “tons of problems” with battery supplier LG, which also delayed the launch of the e-tron Sportback.

Daimler May End Renault-Nissan Partnership, Cut 10,000 Jobs To Reduce Costs

These measures could be implemented as Daimler is looking for $6.75 billion in cost savings at Mercedes-Benz by 2021.