Mercedes-Benz Details All-New GLC Crossover In 88 Photos

The Mercedes-Benz GLC is not just less rough around the edges than its predecessor, it’s also roomier.

Passengers benefit from increased elbow and shoulder width (+57mm and +54mm), knee room in the rear (+36mm) and foot entry clearance in the rear (+34mm). Load capacity has also grown by 80 liters.

Despite its larger exterior dimensions, the longer wheelbase and more extensive scope of equipment, the GLC is up to 80 kg (176 lbs) lighter than the GLK, thanks to a totally new body which features a mix of aluminum and high- to ultra-high-strength steels.

The crossover is also 19 percent more fuel efficient than the GLK, thanks to modified or new drive systems, improved aerodynamics and lightweight design. The GLC 220 d 4Matic and GLC 250 d 4Matic average as low as 5 l/100 km (56.5 mpg UK or 47 mpg US), with corresponding CO2 emissions of 129 g/km.

But the economy champion is the GLC 350 e 4Matic plug-in hybrid, which is expected to emit only 60 g of CO2 per km, while being projected to cover up to 34 km (21 miles) in all-electric mode. With a system output of 320PS (316hp), the GLC 350 e 4Matic can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds thanks to a boost function and is able to reach a top speed of 235 km/h (146 mph).

At launch, the Mercedes-Benz GLC will be available with three powertrains, all of them equipped as standard with 4Matic permanent all-wheel drive and the 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission: the GLC 220 d 4Matic (170PS), GLC 250 d 4Matic (204PS) and GLC 250 4Matic (211PS). The hybrid model will arrive towards the end of the year.

Standard features for all GLC models include cruise control with Speedtronic variable speed limiter, Dynamic Select with five driving modes, Agility Control suspension with selective damping system, Direct-Steer system with speed-sensitive power assistance and variable steering ratio, ECO start/stop function, folding rear seat backrests 40/20/40 division, 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel in black leather, Thermatic automatic air conditioning with 2 climate zones, Audio 20 multimedia system with 7-inch color media display, as well as an array of safety assist systems.

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  • fuller

    beautiful car good quality of material impressive changes compared to predecessor

  • fabri99

    The GLK was better looking though.

  • Six_Tymes

    hmmm.

  • Alx

    Mercedes have come to a great place with their body sculpting. This car is very handsome, however lacking in individual character.

  • J Hod

    it is so pretty for a crossover. like, look at how gentle and lovely it is entirely (inside out everywhere- powertrain too) compared to the usual rugged nature of an offroader

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Maybe Mercedes would benefit from making an off-road version of their SUVs…kinda like there are AMG versions…

  • HotnCool

    Beautiful… I’m waiting in Indonesia

  • TheBelltower

    It looks good, and I’m sure it will sell like crazy. Though I do wish that MB would go back to designing cars that look and feel as if they were over engineered and could last forever (W124 and W126.) Now it seems as if they are only trying to, stylistically, stay one step ahead of Hyundai. I remember watching a VHS tape that my dad got with his new Mercedes in the 80s. It showed how they torture tested the door hinges, handles and engines on an E-Class. They required that the engine be able to run at full throttle for (something like) 24 hours before anything failed. As a kid, it seemed bizarre that they would do that to such beautiful cars. But it makes sense now. With today’s Mercedes, it’s chiefly about electronics, design and prestige. To me, prestige is a byproduct of the engineering, style, and other attributes, but not a reason to buy. The prices don’t seem to be as justified as it was then.

  • Andrewthecarguy

    Looks like an Acura or VW product. That said, I think it is a handsome city crawler. Should sell like crazy. Can’t wait to see comparos between the X1, this and the new Q3.

  • Live wire

    Beauty !

  • Jj

    It’s really amazing to find a car that the price exceeds $ 50.000, and doesn’t have a Cruise control for highways & long distance drives ???? le limiteur de vitesse que la GLC has is totally WORTHLESS… the accessories are another storie; they are nowhere to be found except at Mercedes dealers with their usual high price….

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