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The New Mercedes-Benz GLC The New Mercedes-Benz GLC

Meet The New Mercedes-Benz GLC

13 Jul 2022

Meet the new Mercedes-Benz GLC redesigned throughout and bursting with all the latest and advanced equipment, driver-assistance systems and visual highlights, all while delivering the assured Mercedes-Benz luxury SUV drive. The new GLC will be available only as a hybrid, and we can expect to see it in our showrooms in autumn 2022.

Electrified Powertrain

The new GLC is available only as a hybrid: choose from either mild hybrid or a plug-in-hybrid. The mild hybrid units receive intelligent support in the low RPM range with an integrated second-generation starter-generator (ISG) in conjunction with a 48-volt electrical system. If you opt for the plug-in-hybrid, you can choose from three more engine variants, including an all-electric driving offering a range of over 100 kilometres, perfect for those everyday short journeys and commutes.

The 48-volt electrical system enables systems such as “gliding”, boost or recuperation and thus significant fuel savings. You can also expect outstandingly smooth running when idling, due the intelligent interaction between the ISG and combustions engine.

New Mercedes-Benz GLC Exterior Design

At first glance the new GLC is immediately recognisable as a member of the Mercedes-Benz SUV family. Both the front end and rear end have been redesigned to obtain the vehicles expressive and stand-out design. At the front, one feature you can’t help but notice is the headlamps that connect directly to the radiator grille to emphasise the vehicle’s broad body.


Front and centre the typical Mercedes-Benz SUV radiator grille has a chrome surround with a redesigned cut-out. This houses a sporty louvre in matt grey with chrome trim and the grille with vertical louvres in high-gloss black. From the AMG Line specification upwards, the Mercedes-Benz pattern is available which includes a three-dimensional star.


The sporty appearance is enhanced by the wide track and flush wheels at 18 – 20 inch size, both visually appealing due to their modern design high sheen finish and efficient due to their aerodynamic optimisation.

At the rear, the new two-section rear lights do a great job in emphasising the vehicles width and dominance. You’ll notice the rear end also has a simulated chrome under guard, which encases the simulated chrome-look tailpipes. 

Optional extras include rear light animation, DIGITAL LIGHT headlamps with additional daytime driving light ellipses and new blue trim, active floor lighting, and much more.

New Mercedes-Benz GLC Interior

‘The perfect balance of sport and luxury’ is what comes to mind when experiencing the new GLC’s interior due to the adoption of the AVANTGARDE Line and developing it with unique GLC characteristics.

One of the first interior features to catch the eye is the driver-orientated curved centre console, which seems like it’s floating just above the trim area to the left of the driver’s seat positioning. The slight angle of the central console display makes it seamless and convenient for the driver to interact with.

Using the high-quality touch screen, the driver is able to control and manage vehicle functions such as navigation easily. At the bottom of the central display which has a screen diagonal of 11.9 inches (30.2 centimetres), you’ll find the fingerprint scanner which you can use to access your preferences as the vehicle owner.


Like the centre console, the dashboard is clear from the driver’s perspective. The lower section has a generous trim area that flows seamlessly in to the cured centre console. The dashboard is slightly angled toward the driver by six degrees, increasing its visibility and adding to the sportiness.

The introduction of AVANTGARDE Line in the new GLC is revealed in the seat design as a result the combination of layers and contoured surfaces, lending the seats visual lightness. The head restraints have been redesigned too to offer a new and luxury appearance.

The new GLC is available with a whole host of optional extras and standard equipment for specific model lines, including open-pored veneers in brown tones, black wood veneer featuring fine, form-following inlays in real aluminium, and direct ambience lighting.

MBUX: The Latest Generation

The new Mercedes-Benz GLC becomes the third model after the S-Class and recently facelifted C-Class, to come equipped with the second generation of the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system. As a result, the interior experience becomes more digital and intelligent. The LCD screens make operating the vehicle’s functions easy and efficient. The combination of the MBUX and the new centre console display provides the driver with a true holistic and aesthetic experience.


The appearance of the data can be customised via a total of three display styles (classic, sporty, discreet) and three modes (navigation, assistance, service). The GLC also offers the off-road mode.

  • Classic – Displays two tubes of alternating content packed with all key driving-related data. The driver is also welcomed with a familiar display setting.
  • Sporty – The colour red dominates and the central rev counter is dynamically presented.
  • Discreet – Lots of content turns into minimal content, only showing you the essentials. The perfect settings for those who are less driven by data who enjoy experiencing the interior environment.
  • Assistance – Provides the driver with important display information such as real-time traffic situations.
  • Off-road – Offers the driver more specific content such as gradient, inclination, steering angle, and so much more.

Additional GLC Highlights

A full colour heads up display module can be ordered as an optional extra. The driver is presented with a virtual image measuring 9 x 3 inches floating a good three metres ahead of the bonnet. The heads up display is illuminated by high-power LEDs making it clear to see the key metrics of your dashboard.


The fingerprint scanner, ergonomically located at the bottom of the centre console screen is a true personal touch. Just like a smart phone, use the fingerprint scanner to log into MBUX quickly and securely to enable a more personalised and preference-oriented drive. Personal settings such as last destinations and behaviour based predictions load instantly meaning you can set-off quicker.

GLC Standard Equipment

All new GLC models come with the latest Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC all-wheel drive system to ensure capable and comfortable driving on various terrains. The ideal driving dynamic is created due to the new front-axle drive, allowing higher torque levels to be transferred. The longitudinal transfer case, which is also new, further reduces friction losses.

All GLC models will come equipped with 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission as standard equipment. This has been developed further to for ISG adaption; the power electronics and transmission housing has been developed to work more efficiently, resulting in a reduction in weight and space compared to its predecessors. Furthermore, the gearbox also uses a new generation of the fully integrated transmission control with multicore processor and new design connectivity technology, drastically reducing the number of electrical interfaces.


Keep a close eye on our website, newsletters and social channels for new GLC updates, and make sure you're signed up to be the first to know. We're sure you're just as excited as we are for its arrival at our Mercedes-Benz South West dealerships this autumn. If you wish to show interest early or find out more information about the new Mercedes-Benz GLC, please contact us.

 

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