The newly facelifted Mercedes GLC-Class offers drivers a premium crossover with a refreshed look and a whole lot more tech.
From the outside, the new Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4MATIC Sport showcases fluted inserts at the front while the lower bumper has three, small rectangular sections.
The corner intakes are also more rectangular. LED headlights are standard on the GLC, and the lamps have a smaller, more angular shape.
At the rear, the taillights feature rectangular lamps and the unmistakable integrated exhausts have a sharper, trapezoidal outline.
Inside, the key enhancement is the MBUX system that consists of a digital instrument cluster and infotainment screen in a wide bezel that spans the dashboard.
It combines touchscreen multimedia displays, intelligent voice control via the talk button, or the “Hey Mercedes” prompt and connectivity to bring the new GLC in line with the latest technological standards.
Another new addition to the cabin: KEYLESS-GO start function using the cool, turbine-look start-stop button.
Engine and Performance
For the drivetrain, the new GLC is propelled by Mercedes-Benz’s latest M 264 2-litre 4-cylinder engine that offers improved output at much lower fuel consumption.
Its main components are CAMTRONIC variable valve control, twin-scroll turbocharger and additional EQ Boost 48-volt mild hybrid system with belt-driven starter- generator.
The system permits important hybrid functions such as energy recovery (up to 10 kW of energy), boost and “sailing” (with the engine switched off).
The Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4MATIC Sport has 258 hp and 370 Nm on tap and with the aid of EQ Boost and slick-shifting 9G-TRONIC PLUS transmission, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds.
The top speed is 240 km/h.
Comfort Features and Key Equipment Specifications
Key equipment highlights are multifunction steering wheel in Nappa leather with silver chrome trim and perforated leather grip area, 18-inch alloy wheels, Agility Control suspension, Direct-Steer speed-sensitive steering, and Collision Assist Prevention Plus.
Technical Specifications of the Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4MATIC Sport
|Engine capacity||1,991 cc|
|Engine type||4-cylinder in-line 16-valve Turbocharged|
|Bore x Stroke||(83 x 92) mm|
|Power||190kW (258 bhp)|
|Acceleration||6.2s (0-100 km/h)|
|Top speed||240 km/h|
|Fuel consumption||12.2 km/L|
|CO2 emission||170 g/km (Manufacturer specs)|
|Misc technical data|
|Transmission||9G-Tronic Plus (A)|
|Drive type||All-wheel drive|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||(4655 x 1890 x 1644) mm|
|Min turning radius||5,900 mm|
|Kerb weight||1,805 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||50 L|
|Boot/Cargo Capacity||550 L|
|Brakes (Front)||Ventilated disc|
|Brakes (Rear)||Ventilated disc|
|Suspension (Front)||Double wishbone, coil springs, single-tube gas-filled shock absorber, stabiliser bar|
|Suspension (Rear)||Multi-link suspension, coil springs, twin-tube gas-filled shock absorbers, stabiliser bar|