GLC, the best-selling Mercedes-Benz model in the world for the last 2 years, has been completely renewed and assumed a more dynamic character.
Hybrid features stand out in the engine options of the new GLC, which is planned to arrive in Turkey as the GLC 220 d 4MATIC in the last quarter of the year.
The width of the vehicle is underlined by the new front of the new GLC, the headlights that connect directly to the radiator grille and the new radiator grille, which is part of the standard AVANTGARDE exterior design.
The new GLC offers more interior space with a luggage volume that reaches 70 liters with an increase of 620 liters, and more efficiency and acoustic comfort with its aerodynamics, which reaches 0,02 Cd with an improvement of 0,29 Cd.
The new GLC is not only a dynamic city SUV, but also adapts to any habitat with its equipment such as the “Transparent Engine Hood”, in which the front lower part of the vehicle is projected on the interior screen, a route planning function optimized for the first time to facilitate the trailer towing process, and Trailer Maneuver Assist. can provide.
The new GLC, the most dynamic member of the Mercedes-Benz SUV family, reveals a modern, sporty and luxurious SUV character with every detail. The unique body proportions, striking surfaces and the quality interior, which has been shaped with great care, stand out from the very first contact. Setting the standards of its class with its superior driving performance and efficiency, the new GLC is produced as a 48 Volt powered semi-hybrid or a rechargeable hybrid. The new GLC can be used in any environment, both on paved roads and off-road. zamIt offers superior performance and driving comfort. The new rear axle steering feature further enhances maneuverability and driving safety.
The high standards of the new GLC are evident in every detail. The new generation MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system makes it more digital and smart. Bright images on the driver and central display make it easy to control the vehicle and comfort functions. Two LCD screens offer a holistic, aesthetic experience with a structured and clear presentation of information. Full-screen navigation provides the driver with the best possible route guidance. There is also MBUX Augmented Reality option for navigation. A camera records the front of the vehicle. While the central screen displays moving images, it superimposes virtual objects, information and signs, such as traffic signs, direction signs, lane change recommendations and house numbers.
The dialogue and learning ability of the “Hey Mercedes” voice command system is based on advanced technological algorithms. The system constantly adapts itself according to the user's wishes and preferences. Music streaming sources can be seamlessly integrated into MBUX.
Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Directors responsible for Marketing and Sales of Mercedes-Benz Group AG; “We continue our future success story with the new GLC. Since the day it was put on sale, 2,6 million users preferred GLC. As the best-selling Mercedes-Benz model in the last two years, it is one of the most important vehicles in our product range. With its dynamic driving pleasure, modern design and features such as off-road cockpit and MBUX Augmented Reality navigation, I am confident that the new GLC will excite adventurers and families alike.” said.
“The new GLC has features typical of all Mercedes-Benz SUVs, such as superior handling on asphalt, superior driving dynamics and superior off-road performance.” Jörg Bartels, Head of General Vehicle Integration, started his evaluation with the words; “With its high level of ride comfort and advanced acoustic insulation, the GLC is a great long-distance companion. For example, SUV-specific applications such as the 'Transparent Engine Hood' provide greater awareness in the field. For the first time, we offer an optimized route planning function and Trailer Maneuvering Assistant to simplify the trailer towing process.” said.
Sensory purity and emotion-inducing design
The new GLC immediately stands out as a member of the Mercedes-Benz SUV family. The Chrome Package, which is offered with AVANTGARDE exterior design equipment, includes chrome window moldings and chrome-looking bumper lower protection coating. The new front of the GLC highlights the width of the vehicle, with headlights connecting directly to the radiator grille and the new radiator grille, which is part of the standard AVANTGARDE exterior design. The matte gray grille with chrome trim supports sportiness. With the AMG line, a Mercedes-Benz star-patterned radiator grille is offered.
“The new GLC continues our design philosophy of sensual purity and, like the entire SUV portfolio, stirs the emotions.” Mercedes-Benz AG Design Officer Gorden Wagener started his evaluation with the words: “We have succeeded in creating the modern luxury typical of Mercedes Benz with its beauty and superior charm.”
Carefully shaped side body panels offer a dynamic and stylish look. The bulging fenders integrated with the side body panels strike a balance between elegance and off-road performance. For the first time, the mudguard linings are applied in the vehicle color from the AMG Line trim level. A Night Package is also available as an option, starting from the AMG Line and side step, which makes it easier to get into the vehicle.
Not only does it offer a modern look with its design, but also offers enhanced aerodynamic efficiency, 18 to 20 inch wheel options support the sporty and confident look.
New two-piece taillights emphasize the width of the rear with a three-dimensional interior. In addition, chrome-looking exhaust outlets and chrome bumper lower protection coating support the sporty look.
Interior: Modern, sporty luxury
The front console has a simple design. The top reveals a wing-like profile with rounded vents reminiscent of aircraft engines. The lower part integrates with the curved center console with a harmonious line. The driver's 12,3-inch (31,2-cm) high-resolution LCD instrument display appears to float in mid-air, while the 11,9-inch (30,2-cm) central display also appears to float above the center console. Like the dashboard, the screen is facing slightly towards the driver.
The modern designed door panels visually integrate with the dashboard. The center section with integrated armrest transforms from a vertical to a horizontal one. Reflecting the design of the center console, the front section takes the form of a metallic high-tech element. This section can be used as a handle and houses the power window controls. In addition, there is an additional control panel in which the door opener and seat adjustment controls are integrated.
The seat and headrest design of the new GLC brings airiness to the cabin with layers and contoured surfaces. The new GLC is offered with a leather-lined instrument panel with nappa waistline. In some hardware levels; Innovative surfaces such as open-pore black wood veneer are used with a new interpretation of open-pore veneers with real aluminum trims in brown tones.
Dimensional concept and practical details: Ease of everyday use
With its new GLC dimensions, it offers an even more dynamic and powerful SUV look. With a length of 4.716 mm, it is 60 mm longer and 4 mm lower than the previous model. The track width has been increased by 6 mm (1.627 mm) at the front and 23 mm (1.640 mm) at the rear. The width of the vehicle remained at 1.890 mm.
Luggage volume reaches 70 litres, an increase of 620 litres, taking advantage of the larger rear overhang. This makes a difference in daily driving as well as family trips or transporting goods. The EASY-PACK tailgate is offered as standard. trunk lid; It can be unlocked using the ignition key, the button on the driver's door or the unlock lever on the trunk lid.
Increased efficiency with the rechargeable hybrid version
Rechargeable hybrid versions; With 100 kW of power, 440 Nm of torque and more than 100 kilometers of electric driving range (WLTP), it allows fully electric driving in daily use. The advanced hybrid drive program provides an electric drive mode for the most suitable sections of the route. Whether petrol or diesel rechargeable hybrid versions only offer a very efficient and dynamic drive. The continuously driven electric motor provides fully electric and dynamic driving performance up to 140 km/h.
Mercedes-Benz has introduced in the new GLC, which automatically controls the switch between hydraulic brake and recovery depending on driving conditions, and zamIt uses a vacuum independent, electromechanical brake booster that provides the best level of energy recovery at the moment.
The high-voltage battery developed by Mercedes-Benz has a total capacity of 31,2 kWh. The completely empty battery can be charged in approximately 60 minutes with the optional 30 kW DC charger. Three-phase charging with Wallbox can be used in household AC mains with 11 kW charger (depending on the market) offered as standard.
Suspension: Agile and safe
GLC's dynamic suspension system; It consists of a new four-link suspension at the front and an independent multi-link rear suspension mounted on the subframe. It offers standard suspension, enhanced ride and noise comfort, superior handling and driving pleasure. With the Engineering Package offered as an option, AIRMATIC air suspension and rear axle steering come into play. In addition, the Off-road Engineering Package, which increases the height of the vehicle by 20 mm and includes front underbody and underbody protection, is also offered as an option. Sport suspension is offered with the AMG exterior design concept.
The new GLC offers extremely agile driving characteristics with optional rear axle steering that can angle up to 4,5 degrees and front axle with more direct steering ratio. With rear axle steering, the turning radius is reduced by 80 cm to 11,0 meters.
At speeds less than 60 km/h, the rear wheels turn in the opposite direction to the front wheels, when parking, the front axle turns in the opposite direction to the wheel angle up to 4,5 degrees. This feature virtually shortens the wheelbase depending on driving conditions and brings with it more agile driving characteristics. At speeds of 60 km/h and above, the rear wheels turn in the same direction as the front wheels up to 4,5 degrees. This virtually increases the wheelbase, resulting in more agile and stable driving characteristics at high speed.
Up-to-date driving support systems: Supporting the driver
The latest Driving Assistance Package includes new and additional functionality. Support systems can respond to oncoming collisions in a time of danger. A few advanced features can make driving even safer. Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC can now react to vehicles standing on the road at speeds up to 100 km/h (previously 60 km/h). Active Steering Assist, the 360-degree camera and the lane detection function offer the advantage of creating an emergency lane, for example. Traffic Sign Identification Assistant detects overpasses and roadwork signs as well as traditional speed limit signs. The stop sign and red light warning functions are also new.
Advanced parking systems: Low speed support
Parking aids increase safety and comfort by better supporting the driver when manoeuvring, thanks to more powerful sensors. MBUX integration makes the system more intuitive and visually supports it on the screen. The optional rear axle steering is integrated into the parking assistants and the system calculation is coordinated accordingly. Emergency brake functions help protect other road users.