New 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC – Dynamic and Powerful

June 1st, 2022 by
2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 SUV

*European Spec GLC 300

The new 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC embodies modern, sporty luxury in every detail!

Its unique proportions, dramatic surfaces, precisely molded edges, and high-quality interior prove this to be true. It also impresses with its driving performance and efficiency. The GLC can handle any terrain, on or off-road, it impresses with its comfort and agility.

Exterior Design

The new GLC is instantly recognizable as a member of the Mercedes-Benz SUV family. The redesigned front end features headlamps that connect directly to the radiator grille to emphasize the vehicle’s width.

The body design is characterized by a full spanned surface design with precisely shaped edges on the sides. The muscular wheel arches create balance between elegance and off-road performance. The AMG®-Line is available with vehicle-colored wheel arch liners to accentuate the sportiness of the AMG®-Line.

The new two-section rear lights have an interior with a three-dimensional look and emphasize the width of the rear end. This has a chrome underguard, which encases the chrome-look tailpipes.

The key dimensions of the new GLC emphasize the SUV’s even more dynamic and powerful appearance. With a length of 185.7 inches, it is 2.4 inches longer and 0.16 inches lower than its predecessor. The track widths have been increased by 0.24 inches at the front (now 64.1 inches) 0.91 inches at the rear (now: 64.6 inches). The longer vehicle length benefits the wheelbase and the front and rear overhangs. The vehicle width has remained the same at 74.4 inches.

Interior Design

2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 SUV Dashboard

The dashboard of the new GLC is clearly structured with a wing-like profile on the upper section with new, flattened round nozzles. The lower section has a generous trim area that flows into the curved center console.

The 12.3-inch high-resolution LCD screen in front of the driver appears to float freely before that wing profile and trim area. The 11.9-inch central display rises seamlessly and without joints from the center console, and likewise appears to float above the trim area. Like the dashboard, the screen’s surface is slightly angled towards the driver.

The avant-garde seat design of the new GLC plays with layers and contoured surfaces. The head restraints and their connection to the backrest with an enclosed cover have been redesigned. The new GLC is available with MB-Tex dashboard and beltlines with Nappa-look.

The luggage capacity benefits from the larger rear overhang and has increased significantly to 21.9 cu-ft (+ 2.5 cu-ft compared to the preceding model). This is noticeable in day-to-day driving, also during longer journeys with the family or for everyday transport requirements. The GLC has the EASY-PACK tailgate as standard. This opens or closes conveniently at the touch of a button: using the button on the ignition key, the switch in the driver’s door or the unlocking handle on the tailgate.

Engines

The new GLC is available as a mild hybrid with 48-volt technology and an integrated starter-generator. The engine range has four-cylinder units from the current FAME (Family of Modular Engines) Mercedes-Benz engine family.

Accordingly, the engine range plays a major role in the flexibility of the international production network, with needs-based electrification. The mild-hybrid engine receives intelligent support in the low rev range from a second-generation integrated starter-generator (ISG).

The ISG already ensures excellent power delivery. The system includes the 48-volt electrical system, which enables functions such as “gliding”, boost or recuperation and thus significant fuel savings. In addition, the engines start very quickly and comfortably with the help of the ISG, so that the start-stop function is almost imperceptible to the driver, as is the transition from “gliding” with the engine stationary to powerful propulsion with engine power. When idling, the intelligent interaction between the ISG and the combustion engine ensures an outstandingly smooth running.

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