Three years after the first generation was introduced, Mercedes-Benz provided a fresher version of the Mercedes-Benz GLC with a number of changes to the appearance and improvement in technology and a more advanced security system.
Getting the latest features, the Mercedes-Benz GLC is also equipped with a new generation of Mercedes-Benz four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines.
Under the vehicle naming scheme, this SUV uses the basic name “GL”, followed by the placement of the model. “G” is for Geländewagen (German for off-road vehicles) and is associated with a long-running G-Wagen. This is followed by the letter “L” which acts as a hook with the letter “C” – GLC being an SUV equal to the C-Class.
Together with the dashing GLC coupé, the Mercedes-Benz GLC fills a hole in the Mercedes-Benz SUV lineup between clearly subcompact GLA and GLE middle class. GLC adopts a compact SUV style with more modern offerings like the A-Class and CLA-Class sedans.
The exterior of Mercedes-Benz GLC
Mercedes provides a variety of changes, not only for higher variants but the front exterior of the Mercedes-Benz GLC is equipped with LED headlamps, with optional full LEDs using Multibeam technology available at an additional cost. Grille gets a new accent that adds visual texture to the front face. The lower fascia now has three small rectangular sections at the bottom and a more rectangular-shaped intake angle.
Still the same when compared to the pre-facelift version, the side relies on a firm design with a muscular appearance from front to back. Front and rear fenders get black accents plus footrests using chrome accents that are made stiffer, adding a sturdy appearance to the exterior side of the Mercedes-Benz GLC.
Although not very obvious, the rear lights that fully use LEDs also represent an update of the GLE pre-facelift. While the AMG Line variant comes with a slightly different exhaust tip angle and is well integrated into the bumper to allow a cleaner look on the rear exterior of the Mercedes-Benz GLC. Compared to the earlier version, the exhaust has a sharp trapezoidal line, compared to the round appearance in the pre-facelift edition.
Interior of Mercedes-Benz GLC
Not much-improved appearance in the cabin, while the most visible is the MBUX infotainment system (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) which consists of a digital instrument cluster and a wide infotainment screen that has been included in some of the latest Mercedes models. New trim options such as Natural Grain Gray Oak and Natural Grain Walnut add a fresh impression to the interior of the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class.
The most obvious change seen on the inside is the addition of the MBUX infotainment system and fills most of the dashboard. Just like the one used on the Tesla to the new Waz Almaz, the addition makes the Mercedes-Benz GLC dashboard have a touch screen that stands, available in sizes of 7 inches and 10.25 inches. The tablet-style screen is also included with the optional 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster as seen on the F-Cell GLC.
Still using chrome accents on the control and bottom accents make the handle as elegant as a Mercedes car in general. In order to make it easy for drivers to use some of the features and updated entertainment systems, the multi-function Mercedes-Benz GLC steering wheel that has been revised as new controls. Active Steer Assist is also provided to help the driver drive.
Not a Mercedes if you can not give comfort in the vehicle. Integration of lighting and music atmosphere, climate control is combined with the functions of massage, heating, and ventilation on the Mercedes-Benz GLC seat. For those of you who like to read, reading spots can be turned on and off with hand control. And for the driver, the lights on the top control panel can follow movements when you are looking for something in the front passenger seat.
Features Mercedes-Benz GLC
The area that gets a lot of improvement is the standard technology provided in this car. Technologies such as electric chairs that can be adjusted in 14 directions with a heating system are common. The new Mercedes-Benz GLC feature relies on a new touch screen interface, two USB 2.0 ports, HD Stereo and Bluetooth. In a more magnificent trim, you can also get a leather cover, warm steering wheel, navigation system, and a high-quality audio system.
In total, there are five different ways to interact with the GLC infotainment system, viz
- Control Touch on the multimedia display in the center
- Use the Touch Control button on the multifunction steering wheel
- With a multifunctional touchpad on the center console
- Use gesture control with an interior assistant
- With voice control, either with the speak button on the steering wheel or say “Hey Mercedes”.
A new feature in the GLC facelift version is the first Keyless-Go function where you can use the start-stop button with the option to activate the driver’s help system on the multimedia display. You can select and activate the steering mode via Dynamic Select on the center console. The multimedia display shows different driving modes.
Available between five and seven drive modes. In addition to “Comfort”, “ECO”, “Sport +”, and “Individual” to adjust the steering, suspension or power expended, you can also get options from off-road packages that offer two modes, “Off-Road” and ” Off-Road + “.
To offer safe driving, the standard GLC comes with automatic emergency braking and a driver’s attention check. The adaptive roaming controls that are available now automatically adjust GLC speeds to the limits that you can plugin and can automatically change lanes with a single tap of the turn signal. While the optional safety features of the optional Mercedes-Benz GLC are adaptive cruise control and route-based speed adaptation.
Mercedes-Benz GLC engine
The GLC is equipped with four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines of the next generation. An important feature of the two-cylinder four-liter M264 engine from Mercedes-Benz is increased output with lower fuel consumption. In the GLC 200 and GLC 300, the M 264 engine replaces its predecessor, the M275, while the OM 654 four-cylinder diesel engine replaces the OM 651.
The new generation is said to reduce CO2 emissions and is systematic progress related to reducing fuel consumption. You can get CAMTRONIC variable valve control technology which heats the exhaust system without increasing consumption. The combination of a 48-volt battery and a belt-driven starter generator increases agility, comfort characteristics and reduces fuel consumption.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC operating system for the OM 654 diesel engine is combined with all 4MATIC wheel drive and 9G-Tronic automatic transmissions which support a dynamic and fuel-efficient driving style. Of course, with the price of an expensive vehicle, the power of a powerful and efficient engine is one of the Mercedes-Benz sales strategies for this car.
Mercedes-Benz GLC marks a new chapter and has experienced significant sales since it was first introduced, it’s worth seeing how the latest edition of GLC is competing with the Audi Q3 and BMW X3. Although the GLC provides higher driving comfort compared to its rival.
Improved technology has become a Mercedes-Benz sale for some time now, with changes in the infotainment screens being shared equally for some of their latest models. In addition, the look that is made more recently provides refreshments against other competitors.