Mercedes-Benz showed a new generation of the GLC crossover: the model with that name replaced the GLK more than 10 years ago and has since become one of the best-selling SUVs of the German brand.
The main thing we know about the new GLC
- It has become larger than its predecessor: the length has increased by 60 mm, but at the same time it is 4 mm lower. The increase in dimensions had the most positive effect on the trunk volume — plus 70 liters (now 620 liters).
- The model is based on a universal platform, on which, for example, the C-class is built: a four-lever suspension in front and a multi-link suspension in the rear. Expensive versions of the GLC will receive an air suspension at the same time.
- For the first time, a fully controlled chassis will be offered for the model: the rear wheels will turn slightly (by 4.5 degrees). But this is an option.
- There will be an off-road package of Offload Engineering, which will not only give the car additional protection in the lower part of the body but also increase the ground clearance by 20 mm. And such GLC can also be equipped with a “transparent hood” system, which will make the trip through difficult areas a little easier.
- The salon will be from C-class. Of course, with some changes. But two huge screens will remain: this is a 12.3-inch instrument board and an 11.9-inch for multimedia, etc.
- The Germans note that compared to its predecessor, the new model will have better noise insulation.
- There will be a regular DVR and a fingerprint scanner.
- The car will be connected to the smart home system. For example, you can ask: “Mercedes, is there anyone at home right now?” And he will answer who is in the house. You can also ask the car to turn on the kettle, air conditioning, etc.
- The firmware can be updated “over the air”. That is, GLC will always have the latest and most up-to-date system.
- All engines will be hybrid. The GLC 200 4Matic (204 hp and 320 Nm), GLC 300 4Matic (258 hp and 400 Nm), and GLC 200 d 4Matic (197 hp and 440 Nm) versions will receive a 48-volt starter generator. It will briefly add 23 hp and 200 Nm to the power of internal combustion engines.
- But there will also be “real” hybrids that can be charged from an outlet. They will be designated by the letter “e”. These are versions of the GLC 300 e 4Matic (313 hp and 550 Nm), GLC 400 e 4Matic (381 hp and 650 Nm), and GLC 300 de 4Matic (333 hp and 750 Nm). Such models will have 31.2 kWh batteries and a 136 hp electric motor. It is stated that hybrids will be able to drive up to 120 km without gasoline.