The New 2023 Mercedes Benz GLC is systematically designed for hybrid drive, and sets standards in efficiency. The engine range has four-cylinder petrol and diesel units combined with an electric motor. Four of these are mild-hybrid units with an integrated second-generation starter-generator (ISG). Three other engine variants are plug-in hybrid units with a system output of up to 280 kW (381 hp) and a system torque of up to 750 Nm. All the plug-in hybrids have an electric range of more than 100 kilometres (WLTP).
New 2023 Mercedes Benz GLC – Plug in Hybrid Compact Luxury SUV | Interior & Exterior
A noticeably more electric driving experience: Thanks to the electric range, day-to-day distances can usually be covered all-electrically. The improved hybrid driving programme provides electric driving mode for the most suitable sections of the route. Electric driving is prioritised on longer journeys in urban areas, for example.
All-rounder both on and off the road: The GLC has significantly improved on- and off-road attributes for adverse weather conditions and stretches with unmetalled roads. These include simplified operation using the off-road screen, clearer information thanks to the “transparent bonnet” and outstanding traction and handling safety by virtue of improved control systems. Also when a plug-in hybrid is driving all-electrically.
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Exterior design: Unique proportions with classic SUV features such as a simulated chrome underguard, roof rails and optional running boards are combined with new contoured edges in the sides to create a balance between elegance, sportiness and off-road performance. Highlights include the new headlamps, which connect directly to the radiator grille and accentuate the vehicle’s width. In combination with the optional DIGITAL LIGHT, they feature daytime-driving ellipses in addition to the well-known “torch”. Another visual highlight is the radiator grille with chrome surround on the standard AVANTGARDE exterior.
Interior design: The GLC continues the successful formula of modern, sporty luxury from Mercedes-Benz. For example, the dashboard is horizontally divided into two sections, and features generous trim surfaces with a central display that appears to float above it. The avant-garde seat design and modern door panels emphasise the high quality of the interior.
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Noise comfort: At an even higher level, the GLC is a pleasantly quiet vehicle with a refined sound signature and very low road and wind noise. All the acoustic measures jointly contribute to the “welcome home” atmosphere that is typical of Mercedes-Benz.
MBUX: The latest generation of the infotainment system with two large displays and full-screen navigation as standard makes the interior even more digital and intelligent.
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Maximum operating convenience: The voice assistant Hey Mercedes has become more capable of dialogue and learning. The MBUX Smart Home function turns the GLC into a mobile control centre for the home.
Entertainment: MBUX fully integrates all the major music streaming providers, including personal preferences and settings. Newsflash is another new feature of MBUX. With the keyword “Hey Mercedes”, it enables the customer to access individually chosen news categories such as business, sport or culture. The optional Burmester® surround sound system offers a unique listening experience with 15 premium speakers and a total output of 710 watts.