A more prominent radiator grille, more elegant chrome elements, and more slender headlamps lend the front end of the new GLC an even more commanding SUV-style presence. The new GLC exudes confidence with its extended contours and clean lines from front to rear, where self-assurance meets supremacy and new tailpipe trims are combined with an even more expressive rear apron.
A generously appointed and refined interior welcomes you. Everything here has a higher purpose: to make your time on board as enjoyable and straightforward as possible. In a more absorbingly sophisticated and intelligent way than ever before.
IT'S ALL IN YOUR HANDS OR AT THE TIP OF A SINGLE FINGER IN THE NEW GLC.
Now you can control and adjust almost everything intuitively using just one finger in the new GLC, like you’d use your smartphone. For this there is the option of a large touchscreen up to 26 cm (10.25 inches), the new touchpad in the centre console, and the Touch Control buttons on the new steering wheel. One touch is all it takes to freely adjust the display style, the ambient lighting or the infotainment system to your taste.
FREELY FLOATING AND FREELY INDIVIDUALISABLE: THE NEW TOUCHSCREEN
The intuitive MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) gives you more freedom than ever when it comes to the controls. You can individualise the displays thanks to a choice of display styles and topics: using the touch controls, voice commands, or even simple gestures.
The optionally available Burmester® surround sound system turns your new GLC into a unique acoustic experience. The system is based on a wealth of perfectly orchestrated components that have been fine-tuned to the vehicle interior: 13 high-performance speakers, Frontbass technology, and a 9-channel DSP amplifier with a total output of 590 watts. For outstanding sonic quality with high sound-level reserves.
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Adaptive suspension systems, all-wheel drive, and electrified engines. All of this is possible for the new GLC.
The new GLC not only adapts to the road surface, it also responds to your requirements: the AGILITY CONTROL suspension, configured for outstanding ride comfort, comes as standard. Also available as an option: 4MATIC all-wheel drive and the exceptionally sporty DYNAMIC BODY CONTROL suspension with steel springs and adjustable damping.
Absolute highlight: the AIR BODY CONTROL air suspension for exceptional driving stability coupled with outstanding comfort and agility.
4Matic all-wheel drive - When starting off, accelerating, cornering at speed, or driving on light off-road terrain, the 4MATIC enhanced permanent all-wheel drive from Mercedes-Benz, available as standard for many of the new GLC model variants, delivers outstanding off-road performance and optimum traction. The all-wheel-drive system is constantly active and does not require any time to react and intervene. In this way it ensures unique directional and driving stability, especially on slippery surfaces due to rain, ice or snow.
Powerfully into the future with EQ Boost - The electrified petrol engines with EQ Boost in a choice of two power outputs are ready for action. This system generates additional torque for dynamic performance. In addition to this, the battery is charged during deceleration, and it is possible to glide almost silently while consuming less fuel in gliding mode. Furthermore, the GLC now features a new generation of efficient diesel engines with a choice of power outputs, all of which are compliant with the latest Euro 6d-TEMP emission standard.
Accelerating hard along the outside lane, we whip past the little white sign with the three diagonal slashes. In Ireland, such a sign would be all but meaningless. Here in Germany, just outside Frankfurt, it’s the ultimate symbol of motoring freedom.
No speed limit; you’re at your own risk, mein old chum. The big 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 growls deeply as it takes in big lungfuls of air, and continues to apply a hefty boot to the neck of the laws of physics. The GLC 63 AMG, all 510hp of it, flashes past all the usual big-number speeds before gently settling on 250km/h. It will go a little faster – 280km/h is the published maximum speed, once you’ve battered beyond 100km/h in just 3.8 second – but with a long curve to the right come up, 250 feels – preposterously – like a sensible speed.
The contrast with what we were doing 20 minutes prior to this could not have been greater. Still driving a Mercedes-Benz GLC medium-sized SUV, we were driving along the same stretch of Autobahn, but instead of the crackle of a mighty V8, there was instead the gentle hum of electric power.
†Includes delivery & related charges. Model is shown for illustrative purposes only. ††The Guaranteed Minimum Future Value (GMFV) is payable if you renew or retain the vehicle at the end of the agreement. Further charges may be applied by MSL Mercedes-Benz dealerships subject to kilometre limits/condition of the vehicle. Lending criteria and conditions apply (>18s only). The fixed APR is inclusive of a documentation fee of €63.49. To qualify for this Finance Offer; a minimum deposit of 10% is required. Rate quoted is correct as at 10th November 2019 and is subject to change. Offer available on the model in finance the example above registered from 10th November 2019 until 31st of March 2020 at MSL Mercedes-Benz dealerships. This is a Consumer Hire Purchase agreement provided by Bank of Ireland t/a Bank of Ireland Finance. Ownership remains with Bank of Ireland until the GMFV (optional final payment) is made.