Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

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Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 250 Urban Edition 4MATIC 2.0 Front.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerDaimler AG
Production2015–present
Model years2016–present
Assembly
Body and chassis
ClassCompact luxury SUV
Body style5-door SUV
5-door coupé SUV
LayoutFront-engine, rear-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive
RelatedMercedes-Benz EQC
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Powertrain
Engine2.0 L I4 turbo (petrol)
2.2 L I4 turbo (diesel)
3.0 L V6 biturbo (petrol)
3.0 L V6 turbo (diesel)
4.0 L V8 biturbo (petrol)
Transmission9-speed automatic (9G-Tronic)
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,873 mm (113.1 in)
Length4,656 mm (183.3 in)
Width1,890 mm (74.4 in)
Height1,638 mm (64.5 in)
Curb weight1,790 kg (3,947 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorMercedes-Benz GLK-Class

The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (X253/C253) is a compact luxury SUV introduced in 2015 for the 2016 model year that replaces the former Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class.

Under the vehicle naming scheme maintained by Mercedes-Benz, SUVs use the base name "GL", followed by the model's placement in Mercedes-Benz hierarchy. The "G" is for Geländewagen (German for off-road vehicle) and alludes to the long-running G-Wagen. This is followed by the letter "L" that acts as a linkage with the letter "C"—the GLC being the SUV equivalent to the C-Class.[3][4]

First generation (X253/C253; 2015–)[edit]

Interior

The GLC, like its predecessor, began assembly at Mercedes-Benz's plant in Bremen, Germany.[5] Since the main GLC production site in Bremen already runs at full capacity, Mercedes-Benz have decided to expand the production capacity by utilizing Valmet Automotive plant at Uusikaupunki, Finland. The manufacturing of the GLC started in Finland during Q1 of 2017.

The GLC-Class[6] is available in a five-door hatchback bodystyle with seating for five. Mercedes also offers a GLC Coupe, with four doors. In mainland Europe it is available with three diesel engines, three petrol engines, and a plug-in hybrid. Meanwhile in Britain only three diesels and one petrol AMG-model are offered.[7]

Power comes from a choice of 2-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol (same engine combined with the electric engine in the 350e hybrid) and 2.2-liter 4-cylinder turbo diesel engines in various power stages mated to a 9-speed (7-speed for the 350e hybrid) G-Tronic automatic transmission. 4MATIC all-wheel-drive is standard in some markets and optional in others. The GLC is 183.3 in (4,656 mm) long, 74.4 in (1,890 mm) wide and 64.5 in (1,638 mm) tall, with a track of 63.9 in (1,623 mm) in front and 63.7 in (1,618 mm) in the rear. Trunk volume is rated at 20.5 cu ft (580 L).

In the German home market, the GLC250 4MATIC[8] petrol version is joined by GLC220d 4MATIC and GLC250d 4MATIC diesel versions along with a plug-in hybrid version called the 350e. In North America, only the GLC300, GLC43 AMG and GLC63 AMG are available.

Daimler is operating a test fleet of fuel cell powered GLC models, dubbed GLC F-CELL, which will enter production in 2018.[9]

5 Door Hatch Back Body Style[edit]

Model Fuel Type Power, torque at rpm
AMG GLC 63 S Petrol 3,982 cc (243 cu in) 32V 8-cylinder twin-turbo 510 PS (375 kW; 503 hp) at 5,500, 700 N⋅m (516 lb⋅ft) at 1,750
AMG GLC 63 Petrol 3,982 cc (243 cu in) 32V 8-cylinder twin-turbo 476 PS (350 kW; 469 hp) at 5,500, 650 N⋅m (479 lb⋅ft) at 1,750
AMG GLC 43 Petrol 2,996 cc (183 cu in) 24V 6-cylinder twin-turbo 367 PS (270 kW; 362 hp) at 5,550, 520 N⋅m (384 lb⋅ft) at 2,000
GLC 300 Petrol 1,991 cc (121 cu in) 16V 4-cylinder turbo 245 PS (180 kW; 242 hp) at 5,550, 370 N⋅m (273 lb⋅ft) at 1,300
GLC 300 4Matic Petrol 1,991 cc (121 cu in) 16V 4-cylinder turbo 245 PS (180 kW; 242 hp) at 5,550, 370 N⋅m (273 lb⋅ft) at 1,300
GLC 350e 4Matic Hybrid 1,991 cc (121 cu in) 16V 4-cylinder turbo 320 PS (235 kW; 316 hp) at 5,550, 560 N⋅m (413 lb⋅ft) at 1,300
GLC 250 4Matic Petrol 1,991 cc (121 cu in) 16V 4-cylinder turbo 211 PS (155 kW; 208 hp) at 5,500, 350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft) at 1,200
GLC 200 Petrol 1,991 cc (121 cu in) 16V 4-cylinder turbo 184 PS (135 kW; 181 hp) at 5,500, 300 N⋅m (221 lb⋅ft) at 1,200
GLC 350d 4Matic Diesel 2,987 cc (182 cu in) 24V 6-cylinder turbo 258 PS (190 kW; 254 hp) at 3,400, 620 N⋅m (457 lb⋅ft) at 1,600-2,400
GLC 250d 4Matic[10] Diesel 2,143 cc (131 cu in) 16V 4-cylinder turbo 204 PS (150 kW; 201 hp) at 3,800, 500 N⋅m (369 lb⋅ft) at 1,600
GLC 220d 4Matic Diesel 2,143 cc (131 cu in) 16V 4-cylinder turbo 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp) at 3,000, 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft) at 1,400
GLC F-Cell (preproduction model)

Standard features in the US include dual-zone automatic air conditioning; cruise control; Bluetooth System; 8-way power driver and passenger bucket seats; front, front side, side-curtain, and knee airbags; adaptive headlights and adaptive suspension.

Coupe Body Style[edit]

Model Fuel Type Power, torque at rpm
AMG GLC 63 S Coupe Petrol 3,982 cc (243 cu in) 32V 8-cylinder twin-turbo 510 PS (375 kW; 503 hp) at 5,500, 700 N⋅m (516 lb⋅ft) at 1,750
AMG GLC 63 Coupe Petrol 3,982 cc (243 cu in) 32V 8-cylinder twin-turbo 476 PS (350 kW; 469 hp) at 5,500, 650 N⋅m (479 lb⋅ft) at 1,750
AMG GLC 43 Coupe Petrol 2,996 cc (183 cu in) 24V 6-cylinder twin-turbo 367 PS (270 kW; 362 hp) at 5,550, 520 N⋅m (384 lb⋅ft) at 2,000
GLC 300 Coupe Petrol 1,991 cc (121 cu in) 16V 4-cylinder turbo 245 PS (180 kW; 242 hp) at 5,550, 370 N⋅m (273 lb⋅ft) at 1,300
GLC 300 4Matic Coupe Petrol 1,991 cc (121 cu in) 16V 4-cylinder turbo 245 PS (180 kW; 242 hp) at 5,550, 370 N⋅m (273 lb⋅ft) at 1,300
GLC 350e 4Matic Coupe Hybrid/Petrol 1,991 cc (121 cu in) 16V 4-cylinder turbo 320 PS (235 kW; 316 hp) at 5,550, 560 N⋅m (413 lb⋅ft) at 1,300
GLC 250 4Matic Coupe Petrol 1,991 cc (121 cu in) 16V 4-cylinder turbo 211 PS (155 kW; 208 hp) at 5,500, 350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft) at 1,200
GLC 350d 4Matic Coupe Diesel 2,987 cc (182 cu in) 24V 6-cylinder turbo 258 PS (190 kW; 254 hp) at 3,400, 620 N⋅m (457 lb⋅ft) at 1,600-2,400
GLC 250d 4Matic Coupe[11] Diesel 2,143 cc (131 cu in) 16V 4-cylinder turbo 204 PS (150 kW; 201 hp) at 3,800, 500 N⋅m (369 lb⋅ft) at 1,600
GLC 220d 4Matic Coupe Diesel 2,143 cc (131 cu in) 16V 4-cylinder turbo 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp) at 3,000, 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft) at 1,400

2020 Facelift[edit]

At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes unveiled the refreshed GLC-Class as a 2020 model. New features include an updated MBUX Operating System that can be activated by saying "Hey Mercedes", new engines, a new steering wheel, and a 12.3-inch digital cockpit.[citation needed]

Gallery[edit]

GLC 43 AMG

GLC 63 AMG

References[edit]

  1. ^ Satyanarayan Iyer (29 September 2016). "Mercedes Benz rolls out the Made in India GLC". Times of India. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Valmet Automotive receives manufacturing contract for Mercedes-Benz GLC". Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  3. ^ Ewing, Steven (11 November 2014). "Mercedes renames utility vehicles, repositions Maybach as sub-brand". Autoblog.com. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Mercedes-Benz expands brand world and introduces new nomenclature: Mercedes-Maybach for the ultimate in exclusivity and individuality". Daimler AG. 11 November 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  5. ^ Joseph, Noah. "Mercedes-Benz expands GLC production to Valmet in Finland". Autoblog. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
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  7. ^ http://www.mercedes-benz.co.uk/content/unitedkingdom/mpc/mpc_unitedkingdom_website/en/home_mpc/passengercars/home/new_cars/models/glc/c253/advice_sales/prices.html
  8. ^ "Mercedes-Benz GLC (X253) GLC 250 (211 Hp) 4MATIC G-TRONIC". Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  9. ^ http://blog.mercedes-benz-passion.com/2017/09/serienmodell-des-glc-f-cell-kommt-2018/
  10. ^ "Mercedes-Benz GLC (X253) GLC 250d (204 Hp) 4MATIC G-TRONIC". Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Mercedes-Benz GLC (X253) GLC 250d (204 Hp) 4MATIC G-TRONIC". Retrieved 28 August 2016.

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