The new Mercedes-Benz GLC’s distinctive off-road look is accentuated by muscular surface contours and striking details such as the chrome trim that now continues from the front end to the rear. The headlamps and the heavily contoured radiator grille have been redesigned.
The GLC Coupé marks itself out with its dynamic appearance and elegant lines. This model shows how harmoniously the design features of a coupé can be reconciled with those of an SUV, with a descending roofline, a greenhouse that blends perfectly into the silhouette, the character line in combination with the distinctive chrome strip on the high beltline, and the muscular shoulders.
The GLC’s contours have been significantly changed, and they are now smaller and flatter. This makes the torch-like outline of the daytime driving lights even more prominent, and the typical Mercedes-Benz light signature even more recognisable.
In the interior, a high quality of finish and high-grade materials such as open-pored wood are combined with user-friendly controls. As standard, both versions of the GLC feature the modern, learn-capable infotainment system MBUX – Mercedes-Benz User Experience. Its strengths include intuitive control using a variety of inputs such as touch control, gesture control and the optimised voice control system as standard.
The MBUX augmented reality function for navigation adds useful navigation information to a video image of the surroundings.
The driving assistance systems have been considerably extended. Active distance assist and active steer assist provide even more comfortable support to help the driver to keep a safe distance and steer. the speed is adjusted automatically ahead of bends or junctions. active steer assist helps with forming an emergency corridor and with changing lanes. the risk of potential collisions can be reduced by the turn-off function of active brake assist, by automatic braking if the driver fails to see oncoming traffic. also new is trailer manoeuvring assist, which provides assistance when manoeuvring in reverse.
As an alternative to the standard agility control suspension, the steel dynamic body control suspension with adjustable damping is available. the damping is individually controlled at each wheel depending on the driving situation, speed and the condition of the road surface.
Different suspension characteristics can be chosen using the dynamic select switch: in the two setups “sport” and “sport+” the damping is more taut, while ride comfort is maximised in “Comfort” mode and “Eco” mode makes for particularly economical driving. The driving modes also modify the engine, transmission and steering characteristics.
The air body control air suspension can be chosen for even more comfort and variability. in combination with the standard dynamic select, this also makes it possible to lower or raise the vehicle level by 15 mm.
The new Mercedes-Benz GLC comes to the starting line with completely new engines. The GLC and GLC Coupé are powered by the new generation of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. In the GLC 300 4MATIC, the previous M 274 engine is replaced by the four-cylinder M 264, while the four-cylinder OM 654 diesel engine replaces the preceding OM 651.
Pricing: R842 800 – R964 200.