GLC-Class SUV

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General information

Introducing the new Mercedes-Benz GLC: our first ever mid-sized SUV for the UK market. A remarkable vehicle, it boasts the muscular looks and capabilities of a 4x4, yet it handles with the finesse and agility of a saloon.

Exterior styling is powerful yet refined, and the spacious interior combines premium materials and contemporary design with a wealth of technology. Distinctive model lines include the SE, Sport and AMG line.

At launch, the GLC is available with a choice of two four-cylinder diesel engines, each blending impressive efficiency with effortless performance. The GLC 250 d 4MATIC can clock 0 to 62 mph in less than eight seconds and returns up to 56.5 mpg combined.

Standard features include 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive while options include the Off-Road Package and AIR BODY CONTROL suspension to further enhance the car’s off-road credentials.

Design

The new GLC combines typically muscular SUV styling with a more refined, sophisticated aesthetic - and the results are stunning. The sculpted front section, the creases down the flanks, the alloy wheels, the privacy glass: this is a vehicle that demands attention wherever you go.

Inside, the cabin is a study in effortless, contemporary style mixed with cutting edge technology. Standard equipment includes ARTICO leather¹ upholstery, a tablet style display with touchpad controller, KEYLESS-GO start function, and a reversing camera.

The GLC is spacious and versatile too, with a generous load space, EASY-PACK automatic tailgate, and split-folding rear seats that can be raised or lowered at the touch of a button.

Safety

From rugged trails to city streets, wherever your GLC takes you, you’re in good hands. A range of advanced safety equipment includes the Electronic Stability Programme (ESP®) with Crosswind Assist, which detects sudden, strong gusts of wind and uses targeted braking to keep you on track or in your lane.

Also standard, ATTENTION ASSIST monitors your driving for signs of fatigue and warns you to take a break if necessary. And COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS alerts you if you’re getting too close to the vehicle in front and even intervenes if necessary, using autonomous braking to reduce the risk of an impact.

For added peace of mind, the GLC comes with an impressive array of options. DISTRONIC PLUS uses radar assisted cruise control to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead. Whilst Steering Assist tracks road markings and traffic head to keep you on a safe course.

Off-road ability

With 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive as standard, the GLC can comfortably handle uneven surfaces and challenging driving conditions. And if you want to expand its off-road capabilities, it can easily be arranged.

The optional Off-Road Package offers a choice of driving modes to deal with even the most challenging conditions. From rocky mountain trials, to treachorous icy roads the GLC ensures you're prepared for all that nature has to offer. It also raises the suspension by 20mm for better ground clearance and includes a special off-road lighting function.

To complement the Off-Road Package, AIR BODY CONTROL delivers the perfect ride. With continuously adjustable damping (ADS+) and all-round self-levelling suspension, the vehicle maintains a constant level irrespective of the load. This not only enhances comfort and driving dynamics but also lets you increase ride height by up to 50mm.

Performance

Power and efficiency go hand in hand with the new GLC. Advanced four-cylinder diesel engines combine with the new 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission, which is calibrated for the optimum balance of economy and responsiveness. Factor in a Cd value of 0.31 - making it one of the most aerodynamic vehicles in its segment - and you have a formidable performer, on and off-road.

Producing 170 hp and 400 Nm of torque, the GLC 220 d 4MATIC clocks 0 to 62 mph in 8.3 seconds. Yet it returns up to 56.5 mpg combined with CO2 emissions as low as 129 g/km.

The GLC 250 d 4MATIC boasts identical fuel economy and emissions, yet produces 500 Nm of torque and sprints from 0 to 62 mph in only 7.6 seconds.

Driving dynamics

The new GLC handles with all the precision and composure you expect from a Mercedes-Benz. Even in challenging driving conditions, 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive is on hand to optimise traction and ensure superb response. The system has even been specially tuned for right-hand drive vehicles, with a 39:61 torque distribution between front and rear axles to enhance driving enjoyment and control.

The DYNAMIC SELECT handling control system is another key feature, enabling you to choose from a number of driving modes. COMFORT is the default setting, ECO maximises fuel economy, while SPORT and SPORT+ provide a more taut, agile driving experience. In INDIVIDUAL mode, drivers can tailor suspension and steering to suit their tastes.