Mercedes-BenzIts important, the second generation GLC The luxurious medium-sized SUV is now near the corner.
The three-pointed star has confirmed that its BMW X3 and Audi Q5 competitors will be released on June 1 as part of an online livestream.
Mercedes-Benz also posted a shady teaser image of the rear quarter of the SUV.
We’ve already seen a lot of the next generation GLC through official development prototype photographs and spy photos.
Mercedes-Benz has previously confirmed that the new GLC will be available with a variety of electric petrol and diesel powertrains, as well as three plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrains.
A 2.0-liter M254 turbocharged four-cylinder engine produces 190kW of power and 400Nm of torque. This engine has already been used in the new C300.
Depending on the configuration, a 2.0-liter OM654M diesel with one or two turbos will produce up to 195kW and 550Nm.
These two powertrains have a 48V light-hybrid system with a starter-alternator that produces 17kW and 250Nm.
Three PHEV powertrains – two petrol and one diesel – have an electric motor that produces 100kW and 440Nm. They have an all-electric range of “more than 100 kilometers according to the WLTP”.
All models have a nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
In the case of off-road equipment, Mercedes-Benz has previously confirmed that the GLC will be available with optional driving packages that include air suspension, adjustable damping and rear-axle steering.
Although previous prototypes have been disguised, we know that GLC draws much inspiration from current C-Class and S-Class models.
It is also built on the MRA2 architecture which underpins the C-Class and S-Class.
Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that the new GLC Avantgarde Line will be available in trim, a little less sporty look than the AMG line.
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Inside, the new GLC will be greatly inspired by the C-Class. It will have the same steering wheel, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 11.9-inch infotainment touchscreen.
The new GLC will also run second-generation MBUX infotainment software that offers a voice assistant that can be triggered by the phrase “Hey Mercedes”.
It will include a special off-road menu and driving mode, as well as an optional “transparent bonnet” mode as part of the surround-view camera.
On the safety front, Mercedes-Benz has previously stated that it has improved adaptive cruise control to respond to stationary vehicles at speeds of up to 100 km / h. Earlier it was 60 km / h.
Other new security features include extra lane detection thanks to the surround-view camera. It is also capable of creating an emergency corridor at low speeds, and features red light and stop sign detection.
There is also going to be an optional trailer maneuvering assistance that can now autonomously perform reverse techniques with trailers at angles up to 90 degrees.
Since the new C-Class Wagon or All Terrain crossover form is not offered in Australia, GLC will be needed to fill this gap and based on the success of the car in contrast to the BMW X3 and Audi Q5.
The high-performance GLC 43 and GLC 63 AMG models are expected to follow the original GLC range, followed by the adoption of a turbocharged four-cylinder PHEV powertrain.
As of the end of April 2022, Mercedes-Benz had sold 1409 GLC Wagon and 618 GLC Coupe models for a total of 2027 sales.
GLC is currently the top-selling mid-size luxury SUV, the BMW X3 (1533 sales), Volvo XC60 (1400 sales), Lexus NX (1230 sales), Audi Q5 (1173 sales), Porsche Macan (1088 sales, and BMW X4). 296 sales).
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