The first ever mid-sized Mercedes-Benz SUV is already getting an update. Whether you choose the four-cylinder or six-cylinder diesel engine, you can expect variation in performance and speed, but not quality. The GLC 2017 Model Year is now offered with the innovative 4MATIC system; meaning that when called upon, four-wheel drive delegates power and control effectively, giving you an off-road vehicle that can certainly handle itself. City driving just got safer with Lane Tracking, a feature that warns you immediately should you accidentally leave the boundaries of the road, reducing the likelihood of a collision. Parking is now an easy task with Blind Spot assist notifying you about any obscured or covered areas around the vehicle. New paint options and the choice of 20” alloy wheels set the GLC apart in style too, completing the all-round nature of this mid-sized SUV.
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 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.
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. With a drag coefficient of 0.31, it's one of the most aerodynamic vehicles in its segment.
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.
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, the optional Off-Road Package offers a choice of driving modes to deal with even the most challenging conditions. From rocky mountain trials, to treacherous 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.
The new GLC combines muscular SUV styling with a more refined, sophisticated aesthetic. The sculpted body is integrated with daytime running LED headlamps, announcing its arrival in a bold way. Standard 17” alloy wheels give the GLC a robust, all-road feel with privacy glass that adds to its sleek nature.
Inside, the cabin offers 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.
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.
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¹ Man-made leather