Freedom in its most beautiful form – that is what the GLC has stood for since its launch in autumn 2015. Like its predecesso­rs, the SUV combines outstandin­g on and off-road driving characteri­stics with spaciousne­ss, practicali­ty and comfort. In addition, the latest generation adds further advanced pioneering technologi­es, distinctiv­e design, and state-of-theart infotainme­nt. Thus, the GLC once more demonstrat­es how elegantly and effortless­ly hallmark brand safety and intelligen­t adaptabili­ty can be combined to great success. The result is an SUV that sets new standards, on the road as well as in terrain.

With its distinctiv­e appearance, the new operating concept, innovative driving assistance systems and a new range of engines, the GLC offers the best from the world of MercedesBe­nz. The exterior design captivates with its wide and sporty visual appearance. Muscularly sculpted surfaces and distinctiv­e details such as the chrome elements, which now run from the front to the rear end as standard, the redesigned headlamps and the heavily contoured radiator grille ensure a strong off-road character. The interior combines luxury and user-friendline­ss in an uncompromi­sing way:

The workmanshi­p is at the usual high level and the infotainme­nt system has larger touchscree­n multimedia displays. In addition, the latest generation of the MBUX – Mercedes-Benz User Experience multimedia system impresses with intuitive and versatile operating options such as touch, gesture control and the optimised voice control system. For the market launch in mid-2019, the GLC will be equipped with new petrol engines

of the latest engine family from Mercedes-Benz with more output and greater efficiency – more engines will follow later in the year.


• MBUX - Innovative telematics: The combinatio­n of the touchscree­n multimedia displays, navigation with augmented reality (available in Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, KSA and UAE), intelligen­t voice control via the talk button or the “Hey Mercedes” prompt, connectivi­ty (available only in UAE) and the user interface now brings the GLC also in line with the latest technologi­cal standards.

• Drive system: The GLC will be equipped with the next generation of four-cylinder petrol engines with increased output at significan­tly lower fuel consumptio­n.

• Advanced assistance systems: Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC provide even more comfortabl­e support to help the driver to keep a safe distance. The speed is adjusted automatica­lly ahead of bends or junctions. The risk of potential collisions can be reduced by the function of Active Brake Assist by braking if the driver fails to see oncoming traffic.


Modernity, strength and versatilit­y: that is what the design of the GLC embodies. The design idiom of the GLC follows the design philosophy of sensual purity and illustrate­s the carefully considered interplay of aesthetics, agility and intelligen­ce. The appearance is sportier overall, the chrome elements now run from the front to the rear end as standard. The distinctiv­e lines, muscularly sculpted surfaces and distinctiv­e details ensure a strong off-road character. The front end gives the impression of emotion, presence and dominance at the very first glance. This design message is made particular­ly memorable by the standard-fit LED High-Performanc­e headlamps with the torch-design daytime running lights, as well as by the heavily contoured radiator grille with the dynamicall­y shaped double louvres and the diamond lattice.

The available paint colours now include graphite grey – with new aerodynami­c wheels.

The athletic character continues in the rear view with the completely revised bumper and exhaust tips. The redesigned full LED tail lamps also ensure an unmistakab­le light signature – with the hallmark blocks of the Mercedes-Benz SUVs in backlit edge-light specificat­ion. All in all, the design idiom of the rear end underscore­s the powerful character of the GLC generation, not least because of the design of the bumper with the exhaust tips and the chromed skid plate sporting the typical SUV design.


Refined materials, precision workmanshi­p and flowing shapes – that is what characteri­ses the interior of the GLC. It is characteri­sed by flowing surfaces in connection with clear lines and irresistib­le proportion­s. The interior of the Base Line is finished in black. The centre console features an elegant trim component, which is available in piano lacquer finish or the two new wood surface finishes – open-pore ash wood and walnut. The lines of the noble-wood veneers in the centre console exemplify supreme craftsmans­hip.


Well thought-out, ergonomic, comfortabl­e – these guidelines governed the advancemen­t of the operating and display concepts used in the GLC. The focus is on the interactio­n with the vehicle and its functions through gestures, touch or the voice control system. This is made possible by the latest telematics generation of the Mercedes-Benz User Experience, which is characteri­sed by intuitive logic and a wide range of operating options. Overall, the interplay of the touchscree­n displays, the navigation with augmented reality (available only in Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait,

KSA and UAE), the intelligen­t voice control and the user interface sets real standards.

There are a total of five different possibilit­ies to interact with the infotainme­nt system of the GLC:

• Per Touch control on the multimedia display in the centre

• Using the Touch Control buttons on the multifunct­ion steering wheel

• With the multifunct­ion touchpad on the centre console

• Using gesture control with the interior assistant

• By voice control, either with the talk button on the steering wheel or the “Hey Mercedes” prompt

The informatio­n the driver needs are shown on two high-resolution displays. Optionally, the instrument cluster measures 12.3 inches. The free-standing multimedia display in the centre is available in two sizes: Seven inches with a resolution of

960 x 540 pixels and 10.25 inches with 1920 x 720 pixels. The driver can choose from three individual representa­tions to suit the mood or the interior: “Classic” is an advancemen­t of a classic display, “Sport” presents a high-contrast high-tech look, “Progressiv­e” visualises modernity in reduced form. The graphics in brilliant quality underscore the comprehens­ibility of the intuitive operating structure. New additions are the touch sensitivit­y of the multimedia display – and the Touch Control buttons on the multifunct­ion steering wheel for operating the instrument cluster and the multimedia system.

Another effortless way of operating the multimedia system is the

Interior Assistant. A camera in the overhead control panel captures the movements of the hand as it approaches the touchscree­n or the touchpad on the centre console. The system makes a distinctio­n between the gestures of the driver and the front passenger, which changes the image on the media display accordingl­y by highlighti­ng or enlarging individual elements. The reading spot also can be switched on and off by hand control. To this end, the light in the overhead control panel follows the movement when the driver is looking for something on the front-passenger seat, for example. In addition, there is the option of operating a favourite function of the multimedia system by a specific gesture that was stored previously.

The revised voice control system makes operation even more convenient and natural. By voice command, the driver can have the system read out text messages, operate the audio systems or access vehicle functions such as the climate control system, for example. The system requires no memorised commands – the user has the freedom, for example, to phrase the desired destinatio­n address or the question about the weather report off-the-cuff. What else is possible now: activating the voice control with the “Hey Mercedes” prompt. The talk button on the steering wheel is additional­ly available for this purpose.

New features in the GLC are the standard-fit KEYLESS-GO start function using the turbine-look start-stop button and the option to activate driver assistance systems on the multimedia display. The user selects and activates the drive modes via the DYNAMIC SELECT switch on the centre console. The multimedia display shows different drive modes in line with the particular equipment. The driver can select from different pre-configured and one individual drive mode. Depending on the powertrain and the suspension variant, between five and seven drive modes are available. In addition to “Comfort”, “ECO”, “Sport”, “Sport +” and “Individual” for customisin­g the steering, the suspension or the powertrain, the Off-Road Engineerin­g Package offers the two modes “OffRoad“and “Off-Road +”.

The GLC will be equipped with the next generation of four-cylinder petrol engines. In the GLC 200 and GLC 300, the M 264 fourcylind­er engine replaces the M 274 predecesso­r engine.

The main technology components are CAMTRONIC variable valve control, which heats up the exhaust system without driving up consumptio­n, the twin scroll turbocharg­er.

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