Unveiled last year in June, Mercedes-Benz has finally release pricing for their second generation GLC. The new GLC comes with standard equipment, including the AVANTGARDE exterior with a Chrome package, adding striking design features that enhance the unique proportions of the vehicle. The AMG Line has a radiator grille with the Mercedes-Benz pattern. Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer of Mercedes-Benz AG, said the GLC exudes intelligence and emotion with its beauty and exceptional flair. The vehicle’s body design is characterised by a full, spanned surface design enriched with precisely shaped edges on the sides. The GLC is available with wheels ranging from 18 to 20 inches in size.
The interior looks similar to the new C-Class. The dashboard is clearly structured, the upper section has a wing-like profile with new, flattened round nozzles, and the lower section has a generous trim area that flows harmoniously into the curved centre console. The GLC comes with a 12.3-inch high-resolution LCD screen in front of the driver that appears to float freely before the wing profile and trim area. The 11.9-inch central display rises seamlessly and without joints from the centre console and appears to float above the trim area. The GLC has avant-garde seat design that plays with layers and contoured surfaces, lending them visual lightness.
The vehicle’s key dimensions emphasise its even more dynamic and powerful appearance. With a length of 4,716 mm, it is 60 mm longer and 4 mm lower than its predecessor. The track widths have been increased by 6 mm at the front and 23 mm at the rear, with the vehicle width remaining the same at 1,890 mm. The luggage capacity benefits from the larger rear overhang and has increased significantly to 620 litres, noticeable in day-to-day driving and during holiday journeys with the family or for everyday transport requirements.
The GLC has improved aerodynamics with a minimal drag coefficient of Cd = 0.29, which is two hundredths better than its predecessor (Cd = 0.31) – a notable advance for an SUV with conventional drive. The vehicle’s optimisation with respect to aerodynamic drag and wind noise was carried out with the help of extensive digital flow simulations (CFD) and tests with real vehicles in the aero-acoustic wind tunnel. The new GLC is a pleasantly quiet vehicle with a lower wind noise level than its predecessor, despite the larger wheel size.
GLC 220 d 4MATIC R1,211,220
GLC 300 d 4MATIC R1,410,194
Pricing includes a 5-year/100,000 km PremiumDrive Platinum service and maintenance plan, as well as CO2 tax.
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