Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (X253/C253) is a compact luxury SUV introduced in 2015 for the 2016 model year that replaces the former Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class.

Mercedes-Benz Concept GLC Coupe IAA 2015
Mercedes-Benz Concept GLC Coupé at Frankfurt Motor Show 2015
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 250d 4MATIC AMG Line Premium Automatic 2.1 Rear
Mercedes-Benz GLC 250d (United Kingdom)
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC 250d 4Matic AMG Line Coupe Automatic 2.1 Rear
Mercedes-Benz GLC 250d Coupe (United Kingdom)
Mercedes-Benz GLC250 4MATIC Sports (X253) interior
Interior

Under the vehicle naming scheme maintained by Mercedes-Benz, SUVs use the base name "GL", followed by the model's placement in Mercedes-Benz hierarchy. The "G" is for Geländewagen (German for off-road vehicle) and alludes the long-running G-Wagen. This is followed by the letter "L" that acts as a linkage with the letter "C"—the GLC being the SUV equivalent to the C-Class.[3][4]

The GLC, like its predecessor, began assembly at Mercedes-Benz's plant in Bremen, Germany.[5] Since the main GLC production site in Bremen already runs at full capacity, Mercedes-Benz have decided to expand the production capacity by utilizing Valmet Automotive plant at Uusikaupunki, Finland. The manufacturing of the GLC started in Finland during Q1 of 2017.

The GLC-Class[6] is available in a five-door hatchback bodystyle with seating for five. Mercedes also offers a GLC Coupe, with four doors. In mainland Europe it is available with three diesel engines, three petrol engines, and a plug-in hybrid. Meanwhile in Britain only three diesels and one petrol AMG-model are offered.[7]

Power comes from a choice of 2-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol (same engine combined with the electric engine in the 350e hybrid) and 2.2-liter 4-cylinder turbo diesel engines in various power stages mated to a 9-speed (7-speed for the 350e hybrid) G-Tronic automatic transmission. 4MATIC all-wheel-drive is standard in some markets and optional in others. The GLC is 183.3 in (4,656 mm) long, 74.4 in (1,890 mm) wide and 64.5 in (1,638 mm) tall, with a track of 63.9 in (1,623 mm) in front and 63.7 in (1,618 mm) in the rear. Trunk volume is rated at 20.5 cu ft (580 L).

In the German home market, the GLC250 4MATIC[8] petrol version is joined by GLC220d 4MATIC and GLC250d 4MATIC diesel versions along with a plug-in hybrid version called the 350e. In North America, only the GLC300, GLC43 AMG and GLC63 AMG are available.

Daimler is operating a test fleet of fuel cell powered GLC models, dubbed GLC F-CELL, which will enter production in 2018.[9]

Model Fuel Type Power, torque@rpm
AMG GLC 63 S Petrol 3,982 cc (243 cu in) 32V 8-cylinder twin-turbo 510 PS (375 kW; 503 hp)@5500, 700 N⋅m (516 lb⋅ft)@1750
AMG GLC 63 Petrol 3,982 cc (243 cu in) 32V 8-cylinder twin-turbo 476 PS (350 kW; 469 hp)@5500, 650 N⋅m (479 lb⋅ft)@1750
AMG GLC 43 Petrol 2,996 cc (183 cu in) 24V 6-cylinder twin-turbo 367 PS (270 kW; 362 hp)@5550, 520 N⋅m (384 lb⋅ft)@2000
GLC 300 Petrol 1,991 cc (121 cu in) 16V 4-cylinder turbo 245 PS (180 kW; 242 hp)@5550, 370 N⋅m (273 lb⋅ft)@1300
GLC 300 4Matic Petrol 1,991 cc (121 cu in) 16V 4-cylinder turbo 245 PS (180 kW; 242 hp)@5550, 370 N⋅m (273 lb⋅ft)@1300
GLC 350e 4Matic Hybrid 1,991 cc (121 cu in) 16V 4-cylinder turbo 320 PS (235 kW; 316 hp)@5550, 560 N⋅m (413 lb⋅ft)@1300
GLC 250 4Matic Petrol 1,991 cc (121 cu in) 16V 4-cylinder turbo 211 PS (155 kW; 208 hp)@5500, 350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft)@1200
GLC 200 Petrol 1,991 cc (121 cu in) 16V 4-cylinder turbo 184 PS (135 kW; 181 hp)@5500, 300 N⋅m (221 lb⋅ft)@1200
GLC 350d 4Matic Diesel 2,987 cc (182 cu in) 24V 6-cylinder turbo 258 PS (190 kW; 254 hp)@3400, 620 N⋅m (457 lb⋅ft)@1600-2400
GLC 250d 4Matic[10] Diesel 2,143 cc (131 cu in) 16V 4-cylinder turbo 204 PS (150 kW; 201 hp)@3800, 500 N⋅m (369 lb⋅ft)@1600
GLC 220d 4Matic Diesel 2,143 cc (131 cu in) 16V 4-cylinder turbo 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp)@3000, 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft)@1400
Mercedes GLC F-Cell IMG 0063
GLC F-Cell (preproduction model)

Standard features in the US include dual-zone automatic air conditioning; cruise control; Bluetooth System; 8-way power driver and passenger bucket seats; front, front side, side-curtain, and knee airbags; adaptive headlights and adaptive suspension.

Model Fuel Type Power, torque@rpm
AMG GLC 63 S Coupe Petrol 3,982 cc (243 cu in) 32V 8-cylinder twin-turbo 510 PS (375 kW; 503 hp)@5500, 700 N⋅m (516 lb⋅ft)@1750
AMG GLC 63 Coupe Petrol 3,982 cc (243 cu in) 32V 8-cylinder twin-turbo 476 PS (350 kW; 469 hp)@5500, 650 N⋅m (479 lb⋅ft)@1750
AMG GLC 43 Coupe Petrol 2,996 cc (183 cu in) 24V 6-cylinder twin-turbo 367 PS (270 kW; 362 hp)@5550, 520 N⋅m (384 lb⋅ft)@2000
GLC 300 Coupe Petrol 1,991 cc (121 cu in) 16V 4-cylinder turbo 245 PS (180 kW; 242 hp)@5550, 370 N⋅m (273 lb⋅ft)@1300
GLC 300 4Matic Coupe Petrol 1,991 cc (121 cu in) 16V 4-cylinder turbo 245 PS (180 kW; 242 hp)@5550, 370 N⋅m (273 lb⋅ft)@1300
GLC 350e 4Matic Coupe Hybrid/Petrol 1,991 cc (121 cu in) 16V 4-cylinder turbo 320 PS (235 kW; 316 hp)@5550, 560 N⋅m (413 lb⋅ft)@1300
GLC 250 4Matic Coupe Petrol 1,991 cc (121 cu in) 16V 4-cylinder turbo 211 PS (155 kW; 208 hp)@5500, 350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft)@1200
GLC 350d 4Matic Coupe Diesel 2,987 cc (182 cu in) 24V 6-cylinder turbo 258 PS (190 kW; 254 hp)@3400, 620 N⋅m (457 lb⋅ft)@1600-2400
GLC 250d 4Matic Coupe[11] Diesel 2,143 cc (131 cu in) 16V 4-cylinder turbo 204 PS (150 kW; 201 hp)@3800, 500 N⋅m (369 lb⋅ft)@1600
GLC 220d 4Matic Coupe Diesel 2,143 cc (131 cu in) 16V 4-cylinder turbo 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp)@3000, 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft)@1400
Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 250d 4MATIC AMG Line Premium Automatic 2.1 Front
Overview
Manufacturer Daimler AG
Production 2015–present
Model years 2016-present
Assembly Bremen, Germany
China (Beijing Benz)
Peramu Jaya, Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia (since August 2016), Pune, India[1]
Bogor, Indonesia (since May 2016)
Uusikaupunki, Finland (since February 2017),[2] Thailand (TAAP)
Body and chassis
Class Compact luxury SUV
Body style 5-door SUV
Layout FR / F4 (4matic)
Related Mercedes-Benz C-class
Mercedes-Benz SLC-class
Powertrain
Engine 2.0L I4 turbo (M266, M270, OM654)
2.2L CDI I4 Turbo Diesel
3.0L M276 DELA 30 Biturbo V6
3.0L OM 642 LS DE 30 LA V6 Turbo Diesel
4.0L M178 (Mercedes-AMG) V8 Bi-Turbo
Transmission 9-speed 9G-Tronic automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 113.1 in (2,873 mm)
Length 183.3 in (4,656 mm)
Width 74.4 in (1,890 mm)
Height 64.5 in (1,638 mm)
Curb weight 3,947 lb (1,790 kg)
Chronology
Predecessor Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

References

  1. ^ Satyanarayan Iyer (29 September 2016). "Mercedes Benz rolls out the Made in India GLC". Times of India. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Valmet Automotive receives manufacturing contract for Mercedes-Benz GLC". Retrieved 2016-04-02.
  3. ^ Ewing, Steven (11 November 2014). "Mercedes renames utility vehicles, repositions Maybach as sub-brand". Autoblog.com. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Mercedes-Benz expands brand world and introduces new nomenclature: Mercedes-Maybach for the ultimate in exclusivity and individuality". Daimler AG. 11 November 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  5. ^ Joseph, Noah. "Mercedes-Benz expands GLC production to Valmet in Finland". Autoblog. Retrieved 2016-02-09.
  6. ^ "Mercedes-Benz GLC". www.autodata1.com. Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  7. ^ http://www.mercedes-benz.co.uk/content/unitedkingdom/mpc/mpc_unitedkingdom_website/en/home_mpc/passengercars/home/new_cars/models/glc/c253/advice_sales/prices.html
  8. ^ "Mercedes-Benz GLC (X253) GLC 250 (211 Hp) 4MATIC G-TRONIC". Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  9. ^ http://blog.mercedes-benz-passion.com/2017/09/serienmodell-des-glc-f-cell-kommt-2018/
  10. ^ "Mercedes-Benz GLC (X253) GLC 250d (204 Hp) 4MATIC G-TRONIC". Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  11. ^ "Mercedes-Benz GLC (X253) GLC 250d (204 Hp) 4MATIC G-TRONIC". Retrieved 2016-08-28.

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