There is not any denying recedes Benz has a few lovely and lavish sedans that sell in great numbers globally but the German brand has also made some worthy SUV and crossover models, the new 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC class is among its popular models. There are some styling changes together with improvements in cabin and amenities. It is pitted against section heavyweights like Volvo XC60 and Jaguar F-Pace.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Redesign
The 2019 GLC Class is a handsome SUV with an aura of sleekness. It is offered in 4 trims- Base GLC 300, GLC 350e plug-in hybrid vehicle and top of the line AMG GLC 63- aimed at performance seekers. A GLC 43 AMG variant is also there. The bumpers and grille have been revised slightly. On the other hand, the GLC 63 gets quad-tipped tailpipes and aggressive front bumper and it becomes larger wheels.
There are several exterior color options such as Polar White, Brilliant Blue Metallic, Obsidian Black Metallic, design Diamond White Metallic, design Cardinal Red Metallic etc. The cabin of the 2019 GLC class is elegant and laden with assorted amenities. It is ample and cargo space is also good. Quality of cabin substance is also great and in AMG it is completely lavish. The cottage remains quiet, the majority of the times.
Interior Design and Security Features
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV becomes laden with plenty of security features and comforts. As usual, the best features are resaved for the AMG models. The COMAND infotainment installation is now improved, but it still needs some polish. All trims also get airbags, rearview camera and automatic emergency braking. Optional features are adaptive cruise control, automatic LED headlights, active lane controller, blind-spot monitors and surround-view cameras.
The GLC 300 trim gets 18-inch wheels, power-folding mirrors, elastic suspension damping, dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic wipers, and simulated leather upholstery along with keyless ignition. It also gets 7.0-inch infotainment display and wood trim. But you can opt for Sport package that includes satellite radio, Burmester audio, panoramic roof and leather chairs.
The AMG GLC 43 has 20-inch wheels, sport steering wheel, 115-volt power outlet, and satellite radio and heated front seats. AMG GLC 63 gets LED headlights, premium Burmester surround-sound setup. There are Advanced Lighting package and Driver Assistance package.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC Engine
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC class is laden with strong engines those offer good stride and fare decently in gas economy front also. The GLC 300 has a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine which makes 241-horsepower. The AMG models get twin-turbo V-6 with higher outputs. It is not as sporty as Porsche Macan but rather close to that model. The GLC 350e plug-in hybrid gets a powertrain that churns out 362 HP.
Nevertheless, some new and updated engines must also be in the cards. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine sits at the heart of it all. The previous model created an outcome of 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. Popular convention dictates that a slight bump in power is anticipated, possibly to 255 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, the specific output the facelifted C-Class has at its disposal.
If form follows, the new GLC-Class should also gain from this uptick in power, to proceed with the other engine options that Mercedes can make available, including a plug-in hybrid variant which will continue using the GLC 350e designation.
Price and Release Date
The base trim price of 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC class may start at $41.000 approx. In the end, it will be unveiled in late 2018. The 2019 Mercedes Benz GLC class gets fine styling and technological updates. With appropriate pricing, it may take on competitions from stables of BMW, JLR and Porsche.