The 4-wheel multilink suspension clings to curves yet glides over bumps and is rugged in the rough. Selective damping offers refined comfort, yet firms up instantly in sharp turns.
A multimode drive program selector on the console lets you transform the car's character with the flip of a switch. Four modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport and Sport+) alter the throttle response, shift points and steering effort, plus the ECO Start/Stop system. A fifth "Individual" mode allows you to create a mode of your own, even letting you set the transmission for purely manual shifting.
The 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic is smooth, sporty and smart. DYNAMIC SELECT lets you dial in the GLC's driving character, from Sport to ECO. There's even a mode you can set up as you like.
Available 4MATIC® continually sends the engine's torque to the wheels that can put it to the best use. It's light, nimble, and efficient, to enhance handling in every season.
The 255-hp 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine combines numerous advances to deliver more performance from less fuel. Its rapid-multispark ignition and high-pressure Direct Injection can fine-tune themselves every few milliseconds to optimize performance, efficiency and emissions. An intercooled twin-scroll turbocharger and CAMTRONIC variable valve lift help deliver all of the engine's 273 lb-ft of torque from just 1,800 rpm, for vigorous response when taking off, merging or passing.
An ECO Start/Stop system automatically shuts off the engine at stoplights and other idle situations, to save fuel and reduce emissions. As soon as the driver lifts off the brake, the engine instantly restarts, for immediate acceleration response. The ECO Start/Stop system can also be shut off by the driver at any time.
In a world of lookalikes, the GLC's long wheelbase, short overhangs, long hood and sleek profile make it an SUV standout. Sleek front and rear styling includes all-LED lighting, and sporty lower bodywork and chrome skidplate inserts. In between, the clean, muscular lines and coupelike side windows identify it immediately as a modern Mercedes-Benz. From its numerous wheel options to its low-profile roof rails, the GLC stands apart and ahead of the crowd.
The AMG Line pumps up the muscular GLC shape with 19-inch AMG wheels and chiseled bodywork with 20-inch wheel upgrades.
The Night Package adds gloss black accents with 20-inch wheel upgrades.
Strategic use of high-strength steel, extruded and cast aluminum, advanced polymers and innovative acoustics have created a spacious yet lightweight body structure that elevates safety, quiet comfort and handling precision, even as efficiency is increased. A wide track width, long wheelbase, and large door openings further enhance the driver's and passengers' enjoyment of the GLC's bold shape.
Spacious and sensuous, the acclaimed GLC cabin rewards your touch on every surface. Enjoy a choice of natural-grain woods, genuine aluminum switches, and a spectrum of hand-fitted upholstery.
A 10.25-inch central touchscreen responds to your touch on the console, the steering wheel or itself. A reconfigurable 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster is available, too.
Fashionable is also functional in a GLC. The roomy, 40/20/40-split rear seat power-folds down. The power liftgate opens to reveal a spacious cargo area with underfloor storage standard.
Using Artificial Intelligence that learns, MBUX can turn your words into your GLC's action. Say "Hey, Mercedes, I'm chilly" and it can warm the cabin. Say "I need a coffee" and the available MB Navigation can guide you to a coffee shop with live on-screen video of turns.
Clarity comes from a 10.25-inch touchscreen, standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto, and available Burmester® surround sound. A console touchpad and steering-wheel Touch Control Buttons put features at your fingertips.
Available 64-color LED ambient lighting lets you customize the cabin any time the mood strikes. There are also multicolor motifs, and you can even say "Hey, Mercedes" to change the color.
A groundbreaking concept in automobile cockpit control, the Mercedes-Benz User Experience advances to the forefront of innovation. MBUX integrates digital in-dash displays including a touchscreen, touch-sensitive controls, Bluetooth® hands-free and audio streaming, and an available industry-advancing voice control system that responds to your everyday speaking voice and phrasing of commands. You can set up multiple user profiles of favored settings, and groups of settings can be saved as themes or moods.
Electrically heated front seats quickly take the chill out of even the coldest day. Three levels of warming automatically step down after several minutes to the lowest setting.
All new Mercedes-Benz vehicles are protected by our New Vehicle Limited Warranty, covering defects in material or workmanship for 48-months or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. For added protection, the Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited Warranty offers continued peace of mind with prolonged coverage tailored to your needs.
Standard Blind Spot Assist helps make driving or even exiting the car safer. Available assists let you change lanes with a tap of your finger. Slow your cruising speed for an offramp. And look out for danger ahead, even if it's coming from behind.
Radar-based technology alerts you if you're approaching a vehicle ahead, or even some stationary objects, at a speed and distance that suggest a collision is likely. As soon as the driver starts to brake, the system can automatically provide an appropriate level of braking to help prevent a collision or reduce its severity. If you fail to respond, the system can also initiate braking automatically from speeds up to 65 mph, and can activate the features of PRE-SAFE®.
Using the sensors of Blind Spot Assist, this system can help audibly and visually alert the driver to approaching cross-traffic when backing out of a parking space at low speed. Especially helpful if your view is obstructed by vehicles or structures, the system can also apply the brakes. The sensors can also help detect if the driver has engaged the wrong gear or pedal for exiting a confined space.
When traveling above approximately 20 mph, radar technology can help sense when a vehicle enters the blind-spot area. Blind Spot Assist can then alert the driver via an illuminated red icon in the appropriate side mirror. An audible warning sounds if the driver activates a turn signal while a vehicle is detected in the blind spot. After parking, Exit Warning Assist can alert the driver or passengers to vehicles, cyclists or pedestrians that could be at risk if the door is opened.
A Mercedes-Benz first, PRE-SAFE® can detect instability during certain vehicle maneuvers that suggest a collision or rollover is imminent. It can then tighten the front seat belts, adjust the front passenger seat, and close the windows and sunroof, all in an effort to better prepare the occupants and restraints in the moments before a collision. If no accident occurs, the seat-belt tensioners reverse, and you simply readjust your seat, open the sunroof and continue on your way.
If an air bag deploys, your car can automatically initiate a call to Mercedes-Benz Emergency Services, transmitting your GPS-determined location and helpful vehicle information on your behalf. Trained experts are on call 24/7 to help summon local emergency responders to your location. You can also press the SOS button in the vehicle anytime you need emergency assistance, or see someone else who does. This vital service is provided for as long as you own the vehicle, no matter who's driving.