2019 Geneva Motor Show: Facelifted Mercedes-Benz GLC

By THOMAS HUONG | 6 March 2019


GENEVA: Also making its world premiere at the show is the facelifted Mercedes-Benz GLC.

The updated GLC gets a new operating concept including MBUX and gesture control, innovative driver assistance systems and a redeveloped engine range.

On the updated GLC's exterior, there are redesigned headlamps and chrome elements that now run from front to rear.

There are also standard-fit LED High-Performance headlamps with the torch-design daytime running lights, as well as the heavily contoured radiator grille with the dynamically shaped double louvres and the diamond lattice.

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The redesigned full LED tail lamps also ensure an unmistakable light signature.

The interior offers an infotainment system equipped with large multimedia touchscreen displays.

The latest generation of the MBUX – Mercedes-Benz User Experience – infotainment system demonstrates an impressive array of intuitive and multifaceted operating options such as the expanded voice control and the intelligent Interior Assistant, which recognises hand gestures by the driver and front-seat passenger.

Overall, the driver assistance systems have been significantly expanded and enhanced with features such as exit warning, emergency lane and tailback functions.

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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.

When it comes to market mid-2019, the GLC will have new petrol and diesel engines with more power and greater efficiency – further engine variants will follow later in the year, including an electrified variant in the form of a plug-in hybrid.

In the GLC 200 and GLC 300, the M 264 four-cylinder petrol engine replaces the M 274 predecessor engine, while the OM 654 four-cylinder diesel engine replaces the OM 651 predecessor engine.

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With the model update, the GLC is for the first time equipped with the DYNAMIC BODY CONTROL suspension with adjustable dampers for the front and rear axle.

Depending on the driving situation, speed and condition of the road, the damping is controlled individually for each wheel in interaction with the engine, transmission and steering characteristics.

In addition, the suspension can be combined with a sport steering system with a more direct steering ratio.

It is operated with the DYNAMIC SELECT switch and offers three selectable stages: The two stages "Sport“ and "Sport +“ deliver a firmer set-up of the damper characteristics, while "Comfort“ mode provides an especially comfortable ride.

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