The New 2023 Mercedes Benz GLC is systematically designed for hybrid drive, and sets standards in efficiency. The engine range has four-cylinder petrol and diesel units combined with an electric motor. Four of these are mild-hybrid units with an integrated second-generation starter-generator (ISG). Three other engine variants are plug-in hybrid units with a system output of up to 280 kW (381 hp) and a system torque of up to 750 Nm. All the plug-in hybrids have an electric range of more than 100 kilometres (WLTP).
New 2023 Mercedes Benz GLC – Plug in Hybrid Compact Luxury SUV | Interior & Exterior
A noticeably more electric driving experience: Thanks to the electric range, day-to-day distances can usually be covered all-electrically. The improved hybrid driving programme provides electric driving mode for the most suitable sections of the route. Electric driving is prioritised on longer journeys in urban areas, for example.
All-rounder both on and off the road: The GLC has significantly improved on- and off-road attributes for adverse weather conditions and stretches with unmetalled roads. These include simplified operation using the off-road screen, clearer information thanks to the “transparent bonnet” and outstanding traction and handling safety by virtue of improved control systems. Also when a plug-in hybrid is driving all-electrically.
Exterior design: Unique proportions with classic SUV features such as a simulated chrome underguard, roof rails and optional running boards are combined with new contoured edges in the sides to create a balance between elegance, sportiness and off-road performance. Highlights include the new headlamps, which connect directly to the radiator grille and accentuate the vehicle’s width. In combination with the optional DIGITAL LIGHT, they feature daytime-driving ellipses in addition to the well-known “torch”. Another visual highlight is the radiator grille with chrome surround on the standard AVANTGARDE exterior.