There is no denying recedes Benz has some lovely and lavish sedans which sell in good numbers worldwide 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 along with enhancements in cabin and amenities. It is pitted against segment heavyweights like Volvo XC60 and Jaguar F-Pace.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC – Design and Colors
The 2019 GLC Class is a handsome SUV with an aura of sleekness. It is sold in 4 trims- Base GLC 300, GLC 350e plug-in hybrid and top of the line AMG GLC 63- aimed at performance seekers. A GLC 43 AMG version is also there. The bumpers and grille have been revised slightly. However, the GLC 63 gets quad-tipped tailpipes and aggressive front bumper and it gets bigger wheels.
There are several exterior color choices including Polar White, Brilliant Blue Metallic, Obsidian Black Metallic, designo Diamond White Metallic, designo Cardinal Red Metallic etc. The cabin of the 2019 GLC class is elegant and laden with various amenities. It is spacious and cargo space is also good. Quality of cabin material is also good and in AMG it is absolutely lavish. The cabin remains quiet, most of the times.
Safety features and Amenities
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV gets laden with a lot of safety features and amenities. As usual, the best features are resaved for the AMG models. The COMAND infotainment setup 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 control, blind-spot monitors and surround-view cameras.
The GLC 300 trim gets 18-inch wheels, power-folding mirrors, adaptive 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. However, you can opt for Sport package which adds satellite radio, Burmester audio, panoramic roof and leather seats. The AMG GLC 43 gets 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 – Powertrain Specs
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC class is laden with powerful engines those offer good acceleration and fare decently in fuel economy front too. The GLC 300 gets a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that makes 241-horsepower. The AMG models get twin-turbo V-6 with higher outputs. It is not as sporty as Porsche Macan but quite close to that model. All engines are also mated with nine-speed automatic gearbox. The GLC 350e plug-in hybrid gets a pwoertrain that churns out 362 HP.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC – Estimated Arrival and Cost
The base trim price of 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC class may begin at $41.000 approx. Finally, it will be unveiled in late 2018. The 2019 Mercedes Benz GLC class gets nice styling and technological upgrades. With right pricing it can take on rivals from stables of BMW, JLR and Porsche.