2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class – a luxurious and refined compact SUV
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is ranked as one of the best luxury SUVs on the market. What has changed and how the vehicle will meet the expectations of customers? Typically, what a buyer would expect from a car of this class is high levels of comfort, excellent performance, high-end finishes of the interior, high-tech features, passenger space, cargo capacity, so we shall have a look at the modifications and what they deliver to meet all these criteria.
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class interior features and equipment
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is a five-seater with plenty of space. As per experts, the interior design of the cabin features premium surfaces and the highest quality. The cushioned seats provide a lot of comfort and exceptional support.
Both rows provide enough space and as far as seating is concerned, some refer to it as “lavish”. Standard interior features soft-touch leatherette upholstery, wood trim, heated front seats, and a 14-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory settings. Upgrade options include adjustable passenger seats, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, etc. A heated steering wheel is also available as an upgrade option. Outward visibility is good for drivers of all heights.
A standard GLC has 19.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and 56.5 cubic feet of space with the rear seats folded. Coupe models have less cargo capacity – 17.6 cubic feet of space behind the second row and 49.4 cubic feet of space with the rear seats folded. A power liftgate is standard, and a hands-free liftgate is available as an option.
Standard interior features include an infotainment system with a 7-inch display, two USB ports, HD Radio, and Bluetooth as well as dual-zone automatic climate control. Upgrade options feature an 8.4-inch display, navigation, a Wi-Fi hot spot, voice controls, a rear-seat entertainment system, satellite radio, a 13-speaker Burmester premium surround-sound system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The standard infotainment system comes with a central dial controller, steering-wheel controls, and physical buttons for audio and climate controls and a touchpad controller is an option.
Safety features include a rearview camera, driver drowsiness monitoring, active brake assist, crosswind assist, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. The Pre-Safe system which tightens the seat belts and rolls up the windows if a collision is imminent is also included in the standard equipment. There is a wide range of optional safety features and equipment – active park assist, lane keep assist, adaptive high beams, a 360-degree parking camera, pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, Pre-Safe Plus, etc.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class performance and modifications
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class comes in several modifications – GLC 300 SUV, GLC 300 4MATIC SUV, GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe, GLC 350e 4MATIC SUV, AMG GLC 43 4MATIC SUV, AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe, AMG GLC 63 4MATIC SUV, AMG GLC 63 4MATIC Coupe, AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC Coupe. The engine variety will satisfy every customer. The manufacturer offers four distinct drivetrains in the GLC. The SUV has a length of 4728 mm, a width of 1890 mm and a wheelbase of 2873 mm and depending on modification and fuel type the GLC has 22 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
The base model GLC 300 comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, 241-horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. The standard features in the GLC 300 include power-folding side mirrors, 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, power-adjustable and heated front seats, rain-sensing wipers and blind-spot assist. The GLC Coupe also gets a sunroof, power tailgate, and 19-inch wheels as standard. GLC also comes standard with the Pre-Safe system, driver drowsiness monitoring, active brake assist, crosswind assist, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Coupe models come with all-wheel drive. GLC 43 modifications are offered with a 3.0L Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 engine, 362 horsepower and 384 lb-ft torque while the AMG GLC 63 goes up to 4.0 L Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 engine, 503 horsepower and torque of 516 lb-ft. All the engines are mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
GLC 350e is a plug-in hybrid with an electric motor and a 2.0-liter gasoline engine, 315 horsepower, torque of 413 lb-ft and 21 km of all-electric driving range. These models come with a seven-speed automatic transmission.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class offers precise steering and customers can select their favorite mode choosing from sport to comfort in accordance with their personal preferences. The base models receive a conventional suspension with steel springs, adaptive shock absorbers and five modes of operation – Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport +, “individual”. As an option for the GLC, an air suspension will be offered, which, complete with a special off-road package Off-Road Engineering, will allow you to adjust the ground clearance in several ways: reduce by 15 millimeters in sport mode, by 35 millimeters (in Sport +), by 40 millimeters (in loading mode), and increase by 30 or 50 millimeters to a maximum of 227 millimeters.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class price
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class price varies for the different modifications. GLC 300 starts at USD 40,700 for the standard body style and USD 47,300 for the coupe body style. While coupe models come with all-wheel drive, this is an extra for the standard models which add USD 2,000 to the price.
The price of Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 ranges between USD 56,250 for the regular SUV body style and USD 60,400 for coupe models. AMG GLC 63 price starts at USD 69,900 for the SUV body type and reaches USD 73,150 for the Coupe models while the GLC 63 S reaches a price tag of USD 80,750.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class comes with a four-year/50,000-mile warranty.