On the within, the MBUX infotainment system provides the cabin a extra fashionable look.
[UPDATE, March 5] Reside photos from the 2019 Geneva Motor Present have been added at the start of the gallery, beneath.
The refreshed Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class arrives providing consumers a premium crossover with a barely completely different look and a complete lot extra tech. The up to date mannequin debuts to the general public on the Geneva Motor Present and goes on sale in Europe in the midst of the yr. People have to attend till late 2019.
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From the surface, the up to date GLC-Class appears fairly acquainted. The grille wears fluted inserts that add some visible texture to the automobile’s face. The decrease fascia now has three, small rectangular sections on the backside, and the nook intakes are extra rectangular. LED headlights are customary, and the lamps have a smaller, extra angular form. On the again, the taillights characteristic rectangular lamps in them. The built-in exhausts have sharp-edged trapezoidal define, as an alternative of the present extra curvaceous look.
Mercedes has rather a lot to point out in Geneva:
The GLC-Class is the most recent Mercedes to realize the MBUX system that consists of a digital instrument cluster and infotainment display in a large bezel that spans a lot of the dashboard. New trim decisions like Pure Grain Gray Oak and Pure Grain Walnut add a brisker look to the cabin. A revised multi-function steering wheel has new controls for utilizing the up to date infotainment system.
In the USA, consumers can choose between the rear-wheel-drive GLC 300 and all-wheel-drive GLC 300 4Matic. Each of them include a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 255 horsepower (190 kilowatts). A nine-speed computerized is the one gearbox selection for them.
In Europe, there are two gasoline-fueled choices, and each of them use 48-volt mild-hybrid tech, which does not come on the American model. The bottom GLC 200 4Matic gives 194 horsepower (145 kW), and the GLC 300 4Matic has 255 hp (190 kW). As well as, there are three diesel decisions: the GLC 200d 4Matic with 161 hp (120 kW), GLC 220d 4Matic with 192 hp (143 kW), and GLC 300d 4Matic with 241 hp (180 kW).
Mercedes additionally expands the GLC’s vary of non-obligatory gear. Consumers can get the Dynamic Physique Management adaptive dampers for a smoother journey. As well as, the Off-Highway Engineering Package deal provides Off-Highway and Off-Highway+ driving modes. The Driving Help Package deal provides adaptive cruise management able to braking to a cease, energetic steering help, lane change help, and route-based pace adaptation.
Mercedes will announce pricing for the brand new GLC-Class nearer to launch. Nevertheless, Motor1.com will get take a look at the crossover as a result of we’ll be on the upcoming Geneva Motor Present.
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The brand new Mercedes-Benz GLC
The success mannequin: Articulate and unmistakably various
Stuttgart. Freedom in its most lovely kind– that’s what the GLC has stood for since its launch in autumn 2015. Like its predecessors, the SUV combines excellent on and off-road driving traits with spaciousness, practicality and luxury. As well as, the most recent technology provides additional superior pioneering applied sciences, the distinctive design, connectivity and state-of-the-art infotainment. Thus, the GLC as soon as extra demonstrates how elegantly and effortlessly hallmark model security and clever adaptability will be mixed to nice success. The result’s an SUV that units new requirements, on the highway in addition to in terrain.
With its distinctive look, the brand new working idea, revolutionary driving help techniques and a brand new vary of engines, the GLC gives one of the best from the world of Mercedes-Benz. The outside design captivates with the large and sporty visible look. Muscularly sculpted surfaces and distinctive particulars such because the chrome parts, which now run from the entrance to the rear finish as customary, the redesigned headlamps and the closely contoured radiator grille guarantee a powerful off-road character. The inside combines luxurious and user-friendliness in an uncompromising method: The workmanship is on the standard excessive degree and the infotainment system has bigger touchscreen multimedia shows. As well as, the most recent technology of the MBUX – Mercedes-Benz Consumer Expertise multimedia system impresses with intuitive and versatile working choices akin to contact, gesture management and the optimised voice management system. The driving help techniques have been significantly expanded and complemented with the exit warning perform, the emergency hall perform and the tail finish of a visitors jam perform, amongst others. Additionally new is Trailer Manoeuvring Help, which offers help with manoeuvring in reverse specifically. For the market launch in mid-2019, the GLC will likely be outfitted with new petrol and diesel engines of the most recent engine household from Mercedes-Benz with extra output and higher effectivity – extra engines will observe later within the yr.
An important developments of the GLC
MBUX – Progressive telematics: The mixture of the touchscreen multimedia shows, navigation with augmented actuality, clever voice management by way of the discuss button or the “Hey Mercedes“ immediate, connectivity and the consumer interface now brings the GLC additionally in keeping with the most recent technological requirements.
Drive system: The GLC will likely be outfitted with the subsequent technology of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines with elevated output at considerably decrease gasoline consumption – on the petrol engines due to the brand new 48-volt on-board electrical system with belt-driven starter- generator.
Superior help techniques: Lively Distance Help DISTRONIC and Lively Steer Help present much more comfy assist to assist the motive force to maintain a protected distance and steer. The pace is adjusted mechanically forward of bends or junctions. Lively Steer Help helps with forming an emergency hall and with altering lanes.
The chance of potential collisions will be lowered by the turn-off perform of Lively Brake Help by braking if the motive force fails to see oncoming visitors.
Exterior design: distinctive look
Modernity, energy and flexibility: that’s what the design of the GLC embodies. The design idiom of the GLC follows the design philosophy of sensual purity and illustrates the rigorously thought-about interaction of aesthetics, agility and intelligence. The looks is sportier total, the chrome parts now run from the entrance to the rear finish as customary. The distinctive traces, muscularly sculpted surfaces and distinctive particulars guarantee a powerful off- highway character. The entrance finish gives the look of emotion, presence and dominance on the very first look. This design message is made in particular memorable by the standard-fit LED Excessive-Efficiency headlamps with the torch-design daytime working lights, in addition to by the closely contoured radiator grille with the dynamically formed double louvres and the diamond lattice. The obtainable paint colors now embody graphite gray – with 4 flush aerodynamic wheels with diameters starting from 17 to 19 inches and tyres with optimised rolling resistance being one other new addition.
The AMG Line impressively emphasises the dynamic look of the GLC – with the chromed diamond grille and the entrance apron with AMG-specific design in addition to with angular exhaust ideas built-in into the bumper. Along with sport seats with excessive aspect bolsters, this design and gear line additionally contains the optimum mixed-size tyres from 19 to 20 inches in diameter (relying available on the market).
The usual-fit LED Excessive-Efficiency headlamps are smaller and extra raked, and have considerably modified contours: The torch form of the daytime working lights hones the design and ensures higher recognisability of the Mercedes-Benz mild signature. A full-LED headlamp with MULTIBEAM know-how is optionally obtainable.
The athletic character continues within the rear view with the utterly revised bumper and exhaust ideas. The redesigned full LED rear lights additionally guarantee an unmistakable mild signature – with the hallmark blocks of the Mercedes-Benz SUVs in backlit edge-light specification. All in all, the design idiom of the rear finish underscores the highly effective character of the GLC technology, not least due to the design of the bumper with the exhaust ideas and the chromed skid plate sporting the standard SUV design.
Inside design: intelligence meets ergonomics
Refined supplies, precision workmanship and flowing shapes – that’s what characterises the inside of the GLC. It’s characterised by flowing surfaces in reference to clear traces and irresistible proportions. The inside of the Base Line is completed in black. The centre console options a chic trim part, which is offered in piano lacquer end or the 2 new wooden floor finishes – open-pore ash wooden and walnut. The traces of the noble-wood veneers within the centre console exemplify supreme craftsmanship.
The multifunction steering wheel is offered in two variations and has been utterly revised. Its distinctive spoke design conveys much more sporty character. As well as, its operation of Lively Distance Help DISTRONIC and the Contact Management buttons for controlling the instrument cluster and the multimedia system in addition to the acoustic enter suggestions ship a transparent sign pointing to the long run.
The consumer operates the telematics features utilizing single-finger and multi-finger gestures, so-called multi-touch management, on the multifunction touchpad on the centre console. It serves as an alternative choice to voice management and as well as gives the chance to enter letters, numbers or particular characters manually. The touchpad floor not solely offers a transparent haptic, but in addition an acoustic suggestions.
ENERGIZING consolation management: handy interlinking
Arrive relaxed on lengthy journeys: The non-obligatory ENERGIZING consolation management ensures that varied techniques within the automobile mix forces to create an optimum atmosphere. This integrates lighting and musical atmospheres, local weather management, appropriate music and video choices in addition to therapeutic massage perform, heating and air flow of the seats. The ENERGIZING COACH makes use of information from the automobile and environment to advocate one of many programmes that matches the state of affairs and the person. With the assistance of an appropriate Garmin® wearable, private scores such because the stress degree or the standard of sleep make the advice extra exact.
MBUX: intuitive operation
Properly thought-out, ergonomic, comfy – these pointers ruled the development of the working and show ideas used within the GLC. The main target is on the interplay with the automobile and its features by way of gestures, contact or the voice management system. That is made doable by the most recent telematics technology of the Mercedes-Benz Consumer Expertise, which is characterised by intuitive logic and a variety of working choices. Total, the interaction of the touchscreen shows, the navigation with augmented actuality, the clever voice management and the consumer interface units actual requirements.
There are a complete of 5 completely different prospects to work together with the infotainment system of the GLC:
Per Contact management on the multimedia show within the centre
Utilizing the Contact Management buttons on the multifunction steering wheel
With the multifunction touchpad on the centre console
Utilizing gesture management with the inside assistant
By voice management, both with the discuss button on the steering wheel or the “Hey Mercedes“ immediate
The data the motive force wants are proven on two high-resolution shows. Optionally, the instrument cluster measures 12.three inches. The free-standing multimedia show within the centre is offered in two sizes: Seven inches with a decision of 960 x 540 pixels and 10.25 inches with 1920 x 720 pixels. The driving force can select from three particular person representations to go well with the temper or the inside: “Basic“ is an development of a traditional show, “Sport“ presents a high-contrast high-tech look, “Progressive“ visualises modernity in lowered kind. The graphics in good high quality underscore the comprehensibility of the intuitive working construction. New additions are the contact sensitivity of the multimedia show – and the Contact Management buttons on the multifunction steering wheel for working the instrument cluster and the multimedia system.
One other easy method of working the multimedia system is the Inside Assistant. A digicam within the overhead management panel captures the actions of the hand because it approaches the touchscreen or the touchpad on the centre console. The system makes a distinction between the gestures of the motive force and the entrance passenger, which modifications the picture on the media show accordingly by highlighting or enlarging particular person parts. The studying spot additionally will be switched on and off by hand management. To this finish, the sunshine within the overhead management panel follows the motion when the motive force is searching for one thing on the entrance passenger seat, for instance. As well as, there may be the choice of working a favorite perform of the multimedia system by a selected gesture that was saved beforehand.
One other spotlight at the side of MBUX is the Augmented Video non-obligatory additional, which enhances the navigation in a helpful method. A digicam in entrance of the rear-view mirror captures the environment and mechanically reveals data on the multimedia show that enhances the video picture. This contains visitors indicators, details about the place to make a flip, home numbers or names. This makes orientation – such because the seek for a given tackle particularly – fairly a bit simpler.
The revised voice management system makes operation much more handy and pure. By voice command, the motive force can have the system learn out textual content messages, function the audio techniques or entry automobile features such because the local weather management system, for instance. The system requires no memorised instructions – the consumer has the liberty, for instance, to phrase the specified vacation spot tackle or the query concerning the climate report off-the-cuff. What else is feasible now: activating the voice management with the “Hey Mercedes“ immediate. The discuss button on the steering wheel is moreover obtainable for this goal.
New options within the GLC are the standard-fit KEYLESS-GO begin perform utilizing the turbine-look start-stop button and the choice to activate driver help techniques on the multimedia show. The consumer selects and prompts the drive modes by way of the DYNAMIC SELECT change on the centre console. The multimedia show reveals completely different drive modes in keeping with the actual gear. The driving force can choose from completely different pre-configured and one particular person drive mode. Relying on the powertrain and the suspension variant, between 5 and 7 drive modes can be found. Along with “Consolation“, “ECO“, “Sport“, “Sport +“ and “Particular person“ for customising the steering, the suspension or the powertrain, the Off-Highway Engineering Package deal gives the 2 modes “Off-Highway“ and “Off-Highway +“.
The brand new vary of engines: highly effective effectivity
The GLC involves the beginning line with utterly new engines. The next fashions can be found at market launch with different engine variants to observe:
The GLC will likely be outfitted with the subsequent technology of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The essential characteristic of the M 264 two-litre four-cylinder engine from Mercedes-Benz is the elevated output at considerably decrease gasoline consumption. Within the GLC 200 and GLC 300, the M 264 four-cylinder engine replaces the M 274 predecessor engine, the OM 654 four-cylinder diesel engine replaces the OM 651 predecessor engine.
The brand new engine technology is of nice significance for lowering CO2 emissions and is a scientific development with regard to reducing consumption. The principle know-how parts are CAMTRONIC variable valve management, which heats up the exhaust system with out driving up consumption, the dual scroll turbocharger and the extra 48-volt system with belt-driven starter- generator. Particularly the mixture of 48-volt on-board energy provide and belt-driven starter-generator will increase the agility, improves the consolation traits – and considerably lowers the gasoline consumption. That is made doable by the system allowing essential hybrid features akin to “power restoration” “increase“ and “crusing mode“ with out high-voltage parts – to be extra particular, boosting, recovering as much as 10 kW of power (within the rev vary as much as 2500 rpm) and working in crusing mode with the engine switched off.
Stricter necessities and decrease restrict values – the four-cylinder OM 654 diesel engine is designed with an eye fixed on additional lowering consumption and emissions in addition to reducing working prices and enhancing engine output
An important parts of the exhaust gasoline after therapy system are instantly mounted on the engine for effectively lowering emissions. As well as, measures for warmth insulation and additional developed coatings akin to SCR know-how (Selective Catalytic Discount) trigger a further lower in emissions. To scale back the nitrogen oxide emissions additional underneath increased hundreds, the OM 654 is supplied with a further underfloor SCR catalyst. Consequently, the engine at the moment already complies with the RDE (Actual Drive Emissions) necessities.
The OM 654 four-cylinder diesel engine is mixed with 4MATIC all-wheel drive and the 9G-TRONIC computerized transmission, which helps each a dynamic and a fuel-saving driving model.
DYNAMIC BODY CONTROL: suspension made to measure
With the mannequin replace, the GLC is for the primary time outfitted with the DYNAMIC BODY CONTROL suspension with infinitely adjustable dampers for the entrance and rear axle. Relying on the driving state of affairs, pace and situation of the highway, the damping is managed individually for every wheel in interplay with the engine, transmission and steering traits. As well as, the suspension will be mixed with a sport steering system with a extra direct steering ratio. It’s operated with the DYNAMIC SELECT change and gives three selectable phases: The 2 phases “Sport“ and „Sport +“ ship a firmer set-up of the damper traits, whereas “Consolation“ mode offers an particularly comfy journey.
DYNAMIC SELECT: greater than a setting
An SUV that lives as much as its identify: As standard, the GLC is convincing on virtually any kind of floor and in probably the most opposed climate situations. The brand new controls of the Off-Highway Engineering Package deal and the DYNAMIC SELECT system with expanded features in line with the specification responds to the person requests of the motive force with regard to the dealing with and the necessities posed by the actual highway situations. The driving force selects between the 2 off-road drive modes with the DYNAMIC SELECT change on the centre console: The “Off-Highway” mode is especially suited to grime roads, gravel, sand and snow, whereas the “Off-Highway +“ mode is ideal for tough terrain with rocky or steep slopes. The 4MATIC all-wheel drive was newly developed from the bottom up. The three-stage design of ESP® with a wider unfold now gives much more dynamics within the “Sport“ and “Sport +“ drive modes. The GLC thus as soon as once more proves its versatility – off-road as effectively.
Driving help techniques: protected assist
In Germany, 85 p.c of shoppers cite “protected” as the highest attribute with regards to the GLC – and apart from the standard SUV traits, that is as a result of clever driving help techniques. The scope and degree within the new mannequin have been elevated additional nonetheless and the motive force assist with regard to security and luxury thereby additional enhanced. The Driving Help Package deal (non-obligatory additional relying on the nation and gear) within the GLC contains amongst different issues:
Lively Distance Help DISTRONIC with the features:
▪ Braking for stationary objects
▪ Expanded computerized restarting in a visitors jam at the side of Lively Parking Help (inner designation) and navigation
▪ Activation of “crusing mode” in ECO drive mode
Lively Steer Help with the features:
▪ Lively Emergency Cease Help – with computerized unlocking and sending of an SOS name to the MB Emergency Name Centre after automobile involves a cease (relying on the nation)
▪ Lively Lane Change Help at the side of navigation
▪ Emergency hall perform: In visitors jams on motorways at speeds beneath 60 km/h
Lively Velocity Restrict Help with response to alter in pace restrict at the side of Visitors Signal Help
Route-based pace adjustment forward of bends, roundabouts, toll plazas, T-junctions in addition to earlier than making a flip/exiting motorways/expressways – discount of car pace additionally for route occasion “tail finish of visitors jam”, at the side of navigation
Evasive Steering Help
Lively Lane Maintaining Help
Lively Blind Spot Help
Lively Brake Help with turn-off and cross-traffic perform
When Lively Distance Help DISTRONIC with route-based pace adaptation is activated, the brand new GLC is ready to recognise and reply to visitors jams or slow-moving visitors with the assistance of data from LiveTraffic earlier than the motive force turns into conscious of this visitors obstruction. When a visitors jam is detected (and if the motive force doesn’t select a distinct response), DISTRONIC reduces the pace to round 100 km/h as a precaution. That is complemented by an improved Lively Lane Maintaining Help in addition to by further features of Lively Emergency Cease Help.
Lively Braking Help with tail finish of visitors jam emergency braking perform, turn-off and cross-traffic perform reduces the chance of a possible accident when making a flip, for instance, if the motive force fails to see oncoming autos. If there’s a hazard of a collision with oncoming visitors when making a flip throughout the highway, the GLC will be braked on the speeds typical of such manoeuvres. Braking intervention takes place if the motive force alerts the intention to make a flip and the automobile will be braked to a cease earlier than crossing the lane markings. Oncoming autos are detected by the long-range radar sensor within the entrance and the stereo multi-purpose digicam.
Lively Steer Help even helps the motive force with forming an emergency hall on multi-lane roads. As per statutory necessities, for orientation the automobile makes use of the sting of the lane relying on the lane and on motorways beneath
60 km/h the environment in addition to detected lane markings.
Additionally doable is the simplified overtaking manoeuvre with activated Lively Distance Help DISTRONIC: When the motive force prompts the flip indicator at speeds between 80 and 180 km/h on multi-lane roads, Lively Lane Change Help will help with altering lanes.
The exit warning perform reduces the chance of failing to see an approaching automobile or a bike owner when opening the door. The exit warning perform is just energetic when the automobile is stopped. When the motive force or a passenger opens the door and a automobile is approaching, the system emits a visible and audible warning. The perform is energetic for as much as three minutes after switching off the engine. Together with the ambient mild, the lights of the door deal with recess, the map pocket and the trim illumination flashes purple as well as.
As an choice, Lively Parking Help is offered. After pushing the button for Lively Parking Help, the system reveals all recognized parking areas within the instant environment on the multimedia show at speeds beneath 35 km/h. The driving force selects the parking manoeuvre as such with the touchpad, the touchscreen of the multimedia system or the right-hand management panel of the multifunction steering wheel – the system offers assisted pulling and reversing into and out of a parallel and end-on parking areas.
Together with Blind Spot Help, Parking Help PARKTRONIC can warn the motive force of cross-traffic when reversing out of end-on parking areas, and in addition provoke computerized braking if crucial. Parking Help PARKTRONIC provides a visible and acoustic warning of obstacles detected by the use of six ultrasound sensors in every bumper. These will be in entrance of, to the aspect or behind the automobile, and are detected at speeds as much as approx. 10 km/h.
One other spotlight is the non-obligatory Trailer Manoeuvring Help, which helps the motive force with manoeuvring in reverse. The system makes use of sensors within the ball head and a magnetic ring to measure the angle between towing automobile and trailer. The 360-degree digicam gives a greater all-round view when parking and manoeuvring in addition to a digital chicken’s-eye view. A further zoom mode facilitates approaching and hooking up the trailer, the picture on the multimedia show encompasses a new animation and the image high quality has been considerably improved.
Automobile-to-X-Communication helps the motive force by offering the motive force with up-to-date data and warnings of hazardous conditions on the highway. The radio-based trade between autos in addition to between autos and the visitors infrastructure informs the motive force visually and/or acoustically of potential hazards.
Power. Pushed by dedication
The brand new technology of the GLC marks the beginning of a brand new chapter in a real success story: The mannequin offered considerably higher than its predecessor in its first full yr available on the market. At current, Mercedes-Benz has a really profitable presence within the SUV phase with seven fashions (GLA, GLC, GLC Coupé, GLE, GLE Coupé, GLS, G-Class). There isn’t any doubt about it: The SUVs play a vital position within the product vary of the model and its success. Greater than 5 million SUVs from Mercedes-Benz have been delivered to prospects worldwide up to now.
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