Mercedes-Benz GLC facelift teased, Geneva debut

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Final week, Mercedes-Benz confirmed it could unveil the facelifted X253 GLC on the Geneva Motor Present subsequent week, and now the corporate has launched the primary teaser of the up to date premium SUV. Little or no can truly be gleaned from the 13-second video, however we do get a peek on the redesigned entrance finish.

From the appears of it, the GLC will sport a face just like the brand new GLE, with trapezoidal headlights that comply with the contours of the bigger reshaped grille. The lamps themselves additionally characteristic a brand new design for the LED daytime working lights, beginning off with the arrow-shaped brows seen on automobiles like the brand new A-Class and CLS, earlier than swooping downwards alongside the decrease edges, practically encapsulating the whole headlight. Consider them because the reverse of these on the AMG GT Four-Door Coupé, if you’ll.

The bumper on this non-AMG Line mannequin has been tweaked as properly, with a extra distinguished entrance bumper guard and three bigger holes within the centre, bringing it nearer to the E-Class All-Terrain. Anticipate the standard tweaks to the rear of the automobile, in addition to new colors and wheel designs.

The remainder of the automobile ought to obtain the identical revisions because the facelifted W205 C-Class, together with a 12.Three-inch fully-digital instrument show and a revamped Comand infotainment system with centre display screen measuring as much as 10.25 inches. These adjustments had been seen on final yr’s hydrogen-powered GLC F-Cell – like that automobile, the facelifted GLC doubtless gained’t get the A-Class’ new Mercedes-Benz Consumer Expertise (MBUX) system.

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Engines are additionally more likely to be carried over from the C-Class, together with a brand new delicate hybrid 1.5 litre M264 turbo petrol four-cylinder, a bigger 2.zero litre model and a couple of.zero litre OM654 turbodiesel, the latter changing the long-serving 2.2 litre OM651 unit. Additional up the order are the uprated Three.zero litre twin-turbo V6 within the AMG GLC 43 and a probable unchanged Four.zero litre biturbo V8 within the AMG GLC 63.

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