Mercedes-Benz is placing the ending touches to facelifted variations of its three-year-old GLC and GLC Coupe, with the extra highly effective AMG GLC 63 pictured right here set to move the brand new line-up.
The reworked mid-sized Mercedes SUVs are deliberate to make their public debut on the 2019 Geneva motor present subsequent March previous to a deliberate begin to UK gross sales by the center of subsequent yr, in line with officers from the German automotive maker.
Among the many styling modifications adopted by the facelifted GLC Coupe are new LED headlamps and hind lights that includes altered graphics and non-compulsory Multibeam projectors, reprofiled bumpers and a brand new vary of alloy wheels ranging to 21in in diameter.
Inside, there may be an up to date dashboard with digital devices and Merc’s newest infotainment system – as seen on the lately unveiled GLC Gas Cell and all-electric EQC. They characteristic components of Mercedes-Benz’s MBUX management system launched on the fourth-generation A-Class earlier this yr, albeit with out contact management.
Additional modifications embody a brand new wi-fi charging pad for smartphones, a extra superior speech management system, altered trims and ambient lighting choices – each aimed toward lifting perceived high quality ranges in opposition to elevated competitors from the likes of the second-generation Audi Q5, third-generation BMW X3 and lately facelifted Porsche Macan.
On the engine entrance, the GLC Coupe will obtain new four-cylinder engines within the type of Mercedes’ OM654 diesel and M264 petrol items – each with added efficiency and diminished emissions.
The two.Zero-litre OM654 diesel replaces the outdated 2.1-litre OM651 engine, creating 192bhp within the GLC220d and 241bhp within the GLC300d for will increase of 22bhp and 28bhp over right now’s GLC220d and GLC250d respectively. Mercedes’ new M264 petrol engine replaces the M274. In 2.Zero-litre kind in subsequent yr’s GLC300, it offers an extra 13bhp at 254bhp.
Additional up the line-up, the brand new GLC is ready to supply the selection of two new plug-in hybrid drivetrains in diesel and petrol types. They each present electrical ranges of over 50km along with mixed common consumption and CO2 emissions on the WLTP cycle of lower than 2.0L/100km and 50g/km.
The GLC300de makes use of a 192bhp model of the two.Zero-litre OM654 four-cylinder diesel engine together with a 120bhp electrical motor and 13.5kWh lithium-ion battery for an general system output of 302bhp and 516lb ft of torque.
The GLC300e receives a 208bhp model of the two.Zero-litre M264 four-cylinder petrol engine along with the identical 120bhp electrical motor and 13.5kWh lithium-ion battery as its diesel sibling for an general system output of 316bhp and the identical 516lb ft. Additionally deliberate is a slight energy improve for the three.Zero-litre V6 petrol engine within the GLC43. It’s set to achieve an added 23bhp, taking its output to 385bhp.
The GLC63 4Matic will proceed to run a four.Zero-litre V8 with both 469bhp in normal kind or 503bhp in top-of-the-line S kind. Nonetheless, outright efficiency positive factors are promised by the adoption of a brand new nine-speed automated gearbox instead of the seven-speed unit in use right now.
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