One of the star models of Mercedes, the GLC mid-size SUV, will debut generation during the spring of 2022. We anticipate all the details and the first illustration of what it will be like.
Definitive countdown to the market arrival of the new Mercedes GLC. The mid-size SUV of the star brand, one of the most successful in the range in most markets, is updated and it is time to step up to compete even better in such an important and volume category as is yours for Mercedes.
To make things even more difficult for its great rivals, the BMW X3, Audi Q5, and Volvo XC60, the new Mercedes GLC will now take advantage of the technical base and much of the technology released by the latest C-Class to make an important leap. evolutionary.
New Look & New Tech
While some camouflaged units still in the testing phase are already circulating on the Internet, at Autopista.es we can already anticipate what the new generation of SUVs will be like through an illustration by our specialist Schulte. Although the model will not be aesthetically an aesthetic revolution, as you can see, we do know that it will be somewhat larger but above all shorter, with more sporty proportions that also promise better dynamism.
To the usual update of optics, bumpers, and pilots, and to that new sharper line, the new Mercedes GLC 2022 will add, however, a great evolution inside doors, where the new advanced dashboard design released by the C-Class saloon awaits you. With a much more digital and connected environment, the SUV will include large screens in both the instrumentation and the center console, and the latest evolution of the brand’s spectacular MBUX infotainment system.
Mercedes GLC 2022 Engine Range
Mechanically, no big news is expected in the new SUV. Like the C-Class, the forecast is to offer a fairly electrified range, where its new diesel and gasoline engines stand out, already accompanied by 48V micro-hybrid technology. Thus, if it took the same range of the saloon, it would have versions GLC 180 of 170 CV, GLC 200 of 204 CV, and GLC 300 of 258 CV, in gasoline; already in diesel, there would be versions GLC 220 d of 200 CV and GLC 300 d of 265 CV of power.
Like the C-Class, the new SUV should at least also have a plug-in hybrid version, which could be the 300 e, with a total power of 310 hp and an electric range of no less than 100 km. Of course, it would have a Zero Emissions label from the DGT, unlike the rest of the range, all with an ECO label according to the current scale. Currently, the GLC has also introduced a diesel plug-in hybrid version, called the 300 de.
The new SUV will of course have full 4Matic traction and all versions will have 9G-Tronic 9-speed automatic transmission. A year after its premiere, a sportier and more powerful AMG GLC 63 variant would also be planned: this version would abandon its previous V8 Biturbo in favor of a new plug-in hybrid system, with a 2.0 turbo petrol engine and at least two electric motors, one per axle. In total, the combined maximum power should be more than 500 hp.