New Mercedes Glc, 100 km electric plug-in hybrid

New Mercedes Glc, 100 km electric plug-in hybrid
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Mild hybrid and rechargeable hybrid engines on tap for the new version of the German SUV. Prices have not yet been disclosed

Alessandro Pinto

– Milan

Evolve without upsetting a model you like like Mercedes Glc. It seems the line followed in Stuttgart for the second generation of the best-selling SUV of the Star, which had picked up the baton from the controversial Glk to garner unanimous approval, considering the 2.6 million units produced against the low 600,000 of the predecessor. The new Glc evolves on the aesthetic level with a more dynamic silhouette and on the mechanical level with a range of engines entirely electrified, but as always conceived to meet every need of use. An example are the mild-hybrid, petrol and diesel units, flanked by plug-in units that offer electric mileage at the top of the C-segment SUV category. The prices of the new GLC will be communicated within a few weeks, while in dealerships will arrive from September. The range will be divided into six versions: Advanced, Amg Advanced, Advanced Plus, Amg Advanced Plus, Amg Premium, Amg Premium Plus.


The aesthetic evolution of the new Glc passes from a look capable of expressing greater dynamism in spite of some data increased compared to the recent past: the length increases by 60 mm for a total of 4,716 mm, the height decreases by 4 mm, while the greater rear overhang benefits the luggage compartment capacity, which has increased by 50 liters for a total of 600 with the seats in the position of use. The front has been updated with an improved integration in a 3D key between the headlights and the grille, while the fins and openings on the bumpers seem to recall the style seen on the Gla. At the rear, the headlights have a thinner cut, while the side looks cleaner with the wheel arches in the same color that house wheels from 18 “to 20”.


The most important change concerns the 11.9 ”vertically developing monitor of the advanced Mbux infotainment system, which appears almost lying on the central tunnel until it slides towards the gloveboxes. At its side, there is the 12.3 “digital instrument panel configurable through the capacitive buttons of the new multifunction steering wheel, also seen on Mercedes E-Class. In addition to guaranteeing, as in the past, multi-user, the latest evolution of the system Mbux allows fingerprint recognition and has been enriched with new interactive functions, ranging from voice assistant to Live services up to home automation. The accuracy of the navigation system benefits, on request, from the indications provided in augmented reality originating from the images taken by the external camera system. Those who do not want to give up anything in terms of comfort can opt for the Energizing Plus and Energizing Coach packages, which include different types of seat massage, ambient lights and aromas diffused by the air conditioning system that are best suited to the stress level of the driver and occupants.

hybrid engines

The range of engines includes turbocharged four-cylinder, petrol and diesel units, flanked by the mild-hybrid 48V system (EQ Boost) or the plug-in technology signed EQ Power, all in combination with the 9-speed automatic transmission and 4Matic all-wheel drive. . The petrol mild hybrids range from 204 HP for the Glc 200 4Matic to 258 HP for the Glc 300 4Matic, while the turbodiesel Glc 220d 4Matic delivers 197 HP with declared consumption between 5.2-5.9 l / 100 km. . The plug-in hybrid units have electric mileage exceeding 100 km guaranteed by the 31.2 kWh battery, rechargeable in 30 minutes with the 60 kW system provided as an option. The petrol versions start from 313 hp and 550 Nm of the Glc 300e with electric mileage between 104 and 120 km, to the 381 hp and 650 Nm of torque of the 400e. The diesel version signed 300de, on the other hand, delivers 335 Hp and 750 Nm and declares a maximum distance in Ev of 117 km.

trim and adas

The level of comfort and handling of the new Glc reaches its maximum with the adaptive Airmatic air suspension and with the optional rear-wheel steering system. Depending on the needs of use, you can opt for the lowered suspension provided in the Amg package, in addition to that for off-road which instead provides protection in the underbody and a height from the ground increased by 20 mm. On the ADAS front, the new GLC is equipped with the latest generation of the active driving assistance package, which can be used in queuing in the city and on the motorway with assisted steering and braking. Distronic system can rely on the increased ability to recognize road signs, while for parking there is the new package with 360-degree camera and assistance during maneuvers.

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