2018 Mercedes GLC Specs, Redesign

2018 Mercedes GLC Class brings few new things. Main novelty are new versions, which include high-performance model AMG GLC43 and GLC Coupe, which is not in our focus right now, since we will review SUV GLC model. These changes and new versions were expected, so to say. Mercedes is known as one of the leading manufacturer when it comes to offering variety for its customers, and GLC wasn’t included into this equation, since it only had one version and one engine included into the offer. This time, with 2018 Mercedes GLC buyers will be able to choose from few versions.

2018 Mercedes GLC front

So, let’s start with the design of the 2018 Mercedes GLC:

Since it is the first time we see the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC43, this model from the line-up is the attention grabber. The difference between the two is instantly visible if you look at the front grille. Mesh instead of lines gives the SMG GLC43 more premium feeling. Since the regular GLC SUV is presented all new for previous model year, it is unlikely that Merc will change anything  regarding the appearance of 2018 version. Standard equipment for the 2018 Mercedes GLC 300 will include 18-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, adaptive cruise control and more. The 2018 GLC43 includes 20-inch AMG wheels and bigger brakes, but beside performance specs, GLC300 and AMG GLC43 have same level of equipment.

Some of interior features include 10-way power driver seat with memory settings, two-zone climate control 7-inch infotainment display ,sound system with 8 speakers, Bluetooth connectivity (phone and audio)… etc.

2018 Mercedes GLC rear

2018 Mercedes GLC Performance specs

Here is where the two differentiate. 2018 Mercedes GLC 300 is expected to come with unchanged engine and output. This means that it will be powered with a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, capable to deliver up to 241 hp and 273 pound-feet of torque. To power will be transmitted to two- or all wheels via 9-speed automatic transmission. Same transmission will be sued for the Mercedes-AMG GLC43 but it will be tuned for quicker shifts. Four wheel drive is standard for this performer.

Engine that will be packed under the hood of the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 is a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 unit, capable to deliver up to 362 hp and 384 pound-feet of torque.

2018 Mercedes GLC side

Price and release date of the 2018 Mercedes GLC

Latest 2018 Mercedes GLC will be available for sale next year, probably during the late summer, or fall. Pricing specs will be known closer to its release date, but according to some news we can expected GLC300 to start around $50,000 while AMG GLC43 should start around $55,000 price range.

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