All The Latest On The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC

July 8th, 2022 by


Mercedes-Benz has revealed its newest generation for its mid-size GLC-Class has concluded its final winter testing, specifically near Arjeplog, Sweden. The GLC crossover is the automaker’s best-selling model and it’s expected to have a reworking for the next generation of the upcoming model.


According to Mercedes-Benz, the third descendant of the GLC will begin with the company’s M254 engine, a turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4, which produces a healthy output of 55 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. This configuration is an electric 48-volt starter-alternator unit on the transmission that provides an output of 23 horsepower and 147 lb-ft of torque to the new entry-level powertrain.

On top of this, an exhaust treatment system is fixed directly on the engine. It’s expected that the revamped model will continue to use its 9-speed automatic gearbox, and should be available again in either rear-wheel-drive (RWD) or all-wheel-drive (AWD) setup. The current GLC gets 22 mpg city and 27 mpg highway for its fuel economy figures.

Driver-Assist Updates

The German car manufacturer said that the new GLC will receive overhauled versions of some of its safety and driver-assistance technologies. Active Distance Assist has amended its revised stationary vehicle response maneuvering speed from a maximum of 37 mph to 60 mph.

Active Steering Assist will receive better performance on “country roads”, augmented freeway lane-centering, and extra lane dedication features owing to the new 360-degree camera tech featured on the next-gen GLC. The company also described a “Digital Light” with “projection functions” and customizable “Coming/Leaving Home” animations that act out on the ground in front of the vehicle, using the car’s headlights.

Finally, Traffic Sign Assist now recognizes signs on overhead structures and in construction zones, as well as conditional signage like “slippery when wet,” with new warnings that will alert the driver in several situations, such as when he or she may run a stop sign or red light. Mercedes-Benz also claims its parking systems will receive improved surround sensors and low-speed maneuverability.

Interior Changes

The luxury automaker has already confirmed some details about the interior, like its new three-spoke steering wheel with remodeled control panels for navigation, phone, entertainment, cruise control, and proximity control buttons. The central dashboard will also get an 11.9-inch central LCD display and a 12.3-inch monitor that’s placed behind the steering wheel for the driver.

The upcoming GLC will include the newest MBUX user experience infotainment system, with updated “Hey Mercedes” voice assistant commands, and new augmented reality displays addresses and details onto the screen’s exterior surround-view live video feed.

There is even an off-road menu with an available “transparent hood” function that employs 360-degree camera tech to the ground underneath the front of the car on the infotainment screen for better maneuverability.

The Best-Selling GLC

Thus far, over 2.5 million GLC models have been sold since the line was introduced in 2008, when it was dubbed the GLK. It soon became the leading segment in the compact luxury crossover class and is the best-selling model series from the company’s portfolio to date.

The newest model, which is expected to go on sale next year, is still derived from the C-Class sedan but will also have technical marvels from more posh models like the flagship S-Class.

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