Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The New GLC from Mercedes-Benz

Versatility and Style in an Unrivalled All-Terrain SUV

Design driven, modern, athletic – this is just a glimpse of the new GLC from Mercedes-Benz. The new model, which succeeds the GLK, is much more spacious and refined and signifies an evolution for the second generation Mercedes-Benz mid-range SUV, turning heads with its sleek design and taking the lead in terms of technology, comfort and performance.

The design philosophy behind the new GLC favours sensual purity and a modern aesthetic over the classic off-road look. The dynamic design exudes emotional appeal while also employing purist forms, with clearly defined lines that deliberately display a degree of tension.

“The new GLC sets new benchmarks for mid-size SUVs thanks to its outstanding design, technology and off-road capabilities,” said Dirk Fetzer, Director of Sales & Marketing at Daimler Middle East & Levant. “We know that the second generation of this model has been highly anticipated by Middle Eastern customers and will contribute to the continued popularity of the Mercedes-Benz SUV range.”

With its athletic and urban design, all-round capabilities and supreme comfort, the GLC fits seamlessly with any lifestyle, whether for a family trip on- or off- road, a sporty adventure with friends or just a comfortable driving experience around the city.

The new GLC is available in two models, the GLC 250 4MATIC and the GLC 300 4MATIC. The former comes with the OFF ROAD Line exterior that includes 19-inch multi-spoke light alloy , radiator grille with twin louvres and chrome inserts, bumpers with a chrome-plated underguard at front and rear, two chrome-plated tailpipes, polished aluminium trim and roof rails in anodised aluminium. The GLC 300 4MATIC comes with the sporty AMG Line exterior –   with distinctive AMG body styling, 19-inch AMG wheels, chrome package, and enhanced performance and driving dynamics thanks to the sports suspension.

GLC interior: Spacious, Elegant And Modern

The GLC’s interior conjures up the feel-good atmosphere that is a Mercedes-Benz brand hallmark, with premium materials, including nappa leather and open-pore wood trim, meticulously finished details and an appealing overall touch and feel. A key focus of the totally new interior design is the dashboard and the centre console with its flowing lines, and large, one-piece console panel sweeping elegantly from the centre air vents to the armrest. These clear-cut lines create a feeling of open space and establish a purist, modern vibe.

The newly developed innovative touchpad, located in the hand rest, nestles ergonomically in the centre console. As on a smartphone, this provides for very simple and intuitive operation of all the head-unit functions using finger gestures. A centrally positioned media display is partially integrated above the centre console.

The new GLC is substantially more spacious for front and rear passengers alike. The increase in the GLC’s length in comparison to the previous model has been translated effectively into useful interior space.

Both the GLC 250 4MATIC and GLC 300 4MATIC come with EXCLUSIVE line interior, including upholstery in ARTICO man-made leather/fabric, ARTICO-covered dashboard with contrasting topstitching, seats featuring an exclusive upholstery design, Interior Light package, the 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel, high-gloss brown line structure lime wood trim in the GLC 250 4MATIC and light aluminium trim in the GLC 300 4MATIC.

Driving Enjoyment, On- And Off-Road

The new GLC offers the DYNAMIC SELECT handling control system with five driving programs as standard. In addition to the ECO, COMFORT, SPORT, SPORT+ and INDIVIDUAL settings, which are familiar from other models, the new all-rounder can also be equipped with the Off-Road Engineering package. This comprises up to five programmes: Slippery, Off-road, Incline, Rocking Assist (only in combination with the optional AIR BODY CONTROL) and Trailer.

The new GLC features the AGILITY CONTROL suspension with steel springs and a variable damping system as standard. The suspension combines excellent driving stability and sporty agility with optimum comfort and outstanding off-road capabilities.

The nine-stage 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission comes as standard on the   GLC 250 4MATIC and the GLC 300 4MATIC,  offering an impressively high shift speed and perfect transitions for energetic sprinting as well as with gentle, barely perceptible gear changes for enjoyable cruising.

Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive: guardian angels on board

As part of the Intelligent Drive concept, the safety systems combine data from various sensor technologies to enhance comfort and safety substantially. COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, Crosswind Assist, Headlamp Assist and ATTENTION ASSIST are on board as standard. The Driving Assistance package Plus provides an even more comprehensive scope of active safety features, comprising DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist and Stop & Go Pilot, PRE-SAFE® Brake with pedestrian detection, BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist and PRE-SAFE® PLUS.

An overview of the model range:

  GLC 250 4MATIC GLC 300 4MATIC
Engine 4-cylinder petrol engine with direct injection and turbocharging.
Displacement, cc 1991 1991
Output, kW/hp 155/211 180/245
Torque, Nm 350 370
Top Speed, km/h 222 N/A
Transmission nine-stage 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission nine-stage 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission
Drive System 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive
Length/width/height, mm 4656/1890/1639 4656/1890/1639
Wheelbase, mm 2873 2873

 

MOST READ

Gulf Air Resumes Direct Flights to Dhaka

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, announces that it has resumed its direct flights to and from Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal...

Gulf Air proudly resumes direct flights to and from Saudi Arabia

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, proudly announces the resumption of its direct flights to and from the Kingdom of...

The 90th National Day of Saudi Arabia is Hailed!

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s leadership and people celebrated, the 90th National Day of Saudi Arabia, on September 23rd, after the historical announcement of...

Batelco Launches Unlimited Business Mobile Packages

Batelco has unveiled its latest business mobile packages in a complete refresh of its existing packages, targeted at business customers including entrepreneurs, SMEs and...

REACH Behavior and Development Center opened

Cabinet Affairs Minister Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al Mutawa has inaugurated the "REACH Behavior and Development Center for Children with Autism and Developmental Delay", the...

Health Minister hails ‘Shaikh Isa bin Ali Award for Voluntary Work’

Health Minister, Faeqa bint Said Al-Saleh, has expressed sincere thanks and gratitude to the Cabinet Affairs Ministry’s Undersecretary and Good Word Society’s Honorary President,...

HH Shaikh Nasser says Hussain Al Rashid is a “True Champion” and an “Example to Follow”

HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Humanitarian Work and Youth Affairs has published a video on his...

Business ventures from Thailand continues in The Kingdom of Bahrain

Since the outbreak of Covid-19 that has unleash an economic downfall, Thai business collaborations continues, expanding business ties between The Kingdom of BAHRAIN AND...

UoB Students Can Pay for Courses and Buy Textbooks Online Via Bahrain.bh!

A busy academic year ahead, compounded with the pressures of maintaining social distancing, may find some students feeling overwhelmed. Such challenges have been a...

HM King addresses United Nations General Assembly

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has delivered Bahrain’s address to the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New...

stc Bahrain, the first telecom operator in Bahrain to offer Roadside Assistance and Home Assistance services

stc Bahrain, a world-class digital enabler, is the first telecom operator in Bahrain to venture into Roadside Assistance and Home Assistance services, expanding its...

Batelco’s Initiative to Waive 500 SME’s Broadband Bills for Three Months Much Appreciated by Business Sector

A number of business owners have extended their appreciation to Batelco for the financial support towards their fixed internet cost for 3 months in...

Bahrain’s presence in the European Market to Achieve The Kingdom 2030 Vision

HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Humanitarian Work and Youth Affairs has received, in the presence...

Microsoft’s new Xbox app for iOS includes game streaming

Microsoft is about to release a big Xbox app update for iOS that includes the ability to stream Xbox One games to an iPhone....

The All New E-Class: More Intelligent and Sportier than ever before

The all-new 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan has now arrived in the Kingdom of Bahrain. First unveiled at The Avenues – Bahrain, the 2021 E-Class...