MercBenzKing gives the first impressions of the pre-production and still completely masked exterior and interior of the new Mercedes GLC.
The test took place in Arjeplog, Sweden, 100 km from the North Polar Circle where many manufacturers have test facilities.
The new Mercedes GLC is 60 mm longer and the wheelbase has increased by 15 mm. The slightly longer length has led to increase of the boot volume, which is now 50 litres bigger. In the rear, the new
Mercedes GLC offers plenty of knee and head room and now features a new panoramic sunroof, larger and with a thinner central part. The rear seats have three-stage heating and the heated seat activation button is located on the door as on the S and C-Class.
The first test took place with the top diesel version of the GLC 300 d equipped with the 265 HP 2-litre diesel and 48V mild hybrid technology. Like the C-Class and S-Class, the new GLC will feature integral steering with a 4.5 degree steering angle. This is only offered in combination with Airmatic air suspension.
The GLC stands out for its very good soundproofing, as the test car has double glazing and 2 mm insulation around the centre tunnel.
On Sport Plus and with ESP off, the Mercedes GLC handles easily and is very stable. And the virtual instrument cluster have new graphics. Take Off-road mode with altimeter, for example. In the same time, the new Mercedes GLC is equipped with the fifth generation of assistance systems introduced in the new S and C-Class.
The dashboard has been completely masked but we expect the MBUX multimedia system with 11.9-inch portrait screen from the new C-Class, with voice control, hard disk and no controller.