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Meet the Next-Gen 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Author: Derek-BoshouwersPublished:  6/1/2022
Meet the Next-Gen 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC Meet the Next-Gen 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC

One of the most popular models in the current Mercedes-Benz lineup, both in Canada and globally, is getting a major revision for 2023, and today the new GLC got its official presentation – this ahead of its commercial launch in the spring of 2023.

What that happens, only one version will initially be offered: the GLC 300 4MATIC, equipped with a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo engine good, once again, for 255 hp, though torque has jumped for the new model to 295 lb-ft (from 273 previously). The 48-volt light-hybrid we recently saw used in the new 2022 C-Class sedan also features here, and like in that car it allows for an added 148 lb-ft of torque, as well as optimizing fuel economy. Carried over from the previous GLC are the 9-speed automatic transmission and of course the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. The SUV rides on either 19-inch or 20-inch wheels.

Mercedes has given the 2023 edition a new four-link front suspension and shocks that adapt to the road, among other improvements. Sitting on a wider track, the new GLC adopts a new, more aerodynamic stance and gains 60 mm in length. Exterior changes include modifications of the headlights, front grille and accents lower down on the chassis. Mercedes promises a quieter drive thanks in part to the improved aerodynamics and soundproofing.

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Changes are more substantial inside, with the model receiving many of the same changes made to the new C-Class, for instance new, more-comfortable and more-supportive seats, five flat-round air vents (three above the console, one at each end of the dash), a large sloping multimedia screen (11.9-inch) on the central console that’s no longer attached to the 12.3-inch driver data screen, and a number of other touches designed to increase the luxury and refinement quotient. Cargo space climbs from 550 to 600 litres with seats in place. The power liftgate is included standard.

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