With a greater range of ratios and shorter steps between gears, the 9-speed automatic changes gears more quickly but nearly imperceptibly. Along with a more seamless delivery of power, the lighter, more versatile transmission enhances quiet riding comfort and fuel-efficiency. The electronic selector and shift paddles let you control all gear changes with your hands on the steering wheel. And drivers can vary the shift modes via the innovative DYNAMIC SELECT system.
A multimode drive program selector on the console lets you transform the car's character with the flip of a switch. Four modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport and Sport+) alter the throttle response, shift points and steering effort, plus the ECO Start/Stop and climate control efficiency. A fifth "Individual" mode allows you to create a mode of your own, even letting you set the transmission for purely manual shifting.
The 241-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4 in the GLC 300 combines numerous advances to deliver more power from less fuel. Its rapid-multispark ignition and high-pressure Direct Injection can fine-tune themselves in milliseconds. Its turbocharger spools up quickly to boost response, helping deliver all of the engine's 273 lb-ft of torque at just 1,300 rpm. Widely variable timing of all 16 valves and innovative 3-phase cooling team up to reduce emissions while raising your emotions.
Engineered specifically for performance driving, selective damping automatically adjusts the individual shock absorbers based on the road surface and the driver's current driving style. Valving inside each shock absorber automatically firms up during stronger body motions for sharper handling feedback and stability, and reduces the damping rates during gentler motions for a smoother, more composed ride.
The agility of a Mercedes-Benz coupe meets the muscle of a legendary family of SUVs in the GLC Coupe. From its sizable 19-inch wheels to its power-dome hood and arching roof, it's got a confident stance that's true to the sporty soul within. And its brilliance shines in many ways, from its gloss black diamond-block grille and LED lighting to its turbocharged performance and advanced innovations.
The rear seatbacks fold down in a 40/20/40 split, letting you to expand the cargo capacity of your GLC in a variety of configurations, up to 49.4 cu ft. Pushbuttons in the cargo area power-fold the left and right seatbacks in a 60/40 split. You can also fold the center section independently, to fit longer items like skis between two rear passengers. The seatbacks can also be locked in a slightly more upright position, expanding the cargo area while still seating three rear passengers.
As rewarding as it is to have the key to a GLC in your pocket or purse, you never need to take it out to start the car. Just step on the brake and push or the Start/Stop button on the dash, and you can be on your way.
Electrically heated front seats quickly take the chill out of even the coldest day. Three levels of warming automatically step down after several minutes to the lowest setting.
Using GPS technology and a fast hard drive to store maps and points of interest, this virtual copilot provides detailed driving directions with remarkable speed and a friendly voice. The COMAND® system's 8.4-inch high-resolution color screen displays 3D maps with building profiles and Points of Interest. It can also work in concert with Mercedes-Benz mbrace® to make searching as simple as it is on your home computer.
All new Mercedes-Benz vehicles are protected by our New Vehicle Limited Warranty, covering defects in material or workmanship for 48-months or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. For added protection, the Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited Warranty offers continued peace of mind with prolonged coverage tailored to your needs.
Radar-based technology alerts you if you're approaching a vehicle ahead, or even some stationary objects, at a speed and distance that suggest a collision is likely. As soon as the driver starts to brake, the system can automatically provide an appropriate level of braking to help prevent a collision or reduce its severity. If you fail to respond, the system can also initiate braking automatically from speeds up to 65 mph, and can activate the features of PRE-SAFE®.
4MATIC all-wheel drive incorporates our 4-wheel Electronic Traction System (4-ETS®), which monitors for the first sign of wheel slip and responds to ensure torque is sent to the wheels with the best grip, even if that's only one wheel.
Greater use of aluminum helps the body shell of the GLC elevate its overall rigidity, occupant protection and acousting qualities while reducing weight, even with a significant increase in cabin space. Along with high-strength and ultrahigh-strength steel, numerous components and strategic reinforcements are made of diecast, extruded and stamped aluminum, as well as heat-treated steel and laser-welded, "tailored" sheet steel that's created with predetermined, varying thicknesses.
An advanced system of 7 air bags offers 9-way occupant protection. Dual two-stage front air bags, combined thorax/pelvic bags for driver and front passenger, a driver's knee air bag, and side curtain air bags for both seating rows are standard.