The 2023 Mercedes GLC SUV features a hybrid system that reduces carbon emissions by up to 15% while increasing fuel efficiency by 15%.

Mercedes-Benz has introduced its newest model in India, the 2023 GLC SUV. The GLC300 petrol costs Rs 73.5 lakh and the GLC220d diesel costs Rs 74.5 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom. The preceding GLC was a big success in India, becoming the country’s best-seller. Mercedes may expect similar results with the new GLC. In India, bookings for the new GLC have already surpassed 1,500 units.

GLC receives iterative changes for the 2023 model year while maintaining the same luxury and flamboyant spirit as the model it replaces. There are five exterior color options and three interior trim options. Nautic Blue, Mojave Silver, Selenite Grey, Polar White, and Obsidian Black are among the exterior colors. Sienna Brown, Black, and Macchiato Beige are among the interior color options.

2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC – India’s most popular luxury SUV Mercedes-Benz is adopting a dynamic avant-garde design for the 2023 GLC. The alterations to the outside design are minor. The headlights have been updated and now touch the new grille. Both the front and rear bumpers have a massive chrome underguard, and the new 5-spoke alloy wheels exude impressive luxury. The 3D tail lights and rear bumpers are also somewhat updated.

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The Mercedes-Benz GLC 2023 has grown in size. It is 4716 mm long (60mm longer) and has a 2888 mm wheelbase (15mm longer). A bigger boot is the result of increased size. Storage capacity increased by 70L to 620L. The rubberized aluminum-effect running boards ease in entry and exit. We recently spent a day with the new Mercedes GLC in Hampi. A brief overview is provided below.

Interior revisions are far more radical, with the same dashboard design as the C-Class, which was inspired by the flagship S-Class. In comparison to its predecessor, the 2023 GLC appears much more refined and represents a significant advancement in luxury and extravagance. The dashboard is entirely digital, athletic, and minimalist.

The primary infotainment screen is portrait-oriented and measures 11.9 inches. It has a high resolution and runs Merc’s latest MBUX-NTG7 UI, which includes OTA support and 3D maps. There is also a 12.3″ landscape instrument screen. A fingerprint scanner for driver profiles, turbine-style AC vents, an Artico leather-clad dashboard, ambient lighting, and other features are included.

Other features include a panoramic sunroof, audio controls on the steering wheel, wireless smartphone integration, an air purifier, memory seats, rear sun-blinds, a 15-speaker 710W Burmester audio system, and more.

A 48V hybrid configuration improves performance. EASY-PACK tailgate and Boot Comfort Pack for electrically folding rear seats are available from the firm. The Off-road Engineering Package adds a transparent bonnet function with underfloor cameras, 20mm greater ground clearance with adaptive suspension, and other features.

7 airbags, ABS, EBD, TCS, ESP, blind spot assist, active lane maintain assist, active braking assist, active parking assist, parking package with 360-degree video, pre-safe, blind-spot assist, active high beam assist, attention help, and other features are included in the safety net.

The 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC comes with two powertrain options, both of which utilize a 48V mild hybrid system for the first time. The GLC 300 4MATIC is powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder petrol engine with 258 horsepower and 400 Nm, while the GLC 220d 4MATIC is powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder diesel engine with 197 bhp and 440 Nm. Both powertrains include a 23 horsepower and 200 Nm electric motor that serves as an ISG.

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Both GLC models come standard with Mercedes’ 4Matic AWD technology and a 9G Tronic automatic transmission. Merc claims 14.72 km/l and 19.47 km/l fuel economy with petrol and diesel engines, respectively, using this hybrid configuration. The brand was able to boost fuel economy by 15% and 10% with petrol and diesel engines, respectively, and reduce carbon emissions by 15% and 10% with petrol and diesel engines, respectively, thanks to the onboard 48V Hybrid setup.

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