A lot of interesting stuff is being prepared for the new 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC. Luxurious crossover is already ranked very high, but it doesn’t stop the German carmaker from further development. Buyers in the USA could see 2019 GLC-Class in Coupe version. Furthermore, and F-Cell model is almost ready for the launch. But, these are all variations and we will talk about them separately. Here, we will check what standard offer of Mercedes-Benz GLC will bring in 2019 season.
The new vehicle will improve its infotainment system. Also, the exterior will get updates. Designers are trying to make GLC crossover more attractive to lure younger buyers. However, a mid-size SUV is interesting to drivers of all ages. Finally, its horsepower rating will get a boost to make a larger gap between it and entry-level GLA crossover.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs GLA
There are a lot of similarities between two siblings. However, the GLA is the compact crossover and Mercedes has no other SUV that is smaller than it. Next step in this segment is 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC. It is slightly bigger. Also, GLC SUV is more potent and more expensive. However, we will find more room in the bigger sibling.
How Much is 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC?
The cost of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC will depend on the amount of equipment every buyer chooses. Entry-level models are going to cost around $40,000. However, as a luxurious model, it can get numerous upgrades. First of all, the interior can be almost completely changed with tuning and high-end models. Exterior and safety are coming with plenty of options, but German carmaker left some for extra packages. Top of the line is AMG model with starting cost of $60,000.
Where is Mercedes Benz GLC Built?
Assembly factories of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC will be all around the world. So far, we could see this crossover coming from China and Malaysia in Asia and Germany and Finland in Europe. However, the company plans to launch the production the USA. This could cut the costs of delivery and import, but again, it is not so easy to obtain all required permits for it.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC Engine, Hybrid, Specs
The main source of power for 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC will be a 2.0-l 4-cylinder engine. This drivetrain perfectly fits mid-size segment. With it, the crossover will deliver an excellent balance of power and fuel consumption. The turbocharger will help the SUV reach at least 250 hp and 280 pound-feet of torque. Top of the range AMG model raises these numbers to 365 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque.
Fuel-Cell Mercedes-Benz GLC
Without a hybrid model, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC will step directly into hydrogen fuel-cell market. The company announced plans to do it in 2019, so American buyers can have another option. It will be GLC F-Cell with the output of nearly 200 hp. The electric motor is sending power to rear wheels while gaining 250 lb-ft of torque. With fuel tank with a capacity of 10-pound, GLC F-Cell can go 270 miles. Additionally, it can go around 30 miles driven solely by the electric motor.