- Mercedes has revealed pricing for the upcoming 2023 GLC-Class SUV, with prices ranging from $48,250 to $54,600.
- Despite being nearly identical to the outgoing model, the 2023 GLC is completely new underneath.
- A turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four with a 48-volt hybrid system will be the only U.S. powertrain option at launch, with Mercedes planning to bring a plug-in hybrid model later.
The arrival of spring heralds a new generation for the GLC class. Mercedes revealed pricing ahead of the crossover’s imminent arrival. The base GLC300 now starts at $48,200 in a rear-drive format, and upgrading to Merc’s 4Matic all-wheel drive adds an additional $2,000 to that price.
Following in the footsteps of the C-Class, the GLC adds two new trim levels with the new generation. The Exclusive trim starts at $50,500 and adds amenities like a Burmester sound system, navigation, a 360-degree camera and illuminated door sills. Upgrading to the Pinnacle trim brings all the standard features and those of the Exclusive trim, such as enhanced video for navigation and a head-up display.
Along with its slightly higher price, the GLC-Class has grown physically for its new generation. From nose to tail, the new GLC is 2.4 inches longer than its predecessor. The wheelbase has also increased by 0.6 inches, increasing rear legroom by a mere 0.1 inches. More obvious is the growth in luggage capacity, with the new car’s 22 cubic feet being three cubic feet more than the old model.
When the GLC first hits showroom floors, it will be equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a 48-volt hybrid system through an integrated starter generator. Similar to the C300 sedan, this engine produces peaks of 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Buyers will have the choice of the standard rear-wheel drive setup or Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheel drive system. A plug-in hybrid and AMG models will follow some time after the standard GLC is introduced.
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