The new Mercedes-Benz GLC is now available now at the Nasser Bin Khaled (NBK) Automobiles showroom.
The new GLC is an “elegant, sporty all-wheel-drive SUV that is considered as the best in its category”, according to a press statement by the authorised general distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Qatar.
“Freedom in its most beautiful form – that is what the GLC has stood for since its launch in autumn 2015.
“Like its predecessors, the SUV combines outstanding on and off-road driving characteristics with spaciousness, practicality and comfort.
“In addition, the latest generation adds further advanced pioneering technologies, distinctive design and state-of-the-art infotainment,” the statement notes.
The most important advancements of the GLC are as follows:
l MBUX – Innovative telematics: the combination of the touchscreen multimedia displays, navigation with augmented reality (available in Qatar, Kuwait, etc), intelligent voice control via the talk button or the ‘Hey Mercedes’ prompt and the user interface now brings the GLC in line with the latest technological standards.
l Drive system: the GLC will be equipped with the next generation of four-cylinder petrol engines with increased output at significantly lower fuel consumption.
l Advanced assistance systems: Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC provides even more comfortable support to help the driver keep a safe distance.
The speed is adjusted automatically ahead of bends or junctions.
The risk of potential collisions can be reduced by the function of Active Brake Assist by braking if the driver fails to see oncoming traffic.
The design idiom of the GLC follows the design philosophy of sensual purity and illustrates the carefully considered interplay of aesthetics, agility and intelligence.
The appearance is sportier overall, the chrome elements now run from the front to the rear end as standard.
The available paint colours now include graphite grey – with new aerodynamic wheels.
Refined materials, precision workmanship and flowing shapes – that is what characterises the interior of the GLC.
It is characterised by flowing surfaces in connection with clear lines and irresistible proportions.
Well thought-out, ergonomic, comfortable – these guidelines governed the advancement of the operating and display concepts used in the GLC.
The focus is on the interaction with the vehicle and its functions through gestures, touch or the voice control system.
This is made possible by the latest telematics generation of the Mercedes-Benz User Experience, which is characterised by intuitive logic and a wide range of operating options.
New features in the GLC are the standard-fit KEYLESS-GO start function, using the turbine-look start-stop button and the option to activate driver assistance systems on the multimedia display.
Depending on the powertrain and the suspension variant, between five and seven drive modes are available.
In addition to “Comfort”, “ECO”, “Sport”, “Sport +”, and “Individual” for customising the steering, the suspension or the powertrain, the Off-Road Engineering Package offers the two modes, “Off-Road” and “Off-Road +”.
The GLC is equipped with the next generation of four-cylinder petrol engines.
In the GLC 200 and GLC 300, the M 264 four-cylinder engine replaces the M 274 predecessor engine.
The main technology components are CAMTRONIC variable valve control, which heats up the exhaust system without driving up consumption, the twin scroll turbocharger.
With the model update, the GLC is for the first time equipped with the DYNAMIC BODY CONTROL suspension with infinitely adjustable dampers for the front and rear axle.
As usual, the GLC is convincing on almost any type of ground and in the most adverse weather conditions.
The new controls of the Off-Road Engineering Package and the DYNAMIC SELECT system with expanded functions according to the specification responds to the individual requests of the driver with regard to the handling and the requirements posed by the particular road conditions.