Mercedes GLC Coupé (2023) Release Date, Price and Specifications

Mercedes GLC Coupé (2023) Release Date, Price and Specifications

The 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class will be released to the market in April 2023. Mercedes-Benz recently unveiled a revamped version of the GLC, which features a new design similar to the recently updated C-Class, along with several important technical updates.

While the hatchback model will be replaced in the fall of 2022, the Mercedes GLC Coupé will be replaced in the spring of 2023. In terms of design, it adheres to the new, defined design with surfaces that are smooth and flowing.

The launch date for the new GLC has not been announced yet, but a Coupe SUV version is also in the works and is expected to be released soon. In the meantime, you can get a preview of the new design through exclusive reviews.

The new GLC coupe’s design heavily draws from the updated GLC base model. It’s worth noting that an official image of the new GLC coupe hasn’t been released yet, so any illustrations currently available are based solely on the updated GLC’s appearance.

As shown in the accompanying photos, the new GLC coupe will feature the same design as the updated GLC, from the front bumper to the B-pillar. Aside from slight variations, the two models will be nearly identical in terms of both appearance and technology.

Similar to the new C-Class, the GLC is currently only available with four-cylinder engines. At launch, there will be three 48-volt mild hybrids and three plug-in hybrids (two gasoline, one diesel) available. All models will feature 4Matic all-wheel drive and a nine-speed automatic transmission.

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The new GLC measures 4.72 meters in height, which is six inches taller than the previous model. Additionally, it’s 4 millimeters lower. The width remains unchanged at 1.89 meters, while the wheelbase has been increased by 15 mm to 2.89 meters. This should also be similar to the GLC Coupe, which will have a positive impact on the interior and cargo space. We look forward to the official launch of the new Mercedes GLC Coupe later this year.

While the hatchback model will be replaced in the fall of 2022, the Mercedes GLC Coupé will be replaced in the spring of 2023. In terms of design, it adheres to the new, defined design with surfaces that are smooth and flowing.

The launch should feature two gasoline engines, one diesel engine, and three plug-in hybrids, similar to the traditional SUV. Under the model designations GLC 200 and 300, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 204 horsepower (150 kilowatts) and 258 horsepower (190 kilowatts) is used.

The GLC 220 d has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine as well. The compression-ignition engine has 197 horsepower (145 kW). The GLC 300 e and 400 e combine a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo gasoline engine with an electric motor to provide system outputs of 313 hp (230 kW) and 381 hp (280 kW) and electric ranges of up to 120 kilometers.

2023 Mercedes GLC plug-in hybrid interior

2023 Mercedes GLC 300 4MATIC graphite grey interior

The GLC 300 de’s four-cylinder diesel engine and electric motor provide a system output of 197 horsepower (145 kilowatts). The current AMG GLC 63’s 4.0-liter V8 is no longer available in the Mercedes GLC Coupé (2022). All engine configurations are supplied with an automatic gearbox.

Mercedes GLC Coupe Price (2023) ALSO AS A HYBRID

We are also acquainted with the design of the cockpit’s “widescreen” display, which ranges in size from 9.5 to 11.9 inches depending on the equipment used. For the first time, the Mercedes GLC Coupé (2022) is offered with an optional steering rear axle.

In contrast to the C-Class, however, the maximum steering wheel angle is not 2.5 degrees but 4.5 degrees. The radius of the turning circle is decreased by 90 centimeters to 10.9 meters. The redesigned front four-link suspension and rear multi-link suspension should provide a high degree of comfort and driving enjoyment, even with the basic chassis; air suspension is also available as an option. Compared to the present GLC, the material look and noise comfort have been improved. Uncertainty remains as to how this will affect the pricing of the Mercedes GLC Coupé (2023).

What is the price of the new GLC 2023?

The price of the Mercedes GLC starts at 57,632 Euros for the 200 4MATIC 204 PS 9-speed automatic AWD. The most expensive variant is the 300 4MATIC 258 PS 9-speed automatic AWD, an MHEV gasoline engine with a price of 68,241 Euros.

MERCEDES GLC (X254)

The new Mercedes GLC (X254) offers more capacity and equipment while utilizing the current C-storage Class’s compartments. This is reflected in the price as well. In addition, the first plug-in hybrids and a second diesel can be ordered immediately.

2023 Mercedes GLC plug-in hybrid interior dashboard

Mercedes gave the current Mercedes GLC a facelift in 2019. However, as early as May 2020, our Erlkonigjager debuted the next generation in front of the camera. The compact SUV, internally designated X254, will be publicly unveiled in the summer of 2022, and we have already had the opportunity to view the vehicle in person. This article contains comprehensive information regarding the technology, equipment, and drive options.

Dimensions and dimensions

Mercedes solicited proposals for enhancements from existing GLC customers. According to the manufacturer, a common piece of feedback was the need for additional space. The new GLC is six centimeters longer overall (4.72 meters) and its wheelbase is 15 millimeters larger. This expansion is mirrored by a 50-liter increase in loading volume. The mild hybrid’s cargo space is 600 liters, while the PHEV’s is 460 liters. The volume grows to 1,640 liters when the back seat bench is collapsed (40:20:40 divided) (PHEV: kA).

Dimension\Measurement Second-gen GLC First-gen GLC Difference
Length 185.7 in. 183.3 in. +2.4 in.
Width 74.4 in. 74.4 in. 0 in.
Height 64.4 in. 64.7 in. -0.1 in.
Wheelbase 113.7 in. 113.1 in. +0.6 in.
Track, front 64.1 in. 63.8 in. +0.3 in.
Track, rear 65.6 in. 63.7 in. +1.9 in.
Headroom, front, driver 41.3 in. 41.9 in. -0.6 in.
Headroom, rear 39.65 in. 39.61 in. +0.04 in.
Legroom, front 40.7 in. 40.8 in. -0.1 in.
Legroom, rear 37.4 in. 37.3 in. +0.1 in.
Elbow room, front 59.0 in. 59.0 in. 0 in.
Elbow room, rear 58.3 in. 58.0 in. +0.3 in.
Shoulder room, front 57.3 in. 57.2 in. +0.1 in.
Shoulder room, rear 56.6 in. 56.5 in. +0.1 in.
Luggage Capacity 21.9 in. 19.4 in. +2.5 in.
2023 Mercedes GLC dimensions

While the GLC with a gasoline engine can carry a maximum of 585 kilograms and weighs just under two tons, the diesel model weighs exactly two tons and can carry 550 kilograms. The PHEV models weigh 2,355 pounds and can carry 485 pounds. If you have additional items to move, you must use a trailer. The diesel engine can tow 2,5 tons, the gasoline engine 2,4 tons, and the plug-in version two tons.

The new GLC is longer, thinner, and slightly flatter than the previous generation.

The SUV is built on a modified version of the MHA (Modular High Architecture) platform, which also supported its predecessor. The foundation closely resembles the MRA2 (Modular Rear Architecture) platform on which the contemporary C-Class (W 206) and S-Class (223 series) are constructed. Compared to its predecessor, the drag coefficient has decreased from 0.31 to 0.29, indicating an improvement in aerodynamics.

Among other things, door-mounted exterior mirrors and a modified shape of the running board contribute to this (narrower at the front). However, the latter is also the outcome of market research conducted by Mercedes: too many drivers were apparently soiling their pant legs when entering and exiting the vehicle.

Powertrain and performance

The GLC is available with engines from the C-Class lineup. Mercedes initially offers the GLC as a 200 4Matic with 204 horsepower, a 300 4Matic with 258 horsepower, and a 220 d 4Matic with 197 horsepower. Standardly, all variants are connected to the 9G-Tronic automatic transmission and are electrified, as they all feature an integrated starter generator and 48-volt onboard network. The PHEV variations will be released later in the year, followed by AMG models and the diesel six-cylinder (400 d) in 2023.

Aspect/Specification GLC 300/GLC 300 4MATIC
Engine M254 2.0L
Engine Power 255 hp at 5,800 rpm
Engine Torque 295 lb.-ft. at 2,000-3,000 rpm
Electric Motor Power 23 hp
Electric Motor Torque 148 lb.-ft.
Transmission 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic
Drive/Front: rear Power Distribution RWD/AWD – 45:55
0-62 mph Acceleration Time 6.2 seconds
Top Speed 130 mph (electronically limited)
2023 Mercedes GLC Hybrid specifications

Similar to the C-Class, the new GLC employs the two-liter, four-cylinder M 254 gasoline engine with a second-generation integrated starter generator (ISG). This permits the implementation of hybrid functions such as boosting, coasting, and recuperation.

The ISG offers additional power of up to 17 kW and 200 Newton meters. Mercedes has further enhanced the turbochargers for improved response and now employs segment turbochargers with a flow connection. These are twin-scroll turbines whose flap-controlled inflow functions as both shock (at low speeds) and dynamic charging (at high speeds).

The exhaust gases are combined by ram charging prior to being sent to the turbine. Pulse charging requires a shorter distance and thus makes more efficient use of the kinetic energy of the exhaust gases to compress the fresh air. At low speeds, an additional electric compressor compensates for turbo lag.

Diesel: Mercedes positions the OM 654 M, which includes an integrated starter generator, in front of compression-ignition models powered by diesel. The unit features a higher injection pressure (2,700 instead of 2,500 bar) and, thanks to a redesigned crankshaft, a longer stroke (94.3 instead of 92.3 mm) and displacement (1,993 instead of 1,950 cm3) than its predecessor.

The variable turbine geometry of the two water-cooled turbochargers is meant to maintain consistent power delivery. Exhaust gas cleaning is performed via a close-coupled NOx storage catalytic converter, a particle filter, a close-coupled SCR catalytic converter, and another SCR catalytic converter in the underbody with independent AdBlue injection. In addition, we were previously permitted to ride the diesel.

PHEV: The new GLC plug-in hybrids are available in three performance levels with up to 381 system horsepower (GLC 400 e 4Matic) and a maximum system torque of 750 Newton-meters (GLC 300 de 4Matic). Mercedes’ 31.2 kWh high-voltage battery combines diesel and gasoline engines.

The PHEV vehicles should be able to travel at least 100 kilometers on electricity alone and reach speeds of up to 140 kilometers per hour. As with the C-Class, the plug-in models include standard air suspension on the rear axle.

Aspect/Specification GLC 300e 4MATIC GLC 400e 4MATIC
Engine Displacement 2.0L 2.0L
Engine Power 150 kW (201 hp) 185 kW (248 hp)
Engine Torque 320 Nm (236 lb.-ft.) 400 Nm (295 lb.-ft.)
Electric Motor Power 100 kW (134 hp) 100 kW (134 hp)
Electric Motor Torque 440 Nm (325 lb.-ft.) 440 Nm (325 lb.-ft.)
System Power 230 kW (308 hp) 280 kW (375 hp)
System Torque 550 Nm (406 lb.-ft.) 650 Nm (479 lb.-ft.)
Battery Pack Capacity 31.2 kWh 31.2 kWh
Top Speed 218 km/h (135 mph) 218 km/h (135 mph)
Top Speed (Electric) 140 km/h (87 mph) 140 km/h (87 mph)
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) Acceleration Time 6.7 seconds 5.6 seconds
Electric Range (WLTP) 104-120 km (65-75 miles) 104-120 km (65-75 miles)
2023 Mercedes GLC Plug-in Hybrid (gasoline) specifications in Europe. 

Mercedes offers, as an alternative to the conventional 11 kW onboard charger, a 60 kW DC charger that can recharge a dead battery in 30 minutes. The manufacturer specifies that 100 kW is the maximum recovery output.

There are two PHEV models powered by gasoline and one GLC plug-in hybrid with a diesel engine.

Chassis with four-wheel drive

Even while it presumably rarely needs to demonstrate it in regular life, the GLC can also navigate off the usual path. Standard equipment includes both an off-road driving mode and a hill descent control. A specifically designed off-road screen within the infotainment system displays the vehicle’s inclination and steering angle, topography, and geo-coordinates.

All GLC models come standard with 4Matic all-wheel drive and a redesigned longitudinal transfer case that decreases friction losses. The basic chassis comprises amplitude-dependent dampers and a front four-link axle and a rear multi-link axle.

Mercedes offers an optional technology package that comprises a constantly adjustable air suspension and rear-axle steering. The latter essentially shortens the wheelbase by up to 4.5 degrees due to its steering angle.

2023 Mercedes GLC Video

If you frequently travel off-road, you can reserve the off-road package, which includes 20 millimeters of additional ground clearance and underride protection. Customers who pick the AMG line receive an automated sports suspension.

The GLC is terrain-capable. All models feature an off-road driving mode, all-wheel drive, and hill descent control as standard equipment.

Standard features and alternatives

A small infotainment screen and cloth upholstery? There is nothing comparable left in the GLC. The higher-positioned SUV retains the base versions of numerous equipment options that are still available for the C-Class.

In addition to chrome elements, the GLC now comes standard with the Avantgarde equipment package, which includes an electronic tailgate, Parktronic with a rearview camera, 18-inch wheels, an inductive charging cradle for the smartphone, and front seat heating. The base level is commensurate with the recently stated luxury direction of the Stuttgart firm.

Mercedes will in the future include functional equipment that is typically purchased as a package in the configuration. As a result, there will be fewer possibilities in the future, but the customization options for design elements such as upholstery, colors, trim components, and wheels should remain the same. Classics including the AMG line with its distinctive radiator grille design, sporty front apron, and functional air deflection features, as well as the night package with dark accents, are still available.

The production model (left) features chrome highlights and avant-garde electronics. Those who pick the sportier AMG Line (right) will receive, among other things, a specifically styled front end and a radiator grille with chrome stars. Also evident on the white automobile is the night package with its dark accents.

The range is likewise based on the C-Class in terms of the scope of assistance systems and other technologies. In addition to adaptive cruise control, further features include lane recognition, a steering aid, and digital lighting. If you reserve the parking package with a 360-degree camera, you will also receive a clear hood, which is particularly beneficial for off-road driving.

On the infotainment display, a camera-generated image depicting impediments such as debris in the immediate proximity of the front is displayed. The GLC, a popular towing car, includes a trailer route planner as a new function.

Here, the driver is able to designate the type of trailer he is pulling. When planning a route for a caravan or a huge horse trailer, for instance, only wide roads with small curve radii are utilized. Optionally offered is a helper for maneuvering a trailer.

Pricing and output

Mercedes is constructing the latest generation of the GLC at the Daimler plants in Bremen and Sindelfingen, as well as in Beijing, China. There, the extended model with a third row of seats rolls off the assembly line. A coupe variant will be introduced later.

Starting at 57,632 euros for the GLC 200 4-Matic, the new Mercedes-Benz GLC is ready for purchase. If it is a GLC 300 4Matic, the minimum price is 68,241 euros. The only diesel in the base model lineup is the GLC 220 d 4-Matic, which starts at €60,238. Since July 2022, all three versions have been available for purchase.

Mercedes will add the plug-in hybrid GLC 3090 e 4-Matic to its GLC lineup in October for a starting price of €71,471. Also new is the GLC 400 e 4-Matic, the second plug-in hybrid with a base price of 74,922 euros. Beginning in December, Mercedes will offer the GLC 300 d 4-Matic for diesel enthusiasts. The price will then be set at €70,680.

The third plug-in hybrid vehicle, the GLC 300 de 4-Matic, will not debut on the market until spring 2023. But there is currently no charge for it.

Mercedes has listened to its customers and increased the GLC’s interior space for the next generation. As a PHEV, the SUV not only carries more cargo but also has a larger battery for electric ranges of up to 100 kilometers. The GLC borrows its technology and engines from the C-Class, its near relative.

The base equipment has been updated, and many standard options, such as the cloth seats and the small infotainment screen, have been eliminated from the GLC catalog. When it comes to pricing, however, the Swedes have not responded to customer demands: the new generation is substantially more expensive than its predecessor, which was already priced at a premium for its redesign.