|EPA Est. MPG||24|
|Drive Train||All Wheel Drive|
|Curb Weight||4001 lbs|
[Music] We're standing from the new Mercedes AMG GL c63 which should go on sale sometime in January or February of 2018 the GLC is already a strong performer especially when we're talking about something with GLC 43 AMG but the 63 is just bonkers to buy turbo v8 that makes 469 horsepower with the regular coupe as well as the SUV version but you go up to the coupe GL c63 s and you have 503 horsepower besides the big giant engines they're also going to do some suspension tweaks steering tweaks as well as some nice little touches on the interior of some lacing stitching and some nice Alcantara is this really necessary absolutely not but that's not to say I don't want to drive one leave a comment below and tell us what you think if the Mercedes AMG GL c63 [Music]
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is the German brand's entry in the wildly popular luxury compact crossover class. It debuted two years ago as the replacement for the GLK-Class. Along with a more mainstream exterior design, the GLC improved upon its predecessor with a more comfortable ride, improved handling and a cabin influenced by the ultra-luxe S-Class sedan.
Despite its recent introduction, there are few notable additions to the 2018 model. First and foremost are two new models that operate at opposite ends of the fuel economy and performance spectrums. An electric motor and battery pack are paired to the bread-and-butter GLC 300's turbocharged four-cylinder to create the GLC 350e plug-in hybrid.
If limiting visits to the fuel pump doesn't get your blood flowing, perhaps the new AMG GLC 63 will. It eclipses the AMG GLC 43 as the enthusiast's choice in the lineup, with a stonking twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that produces 469 horsepower. The 4Matic all-wheel-drive system (standard on all models except the GLC 300, where it's an optional upgrade over a rear-wheel-drive powertrain) helps put down all that power to the road.
The cabin of the 2018 GLC maintains its status as a class-leading interior with luxurious touches such as genuine wood trim, soft yet supportive seats, solid controls, and a host of standard comfort and convenience features. A variety of optional accessories and packages allow buyers to customize their GLC and ramp up the luxury to whatever level is desired.
In the compact luxury SUV class, it's sometimes difficult to balance decent handling with the kind of smooth ride buyers expect, but the GLC manages both quite capably. The ride quality is among the best in its class, while the handling easily inspires enough confidence through the corners to satisfy the majority of drivers. Of course those who like their crossover to achieve more tracklike performance might want to check out the AMG models with their firmer sport suspension setup.
The base GLC 300 is outfitted with a comfortable and spacious interior and a large number of luxury, convenience, safety and technology features. Buyers who need something extra can tack on even more packages and options, while those looking for greater performance should test-drive the AMG GLC 43 and AMG GLC 63. Whichever model interests you, let Edmunds help you find the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class SUV that best meets your needs.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Overview
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is offered in the following submodels: SUV, AMG GLC 43, Hybrid. Available styles include GLC 300 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), GLC 300 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), and AMG GLC 43 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A). GLC-Class models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2018 GLC-Class comes with all wheel drive or rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic. The 2018 GLC-Class comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a unlimited yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class features & specs
|Fuel Type||premium unleaded (recommended)||premium unleaded (recommended)||premium unleaded (required)|
|Basic Warranty||4 yr./ 50000 mi.||4 yr./ 50000 mi.||4 yr./ 50000 mi.|
|Base Engine Type||gas||gas||gas|
|Base Engine Size||2.0 l||2.0 l||3.0 l|
|Transmission||9-speed shiftable automatic||9-speed shiftable automatic||9-speed shiftable automatic|
|Cylinders||inline 4||inline 4||v6|
|Drivetrain||all wheel drive||rear wheel drive||all wheel drive|
|Horsepower||241 hp @ 5500 rpm||241 hp @ 5500 rpm||362 hp @ 5500 rpm|
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GLC 300 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)
I have owned a black 2018 GLC300 for three months now, and it is a great car - comfortable, good performance, lots of nice features, looks classy. Gas mileage is very good - much better than I expected. My only niggle with the ride is that the car can judder on bumps - I have the upgraded wheels, and I have read in other reviews that the larger wheels can be detrimental to the ride - I can attest that those reviews are accurate. Not a huge deal, but noticeable. Another niggle on a car at this price point is that the park distance control sensors are not included on anything but the highest package (I got premium package 1, not 2). Again, not the end of the world, but a bit surprising - I made the mistake of assuming that it was there. However, the reason I would not buy this car again is the horrendous technology and interface system for the radio, nav, and media devices - I feel like I have gone back in time 10 years to before the iPhone. Perhaps that seems like a silly reason not to buy a car, but since all of the cars at this level are so similar (BMW, Merc, Jag, Acura, etc), it becomes a bigger deal. Compared to the others, it is terrible. Voice recognition does not work for the phone, and it is so clunky for nav it is not usable. I will get by using my iPhone - with google maps and siri I don't really need the features on the car, but it's disappointing. So - depends on what your priorities are - car is great, but if you want some technology from this decade, go with a BMW or some other car (my wife drives a Mini, which has the BMW tech, and it's great). Last note for those in SE Pennsylvania - MB West Chester was fine during the purchase process, but I am surprised that there has been no follow up at all - when I compare that to the follow up from Otto's Mini (those guys are great) or other dealers from whom I have bought a car, a bit surprising. I haven't needed to speak to them, but do think that a lack of follow up reflects the management of the dealership (perhaps it was me or this is a one off). All the best in your car search.
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2018 mercedes-benz glc-class GLC 300 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), 9-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
24 combined MPG
21 city MPG/28 highway MPG
2018 mercedes-benz glc-class GLC 300 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), 9-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
24 combined MPG
22 city MPG/28 highway MPG
2018 mercedes-benz glc-class AMG GLC 43 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A), 9-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
20 combined MPG
18 city MPG/24 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class?
Available Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 2018 Submodel Types: SUV, AMG GLC 43, Hybrid
Available Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 2018 Trims: GLC 300 4MATIC, AMG GLC 43, GLC 350e 4MATIC, GLC 300
Exterior Colors: Black, Polar White, Selenite Grey Metallic, Lunar Blue Metallic, designo Cardinal Red Metallic, designo Diamond White Metallic, Iridium Silver Metallic, Obsidian Black Metallic, Dakota Brown Metallic, Diamond Silver Metallic, Cardinal Red Metallic, Brilliant Blue Metallic
Interior Colors: Black leather, Silk Beige/Black leatherette, Saddle Brown/Black leather, Black leatherette, Black w/Red Accents leather, Black leatherette/sueded microfiber, Espresso Brown/Black leatherette, Silk Beige/Espresso Brown leather, Espresso Brown leatherette, Silk Beige leather, Espresso Brown leather, Silk Beige leatherette, designo Platinum White Pearl Exclusive Nappa premium leather
Popular Features: Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Aux Audio Inputs, Back-up camera, Bluetooth, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Post-collision safety system, Power Driver Seat, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Pre-collision safety system, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, AWD/4WD, 3500lb Towing Capacity, Remote Start, Upgraded Headlights, Mobile Internet, Blind Spot Monitoring, Heated seats, Keyless Entry/Start, Sunroof/Moonroof, Upgraded Stereo, Navigation, Parking sensors, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, 360-degree camera, Adaptive Cruise Control, Cooled Seats, Heads up display, Lane Departure Warning, Towing Hitch
Engine/Mechanics: 4, 6 cylinders
Fuel Types: premium unleaded (recommended), premium unleaded (required)
Drivetrains: all wheel drive, rear wheel drive
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