2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 22 mpg City, 28 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 2.0 L Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, 241 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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  • Basic Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles

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NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 5 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 5 stars
  • Side Driver: 5 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 4 stars

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Specifications for 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Crosswind Assist Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • mbrace Emergency Sos
    • Collision Prevention Assist Plus Forward Collision
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver Knee Airbag
    • BabySmart Childseat Sensor and Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Back-Up Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • Turn-By-Turn Navigation Directions
    • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
    • Window Grid Antenna
    • Audio Theft Deterrent
    • 6 Speakers
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Radio Data System, Weatherband and External Memory Control
    • Radio: Audio 20 w/Single CD -inc: pre-wiring for GARMIN Map Pilot, 2 USB ports, Bluetooth, HD Radio and central controller w/7 high-mounted tablet-style color display
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 18" 5-Spoke (R31)
    • Tires: P235/60R18 All-Season Run-Flat
    • Aluminum Wheels w/Silver w/Painted Accents
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Chrome Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Chrome Bumper Insert
    • Rocker Panel Extensions and Black Wheel Well Trim
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
    • Chrome Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Driver Auto Dimming, Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
    • Deep Tinted Glass
    • Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
    • Chrome Grille
    • Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
    • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
    • Roof Rack Rails Only
    • Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Lights Preference Setting Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • Rear Fog Lamps
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • Interior Features
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Front Bucket Seats -inc: Power Driver Seat & Steering Column w/Memory, 4-Way Lumbar Support
    • Front Seats w/Leatherette Back Material and Power 4-Way Driver Lumbar
    • 14-Way Power Driver Seat -inc: Power Recline, Height Adjustment, Cushion Extension, Fore/Aft Movement, Cushion Tilt and Power 4-Way Lumbar Support
    • 12-Way Power Passenger Seat -inc: Power Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement, Cushion Tilt, Manual Cushion Extension and Power 4-Way Lumbar Support
    • 40-20-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
    • Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
    • mbrace Connect Selective Service Internet Access
    • Leather Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Front Cigar Lighter(s)
    • Ashtray
    • Proximity Key For Push Button Start Only
    • Valet Function
    • Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access
    • Homelink Garage Door Transmitter
    • Cruise Control
    • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Residual Heat Recirculation and Console Ducts
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Chrome/Aluminum Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
    • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
    • MB-Tex Upholstery
    • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim
    • Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
    • Locking Cargo Area Concealed Storage
    • Cargo Net
    • Roll-Up Cargo Cover
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • Memory Settings -inc: Driver Seat, Door Mirrors and Steering Wheel
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Remote Engine Start
    • Tracker System
    • Smart Device Integration
    • Refrigerated/Cooled Box Located In The Glovebox, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Systems Monitor
    • Redundant Digital Speedometer
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Analog Display
    • Power (driver Only) Anti-Whiplash w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Storage
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 17.4 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
    • Multi-Link Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
    • Automatic Ride Control Adaptive Suspension
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • 1466# Maximum Payload
    • Towing w/Trailer Sway Control
    • 150 Amp Alternator
    • 60-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery
    • Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Transmission w/TouchShift Sequential Shift Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
    • GVWR: 5,291 lbs
    • Axle Ratio: 3.27
    • Transmission: 9G-TRONIC Automatic -inc: DYNAMIC SELECT
    • Engine: 2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13.5
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.6
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - 61.3
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 36.6
    • Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - 43.3
    • Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - 31.8
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 56.5
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 19.4
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - 19.4
  • Electrical Features
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 150
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement - 2.0 L/121
    • Fuel System - Gasoline Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 241 @ 5500
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 273 @ 1300
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 113.1
    • Length, Overall (in) - 183.3
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 74.4
    • Height, Overall (in) - 64.5
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 63.9
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 63.7
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.9
    • Liftover Height (in) - 28.5
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 17.4
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Front Head Room (in) - 41.9
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 40.8
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 57.3
    • Second Head Room (in) - 38.5
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 37.3
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 24
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 22
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 28
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 38.7
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Mercedes-Benz GLC
    • Body Style - Sport Utility
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P235/60HR18
    • Front Tire Size - P255/45HR20
    • Front Tire Size - P235/55HR19
    • Rear Tire Size - P235/60HR18
    • Rear Tire Size - P255/45HR20
    • Rear Tire Size - P235/55HR19
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 3500
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 350
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 3500
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 350
    • Maximum Trailering Capacity (N/A) - 3500
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Rear Wheel Drive
    • Trans Type - 9
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 5.50
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.33
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.31
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.66
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.21
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 4.93
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.27
    • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.86
    • Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.72
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
    • EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5.0
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 7.3
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3891
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 20 X 8.5
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 19 X 8
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 20 X 9.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 19 X 8
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum

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  • Black Dakota Brown Metallic designo Dakota Brown Magno (Matte Finish) designo Diamond White Metallic Diamond Silver Metallic Obsidian Black Metallic Polar White
  • Black
  • Dakota Brown Metallic
  • designo Dakota Brown Magno (Matte Finish)
  • designo Diamond White Metallic
  • Diamond Silver Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Polar White

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The Mercedes-Benz GLC comes in a choice of distinctive bodies: conventional SUV and Coupe. Like many vehicles adopting the latter designation, that low-roofed body style isn’t really a coupe, but it’s designed to render a sportier look.

Four distinct powertrain possibilities are offered: four-cylinder GLC 300, AMG GLC 43 with V6, and V8-powered AMG GLC 63, plus a more potent S version of the latter.

The V8-powered Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 editions debuted during the 2018 model year. AMG models get a newly optional performance exhaust, as well as a Track Pace App.

The GLC 300 comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with direct injection that makes 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, driving a 9-speed automatic transmission. It comes with either rear- or all-wheel drive.

Mercedes-AMG models come standard with all-wheel drive. All three AMG versions use the same transmission. In the AMG GLC 43, a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 develops 362 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. Because peak torque arrives at low speed (2000 rpm), 0-60 mph acceleration takes just 4.8 seconds.

A 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, generating 469 horsepower and 479 pound-feet, powers the AMG GLC 63, shrinking 0-60 time near 4 seconds. In GLC 63 S form, the V8 whips up 503 horsepower and 516 pound-feet. The S version comes only in Coupe guise; other models are offered in both body styles. Every GLC 63 has a limited-slip rear differential, but the S model’s is electronically controlled.

All GLCs come with a rearview camera and forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking. A safety group includes adaptive cruise control, active lane control, and automatic LED headlights. A head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, rear-seat airbags, surround-view cameras, and Active Parking Assist are available. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named GLC a Top Safety Pick Plus, with Good crash-test ratings all around (including small overlap).


GLC 300 SUV ($40,050) has rear-drive, a four-cylinder engine, synthetic leather upholstery, power driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, 18-inch wheels, wood trim, and a 7.0-inch infotainment display. Leather and navigation are options. (Prices are MSRP and do not include $995 destination charge.)

4MATIC all-wheel drive adds $2,000.

GLC 300 Coupe ($46,600) has a lower roofline and comes standard with all-wheel drive.

AMG GLC 43 SUV ($56,250) and AMG GLC 43 Coupe ($60,400) get V6 power and all-wheel drive, along with synthetic leather/suede upholstery and 20-inch wheels.

AMG GLC 63 SUV ($69,900) and AMG GLC 63 Coupe ($73,150) boast a 4.0-liter, 469-horsepower V8 engine and all-wheel drive. AMG GLC 63 S Coupe ($80,750) features a 503-horsepower version of the V8 engine.


Subtle sheetmetal curves and a long roofline help give the GLC its sensuous character. Although the Coupe is pleasing to the eye, its steeply sloped rear roof shrinks cargo space. As a result, the conventional crossover SUV version is the practical choice, but not by much.

From the front, both bodies look almost identical, echoing the appearance of the larger GLE. More softly shaped, yet voluptuous, the GLC suggests greater charm. AMG models get specific, more assertive front/rear bumper designs.


Upscale throughout, the GLC cabin suggests fine furniture, exuding tranquil sensibility. Upholstered in synthetic or genuine leather, depending on model, the GLC SUV is spacious all around for five passengers. Cargo volume behind the rear seat totals 20.5 cubic feet, but shrinks appreciably in the GLC Coupe, with its low roofline.

Matte-finished metallic trim and a choice of lush woods add to the premium look of the stunning interior, which relies upon flowing, flamboyant shapes.

Positioned well, facing a low windshield, the driver gets a commanding view. Nicely sculpted seats are carlike in nature. Base-model seats lack large bolsters, but include extendable thigh support. AMG models boast firmer, grippier sport seats, but omit wood trim. AMG seats straddle the line between comfort and confinement.

Back seats don’t differ much between SUV and Coupe models. Head clearance shrinks slightly in the Coupe, but it’s acceptable.

Seat contours aren’t friendly to a third passenger, but shoulder space may not be an obstacle. Most adults should slip inside easily enough, without head-ducking.

Coarse engine sounds manage to enter the cabin, though they’re more stimulating in the AMG GLC 43. Wind noise is more noticeable, too.

Driving Impressions

Pleasant overall, the GLC 300 delivers a smoothly supple ride. Even without the available air suspension, it subdues some impressively-sized bumps and holes. Add that air suspension and it glides over pavement obstacles with finesse, and without floatiness. With either suspension, the GLC 300 handles with precision and confident control.

Expect strong performance even from the four-cylinder engine. Acceleration to 60 mph takes about 6.5 seconds, delivered with quiet refinement. The stop/start system is effective, but restarts the engine with notable vibration.

As reworked by the AMG group, the GLC turns into a true performance vehicle, despite its SUV designation. AMG air suspensions are calibrated to yield a pillow-soft ride, at least in Comfort mode. Shifts from the 9-speed automatic are quicker, and the all-wheel-drive system sends more power to the back wheels. As the V6 springs to life, the sport exhaust actually crackles and pops, not unlike early muscle cars.

Steering feels more lively in AMG editions, complemented by effective body control. In Sport mode, the GLC 43 can corner briskly while remaining impressively flat.

Although the 9-speed automatic is well-tuned, lurching can occur during low-end gearchanges. Still, shifts are largely unobtrusive. With all-wheel drive, slightly more power reaches the rear wheels when starting off, smoothing acceleration.

Fuel economy ranks around average for the class. With rear-drive, the GLC 300 is EPA-rated at 22/28 mpg City/Highway, or 24 mpg Combined. All-wheel drive lowers the City estimate to 21 mpg. The AMG GLC 43 is EPA-rated at 18/24 mpg City/Highway, or /20 mpg Combined. No estimates are available for the AMG GLC 63.


The Mercedes-Benz GLC is among the best of the brands five SUVs. It comes amply equipped even in base form but is priced higher than competitors, such as Volvo’s XC60, and can become costly with options.

Driving impressions by The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

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