The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class received quite a few updates for 2020. This is what we call the mid-cycle refresh coming between the new body style, introduced in 2016, and the next body style that could arrive 2022 or so.
The easiest way to tell the 2020 model from the exterior of the vehicle is the new shape of headlights, grille and tail lamps. The standard headlight is now the "spider-eyes" LED that is also standard on the C-Class. The upgraded Active Headlamps will look similar to the previous generation. There are also differences in the bumpers.
The interior of the vehicle has many updates as well including the center screen switching to a more horizontal layout. The operating system is now MBUX or the "Hey Mercedes" system as many people refer to it. It features intuitive voice control, a touch screen and standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The changes are subtle but bring the car right up to the latest technology.
The video in this post in a GLC43 SUV from my inventory in Brilliant Blue. It really highlights the great looks of the GLC and shows off some of the creative choices you can make to have your vehicle stand out from the crowd! The Saddle Brown interior is especially dramatic on this one.
There are several ways to get the GLC of your dreams. You can choose a vehicle from the dealership inventory. We try to stock the most popular colors and features. If I don't have the one you want in stock we can trade with dealerships from all over the country to get you want you want quickly. Or, you can custom order a vehicle. Maybe you aren't an off-the-rack buyer. That's ok too. We can built it in our ordering system and it will arrive in the US about 90 days later. If you are looking for an even more exciting experience you can order it and then pick it up at the factory in Germany! The Bremen delivery center has an off road course called "The Rock" that allows you to drive the GLC through obstacles you never would have thought possible.
So, if the GLC is the vehicle for you then this is a great time to be in the market! Get in touch!
The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class was introduced in 2016 as a replacement for the outgoing GLK-Class. It has been an incredibly popular SUV for us! It is not too big, not too small and feels very luxurious. The styling has been less polarizing than the more square GLK. Compared to other vehicles at this price point it seems more spacious, more elegant and much smoother. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 has arrived with a mid-cycle refresh. These are just a few changes to the current body style to keep it fresh and modern. It should stay just about the same until it is due for a complete redesign in 2022 or so.
I found a 2019 to park next to it to visually demonstrate the differences. It's easy to read the list of changed but it doesn't really come together for me until I can see them together. I think a few people will notice the updated exterior elements but the deciding factor will be the technology on the inside. Take a look at the head lamps and grille shape to see the exterior changes. On the inside we have updated to the new MBUX system with Hey Mercedes voice control and the touch screen.
Smartphone Integration (Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto) becomes standard
New M264 2.0L Inline-4 Turbocharged Engine with power output increase +14hp to 255 hp
LED Headlamps & Taillamps become standard
Updated steering wheel w/ haptic feedback touchpads and cruise control buttons
Next-Generation Infotainment System “MBUX” now standard incl. “Hey Mercedes”
New key design
SD-Card Pre-Wiring removed from standard equipment
10.25” Center Touchscreen now available and is standard
Blind Spot Assist (234) now standard
In other SUV news, the Mercedes-Benz GLB is due late this year. This will be bigger than the GLA, smaller than the GLC and have a third row option. From the images I have seen it is also a little more square than any of our other offerings. If you really loved the old GLK, the GLB might be the SUV for you!
A new color has arrived! Mojave Silver Metallic (Color Code 859) is available on quite a few Mercedes-Benz models for 2019. This GLC300 is the first one that I have seen in person. I know we have an E400 cabriolet due in this color soon. It is not necessarily replacing any specific color but adding something new to the spectrum.
Colors are obviously very difficult to capture accurately and can be seen quite differently by different people both in person and online. I feel like these pictures are accurate to what I see in person but maybe your screen is brighter or darker! Let me try to describe it.
My first thought was that it was a slightly more modern Pewter (color code 723) which was our most popular silver back in the early 2000's. Someone else said it reminded them of Smoke Silver which preceded Pewter. It is not nearly as gold as Pearl Beige but is a warm color. It is a touch lighter than Palladium Silver without any of the blue tones. Is this working? Can I describe a color by referencing a bunch of other colors?
It is very overcast today which is making it a little darker. If the sun were out it would be a little more silver and a little less taupe. I also think the black accents from the Night Package and the black interior make it look different than if it had silver accents or a silk beige interior.
I will try to park it with a few other vehicles in the same color family for comparison. I think I'll wait until the sun comes out to get that grouping done. This is going to be a very popular color across our line-up. My customers really missed Pewter when it went away. I look forward to seeing more examples.
2018 is going to be a busy year for Mercedes-Benz! We have new models, new colors, new styling, and new engines! Just this week I have seen some new things arrive!
Parking the GLC300 coupe next to the GLE43 coupe has really shown me the family resemblance! Just walking by them on the lot it is not immediately obvious which one is which. The GLC coupe has not been out for long and we are getting a lot of calls about it. This one happens to be Diamond White with the Espresso Brown interior and looks just great!
This transporter full of cars from Brunswick arrived with our first 2018 GLA45 AMG and the first Canyon Beige GLA250. Both are certainly striking in their own way! The GLA45 features the aero kit which looks awesome and a new Panamericana inspired lower fascia. Love those wheels!
This Mercedes-AMG C43 looks awesome in Cardinal Red Metallic and sounds as good as it looks! I can immediately tell it is a C43 rather than a C63 because of the grey brake calipers. As the models expand it is important that I can identify them from a quick glance! I hate to have to walk behind the car to figure it out!
This 2018 Mercedes-AMG GTS arrived today! It is the first of the GTs to arrive with the new Panamericana grille. This vertically slatted grill was inspired by an historic race car and looks incredibly modern. It will be on all of the GT models this year - GT, GTS, GTC and GTR. Most people are currently associating it with the 'Beast of the Green Hell" GTR and are surprised to see it on the other models.
Those are just the new things from this week! Stay tuned! I have a couple of special designo Edition SLs here, a GT roadster on the way and a redesigned S-Class just a few months away! So exciting!
The 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe is now available for sale in the US! My AMG trainer brought one by the dealership today so that we could see it before the first one arrives!
362 horsepower from the biturbo V6
Base Price $59,650 plus Destination & Delivery
Standard 20" Wheels
5 mode Dynamic Select
The GLE coupe has been out for about 2 years now and has been a huge success. My clients have loved having the functionality of an SUV in a less traditional wrapper. The GLC grows this segment with a smaller footprint. This would be a great vehicle for small parking situations! It has all of the presence of the larger vehicle without the size!
I was only able to drive it across the parking lot but it was excellent! It has better visibility than you normally see in coupes and the seating position is high without being tippy. This particular vehicle had the standard dinamica interior and it felt very sporty. With the Dynamic Select set to Sport+ it has all of the growl of the bigger AMG vehicles!
Since this is an SUV we should talk about the storage. It has a large cargo area with a very large opening. It isn't as tall as a traditional SUV in the back but it makes up for it with a very flat floor. The GLC43 is also standard with Air Suspension which allows the car to squat in the back for easier loading. This is an option in the GLC300. If you watch the video you'll be able to see the cargo tray, scratch protector and cargo box in use. This makes for incredibly organized cargo! Nothing slid around at all!
This is the only Mercedes-Benz SUV that is currently built in Germany! The GLC is built in Bremen and is available for European Delivery. This would be an excellent time of year to plan your vacation!
We should be getting our first 2017 GLC43 coupe for inventory very soon. Please get in touch if you would like to schedule a test drive!
The Mercedes-Benz GLC is getting tons of good press because it is a great car! My clients are loving the luxurious ride, the plush interior and the excellent power. The down side of all this love is that supplies are small! I don't have a large inventory and some desirable features are hard to get.
If you are thinking about a GLC you should order ASAP! I recommend you visit your trusted sales professional (hopefully me!) to review the available features and get your order in the system. It will likely take 90 to 120 days to arrive and you are going to want a new car this spring!
If you want to get really fancy you can order it for European Delivery and pick it up in Sindelfingen or Bremen, Germany! I can help!
Take a look at this beauty arriving yesterday! This client wanted leather (hard to get), trailer hitch (almost impossible) and Burl Walnut Wood (Not in November or December). It took almost 5 months to get it done right but we did it and they love the result!
Mercedes-Benz had introduced several new models and variations of models in the last few months. I though tit would be useful to see them side-by-side! Here is the GLC family and the big brother, GLE.
And a video!
Motor Trend has just named the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC as the SUV of the Year! It has been selling like hotcakes and I am sure that this announcement will boost it even more!
Take a test drive with me!Read the Full Review here.
"Before we get to the “why” of the award, let’s get to the “what” of the SUV. The GLC replaces the old GLK, the little-loved, squared-off, schnauzer-faced mini-ute that will forever be known as the most believable character in Sex and the City 2."
"The GLC is a smaller vehicle that feels every bit as well-honed as an E-Class, if not an S-Class."
"How does the GLC compete against the other strong-selling German SUVs, the Audi Q5 and BMW X3? Solid players for sure, but we can tell from experience that the GLC does it all better. That also applies to the smaller-volume players in the segment, the Jaguar F-Pace, Maserati Levante, Porsche Macan, Acura RDX, Infiniti QX50, and Volvo XC60. All are nice premium SUVs—some even do a good job mimicking sports cars—but none is as well-rounded as the Mercedes-Benz GLC. Although not an official criteria, being the best in a given segment greatly helps secure first-place votes."
Motor Trend took these mid-size SUVs for a drive through wine country and guess who won?!
Read the full review here
"The execution is also top-notch. Every material in the GLC300 feels authentic. Wood is wood, metal is metal, and even the faux leather feels more convincing than the Lincoln’s true leather. Every button, dial, and switch is designed and built to a standard rather than to a price. Mercedes-Benz has set the benchmark with the GLC300’s interior design and execution."
"Although Mercedes’ COMAND might not be cutting-edge in terms of technology and/or screen size, at least there are multiple/redundant ways in, and it’s easy to navigate through its features using both hard buttons on the center stack and the knob/touchpad controller. Its graphics are not only sophisticated but also useful for intuitively accessing everything from vehicle preferences to manually tuning radio stations. No gimmicks, no frustrations, no “it’s just the way you have to do it.” Rather, it just worked on a level above the others."
"The GLC is larger and improved in every measure compared to the GLK, and its handsome exterior, impeccable interior, and class-leading dynamics and efficiency only serve to underscore the value it also contains. Who would’ve guessed that a Mercedes-Benz would emerge as the least expensive, least powerful, lightest, most sophisticated, most engaging to drive, most fuel-efficient, most attractive, and thus most desirable player in this group? The GLC300 takes the gold medal. Keep your eye on this one for next year’s SUV of the Year."
Thanks Lloyd for pointing this article out to me! Glad your GLC won!