Three years after original launch, the German manufacturer prepares an update for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. This nameplate might sound fresh to you, but Mercedes makes these kinds of vehicles for years.
The reason for such confusion is the new naming policy, with which company started a few years ago. So, this model is actually a successor of familiar GLK compact crossover. This one came completely new three years ago, with a little bit different silhouette but similar dimensions and overall shape. Only three years have passed and the company already prepares an update.
However, changes won’t be so significant. Most likely, we will see few tweaks at the front end, while the cabin will remain unchanged. Still, 2019 GLC 300 could come with few novelties in terms of standard equipment.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 changes
Speaking of 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 changes, we will see few interesting novelties. The could be considered as a mid-cycle refresh, though modifications won’t be so numerous, as someone would expect. Of course, the focus will be on the front end.
The testing model has been spotted already, so we can presume novelties for the next year, judging on the camouflage. From what we can see on the test mule, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 exterior changes will be mainly about the new front bumper. It will be reshaped, with little bit sharper lines and probably bigger air intakes.
Also, expect to see a new grille, which will probably keep the same shape but get a new pattern. Rest of the crossover is likely to remain unchanged, though we could see novelties in terms of new colors, wheels etc.
While we can guess exterior changes according to the camouflage, the cabin is a complete mystery. However, our reliable insider claims that 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 interior won’t be drastically changed. Moreover, we are about to see pretty much the same cabin design, we possible minor tweaks on the dash. On the other side, novelties in terms of standard equipment are quite possible.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 standard features
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 will continue to be a well-equipped crossover. Moreover, we could see few novelties for the next year. The current model comes with standard features like 18-inch alloy wheels, power liftgate, power-folding mirrors, rearview camera etc. Inside the cabin, you can find things like power-adjustable steering wheel, power-adjustable seats, dual-zone climate control, driver memory functions, simulated leather upholstery etc. In terms of hi-tech features, there is a 7-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration, 8-speaker audio system, HD radio, two USB ports etc.
What are possible novelties for 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300?
It is hard to predict which will be new standard features for the next year. Still, we could say that things like parking sensors and navigation would be a nice addition, as well as some tweaks in terms of interior lighting. Still, don’t expect anything significant.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 engine
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 features the most basic engine when we look at the palette of GLC series. It comes with a familiar 2.0-liter inline-four gasoline engine, which is good for about 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. Such amount of power is enough to provide pretty quick acceleration, which goes around 6.5 seconds for a 0-60 sprint.
What are the powertrain alternatives?
Besides this one, there are few more powertrains in the offer for the North American market. One of the most interesting is a hybrid version, which uses the same gasoline engine, but boosts the power with an electric motor. A total output goes around 315 horses. Also, there are two hi-performance versions in the offer. There are 3.0- and 4.0-liter engines, with 362 and 469 horsepower, respectively.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 release date and price
We expect to see 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 late in the year. It should keep the same price, which starts around 40.000 dollars.