The Mercedes-Benz GLC takes the compact luxury crossover SUV to entirely new levels of performance, luxury, style and desirability. There's really no such thing as a GLC that isn't special, but here we're going to concentrate on the incredible 2018 GLC AMG® models.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC AMG®
The 2018 GLC comes in two body styles, and Mercedes-Benz offers AMG® versions of both. The first body style is a reasonably familiar SUV style, while the other is a more aggressively and sportier coupe slant on the SUV theme. A couple of years ago, the GLC replaced the more boxy styled GLK, a model that wasn't quite as in-step with American buyer tastes as it was with consumers elsewhere in the world. The GLC, however, has transitioned to a much more rounded profile with softer details, although the front-end design is far more striking and now closely resembles the GLE. The unique AMG® GLC 43 draws the eye and inspires with its long wheelbase and short overhangs that enhance the handling, comfort, and cabin room. The distinctive grille, expressive headlamps, wide taillamps, and coupe-like side windows immediately identify the GLC 43 as a thoroughly modern Mercedes-Benz AMG® SUV. Low-profile roof rails feature a sleek anodized finish and are a reminder of the GLC's aerodynamic refinement. The AMG® GLC 43 Coupe boasts standard 20-inch wheels, aggressively sculpted AMG® body styling, and details that have been rendered in Gloss Black to display attitude as well as authority.
This model is a fusion of coupe and SUV styling with more than a hint of what it can do. The strategic use of high-strength steel, extruded and cast aluminum, advanced polymers and innovative acoustics in the construction of the AMG® GLC 43 have created a spacious yet lightweight body structure that takes safety, quiet comfort, and handling precision to new levels of excellence while also increasing overall efficiency.
The wide track width, long wheelbase, and large door openings of the GLC's bold shape further enhance the driver and passenger enjoyment of this spectacular vehicle. The wide sweeping console of the AMG® features driver-focused controls, a plethora of rich wood trim, and a sensual aura of quality that permeates throughout the entire cabin. The cabin of the 2018 AMG® GLC features a number of modern color and trim options, along with elegant aluminum switches and trim details and intuitive cutting-edge technologies that help to create an environment that puts every element of driving enjoyment in your hands.
The list of standard and available features in the GLC AMG® 43 reads like a "Who's Who" of luxury performance automobile equipment. As well as things like the direct-steer system, Eco start/stop, and 4-wheel multilink suspension, a number of AMG®-specific features will impress buyers. These include an AMG® Performance Braking System, AMG® Performance 4MATIC® all-wheel drive, an AMG® Sport Exhaust System, AMG® Dynamic Select, and plenty more. Anyone familiar with the Mercedes-Benz AMG® models will also be familiar with the powertrain found in the AMG® GLC 43 SUV and Coupe models. It's the tried and tested AMG®-enhanced 3.0-liter bi-turbo V-6 that develops a not inconsiderable 362 horsepower, which will propel the SUV to 60 mph from a standing start in as little as 4.8 seconds. The transmission is an AMG®-enhanced 9G-TRONIC nine-speed, which helps the Mercedes to a highway fuel economy rating of 24 mpg.
GLC AMG® mbrace®
The innovative mbrace® system gives you remote access to your vehicle from your smartphone or your computer. You can use this system to use your in-vehicle apps, get roadside assistance, but you can also opt for a series of cool features, like remote start and remote unlock/lock, diagnostics, curfew minder, and speed alert.
Sport Exhaust System
If you crave a little racing energy in your luxury SUV, the sport exhaust system is likely to give you what you need.
Multi-Function Steering Wheel
Keep your hands at 9 and 3 and still access a host of controls, including audio, Bluetooth® phone, and cruise control (among others). *Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth® SIG, Inc.
Rear View Camera
This feature is becoming standard across nearly all manufacturers, likely because it's so invaluable. Get a better view of your surroundings before backing out, so you can stay safer and more alert.
Front Bass System
Audiophiles, this is for you. This system uses the body shell as resonance champers for the under-dash subwoofers, creating an unparalleled audio experience that also frees up cabin and door space.
If you love the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC, the AMG® version of this impressive crossover SUV will have you writing sonnets and engaging in embarrassing displays of affection. The luxury levels of the standard GLC are elevated even further, combined with performance that will get you where you want to go with the style you're looking for in your Mercedes-Benz.