Sporty Elegance of Mercedes-Benz GLC

Title partner of the Fashion Week will present the new mid-range SUV - Mercedes-Benz GLC at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia.

It has the style and the speed, what else do you need. It feels like I am on a ride in a huge, luxurious Chanel bag.

– Super-model Petra Nemtsova about Mercedes-Benz GLC

If you see the new Mercedes-Benz GLC on the road of Berlin, New York, Paris or Moscow, you would hardly guess that this vehicle can look just as good whatever surface it is driving on: whether on safari or comfortable megapolis. The new mid-range SUV is the reinterpretation of contemporary luxury, the new design idiom unites sensual purity with dynamic sportiness. Developing this car, the designers were clearly playing with puristic forms. At the same time the laconic attitude to the shapes looks into the future. ‘All the future SUV vehicles will follow our concept of combination of clear lines and emotionality and will be more sport like,’ explains Gorden Wagener, Head of Design at Daimler AG.

The characteristic SUV front with a short, succinct overhang, upright, three-dimensional radiator grille with twin louvre and centrally positioned brand star follows the successful new design line and making the vehicle the best in its class. At the same time, the AIR BODY CONTROL multi-chamber air suspension, that is without parallel in this segment, the extended range of DYNAMIC SELECT dynamic transmission modes and the 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive increase not only the ride comfort, but also the vehicle’s sporty agility – whatever surface it is driving on. The new Off-Road Engineering package comprises up to five programs. “Slippery” and four off-road driving programs are totally new here. “Off-road” is predestined for easy off-road terrain such as gravel or sand tracks. “Incline” boosts climbing capabilities on steep ramps or long, slow uphill stretches. In conjunction with AIR BODY CONTROL air suspension, the additional “Rocking Assist” program offers the last resort, should the vehicle get stuck. Here the driving level is raised by 50 millimetres.

For GLC there is an option of three traditional engines: two diesel ones 125 and 150 kW, and a petroleum one - 155 kW. Modified or new drive systems, outstanding aerodynamics and intelligent lightweight design are the primary factors behind the vehicle’s fuel efficiency.

GLC model comprises a whole bunch of state-of-the-art systems which make the ride a pure pleasure. For instance the system of prior heating and ventilation sets the required temperature for a definite period of time. The newly developed, innovative touchpad in the handrest over the rotary pushbutton nestles ergonomically in the centre console. As on a smartphone, this provides for very simple and intuitive operation of all the head-unit functions using finger gestures. The touchpad also permits letters, numbers and special characters to be entered in handwriting. A centrally positioned media display is partially integrated above the centre console.

On a technical level the new SUV clearly makes its mark with the excellent standard of safety that is a brand hallmark, featuring state-of- the-art assistance systems and outstanding energy efficiency. Almost all of the driver assistance systems which are familiar from the C-, E-and S-Class are available for the new GLC. As part of the Intelligent Drive concept, these systems combine data from various sensor technologies to substantially enhance comfort and safety. COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, Crosswind Assist, Active Highbeam Assist and ATTENTION ASSIST are on board as standard. By means of a radar sensor in the rear bumper PRE-SAFE PLUS identifies impending rear-end collisions, alerts the traffic behind by operating the hazard warning lights at a particularly eye-catching flashing frequency, activates preventive occupant protection measures and brakes the vehicle to a standstill after a rear-end collision to reduce the levels of stress acting on the occupants. Simpler handling and a clearer view when manoevering in tight spaces or driving in dense urban traffic are ensured by the 360° camera, which is

able to show the vehicle and its surroundings from different perspectives, and by Active Parking Assist, which manoevers the vehicle fully automatically into detected parallel and end-on parking spaces.

This car will equally suit the refined top-model as well as well-tempered extreme sport lover.