New and improved 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC breaks cover

By Gokul, 03 June 2022

All variants will be electrified - either a plug-in hybrid or as a mild hybrid

2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC

A couple of days after unveiling the final production version of the Mercedes-AMG One, the company has revealed another new model which is the new 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC.

Featuring a fresh new design, the new GLC will be available only as a hybrid - either as a plug-in hybrid or as a mild hybrid with 48 volt technology and an integrated starter-generator.

2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC

With a length of 4716 mm, it is 60 mm longer and 4 mm lower than its predecessor. The track widths have been increased by 6 mm at the front and 23 mm at the rear. The vehicle width has remained the same at 1890 mm.

On the exterior, standard equipment includes the Avantgarde trim with chrome package including chrome window surrounds and a new, chrome look simulated underguard. 

One of the defining design highlights of the GLC is the redesigned front end with headlamps that connect directly to the radiator grille to emphasise the vehicle's width.

2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC interior

The radiator grille is also new, and part of the standard Avantgarde exterior which now has a chrome surround and a sporty louvre in matt grey with chrome trim. Meanwhile, the AMG Line has a radiator grille with Mercedes-Benz pattern.

Wheel arch liners in the vehicle colour are also available from AMG Line upwards for the first time. 

At the rear, the new two-section rear lights feature a three-dimensional look and emphasise the width of the rear end. This too has a simulated chrome underguard, which encases the simulated chrome-look tailpipes.

2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Inside, the upper section of the dashboard has a wing-like profile with new, flattened round nozzles reminiscent of the engine nacelles of an aircraft. 

The lower section has a generous trim area that flows harmoniously into the curved centre console. The 12.3-inch high-resolution LCD screen in front of the driver appears to float freely before the wing profile and trim area. 

Meanwhile the 11.9-inch central display rises seamlessly and without joints from the centre console, and likewise appears to float above the trim area. Like the dashboard, the screen surface is slightly angled towards the driver.

2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC Interior

The new GLC is also available with a leather-lined dashboard with nappa-look beltlines (optional, standard for AMG Line).  

While the plug-in hybrids offer a range of more than more than 100 kilometres, the new rear axle steering makes it even more manoeuvrable and safe. 

Off the road, it scores with numerous features such as the standard 4MATIC, purely electric off-road driving in the plug-in models, the off-road screen, and the "transparent bonnet" function.

2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC head up display

The latest generation of the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system makes it even more digital and intelligent as both the hardware and software have made a major leap forward.

Owners will benefit from new images in the driver and central display which it easy to control vehicle and comfort functions. 

Both LCD screens now offer a more holistic, aesthetic experience with information presented in a structured and clear manner. The full-screen navigation also gives the driver the best possible route guidance. 

2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC engine

And then we have a camera which registers the surroundings in front of the vehicle and the central display that shows the moving images and also superimposes virtual objects, information and markers. 

Last but not least, the luggage capacity benefits from the larger rear overhang and has increased significantly to 600-litres which is 50-litres more than before.

Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe
Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe review: 10 things we learned in a 10km radius
Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe
Refreshed Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class arrives