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Mercedes GLC chooses a hybrid

The outside is similar but inside… – If the new style Mercedes GLC It represents a logical evolution of the previous generation, and under the bodywork and inside the cockpit we find many innovations. In addition to the rich technological equipment, the engine line made a decision to change gear: in line with the plan of Mercedes, which intends to release only new electric cars from 2025, the electrification of the brand begins today, proposing only new SUVs with hybrid drives (both electric and hybrid) light).

Hybrid only and with 4 cylinders – the new Mercedes GLC All-wheel drive will be exclusive, with a 9G-tronic automatic transmission and a set of fully electrified engines; The thermal component will be four-cylinder gasoline and diesel. Starting with the mild hybrid versions, there are three versions planned for release: Gasoline GLC 200 4MATIC It produces 204 horsepower and 320 Nm torque GLC 300 4MATIC of 258 hp and 400 Nm. The diesel version will be only one GLC 200d 4matic With 197 hp and 440 Nm of torque. All three motors are enclosed in a 48-volt ISG electric unit: it is a current motor that also serves as a generator, and supplies the new GLC with 23 hp and 200 Nm, for use during acceleration. Thanks to its function also as an alternator, the ISG allows for energy recovery.

plug in – When the agents hit next fall, the Mercedes GLC It will also contain three engines of the type delivery in. It is more powerful, thanks to the presence of a 100 kW electric motor, the system is powered by a 31.2 kWh battery, which can be recharged in about 30 minutes (from full discharge) using a 60 DC battery charger. kW (running) request), or usually with an 11 kW system. In all-electric mode, all plug-in has a range of over 100 km, with the switch to performance, petrol 300e 4matic And the 400e 4matic They have, respectively, 313 hp and 550 Nm of torque (for the first), 381 hp and 650 Nm of torque for the latter; The latter is the fastest of all, able to reach 100 km / h from a standstill in 5.6 seconds. The diesel version of the 300d and 4Matic has a total output of 335 hp and 750 Nm.

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Style and size – the new Mercedes GLC It’s also updated in a sleek style, while keeping the current proportions, recognizable by more taut, fuller lines, the grille and LED headlights have been redesigned. The tail instead has segmented optics kits with a 3D effect, while tires are available from 18 to 20 inches in diameter; Moreover, for the first time in a GLC, it will be possible to select the identical wheel arches, thanks to the AMG line trim. Instead, the bodywork is gaining a few centimeters: the German SUV now has a length of 471 cm (6 more than the previous version), while the trunk grows to 600 liters (50 more in the current GLC), however, the new design allows for improved aerodynamic efficiency Aerodynamic, with CD (aerodynamic coefficient) passed from 0.31 to 0.29.

like class c – New interior design Mercedes GLC They resume the German manufacturer’s latest proposed configuration, seen in the latest C-Class, with the all-new dashboard that extends towards the passengers surrounded by slim LED lights. There are five round hatches, and the “climate” is controlled from a 11.9-inch vertical center display, while the driver-specific aperture measures 12.3 inches. The passenger compartment features the latest generation of Mercedes-Benz MBUX infotainment system, among the various functions that include augmented reality (as an option) that uses images recorded from the outside to improve navigation, the “hello Mercedes” voice assistant and home automation connectivity. In addition, a fingerprint sensor can be added to the MBUX system for system access and the head-up display, which displays navigation and driving assistance information above the hood and on the driver’s side.

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rear wheel drive – New technology Mercedes GLC It also operates outside the passenger compartment, in fact it is possible to order the rear steering axle, with a steering angle of up to 4.5 degrees which improves the vehicle’s agility and handling (only operating at less than 60 km/h). For off-road, the Technical Package is available, which includes air suspension, underbody protection and increased ground clearance by 20mm, while the AMG Line version with lowered suspension is available for sports enthusiasts. ADAS systems have been updated, the road sign recognition device has been improved as well as the device used for distance detection (it now reacts and recognizes vehicles parked on the road even when the GLC is launched at 100 km/h). The parking assistance system with 360-degree cameras has also been improved; Finally, as an option, there are also digital lights, which take advantage of lane reference lines in curves and animations, as well as a spotlight function that identifies and identifies pedestrians in poor visibility conditions.