The GLC outsells its stablemates by a wide margin.
Don’t call it a total makeover, but do call the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC a tasteful refresh. While the GLC SUV and GLC Coupe models get subtle tweaks, the models’ sales performance lends credence to the “if it ain’t broke” philosophy. Last month, Mercedes sold 6,840 GLCs, bringing the yearly total up to 52,621. It’s the best-selling model by a wide margin, even ahead of the brand’s other crossovers and its iconic sedans like the C-Class and E-Class. But are the changes merely skin deep? Mercedes invited Roman to upstate New York to see the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC first hand.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC range starts at $42,500 for the SUV version, before destination. Both coupe and SUV models come in their base GLC 300 variants, as well as higher-end AMG models. The GLC 300 comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four producing 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Stepping up to the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 ups the power to 362 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque, thanks to a 3.0-liter twin-turbochaged V6. Finally, there’s the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 with 469 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque, courtesy of a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8. The AMG GLC Coupe also has an “S” version with 503 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque.
Updated MBUX system
Not only are there a variety of powertrains, but Mercedes has updated the technology as well. Apart from the digital instrument cluster, there’s also Mercedes’ updated MBUX infotainment system. You can use “Hey Mercedes” to control the system by voice commands, or you can use the standard array of buttons and dials to get where you need to go.
Now, the GLC SUV and Coupe offer a greater range of practicality than the equivalent sedan, as they always have. Similarly to the previous models, you do suffer on headroom with the GLC Coupe. Still, there’s plenty to like about Mercedes’ best-selling crossover. Check out the video above to see more, and stay tuned to TFLcar.com for the full review coming soon!