Like the mechanically-similar C-Class, the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class luxury SUV is redesigned for the 2023 model year. It is slightly bigger than its predecessor and has a new turbocharged engine with a mild hybrid system. Find out the release date, price, specs, and new features of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class.
When will the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class be released and available?
The release date of the redesigned 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class will likely be in early 2023. It will be available to buy at Mercedes-Benz dealerships throughout the United States and in various international markets. For pre-order/reservation information for the 2023 GLC, stay tuned. The Mercedes-Benz GLC for the U.S. market is built at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Pune, India.
How much does the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class cost?
The price information is not yet available for the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class luxury SUV. However, the 2023 GLC will likely cost slightly more than the 2022 GLC. The starting price of the 2022 GLC ranges from $43,850 MSRP for the GLC300 trim up to $66,500 MSRP for the AMG GLC43 Coupe 4MATIC trim.
2023 GLC-Class specs: Engine output and 0-60 mph acceleration
For the initial release in the U.S., the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class will offer just one engine option: a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a 48-volt hybrid system for GLC300. However, more powerful AMG 53 and 63 variants will likely follow. Also, Mercedes-Benz confirmed that it will eventually sell a plug-in hybrid version of the GLC in the U.S.
Mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission, the turbo 2.0L engine generates 258 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Buyers of the GLC have a choice of a standard rear-wheel drive or an optional all-wheel drive system. Also, for acceleration, the GLC has a 0-60 mph time of 6.2 seconds.
The estimated fuel economy of the 2023 GLC is not available. However, the luxury SUV will likely have a similar gas mileage as the 2022 GLC (up to 22 city/27 highway mpg).
Redesigned 2023 GLC-Class: Exterior and interior design and features
For the exterior styling of the redesigned 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, the changes are subtle. Design changes include a new shape for headlights, narrower taillights, and a single horizontal strip on the grille (instead of two for the 2022 GLC). Also, the 2023 GLC is larger than the outgoing model, with a length that is 2.4 inches longer and a 0.6-inch wider wheelbase.
Compared to the exterior, the interior changes are more significant. The 2023 GLC features the new MBUX infotainment system. It has two displays: an 11.9-inch central touchscreen and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, as well as an optional augmented-reality navigation system. Also, the GLC has a new steering wheel with touch-sensitive control buttons. Plus, the GLC has an ambient lighting feature with a choice of 64 different colors.
Additionally, the increased size of the 2023 GLC results in more cargo space. It has a luggage capacity of 21.9 cu-ft, which is 2.5 cu-ft more than the 2022 GLC.
What are the luxury SUV competitors of the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class?
The luxury SUV competitors of the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class include the BMW X3, Audi Q5, Lexus RX, Acura RDX, Volvo XC60, Lincoln Corsair, Infiniti QX50, Porsche Macan, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Jaguar F-PACE, and Alfa Romeo Stelvio.
For warranty coverage, the 2023 GLC has the backing of a 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty and a 4-year/50,000-mile powertrain warranty.
As more information about the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class luxury SUV becomes available, we’ll provide updates. This includes:
- Official release date
- Official price information with the cost for each GLC-Class trim
- Towing capacity
- MPG fuel economy
- Engine options and specs for other likely GLC models, including AMG 53 and 63 variants and a plug-in hybrid version
- Color options
- Pre-order/reservation information