The revamping of the Mercedes-Benz lineup continues. Following the redesign of the C-Class, the GLC-Class SUV, which is mechanically similar, will get an overhaul for the 2023 model year. Find out what we know so far about the release date, specs, and design of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class.
When do we expect the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class?
The 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class will likely be available in early 2023, at Mercedes-Benz dealerships throughout the United States, as well as in select international markets.
How much does the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class cost?
Mercedes-Benz didn’t share the price information for the 2023 GLC-Class. However, given the redesign and feature upgrades, the 2023 GLC will undoubtedly be more than the 2022 GLC. 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 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class specs: Hybrid base engine
Like the base-level Mercedes-Benz Class, the base-level 2023 GLC-Class SUV will have a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four-cylinder engine and a 48-volt hybrid system. The output of the hybrid engine, which is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission, is 255 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel drive will be standard, while the 4Matic all-wheel drive system will be optional.
According to Car and Driver, “More powerful AMG variants will follow and may use the same hybrid four-cylinder powertrains expected for the C43 and C63 AMG, with the latter expected to produce over 500 horsepower.” Also, in the U.S., the GLC will offer at least one plug-in hybrid version.
2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class: Exterior and interior design and features
Mercedes-Benz revealed images of a camouflaged prototype version of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class SUV undergoing winter testing in Arjeplog, Sweden. We don’t have a clear view of the new design with the camouflage wrap. However, the 2023 GLC appears to be bigger than the 2022 GLC, with a wider stance and larger rear fenders. Additional exterior design features include a larger grille, a rising window line, slim headlights and taillights, and five-spoke wheels with a triangular design.
Images of the 2023 GLC’s interior are not available. However, the dashboard and cabin of the GLC will likely look very similar to the C-Class. Also, Mercedes-Benz says that the GLC will have a “new steering wheel, the latest MBUX infotainment software, and large screens including a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and an 11.9-inch central infotainment screen.”
Additionally, the GLC will have upgrades to its driving assistance technologies. This includes a new surround-view camera system, augmented reality navigation, and a new active steering assist system that can function at higher speeds.
This article was updated on 7/29/2022 for headline clarity.