2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class: Release Date, Price, and Specs

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 the release date, price, and specs of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class.

When will the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class be released and available?

Front angle view of camouflaged 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, highlighting its release date and price
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The release date of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class will likely be in early 2023. The 2023 GLC will be available to buy 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 yet release the price information for the 2023 GLC-Class. However, given the redesign and feature upgrades, the 2023 GLC will undoubtedly cost 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 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class specs: Hybrid base engine

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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

Front view of camouflaged 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, highlighting its release date and price
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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.

We’ll know more about the redesigned 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class when it makes its debut later in 2022. As more information becomes available about the SUV, we’ll provide updates. This includes:

  • Debut date
  • Official release date
  • Official price information with the cost for each trim
  • Features and technologies
  • Official specs, including engine options and output, 0-60 mph acceleration, MPG fuel economy, and towing capacity
  • Color options
  • Warranty coverage

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