05 May 2023
Mercedes-Benz Launches All-new GLC in Singapore

Mercedes-Benz’s best-selling SUV model, the all-new GLC, has an all-new look, arriving in Singapore in two electrifying variants.

Mercedes-Benz has officially launched the all-new GLC SUV in Singapore. According to the German automaker, this is their best-selling SUV, and this new iteration promises added functionality and better styling.


In Singapore, the all-new GLC will come in two variants – the GLC300 and GLC300e. The former is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre in-line four-cylinder engine coupled to a 48-volt mild hybrid system. This bestows the car with a respectable 255bhp and 400Nm of torque.

A nine-speed automatic gearbox allows the car to put the power down, and rock a century sprint timing of 6.2 seconds.

Meanwhile, the higher-trim GLC300e, with its plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain, offers a total system output of 308bhp with 550Nm of torque. However, due to the additional weight, the century sprint is hindered slightly, taking 6.7 seconds instead. But, because of its sizeable 31.2kWh battery, the GLC300e can be driven for up to 138km (WLTP) on electric power alone.

Mercedes-Benz claims this is the most extended range they have ever put into a plug-in hybrid model to date.

A suite of safety systems

Mercedes-Benz’s Driving Assistance Package Plus, which encompasses a suite of driver assistance features, has also been enhanced for this model. Active Distance Assist Distronic – colloquially known as adaptive cruise control – can now detect stationary vehicles that are on the road at speeds of up to 100km/h instead of 60km/h.

For drivers who are adventurous and wish to take their GLC offroad, a new ‘off-road mode’ lets you have greater visibility on obstacles in front and under the car, with a new feature dubbed the ‘transparent bonnet’ function. ‘Off-road mode’ also displays pertinent information such as gradient, inclination, and compass.

Buyers who wish to further enhance the GLC’s driveability for city streets can opt for the Engineering package, which includes Airmatic (air suspension), and 4.5-degree rear-axle steering.

Longer and wider

The new Mercedes-Benz GLC features a redesigned front end, with elements borrowed from its siblings like the new GLA and C-Class.

Wider tracks give it a more imposing presence and the muscular facade further enhances the GLC’s outgoing character.

For added bite, prospective customers can opt for rim sizes ranging from 18 to 20 inches, with some even coming with optional two-tone finishes.

There were two variants launched today, and both are available in two trim levels. Customers can spec either the Avantgarde or AMG-Line trim. Those who spring for the more expensive AMG-Line will have a sleek front grille that features a tessellation of the Mercedes-Benz star motif.

The GLC’s taillights also receive this star pattern embedded within its lenses, and the simulated chrome diffuser gives the car an air of upmarket luxury.

Bigger = More Practical

The all-new GLC is now longer and lower (by a tiny margin) than its predecessor. The car has grown by 60mm, now spanning 4,716mm in length, while the overall height has dropped by 4mm to 1,640mm.

The larger dimensions and enhanced rear overhang give the GLC additional practicality. Boot capacity has increased by 70 litres from the outgoing model, now standing at 620 litres. Fold the rear seats down, and a cavernous 1,680 litres is at your disposal.

However, this isn’t translated in the PHEV GLC300e, where the battery sits pretty in the boot floor, taking up a considerable amount of space. Boot capacity drops to 470 litres, or 1,520 litres with the seats down.

Refined cabin

According to Mercedes-Benz, the cabin of the all-new GLC features an aeroplane-wing-inspired dashboard, complemented with aircon vents that “resemble the engine nacelles of aircraft”.

Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) 2.0 is front and centre here, rocking up on a 12.3-inch instrument panel and a vertical 11.9-inch infotainment touchscreen display.

Customers can also spec the car with Augmented Reality navigation aids, which assist drivers by using virtual arrows to visualise to the driver which exits or routes to take.


The all-new GLC is available for viewing at the Mercedes-Benz Center, located at 301 Alexandra Rd, Singapore 159968.

VariantPrice inclusive of COE
Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4Matic (Avantgarde)$389,888
Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4Matic (AMG Line)$427,888
Mercedes-Benz GLC300e 4Matic (Avantgarde)$398,888
Mercedes-Benz GLC300e 4Matic (AMG Line)$440,888

Photo Credits: Sean Loo (@auto.driven)

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