2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Performance

August 15th, 2018 by

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The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC offers Scottsdale drivers an elegant balance of style and driving fun, with powerful yet fuel-efficient engines and graceful handling. Check out all that GLC performance can do for you, and then learn more about this luxury SUV in expert Mercedes-Benz GLC reviews from the auto industry!

GLC Performance Specs–Meet the Engines

The first two trim levels of the GLC SUV come with a 9-speed TouchShift Manually Interactive Automatic Transmission, DYNAMIC SELECT® driving modes, and the following engine specs:

  • 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine
  • 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque
  • 3500 pounds maximum towing capacity
  • EPA-estimated 28 highway mpg

They are also available with automatic load-levelling, and come standard with automatic adaptive variable suspension.

The GLC 350e 4MATIC® is a Mercedes-Benz hybrid SUV model, so you can enjoy both power and fuel efficiency on Mesa roads. Under the hood of the GLC 350e 4MATIC® you’ll find the following:

  • 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine plus a plug-in hybrid electric motor
  • Combined 315 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque
  • 7G-TRONIC 7-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles
  • 4MATIC® all-wheel drive
  • Radar-based regenerative braking system


The super-powered AMG® lineup of SUV engines offers thrill-seeking drivers in Fountain Hills and Scottsdale an insane amount of power, as well as standard Automatic Load-Leveling, and 19 and 20-inch wheel options. The AMG® GLC engines have the following specs:

  • AMG® GLC 43: AMG®-enhanced 3.0L V6 biturbo engine, with 362 hp, 384 lb-ft of torque
  • AMG® GLC 63: AMG® 4.0L V8 biturbo engine, with 469 hp, 479 lb-ft of torque
  • AMG® GLC 63 4MATIC® 5.5L V8 turbocharged engine, with 550 hp, 516 lb-ft of torque, 7-speed AMG® SPEEDSHIFT® Manually Interactive Automatic Transmission

The AMG® GLC 63 4MATIC® also offers 7200 pounds maximum towing capacity, Interactive Adaptive Variable Suspension, and Front and Rear Performance Tires.

More Performance Features in the Mercedes-Benz GLC

Some more reasons that driving the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC is easy and fun are features like the optional multi-mode AIR BODY CONTROL to adjust height for easier loading and getting in and out of the vehicle, as well as:

  • Front and Rear Run Flat All-Season Tires
  • Traction Control Controlled by Engine Management
  • Vehicle Stability Program
  • 4-wheel multi-link suspension

Learn about other Mercedes-Benz SUV models at Mercedes-Benz of North Scottsdale by comparing the Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. BMW X5, or checking out Mercedes-Benz GLE utility features.

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