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?
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
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.
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
- The next-generation 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-class will be revealed online to the world on June 1, 2022.
- The new compact luxury SUV looks similar to the current model but should include new features.
- The base GLC300 model will share its 255-hp turbo 2.0-liter inline-four with the C-class sedan.
UPDATE 5/16: Mercedes announces that the next-generation GLC-class will make its world debut online at 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday, June 1. The digital reveal will be broadcast on the company’s “me media” online platform as well as Mercedes social channels including YouTube and Twitter.
The Mercedes C-class sedan’s SUV sibling is slated to get a redesign soon, and these are the first official photos of the new 2023 GLC-class compact luxury crossover. This prototype seen undergoing winter testing still has a bit of camouflage, but we can clearly see its overall shape and proportions, and Mercedes has revealed some specs about this new X254-generation model that should arrive in the U.S. later this year.