Mercedes announced the 2023 model year revision of its hot-selling GLC 300 crossover recently, touting the model’s refined exterior, roomier interior, larger overall footprint and bevy of tech updates.
The GLC 300’s shape, for 2023, emphasizes the rounded while suggesting motion, and in keeping with Merc’s house style — which favors the suggestive over the crassly overblown — its personality is more purposeful than aggressive. AMG trim with 19-inch wheels is available, but 18-inch wheels are standard. The model’s baseline powertrain is a mild-hybrid-supported 2.0L four-cylinder with Merc’s new twin-scroll turbo for muscle; the setup delivers 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.
Inside the cabin, a 11.9-inch central touchscreen handles infotainment duties, which of course come by way of Mercedes’ most recent MBUX. The instrument cluster is a 12.3-inch digital unit. Tech treats include navigation assistance using augmented reality; very cool. A Burmester sound system, off-road driving mode, ambient lighting, wireless charging and ‘transparent hood’ technology for terrain surveying on-the-go are additional luxury features loaded into the GLC 300.
Later in the year, Mercedes will announce the remainder of the GLC lineup: the hybrid variant and AMG performance version.