Disclaimer: This is a user generated content submitted by a member of the WriteUpCafe Community. The views and writings here reflect that of the author and not of WriteUpCafe. If you have any complaints regarding this post kindly report it to us.

Previously, the newly listed Mercedes-Benz GLB and GLA were equipped with 1.3T power, and the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class was equipped with 1.5T power. Recently, there have been media reports that the new Mercedes-Benz GLC that will be launched in the future will also be equipped with 1.5T power. It is reported that the new Mercedes-Benz GLC is expected to be officially released at the end of 2021, and the domestic version will also undergo technical transformation at the Yizhuang MRA plant in 2022. It is worth mentioning that the new Mercedes-Benz GLC will also be produced in line with the new generation of E-Class.

Judging from the previously exposed spy photos, the new Mercedes-Benz GLC will adopt the latest family design similar to the S-class, the front face will still be a shield-shaped intake grille, and the newly designed inverted trapezoidal headlights will also be equipped on the new car. , Make the front face more youthful and fashionable.

From the side point of view, the overall lines of the new car have not changed much from the current models, and it still maintains a relatively smooth design. In addition, the length, width and height of the current Mercedes-Benz GLC are 4764/1898/1642mm, and the wheelbase is 2973mm. The new car will be further lengthened on this basis, so it will have a better performance in terms of space.

In addition, the new Mercedes-Benz GLC will also adopt design elements similar to the new S-Class in terms of interiors. It will be equipped with Mercedes-Benz’s new MBUX vehicle system and equipped with the same large-size central control screen as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Further improved.

It is worth noting that in terms of power, the new Mercedes-Benz GLC will be equipped with a 1.5T turbocharged engine of the M254 series, and will also be equipped with a 48V light hybrid system. The comprehensive maximum power of the power system is 150kw and the peak torque can reach 280N·m. . Although the displacement is greatly reduced compared to the 2.0T power of the current model, the overall power performance has not been significantly weakened.

Although under the current general trend of energy saving and emission reduction, the quantification of small emissions is a major trend, but this is mostly reflected in ordinary brands, and is rare in the luxury car market. At present, Mercedes-Benz adopts a small-platform quantitative trend of power, which is more obvious than mainstream luxury brands such as BMW and Audi. In addition, in the eyes of many consumers, most luxury brands are large-displacement models, and a luxury mid-size SUV equipped with 1.5T power will inevitably reduce its luxury attributes in the minds of consumers.

Although the current Mercedes-Benz GLC is still able to occupy a sales advantage among the luxury SUVs of the same class, according to the September sales data released by the Federation of Passengers a few days ago, its sales reached 15,884 units, still ranking first in the sales of luxury SUVs. , But compared to the Audi Q5 and BMW X3 behind, the advantage is not obvious.

It is worth noting that after the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class was replaced with 1.5T power in September, sales quickly fell to the bottom. According to the data from the Association, the sales of Audi A6L in September reached 18,813, an increase from the previous 37.2%. The sales volume of the BMW 5 Series in September was 18,096, a year-on-year increase of 11.3%. The sales of Mercedes-Benz E-Class were only 13,899, a year-on-year decline of 3.8%. It can be seen that the adjustment of the power system has had a big impact on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. In the future, it will not be ruled out that Mercedes-Benz GLC adopts 1.5T power, which will further reduce its sales performance.

At the same time, the poor quality performance of Mercedes-Benz GLC in recent years has also greatly affected its reputation. Previously, Mercedes-Benz GLC encountered frequent complaints from consumers due to abnormal brake noise and shock absorber fracture, but these problems did not give consumers a reasonable solution.

In addition, a few days ago, some media conducted a four-wheel drive performance test on the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC. As a result, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC could not complete a simple pulley block test. Many items failed to pass, but the old model passed full marks. This has to make people suspect that there is a reduction in the off-road capability of the new Mercedes-Benz GLC. Although Mercedes-Benz officially stated that it was mainly due to software issues, and subsequent software updates were used to improve the four-wheel drive performance of the vehicle, this did not satisfy consumers.

In the first-tier luxury brand market, Audi and BMW are also making continuous efforts. It is still a mystery whether Mercedes-Benz's “small row quantization” can maintain sufficient competitiveness in the future.

Source: WapCar


Welcome to WriteUpCafe Community

Join our community to engage with fellow bloggers and increase the visibility of your blog.
Join WriteUpCafe