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The new E-Class: dimensional concept and interior design

February 22, 2023 – Stuttgart

  • Sporty, high-quality, digital – these three attributes describe the interior of the new E-Class
  • The combination of digital and analogue luxury was previously reserved for top-of-the-range models
  • Newly designed icons on the screens can be recognized even more intuitively by drivers

Customers can look forward to a particularly immersive entertainment experience in the new E‑Class. Music, games and streaming content can be experienced in the car with almost all the senses. Thanks to digital innovations in the interior, the E-Class is now more intelligent, achieving a new dimension of personalization and interaction. At the same time, the electronic architecture is more software-driven and less hardware-driven. This forms the basis for more individual updating of the interior systems in the future.

The computing functions of previously separate domains take place in a single processor. Screens and the MBUX infotainment system thus share a new, very powerful central onboard computer. This form of networking improves performance, as the data streams can be transmitted significantly faster.

The Entertainment package (MBUX Entertainment Plus) will be available for the new E-Class. It includes hardware and Mercedes me connect services.
The E-Class launch starts with the sedan model. The first models of the 214 series will arrive at Canadian dealerships at the end of 2023.

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Music becomes visible: sound visualisation

With the new Active Ambient Lighting with Sound Visualization, occupants in the new E-Class can experience music with three senses: pieces of music and the sound from films or apps can be heard (with Dolby Atmos® technology if desired), felt (by means of sound resonating transducers in the optional Burmester® 4D surround sound system) and now also “seen”. Visualization takes place on the light strip of the Active Ambient Lighting (optional extra). For the first time, this applies throughout in the E-Class. For example, fast sequences of beats can cause rapid light changes, while flowing rhythms can create softly merging lighting moods.

The entertainment program in the E-Class is more interactive than ever. The software experts at Mercedes-Benz have developed a new compatibility layer that allows the installation of third-party apps. The following apps are available on the central display on the launch of the E-Class: the entertainment platform “TikTok”, the game “Angry Birds”, the collaboration application “Webex”, the office application “Zoom” and the browser “Vivaldi”. In addition, the ZYNC entertainment portal (optionally) offers video streaming, on-demand content, interactive experiences, local video programs, sports, news, games and much more on the central and passenger displays, via one user interface.

Another new feature is a selfie and video camera (part of the optional MBUX Superscreen) on top of the dashboard. When the vehicle is stationary, the driver can participate in online video conferences via e.g. Webex, and take personal photos and videos.

More operating convenience is also available with MBUX. With the “Just Talk” function, the intelligent voice control can now be activated without the keyword “Hey Mercedes”. When the function is activated, a red microphone symbol appears in the display. This indicates that the vehicle is ready and waiting for commands.

Added day-to-day convenience: the routines

Mercedes-Benz is working on using artificial intelligence (AI) so that the car learns which comfort systems vehicle occupants use repeatedly. Given the same circumstances, the aim is for AI to automate such functions. The result is personalized automation. Mercedes-Benz uses the term “routine” for this innovation, the development of which is already well advanced.

On the launch of the new E-Class, customers will be able to use templates for standard routines. They also have the option of creating routines themselves. In doing so, the occupants can link several functions and conditions. For example, “Switch on the seat heating and set the ambient lighting to warm orange if the interior temperature is below twelve degrees Celsius”.

For enhanced well-being: ENERGIZING COMFORT and THERMOTRONIC with Digital Vent Control (both optional)

Soothing sounds, mobilizing massage, activating light – Mercedes-Benz offers a comprehensive wellness programs with the variously configured ENERGIZING COMFORT programs and the individual recommendations of the ENERGIZING COACH. The E-Class brings the debut of a new feature: The Motion sickness prevention program of ENERGIZING COMFORT helps affected passengers to alleviate the symptoms. A bio feedback function is planned for the ENERGIZING COACH in the medium term. This can reduce the feeling of stress with breathing exercises.

With THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control (optional extra), Digital Vent Control enhances the comfort experience. It automatically adjusts the front air vents to a desired ventilation scenario. This can be done via the user profile on a seat-by-seat basis, for example. However, the nozzles can also be aligned by hand as usual.

MBUX Superscreen with a large glass surface and newly designed icons: the interior design

Sporty, high-quality, digital – these three attributes describe the interior design. The instrument panel shapes the digital experience in the interior. If the E-Class is equipped with the optional front passenger screen, a large glass surface extends to the central display. Visually detached from this is the high-resolution instrument cluster display in the driver’s field of vision.

The main icons on the central and optional passenger displays are now simpler, and also colour-coded to match smartphone tiles. This enables the driver to recognize them even more intuitively.

Another new feature is a selfie and video camera (part of the optional MBUX Superscreen) on top of the dashboard. When the vehicle is stationary, the driver can participate in online video conferences via e.g. Webex, and take personal photos and videos.

More operating convenience is also available with MBUX. With the “Just Talk” function, the intelligent voice control can now be activated without the keyword “Hey Mercedes”. When the function is activated, a red microphone symbol appears in the display. This indicates that the vehicle is ready and waiting for commands.

The new E-Class: dimensional concept and interior design
The new E-Class: dimensional concept and interior design
The new E-Class: dimensional concept and interior design
The new E-Class: dimensional concept and interior design
The new E-Class: dimensional concept and interior design

The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE: the dawn of a new era

September 21, 2022 – Affalterbach

  • Performance hybrid with technology transfer from Formula 1™
  • 2.0-litre engine at the front and electric motor on the rear axle for 500 kW (671 hp) system output
  • World’s most powerful four-cylinder engine with an output of 350 kW (469 hp)
  • AMG Performance 4MATIC+ fully variable all-wheel drive and active rear axle steering

The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE is a real game-changer in the 55-year history of AMG. With know-how from Formula 1™, it brings state-of-the-art technologies from motorsport to the road. A two-speed electric motor positioned on the rear axle supports the 2.0-litre turbo engine that is mounted longitudinally at the front. This is the most powerful production four-cylinder in the world. Power delivery and torque build-up occur very spontaneously and without delay: as in Formula 1™, the electric support of the exhaust gas turbocharger eliminates the turbo lag of the combustion engine, while at the same time the electric drive pushes powerfully from a standstill. The electric powertrain and the high-performance battery with 400 volts are AMG-exclusive, in-house developments. They underline the high-end engineering competence of the Affalterbach-based developers. Just like in Formula 1™, the battery is specifically designed for fast power output and draw with innovative direct cooling of the cells. The combined system output is 500 kW (671 hp), the combined maximum system torque 752 lb-ft. These are new benchmarks for the C-Class.

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For the first time in a C 63, the fully variable all-wheel drive AMG Performance 4MATIC+ transfers the drive power to the road and includes drift mode for even more driving pleasure. Added to this is the standard-fit active rear axle steering, another unique feature in this segment.

“With the C 63 S E PERFORMANCE, we are opening a new chapter in our brand history. Even 55 years after our company was founded, we at AMG continue to show the courage and the will to realise the creative, the special things. The new C 63 in particular is a real game-changer. With its revolutionary concept, it brings a completely new approach to the segment, which until now has been primarily characterised by the promise of pure performance. With a maximum system output of 671 hp, we do indeed keep this promise. But the intelligent P3 hybrid concept offers much more. I am sure that with this technology, which incorporates a lot of know-how from Formula 1, we will also appeal to a new group of customers”, says Philipp Schiemer, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

“With its performance hybrid drive and electrically assisted exhaust turbocharger, the new C 63 S E PERFORMANCE is a technological masterpiece that takes a new approach. The electrified powertrain offers a whole new driving experience. The immediate response of the electric drive at the rear axle, the rapid torque build-up as well as the fast power output and also draw of our battery are very special features. Add to this the standard-fit rear axle steering and the fully variable all-wheel drive with Drift Mode – the new C 63 once again illustrates the high level of technical expertise that AMG possesses”, says Jochen Hermann, Member of Executive Board – Chief Technical Officer of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

Expressive design with powerful proportions and striking details

Form follows function: the design of the new C 63 S differs from the Mercedes-Benz C-Class in its more muscular proportions. The front end is 50 millimetres longer and the front fenders are wider. In terms of length, the Sedan measures an extra 83 millimetres. The wider track width at the front axle results in 76 millimetres more overall width at the front. And the wheelbase has grown by ten millimetres.

A new distinguishing feature, and one that is exclusive to the C 63 S, is the narrow air outlet in the centre of the hood that transitions elegantly into the two powerdomes. A small but particularly fine detail: for the first time ever on a Mercedes-AMG production model, a round badge with a black AMG emblem replaces the Mercedes star with laurel wreath on the hood. Further typical elements include the AMG-specific radiator grille with vertical struts and the AMG front apron in jet-wing design. Two electronically controlled AIR PANELS (behind the radiator grille and in the front apron) allow the air to be regulated as required.

Matching side skirts, the rear apron with large diffuser as well as the two trapezoidal, externally ribbed dual tailpipe trims round off the design. Exclusive details at the rear include the special airflow breakaway edge on the trunk lid, the plug-in charging flap and the model designation set against a red background. The C 63 S rolls on 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels and mixed tires as standard. Optional 20-inch wheel/tire combinations, also with mixed tires, are available, including one new set of forged wheels.

Stylish interior, new generation of the AMG Performance seat

In the interior, AMG sports seats with special upholstery layout and a distinctive stitching pattern add to the refined impression. There are also many individual choices available for the interior. The completely redesigned second-generation AMG Performance seat is available as an option. Its special feature is the seat side bolsters with weight-saving openings that also allow better ventilation. The shape of the backrest tapers towards the bottom.

MBUX multimedia system with hybrid-specific displays

The MBUX infotainment system includes various AMG- and hybrid-specific displays and functions that can also be extensively personalized. These include special displays in the instrument cluster, on the portrait-orientation multimedia central display in the centre console and on the optional head-up display. The AMG-specific Supersport style is particularly impressive.

The AMG specific E PERFORMANCE hybrid drive: combustion engine in the front, electric motor in the rear

In the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE, the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine is combined with a permanently excited synchronous electric motor, a high-performance battery developed in Affalterbach and fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive. The system output of 500 kW (671 hp) and the maximum system torque of 752 lb-ft enable impressive driving performance: the Sedan accelerates from a standstill to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds.

The 150 kW (201 hp) electric motor is positioned at the rear axle, where it is integrated with an electrically shifted two-speed gearbox and the electronically controlled limited-slip rear differential in a compact electric drive unit (EDU). Experts refer to this layout as a P3 hybrid. The lightweight high-performance battery is also located in the rear above the rear axle.

This compact design has numerous advantages:

  • The electric motor acts directly on the rear axle and can therefore convert its power more directly into propulsion – for that extra boost when moving off, accelerating or overtaking.
  • The inherent design of the electric motor means that its power can kick in straight away at full torque, making particularly agile starting possible.
  • In addition, the driver immediately experiences a noticeable performance increase thanks to the integrated, electronically controlled limited-slip rear differential: The hybrid model is highly agile when accelerating out of corners, offers optimal traction and therefore also a high level of driving safety.
  • If slip occurs on the rear axle, the drive power of the electric motor is also transferred to the front wheels as needed for more traction. The mechanical connection of the fully variable all-wheel drive makes this possible by means of a propeller shaft and the drive shafts of the front wheels.
  • The positioning on the rear axle improves the weight distribution as well as the axle load distribution in the vehicle and thus forms the basis for the convincing handling.
  • The AMG concept offers very high recuperation efficiency, as the system allows only minimal mechanical and hydraulic losses from the engine and transmission.
  • The automated two-speed transmission at the rear axle with its specially calibrated gear ratio ensures the spread from high wheel torque for agile starting to safe continuous output at higher speeds. An electric actuator engages second gear at around 140 km/h at the latest, which corresponds to the electric motor’s maximum speed of around 13,500 rpm.

Inspired by Formula 1, developed in Affalterbach: the AMG high-performance battery

When the electrification strategy was being defined, it was clear from the outset that all essential components would be developed in Affalterbach. At the heart of this is the AMG high-performance battery (HPB). The development of the lithium-ion energy storage system is inspired by technologies that have already been proven in the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team’s Formula 1 hybrid racing cars. The AMG high-performance battery combines high power that can be called up frequently in succession with low weight to increase the overall performance of the vehicle. Added to this are the fast energy draw and the high power density.

70 kW (94hp) continuous output and 150 kW (201hp) peak output

The high-performance battery offers a capacity of 6.1 kWh, a continuous output of 70 kW (94hp) and a peak output of 150 kW (201hp) for ten seconds. The low weight of only 89 kilograms helps to deliver the very high power density of 1.7 kW (2.3hp) per kg. Charging takes place via the installed 3.7 kW on-board charger with alternating current at a charging station, wallbox or household socket. The battery is designed for fast power delivery and draw, not for the longest possible range. Nevertheless, the electric range of 13 kilometres allows a practical operating radius, for example for quiet and emission-free driving from a residential area to the outskirts of the city or to the motorway.

The continual push for innovation: direct cooling of the battery cells

Every battery needs a defined temperature for optimum power delivery. The basis for the high performance of the AMG 400-volt battery is its innovative direct cooling system: a high-tech coolant flows around all 560 cells and cools them individually. The result is that the battery is always in a consistent, optimal operating temperature window, no matter how often it is charged or discharged. It may well be that the average temperature is exceeded when driving at high speeds. The protection mechanisms are therefore configured so that the maximum performance can be obtained from the battery, with the temperature level subsequently lowered by direct cooling.

Operating strategy: electrical power always available

The basic operating strategy is derived from the hybrid powerpack of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1™ racing car. As in the premier class of motor sport, maximum power is always available when the driver calls it up by kick-down – for example, to accelerate powerfully out of bends or when overtaking. The electric power can always be called up and frequently reproduced via high recuperation performance and needs-based recharging.

Eight AMG drive programs

The eight AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programs “Electric”, “Comfort”, “Battery Hold”, “Sport”, “Sport+”, “RACE”, “Slippery” and “Individual” are precisely tailored to the new drive technology and thus offer a wide range of driving experiences – from efficient to dynamic. The drive programs adjust important parameters such as the response of the drive system and transmission, the steering characteristics, the suspension damping or the sound. The boost power of the electric motor also depends on the selected drive program. The peak output of the electric motor with a boost of 150 kW (201hp) can be called up at any time via the kick-down function.

  • “Electric” drive program: the focus is on the electric driving experience. All-electric driving is possible from standstill up to 125 km/h, with the combustion engine always switched off. The mechanical connection to the AMG Performance 4MATIC+ components means that all-wheel drive is always available: if the rear wheels suddenly have too much slip, the power of the electric motor is also transmitted to the front wheels via the propeller shaft and drive shafts. If the battery has run down or the driver requests more power, the intelligent operating control system automatically switches to the “Comfort” drive program and the combustion engine starts up to provide propulsion.
  • “Comfort” drive program: Starting off is mostly undertaken in electric mode. Combustion engine and electric motor run as the situation demands – with electric drive at low speeds, for example in residential areas or in the city centre, hybrid driving with combustion engine and electric motor in the countryside and on the motorway. The boost power of the electric motor is a maximum of around 25 per cent. Overall, the result is a harmonious and consumption-optimised driving impression, thanks in part to the early upshifts of the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT-9G transmission. Suspension and steering are set up for an emphasis on comfort.
  • Battery Hold” drive program: As in the “Comfort” driving mode, the combustion engine and electric motor run based on the situation with a maximum boost of around 25 per cent. The biggest difference is that the operating strategy keeps the battery state of charge constant. For example, if the battery is at 75 per cent charge, it remains in this range in “Battery Hold”. The use of the electric motor is then limited and optimised for low power draw, which is compensated for by recuperation, for example. Advantage for drivers: they can decide when to make full use of the battery charge again, simply by changing the drive program.
  • “Sport” drive program: starting off with combustion engine and electric motor and interaction of the two drives based on the situation. More boost from the electric motor is enabled, up to around 65 per cent. Sporty driving impression owing to more agile accelerator response, shorter shift times and earlier downshifts. A more dynamic suspension and steering set-up.
  • “Sport+” drive program: starting off with combustion engine and electric motor and interaction of the two drives based on the situation. Even higher boost performance of up to 80 per cent. Extremely sporty character thanks to even more agile throttle response and targeted torque intervention during upshifts with cylinder deactivation for optimum shift times. Increased idle speed for faster starting. An even more dynamic set-up for suspension, steering and powertrain.
  • “RACE” drive program: for highly dynamic driving on closed race tracks. In this mode, all the parameters are configured for maximum performance. Starting off with combustion engine and electric motor and situational interaction of the two drives.  Electric boost power of the electric motor up to 80 per cent. Strong battery recharging at low power demand for maximum electrical availability. In addition, the “Boost Mode” can be called up via the left steering wheel button. The boost power is then limited to a maximum of 30 per cent in order to conserve energy reserves. These can then be used specifically on the race track for spontaneous power demand via kick-down and 100 per cent boost power – for example for an acceleration manoeuvre or powerful acceleration out of corners.
  • “Slippery” drive program: optimised for slippery road conditions, with reduced power and a flat torque curve. Electric-only driving and recuperation adjustment are deactivated.
  • “Individual” drive program: individual customization of the drive, transmission, AMG DYNAMICS, chassis, steering and exhaust system.

New sound experience in all driving conditions: electric, hybrid and internal combustion engine

When driving on all-electric power, the legally required Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System warns the surroundings that the Performance hybrid is approaching. A specially composed, low-frequency and speed-modulated AMG sound is emitted to the outside via a loudspeaker at the front and a soundbar with two loudspeakers at the rear.

In addition, the AMG developers also use the external speakers for a more advanced sound experience. For this purpose, they pick up the real sound of the combustion engine via a pressure sensor in the exhaust system and enrich it further before it is emitted in the interior via the entertainment sound system, thus making it possible to experience the typical AMG sound at first hand. In addition, the sound is modulated via the existing external loudspeakers as well.

Recuperation selectable in four stages

Because the high-performance battery is always in the optimum temperature window of around 45 degrees due to direct cooling, recuperation can also be optimised. Normally, a battery heats up strongly at a high recuperation rate so the energy recovery level needs to be limited. Recuperation starts when the driver takes their foot off the accelerator pedal, i.e. in overrun mode without touching the brake pedal. The driver can select four different levels of recuperation using the right-hand AMG steering wheel button, with the energy recovery being designed differently according to the driving mode.

  • Level 0: The vehicle behaves similarly to a conventional combustion-engine model with manual transmission, where the clutch is disengaged, and rolls on with the least resistance when the accelerator is released. The recuperation level is very low, and only serves to maintain the vehicle’s power supply. With the combustion engine switched off, friction losses in the drivetrain are reduced to a minimum.
  • Level 1: This is the standard setting, at which recuperation is already noticeable to the driver, and corresponds approximately to the deceleration of a conventional combustion engine when the clutch is engaged.
  • Level 2: Stronger recuperation, the brake pedal hardly needs to be used when moving in traffic.
  • Level 3: Maximum energy recovery, making so-called “one-pedal” driving possible as in an all-electric car. Depending on the driving status, more than 100 kW of power can be fed back into the battery.
  • Special feature of the RACE drive program: On the racetrack, the driver wants to squeeze the maximum time possible out of any braking action. In the “RACE” drive program, recuperation is automatically set at level 1 to allow the most reproducible vehicle behaviour possible at the limits.

AMG 2.0-litre engine with electrically assisted exhaust gas turbocharger

The AMG 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine was developed entirely at the company’s headquarters in Affalterbach. Experienced technicians produce it in hand-built quality according to the “One Man, One Engine” principle. In doing so, Mercedes-AMG combines the craftsmanship of its highly qualified employees with the modern production methods of Industry 4.0 and a high degree of digitisation.

The engine, with the internal designation M139l, is the world’s first production engine to be turbocharged with an electric exhaust gas turbocharger. This innovative system is derived directly from the technology that the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team has been using so successfully in the premier class of motorsport for many years. The new form of turbocharging guarantees particularly spontaneous response across the entire rev range. This leads to an even more dynamic driving experience, while at the same time increasing efficiency. Compared to its C 43 4MATIC sibling, however, the turbocharger in the C 63 S is significantly larger. This enables a higher airflow rate and thus more power. In addition, the integrated electric motor is powered by the 400-volt high-voltage system (48 volts in the C 43).

In the C 63 S, the four-cylinder unit produces 350 kW (469 hp) at 6725 rpm. This makes it the most powerful series-produced four-cylinder in the world. The maximum torque of 402 lb-ft is available at 5250 rpm. A belt-driven starter-alternator (RSG) combines the alternator and starter in one component and is integrated into the 400-volt high-voltage system. The RSG starts the combustion engine and ensures the basic supply of the ancillary components such as air conditioning or driving lights.

Power is transmitted via the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G transmission (MCT = Multi-Clutch Transmission), in which a wet start-off clutch replaces the torque converter. It reduces weight and, thanks to its lower inertia, optimises response to accelerator pedal input, especially during spurts and load changes.

AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension with Adaptive Damping System

The standard AMG RIDE CONTROL steel suspension with Adaptive Damping System combines sporty driving dynamics with a high level of long-distance comfort. The basis for this is provided by the front axle with specially developed steering knuckles and supporting joints for the spring link, as well as by the rear axle, which also features elastokinematics designed for dynamic handling. Based on this, the damping at each individual wheel is continuously adjusted to the current demand – always taking into account the preselected suspension level, the driving style and the condition of the road surface. In addition to an improvement in ride quality and comfort, this leads, above all, to an increase in driving safety. There is a choice of three different damping maps (“Comfort”, “Sport” and “Sport+”).

Rear axle steering combines agility with stability

The standard rear axle steering operates with a maximum steering angle of 2.5 degrees. Up to this point, the rear wheels turn in the opposite direction to the front wheels at speeds of up to 100 km/h (variable depending on the AMG DYNAMICS setting). This leads to a virtual shortening of the wheelbase, which in turn results in significantly more agile turn-in, less steering effort and improved manoeuvrability. At speeds above 100 km/h (variable depending on the AMG DYNAMICS setting), on the other hand, the rear wheels turn in parallel to the front wheels – up to a maximum of 0.7 degrees. This virtual extension of the wheelbase has a positive effect on driving stability, leads to a faster build-up of lateral force when changing direction and thus to a more direct reaction of the vehicle to steering commands.

Good control and fade-resistant: the AMG high-performance composite brake system

In keeping with the extreme output figures and the associated performance, the AMG high-performance composite brake system with 6-piston fixed callipers at the front and 1-piston floating callipers at the rear is fitted as standard. The brake system impresses with very short braking distances as well as maximum stability and fade-resistance under heavy use.

Technical data at a glance

  Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE
System output 500 kW (671 hp)
System torque1 752 lb-ft
Combustion engine 2.0-litre in-line/4  with electrically assisted exhaust gas turbocharging
Displacement 1991 cc
Max. output, combustion engine 350 kW (469 hp) at 6725 rpm
Max. torque, combustion engine 402 lb-ft at 5250-5500 rpm
Max. output, electric motor 150 kW (201 hp)
Max. torque, electric motor 236 lb-ft
Drive system AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive with fully variable torque distribution and Drift Mode
Transmission AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G
Energy capacity 6.1 kWh
Electric range2 13 km
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 3.4 s
Weight3 2111 kg
  1. Overall system, depending on gear combination
  2. Data on power consumption and range are provisional and have been voluntarily determined internally in accordance with the “WLTP test procedure” certification method. There are no confirmed figures from an officially recognised testing organisation to date. Deviations from the final data are possible.
  3. European data subject to change for Canadian model.
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First glimpse of the interior of the new EQE SUV

Avantgarde architecture showcasing a hyperanalogue theme

The EQE SUV is the multi-purpose variant of the EQE executive saloon, available just like this latter model with the key innovations of the EQS yet at the same time more dynamic than the EQS SUV. In terms of headroom and legroom, as well as elbow room, the five-seater EQE SUV is one of the most spacious representatives of its class. The EQE SUV celebrates its world premiere on 16 October 2022.

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The EQE SUV is based on the large electric platform from Mercedes‑EQ. On top of this it boasts an interior that has been consistently digitalised. The optionally available MBUX Hyperscreen implements this to impressive effect. The entire instrument panel is one ultimate widescreen. The high-resolution screens merge seemingly seamlessly under a single glass cover.

The dominant outer vents have a turbine design. They deliberately play on the theme of hyperanalogue through the contrast between high-tech precision mechanics and digital, glass display world. The front section of the centre console joins the instrument panel and is free-standing in space. The vent band from the cockpit is visually continued in the front doors. A floating control cluster with integrated door opener and seat controls takes over the functional interpretation of formerly purely decorative elements.

Avantgarde as well as traditional materials and colours give the interior a special atmosphere. Five co-ordinated colour combinations underscore the generous sense of spaciousness. The EQE SUV is immersed in a progressive and luxurious world of colour comprising warm and cool tones (e.g. the warm, modern balao brown combines with technoid-looking neva grey and biscay blue/black).

A hybrid trim element brings together the warmth of wood with the technical coolness of real aluminium. The trim in an anthracite 3D relief-look finish, on the other hand, features fine metal pigments. The laser-cut trim element backlit with the Mercedes‑Benz pattern also creates a special ambience.

First glimpse of the interior of the new EQE SUV
First glimpse of the interior of the new EQE SUV
First glimpse of the interior of the new EQE SUV
First glimpse of the interior of the new EQE SUV
First glimpse of the interior of the new EQE SUV

The new Mercedes-Benz GLC – Dynamic, powerful and efficient

Modern, sporty luxury. The new GLC embodies this in every detail. It is the most dynamic model in the successful SUV family from Mercedes-Benz. Even at first glance, this is underlined by its design with unique proportions, dramatic surfaces, precisely moulded edges and a clearly laid-out, high-quality interior. It also impresses with its driving performance and efficiency. Canada will be offering the GLC 300 4MATIC, a mild-hybrid with 48 volt technology and an integrated starter-generator. The GLC is at home on any terrain: whether on or off the road, it impresses with its comfort and agility. Off the road, it scores with numerous features such as the standard 4MATIC, the off-road screen and the “transparent engine hood”.

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“With the new GLC, we are continuing a success story into the future: Since its introduction, 2.6 million customers have decided in favour of a model in this popular SUV series. As the best-selling Mercedes-Benz model in the last two years, it is one of the most important vehicles in our product portfolio. I am confident   that the new GLC with its combination of dynamic driving enjoyment, modern design and functions such as the off-road cockpit and our MBUX augmented reality navigation will thrill both adventurers and families,” says Britta Seeger, member of the Board of Management, Mercedes-Benz Group AG responsible for Sales.

The high standards of the new GLC are evident in every detail. For example, the latest generation of the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system makes it even more digital and intelligent – both the hardware and software have made a major leap forward: Brilliant images in the driver and central display make it easy to control vehicle and comfort functions. Both LCD screens offer a holistic, aesthetically-pleasing experience with information presented in a structured and clear manner. The full-screen navigation gives the driver the best possible route guidance. MBUX Augmented Reality for navigation is available as an option. A camera registers the surroundings in front of the vehicle. The central display shows the moving images and also superimposes virtual objects, information and markers. These include, e.g. traffic signs, directional arrows, lane-change recommendations and house numbers. This can make navigation much easier, especially in urban areas.

The dialogue and learning ability of the “Hey, Mercedes” voice assistant is based on state-of-the-art algorithms; it increasingly adapts itself to the wishes and preferences of the user. Music streaming providers can be seamlessly integrated into MBUX, therefore customers can also enjoy their personalised music experience in the vehicle. The customer is kept fully and individually informed by the new “Newsflash” feature, which comes free of charge; on request, MBUX issues short news reports of up to two minutes in length. With the MBUX “Smart Home” function, the GLC becomes a mobile control centre for the home: temperature and lights, shutters and electrical appliances can be remotely monitored and controlled.

“The new GLC comes with all the attributes that make a Mercedes-Benz SUV what it is: uncompromising handling safety on the road, outstanding driving dynamics and superior performance when off-road,” is how Jörg Bartels, Head of Overall Vehicle Integration characterizes the new GLC. “With its high level of ride comfort and convincing overall acoustics, the GLC is a superb long-distance companion and great fun to drive. For SUV-specific applications, our superbly innovative “transparent engine hood” ensures enhanced awareness when driving off-road, for example. For towing operations, we have introduced an optimized route  planning function and Trailer Manoeuvring Assist for the first time”.

Design: Sensual purity, intelligence and emotion

The new GLC is immediately recognizable as a member of the Mercedes-Benz SUV family. Standard equipment includes chrome window surrounds and a new, chrome look simulated underguard. This adds striking design features and enhances the unique proportions of the vehicle. One of the defining design highlights of the GLC is the redesigned front end, with headlamps that connect directly to the radiator grille to emphasise the vehicle’s width, and the new radiator grille, which now has a chrome surround and a sporty louvre in matte grey with chrome trim. The optional Sport and Night Packages feature a radiator grille with Mercedes-Benz pattern.

“The new GLC continues our design philosophy with its sensual purity, and like the entire SUV portfolio, exudes intelligence and emotion”, says Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Mercedes-Benz AG. “With its beauty and exceptional flair, we have been able to create the modern luxury that is the hallmark of Mercedes- Benz.”

The body design is characterised by a full, spanned surface design enriched with precisely shaped edges in the sides. These emphasize the proportions, accentuate the muscular wheel arches and create a balance between elegance and off-road performance. Wheel arch liners in the vehicle colour are available for Sport and Night Packages for the first time. Also available as an optional extra are easy-entry running boards.

Other features of the sporty, confident appearance are the wide track and flush wheels in 19 to 20-inch size. Several of the wheels available not only feature a modern design with a high-sheen finish and bicolour surfaces, but are also aerodynamically optimised.

The new two-section rear lights have an interior with a three-dimensional look and emphasize the width of the rear end. This too has a simulated chrome underguard, which encases the simulated chrome-look tailpipes.

Interior: modern, sporty luxury

Welcome to the modern, sporty luxury of Mercedes-Benz: this is the message the interior of the new GLC already sends out in its standard configuration. The dashboard is clearly structured: the upper section has a wing-like profile with new, flattened round nozzles reminiscent of the engine nacelles of an aircraft. The lower section has a generous trim area that flows harmoniously into the curved centre console. The 12.3-inch (31.2 cm) high-resolution LCD screen in front of the driver appears to float freely before the wing profile and trim area. The 11.9-inch (30.2 cm) central display rises seamlessly and without joints from the centre console, and likewise appears to float above the trim area. Like the dashboard, the screen surface is slightly angled towards the driver.

The modern, highly reduced design of door panels frames both ends of the dashboard. The door centre panel with integrated armrest evolves from a vertical surface into a horizontal orientation. Reflecting the design of the centre console, the front section takes the form of a metallic high-tech element. It can be used as a grab or closing handle, and houses the power window controls. Another highlight is the floating control cluster, into which the door opener and seat adjustment controls are integrated.

The avant-garde seat design of the new GLC plays with layers and contoured surfaces, lending them visual lightness. The head restraints and their connection to the backrest with an enclosed cover have been redesigned. The new GLC is available with a leather-lined dashboard with nappa-look beltlines (optional). Some trim elements have innovative surfaces. These include new interpretations of   open-pored veneers in brown tones, as well as an open-pored, black wood veneer featuring fine, form- following inlays in real aluminium.

Dimensional concept and practical details: great day-to-day operating convenience

The key dimensions of the new GLC emphasise the SUV’s even more dynamic and powerful appearance. With a length of 4716 mm, it is 60 mm longer and 4 mm lower than its predecessor. The track widths have been increased by 6 mm at the front (now 1627 mm) 23 mm at the rear (now: 1640 mm). The longer vehicle length benefits the wheelbase and the front and rear overhangs. The vehicle width has remained the same at 1890 mm.

The luggage capacity benefits from the larger rear overhang and has increased significantly to 600 litres (+ 50 litres compared to the preceding model). This is noticeable in day-to-day driving, also during holiday journeys with the family or for everyday transport requirements. The GLC has the EASY-PACK tailgate as standard. This opens or closes conveniently at the touch of a button: using the button on the ignition key, the switch in the driver’s door or the unlocking handle on the tailgate.

Improved aerodynamics: now Cd = 0.29

In its aerodynamically most favourable configuration, the minimal drag coefficient of the GLC is Cd = 0.29. This makes it two tenths better than its predecessor (Cd = 0.31) – a notable advance for an SUV with conventional drive. Optimization of the vehicle with respect to aerodynamic drag and wind noise was carried out with the help of extensive digital flow simulations (CFD – Computational Fluid Dynamics), as well as tests with real vehicles in the aeroacoustic wind tunnel.

The new GLC is a pleasantly quiet vehicle with a serene sound signature and low rolling and wind noise. This was achieved with acoustic optimisation of the bodyshell and sophisticated sound insulation. An acoustic membrane in the windscreen is standard equipment, for example. The optionally available, acoustically effective thermal insulation glass meets even higher comfort expectations.

The new GLC is available with a new panoramic sunroof as an optional extra. The lined cross-strut is slimmer than in the previous version, providing an almost uninterrupted view through the larger glass roof area. If required, the panoramic sunroof can be covered with a roller blind.

Standard equipment: significantly upgraded

Based on the luxury strategy of Mercedes-Benz, the standard equipment of the new GLC has been significantly upgraded and offers the customer a highly attractive vehicle right from the start. Popular features such as the large displays, smartphone integration, wireless charging and heated front seats are standard.

In addition, the packaging logic has been considerably simplified to reduce the effort of choosing from numerous individual options. Functional features that are frequently ordered together are now bundled into equipment packages on the basis of actual buyer behaviour. There are only very few functional options available beyond this. Where design options such as paint finish, upholstery, trim and wheels are concerned, our customers can configure their vehicles individually as before.

Engines: systematically electrified four-cylinder units

The new GLC is available only as a mild hybrid with 48 volt technology and an integrated starter-generator. The engine range has four-cylinder units from the current FAME (Family of Modular Engines) Mercedes-Benz engine family. Accordingly, the engine range plays a major role in the flexibility of the international production network, with needs-based electrification. The engines are mild-hybrid units which receive intelligent support in the low rev range from a second-generation integrated starter-generator (ISG).

The ISG already ensures excellent power delivery. The system includes the 48-volt electrical system, which enables functions such as “gliding”, boost or recuperation and thus significant fuel savings. In addition, the engines start very quickly and comfortably with the help of the ISG, so that the start-stop function is almost imperceptible to the driver, as is the transition from “gliding” with the engine stationary to powerful propulsion with engine power. When idling, the intelligent interaction between the ISG and the combustion engine ensures outstandingly smooth running.

Suspension: Agility and safety

Key components of the GLC’s dynamically designed suspension system are a new four-link suspension at the front and a multi-link independent rear suspension mounted to a subframe. The standard suspension already provides a high level of suspension, ride and noise comfort, agile handling and driving enjoyment. It is equipped with an amplitude-dependent damping system.

Latest assistance systems: Supporting the driver

The latest generation of the Intelligent Drive package contains additional and further improved functions. These reduce driver workload in day-to-day situations, for more comfortable and safe driving. When danger threatens, the assistance systems are able to respond to impending collisions as the situation demands. Several advanced features can make driving even safer. Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, for example, can now react to stationary vehicles on the road at speeds of up to 100 km/h (previously 60 km/h). One of the new features of Active Steering Assist is lane detection with an additional 360-degree camera, which particularly offers advantages at low speeds.

Sophisticated parking systems: Support during slow manoeuvres

Thanks to more powerful environment sensors, the parking systems can better support the driver when manoeuvring, thus improving safety and comfort. Integration into MBUX makes operation more intuitive and is supported by the visual display. Emergency braking functions also serve to protect other road users, and can increase road safety.

The new 360-degree camera and the functions of Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC are available as an optional extra. The camera offers the best possible all-round visibility and facilitates the parking process, among other things by assisted parking and unparking. The central display clearly shows the direct vehicle surroundings during the parking or manoeuvring process. The display is composed of four individual camera images from the front, rear and both sides of the vehicle, and includes a virtual bird’s eye view. In addition, the display shows different viewing angles such as front, rear or trailer mode. The driver at the wheel decides whether to park manually or hand control over to Active Parking Assist.

DIGITAL LIGHT: Extremely powerful

The new GLC has LED High Performance headlamps as standard. DIGITAL LIGHT is available as an optional extra. This revolutionary headlamp technology with its dynamics and precision creates almost unlimited possibilities for high-resolution and targeted light distribution according to the local conditions. The result is excellent visibility for the driver without impairing that of other road users.

Off-road with the GLC

As before, the new GLC has also been explicitly designed for off-road driving, and is prepared for this use with several new features and systems. Standard equipment includes an off-road driving mode and DSR (Downhill Speed Regulation). In off-road mode, the GLC with 360-degree camera offers a “transparent engine hood”: The central display shows a   virtual view under the front of the vehicle, including the front wheels and their steering position. This is extremely helpful; it enables the driver to recognize obstacles such as large stones or deep potholes in his/her path at an early stage.

The new off-road screen uses both displays for clearly arranged information, controls and functions. Among other things, the driver’s display shows, inclination, gradient, topographical altitude, geo-coordinates and a compass, as well as road speed and engine speed when operating with an internal combustion engine. The central display additionally shows e.g. the current position of the SUV in the terrain as well as the steering angle of the front wheels. All the driving functions relevant for off-road operation can be controlled very easily on one screen.

Trailer menu and towing route planner

The GLC is a popular towing vehicle, and the new edition is specifically designed for this purpose. The towing route planner for the navigation system is a new feature: in the central display, routes can be planned that are suitable for driving with the previously defined trailer. In doing so, it takes into account e.g. passage widths and passage heights. The trailer to be used is defined via the trailer menu in MBUX. As soon as the electrical connection exists, the system inquires about the intended use of the trailer coupling: Is it a small trailer? Or something larger, such as a caravan or horsebox? The towing route planner takes the information into account. The aim of these and numerous further advanced functions for operation as a towing vehicle is to make towing as safe and pleasant as possible. The 4MATIC all-wheel drive provides outstanding traction on any surface.

The enhanced Trailer Manoeuvring Assist (optional) in the new GLC SUV makes manoeuvring with a trailer even easier, more comfortable and safer. The system automatically regulates the steering angle of the towing vehicle up to a speed of 5 km/h and an uphill gradient of up to 15 percent. It is also integrated into MBUX and can be operated intuitively. In addition to stabilising the combination when reversing, the system can for the first time also guide it around freely selectable bends of up to 90 degrees. The steering of the towing vehicle is operated automatically so that the selected angle is maintained. This allows precise and safe positioning of a trailer. The driver can also select the “pull straight” function when the trailer has reached the desired direction and is to reverse straight ahead. The entire manoeuvring process can be followed from different camera perspectives on the central display. Dynamic guide lines show the trajectory, vehicle width and distance from recognised objects.

Success story: Mid-Size SUV from Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz entered the mid-size SUV segment in 2008, with the GLK. “Trendsetter in a booming vehicle class” – that’s how the press kit at the time described it. Its exterior design was unmistakably derived from the G-Class, the forefather of all Mercedes-Benz SUVs. In 2015 the brand presented its successor under the name GLC. This also impressed with the excellent safety typical of the brand, state-of-the-art assistance systems, energy efficiency and high dynamics. Since the introduction of the GLC, and of its direct predecessor the GLK, Mercedes-Benz has sold more than 2.6 million examples worldwide. The GLC presented now is the third generation, and continues this success story.

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Facts & Highlights

Model availability in Canada: Canada will be offering the GLC 300 4MATIC, which features a four-cylinder mild-hybrid gasoline engine with 48 volt technology and a second-generation integrated starter-generator (ISG). The vehicle will be available in Spring 2023, and pricing will be announced closer to launch date.

All-rounder both on and off the road: The GLC has significantly improved on and off-road attributes for adverse weather conditions and stretches with unmetalled roads. These include simplified operation using the off-road screen, clearer information thanks to the “transparent engine hood”, and outstanding traction and handling safety by virtue of improved control systems.

Comfort and agility: Key components of the GLC’s dynamically designed chassis are a new four-link front suspension and a multi-link independent rear suspension. The standard suspension provides a high level of suspension, ride and noise comfort, agile handling and driving enjoyment. It is equipped with an amplitude-dependent damping system.

Exterior design: Unique proportions with classic SUV features such as a simulated chrome underguard, roof rails and optional running-boards are combined with new contoured edges in the sides to create a balance between elegance, sportiness and off-road performance. Highlights include the new headlamps, which connect directly to the radiator grille and accentuate the vehicle’s width. In combination with the optional DIGITAL LIGHT, the headlamps feature daytime-driving ellipses in addition to the well-known “torch”. Another visual highlight is the radiator grille with a chrome surround.

Interior design: The GLC continues the successful formula of modern, sporty luxury from Mercedes-Benz. For example, the dashboard is horizontally divided into two sections, and features generous trim surfaces with a central display that appears to float above it. The avant-garde seat design and modern door panels emphasize the high quality of the interior.

Wind resistance: In its aerodynamically most favourable configuration, the minimal drag coefficient of the GLC is Cd = 0.29. This makes it two tenths better than its predecessor (Cd = 0.31) – a notable advance for an SUV with conventional drive.

Noise comfort: At an even higher level, the GLC is a pleasantly quiet vehicle with a refined sound signature and very low road and wind noise. All the acoustic measures jointly contribute to the “welcome home” atmosphere that is typical of Mercedes-Benz.

MBUX: The latest generation of the infotainment system with two large displays and full-screen navigation as standard makes the interior even more digital and intelligent.

Maximum operating convenience: The voice assistant “Hey, Mercedes” has become more capable of dialogue   and learning. The MBUX Smart Home function turns the GLC into a mobile control centre for the home.

Entertainment: MBUX fully integrates all the major music streaming providers, including personal preferences and settings. Newsflash is another new feature of MBUX. With the keyword “Hey, Mercedes”, it enables the customer to access individually chosen news categories such as business, sport or culture. The optional Burmester® surround sound system offers a unique listening experience with 15 premium speakers and a total output of 710 watts.

Assistance systems: The latest generation of the Intelligent Drive package contains additional and further improved functions, for example in Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC and Active Steering Assist.

Comfort appointments: The components and systems of the GLC are improved in numerous details, e.g. ambience lighting or the new panoramic sunroof, which has a slimmer cross-strut for a significantly improved feeling of spaciousness.

Ideal partner for trailer operations: The new trailer menu and the towing route planner are two highlights of the GLC for towing operations. The aim of these and numerous further advanced functions for operation as a towing vehicle is to make towing as safe and pleasant as possible. Moreover, the 4MATIC all-wheel drive provides outstanding traction on any surface.

Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC

Engine
Number of cylinders/arrangement  

4/in-line

Displacement cc

1999

Rated output hp

255

at engine speed rpm

5800

Add. elect. Output (Boost) hp

23

Rated torque lb-ft

295

at engine speed Rpm

2000-3200

Add. Torque (Boost) lb-ft

148

Compression ratio  

10.0:1

Mixture formation  

High-pressure injection

Power transmission
Drive/front:rear distribution  

All-wheel/ 45:55

Transmission  

9G-TRONIC

Gear ratios
1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th/7th/8th/9th
/reverse
 

5.35/3.24/2.25/1.64/1.21/1.00/0.87/0.72/0.60/R1 4.80

Suspension
Front axle Four-link steel suspension with selective damping system
Rear axle

Independent multilink suspension with selective damping system

Braking system Internally ventilated disk brakes at front and rear, electric parking brake
Steering Speed-dependent, electro-mechanical direct steering (rack-and-pinion)
Dimensions and weights
Wheelbase mm

2888

Front/rear track mm

1627/1640

Length/width/height mm

4716/1890/1640

Turning circle m

11.80

Trunk capacity, VDA Litres

600-1640

Curb weight kg

1925

Payload kg

585

GVWR kg

2510

Permissible trailer load, braked kg

2400

Permissible tongue weight kg

100

Tank capacity/of which reserve Litres

62/7

Acceleration 0-100 km/h s

6.2

Top speed km/h

210

Key dimensions:

GLC X 254 Preceding
model
Difference
Exterior dimensions (mm)  
Length 4716 4656 +60
Width 1890 1890 0
Width incl. exterior mirrors 2075 2096 -21
Height 1640 1.644 -4
Wheelbase 2888 2873 +15
Track, front 1627 1621 +6
Track, rear 1640 1617 +23
Interior dimensions (mm)  
Max. headroom, front, driver 1048 1064 -16
Headroom, rear 1007 1006 +1
Legroom, front 1036 1037 -1
Legroom, rear 950 948 +2
Elbow room, front 1499 1499 0
Elbow room, rear 1480 1474 +6
Shoulder room, front 1456 1455 +1
Shoulder room, rear 1438 1436 +2
Luggage capacity acc. to VDA (l) 600 550 +50

 

The new Mercedes-Benz GLC - Dynamic, powerful and efficient
The new Mercedes-Benz GLC - Dynamic, powerful and efficient
The new Mercedes-Benz GLC - Dynamic, powerful and efficient
The new Mercedes-Benz GLC - Dynamic, powerful and efficient
The new Mercedes-Benz GLC - Dynamic, powerful and efficient
The new Mercedes-Benz GLC - Dynamic, powerful and efficient
The new Mercedes-Benz GLC - Dynamic, powerful and efficient
The new Mercedes-Benz GLC - Dynamic, powerful and efficient
The new Mercedes-Benz GLC - Dynamic, powerful and efficient
The new Mercedes-Benz GLC - Dynamic, powerful and efficient
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