Mercedes prepares new GLC to compete with BMW, Audi and Volvo premium midsize crossovers

The GLC will feature the second generation of Mercedes’ MBUX infotainment system, which was first launched on the new S-Class. For the GLC – available with four-wheel drive and rear-axle steering – the system will have an off-road menu with a real view of the ground below the front end to help the driver detect obstacles.

Also included is an augmented reality view that superimposes house numbers and traffic lights onto images from the front camera.

The standard screen size is 11.9 inches for the center display and 12.3 inches for the instrument panel, says Mercedes.

Mild-hybrid gasoline versions are based on a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with up to 190 kilowatts of power and 295 foot-pounds of torque. Mercedes has not released any emissions or horsepower figures. The plug-in hybrid system adds a 100 kW electric motor.

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