2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2016-2019: Facelift changes compared

The Mercedes-Benz GLC has been given a facelift for 2020, and it has some important improvements. See the differences in this side by side comparison.

Der neue Mercedes-Benz GLC

The new Mercedes-Benz GLC2020 F/L
Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e 4MATIC EDITION 1 (X 253) 20152016-19
Under the bonnet, the GLC has gained new 4-cylinder gas and diesel engines. Details at the bottom of the comparison.
Der neue Mercedes-Benz GLC

The new Mercedes-Benz GLC2020 F/L
X253 Mercedes-Benz GLC350e 4Matic Edition 1 - front end2016-19
The headlights of the 2020 GLC are all new, with a new shape and internals. This means the front bumper has been resculpted. The company has also changed the design of the grille.
Der neue Mercedes-Benz GLC

The new Mercedes-Benz GLC2020 F/L
Mercedes-Benz GLC 220d 4MATIC (X 253) 20152016-19
Aside from new wheel designs, nothing much has changed along the sides of the GLC.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC facelift2020 F/L
X253 Mercedes-Benz GLC350e 4Matic Edition 1 - rear, action2016-19
The GLC's doing well enough in the market, and fits into the company's current design scheme, so it saw no need to change the vehicle's sheet metal.
Der neue Mercedes-Benz GLC

The new Mercedes-Benz GLC2020 F/L
X253 Mercedes-Benz GLC350e 4Matic Edition 1 - rear2016-19
The differences at the rear extend to new tail-light graphics, and a redesigned bumper.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC facelift2020 F/L
X253 Mercedes-Benz GLC350e 4Matic Edition 1 - interior, black and white leather2016-19
Just like the exterior, the interior hasn't been massively changed during the mid-life facelift.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC facelift2020 F/L
X253 Mercedes-Benz GLC220d 4Matic - dashboard, wood trim2016-19
There are, of course, upgraded trim choices and materials. The company has also changed the steering wheels, which now feature more controls than ever before.
Der neue Mercedes-Benz GLC

The new Mercedes-Benz GLC2020 F/L
X253 Mercedes-Benz GLC - infotainment screen2016-19
The biggest upgrade is the inclusion of the company's MBUX infotainment system, which means there's a wider display in the centre of the dashboard with touchscreen capability and natural language voice recognition.

The new 2L turbo I4 in the GLC300 makes 190kW (255hp) and 370Nm (273 lb-ft). There’s also a 48V mild hybrid system with a belt-driven starter-generator capable of adding 10kW (13hp) and 150Nm (111 lb-ft) to the party.

The old GLC300 only had 180kW (242hp), but the same amount of torque.

There’s also new diesel engines from OM651 family, the GLC220d has 143kW (194hp) and 400Nm (295 lb-ft), and the GLC300d has 180kW (245hp) and 500Nm (369 lb-ft).

They replace the old GLC220d, which had 125kW (168hp) and 400Nm (295 lb-ft), and the GLC250d, which had 150kW (201hp) and 500Nm (369 lb-ft).



2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC facelift




2016-2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC




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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2016-2019: Facelift changes compared