The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell will come by the end of 2019, according to the latest reports. The newest version of the compact crossover has its premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show. To remind you, GLC is a new compact crossover that came two years ago, as a replacement for the outgoing GLK model.
With the new naming policy, the company also introduced a new crossover. This should be one of the best-selling models from the famous company, so there are various versions of it in the offer. There are standard gasoline and diesel powertrains in the offer, as well as hybrid version. Moreover, there is even a body style, in order to compete with BMW models. Now, we are about to see a completely new version, which will feature a fuel cell powertrain. Besides new powertrain, 2019 GLC F-Cell comes with several other modifications, even in terms of styling.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell design
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell is a completely new version of familiar crossover. It has its premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show and it comes with many unique characteristics. It may ride on the same platform as base models, but there are many differences between these models. Besides powertrain, the company did many other modifications, including some changes in terms of styling.
With new exterior details, 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell makes it clear that there is no word of the conventional powertrain. There are several unique details and most notable are at the front. Blue accents make clear that this is an electrified car. You can find them on a grille, rear bumper, wheels and many other areas. There is also a new front bumper that features larger intakes, and also new 20-inch wheels.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell interior design
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell will also feature many changes inside. Base design characteristics of the cabin will remain the same, but there are many new details. First of all, you will notice a new dashboard design, which includes a new larger 12.3-inch touchscreen. The instrument table also comes with a huge 10.25 touchscreen, which besides usual things also shows all information about battery and other things.
When it comes to the equipment, we still don’t know exact details. Fuel cell versions are usually much more expensive than their conventional-powertrain counterparts and this model will not be an exception. This indicates that the new model will come with a full load of standard features. So, expect a whole bunch of latest technologies that are usually available in higher trims only. This also includes all those advanced active safety and driver’s assistance systems.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell powertrain
The company prepared a completely new powertrain for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell. It consists of an electric motor that is good for about 197 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. This electric motor comes with a 13.2-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. In addition, there are also two fuel cell tanks. One of them is positioned under rear seats.
The company claims the whole system is much more compact compared to the fuel cell version of B-Class. On the other side, it features better numbers in all aspects. Besides more power, we will see a better range. According to the company’s spokesman, the new model will be good for about 270 miles. In the all-electric model, this crossover can reach 49 miles.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell production
The new concept will be in production soon. Although we still don’t know the more precise date, the company plans to launch new model by the end of 2019. Along with the new 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell, we will see fuel cell versions of other models from the company’s lineup.
The famous German manufacturer has big plans for fuel cell vehicles in the future. So, it is not wondering that the company is going to build up to 400 fuel cell stations by 2023.