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    GLC and GLC Coupé: Starting signal for the series production at the Bremen plant.

New generation of the GLC and the GLC Coupé has started.

Production of the new generation of the GLC and the GLC Coupé has started at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen. The most popular SUV model of the Mercedes-Benz brand is built flexibly on one line together with the C-Class Saloon, the C-Class Estate and the all-electric EQC. As the lead plant, Bremen also oversees the worldwide ramp-up of the model series. Dr Markus Keicher, Site Manager of the Mercedes-Benz Bremen plant, and Michael Peters, Chairman of the Works Council at the Bremen location, received the first vehicle of the new generation and were impressed by the off-road capability of the GLC on the obstacle course “The Rock” next to the plant in Bremen.

EQC 400 4MATIC:
Stromverbrauch kombiniert: 20,8–19,7 kWh/100 km;
CO₂-Emissionen kombiniert: 0 g/km.⁶

The Mercedes-Benz GLC (X 253) in selenite grey metallic driving on the road
Dr Markus Keicher and Michael Peters in front of the Mercedes-Benz GLC.

Highest quality, flexibility, passion and motivation.

“The GLC is one of the most successful volume models for Mercedes-Benz and the Bremen plant. With today’s start of production of the revised model series, our team once more demonstrates what it stands for: highest quality, flexibility, passion and motivation. The colleagues do everything in their power to fulfil the wishes of the customer perfectly. We are proud of that,” said Dr Markus Keicher. 

Flexible production using state-of-the-art technology.

Statistically, no two GLCs are alike due to the myriad of different equipment variants and optional features. That is why the production operations have a highly flexible design. Digital processes support the employees in their daily work.

So-called shopping carts ensure the variance and the high level of individualisation of the vehicles produced in Bremen: the add-ons ordered by the customers are picked just-in-sequence and delivered directly to the assembly line with driverless transport systems (DTS).

In the production operations, the focus is placed on a culture that puts people at the heart. That is why the ergonomics for the employees play an important role in the production of the GLC: the employees use different mechanical structures, so-called “exoskeletons”, for assembling the vehicles, which relieve the strain on the shoulder and neck area when working overhead, and on the upper body and thighs when working from a bent position.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC (X 253) in selenite grey and the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé (C 253) in designo hyazinth red metallic

The success model GLC: articulate and versatile.

Since the market launch in 2008, more than 1.5 million units of the GLK and its successful successor, the GLC, have been sold. Over the last ten years, the GLC including the preceding model has thus been the best-selling SUV from Mercedes-Benz. In 2018, it even set a global sales record.

New distinctive design.

In addition to a distinctive design, the latest generation of the model series shines with the latest generation of the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system as well. It also has a more striking design of the lights at the front and rear, more chrome elements, revised bumpers, expanded driving assistance systems as well as new engines. The result is an SUV that sets new standards, on the road as well as in terrain.    

The Mercedes-Benz GLC (X 253) in obsidian black.

GLC 300 d 4MATIC: Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 5,9–5,7 I/100 km; CO₂-Emissionen kombiniert: 157–151 g/km.¹

The Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé (C 253) in the production hall in the Bremen plant.

GLC 220 d 4MATIC Coupé: Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 6,0–5,2 I/100 km; CO₂-Emissionen kombiniert: 158–137 g/km.¹

About the Bremen plant.

With a workforce of more than 12,500, the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen is the largest private-sector employer in the region. Eleven models are currently produced at the site: the Saloon, Estate, Coupé and Cabriolet of the C-Class, the Coupé and Cabriolet of the E-Class, the GLC cross-country vehicle, the GLC Coupé, the SLC and SL roadsters, as well as the EQC. More than 410,000 vehicles were produced in Bremen in 2018. As the centre of competence for the C-Class, the Bremen plant oversees the worldwide production of Mercedes-Benz’s highest-volume model series at the company’s foreign plants in Tuscaloosa, USA, Beijing, China, and East London, South Africa. Production of the GLC, too, is controlled from Bremen as the main production location. By the end of the decade, the list of vehicles “Made in Bremen” will encompass the full range of intelligent powertrains – from the classic combustion engine and plug-in hybrid to fuel-cell and electric vehicles.

Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert CO₂-Emissionen kombiniert Stromverbrauch im kombinierten Testzyklus

Product may vary after press date on 06.07.2019.

1 Die angegebenen Werte wurden nach dem vorgeschriebenen Messverfahren ermittelt. Es handelt sich um die „NEFZ-CO₂-Werte“ i. S. v. Art. 2 Nr. 1 Durchführungsverordnung (EU) 2017/1153. Die Kraftstoffverbrauchswerte wurden auf Basis dieser Werte errechnet. Der Stromverbrauch wurde auf der Grundlage der VO 692/2008/EG ermittelt. Weitere Informationen zum offiziellen Kraftstoffverbrauch und den offiziellen spezifischen CO₂-Emissionen neuer Personenkraftwagen können dem „Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO₂-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch aller neuen Personenkraftwagenmodelle“ entnommen werden, der an allen Verkaufsstellen und bei der Deutschen Automobil Treuhand GmbH unter www.dat.de unentgeltlich erhältlich ist.

4 Angaben zu Kraftstoffverbrauch, Stromverbrauch und CO₂-Emissionen sind vorläufig und wurden vom Technischen Dienst für das Zertifizierungsverfahren nach Maßgabe des WLTP-Prüfverfahrens ermittelt und in NEFZ-Werte korreliert. Eine EG-Typgenehmigung und Konformitätsbescheinigung mit amtlichen Werten liegen noch nicht vor. Abweichungen zwischen den Angaben und den amtlichen Werten sind möglich.

6 Stromverbrauch und Reichweite wurden auf der Grundlage der VO 692/2008/EG ermittelt. Stromverbrauch und Reichweite sind abhängig von der Fahrzeugkonfiguration. Weitere Informationen zum offiziellen Kraftstoffverbrauch und den offiziellen spezifischen CO₂-Emissionen neuer Personenkraftwagen können dem „Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO₂-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch aller neuen Personenkraftwagenmodelle“ entnommen werden, der an allen Verkaufsstellen und bei der Deutschen Automobil Treuhand GmbH unter www.dat.de unentgeltlich erhältlich ist.