2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Towing Capacity

January 26th, 2021 by

Silver MB GLC

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 towing capacity tops out at 3,500 pounds, and that upper limit holds true across the lineup. If you need this kind of capability for your Westport and Norwalk adventures, just remember to add the optional Class II trailer hitch to your chosen trim level. Doing so will also net you Trailer Stability Assist, a technology designed to limit and counteract trailer sway at high speeds.

GLC Performance Specs & Engine Options

Ready to learn about the engines that make the Mercedes-Benz GLC towing capacity so impressive? Although you’ll have a range of options to consider, all are suitable for towing. We’ve broken down everything you’ll want to know:


  • The2021 GLC 300 SUV and the 2021 GLC 300 4MATIC® SUV both feature a 2.0L inline-4 turbocharged engine with 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque.


  • The 2020 GLC 350e 4MATIC® SUV features a plug-in hybrid powertrain that delivers 315 combined hp and 516 lb-ft of combined torque. Like the gas-powered models, it can tow up to 3500 pounds with a Class II tow hitch. Specs for the forthcoming 2021 model will carry over.


  • The 2021 AMG® GLC 43 SUV provides 385 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque with its AMG®-enhanced 3.0L V6 biturbo engine.
  • The 2021 AMG® GLC 63 SUV receives a covetable Handcrafted® AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine with 469 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque.

AMG® Performance 4MATIC® all-wheel drive is standard on both AMG® configurations. (In fact, the only model without 4MATIC® is the base-level GLC 300.) Although you don’t need 4MATIC® in order to reach the maximum Mercedes-Benz GLC towing capacity, the feature makes it easier to stay in control on Fairfield and Weston roads.

GLC Payload Capacity and Cargo Space

The Mercedes-Benz GLC payload capacity tends to hover around 1,466 pounds. However, since precise limits can vary depending on the weight of your chosen configuration and add-ons, it’s important to review your owner’s manual carefully before you try to push the envelope.  With that said, you should know that the Mercedes-Benz GLC offers 19.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row and up to 56.5 cubic feet with the rear seats flat. That’s another way of saying that you may not need to hook up a trailer in order to transport heavy or bulky cargo.

Experience the Power of the Mercedes-Benz GLC at Mercedes-Benz of Fairfield

We may not be able to hook up a trailer on your test drive, but we know you’ll love how the GLC handles the roads near our Fairfield dealership. If you’re ready to take the next steps, explore our SUV lease offers or step into our virtual showroom today.

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