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Placed an order for a pretty loaded 2022 GLC for my wife and just discovered that a completely redesigned 2023 is about to come out later in the year. Having major doubts, given how much car electronics have progressed since 2016. I expect significant inprovements in the active driver assist, cameras, intelligence features, etc.

So, the $60k question now is get the 2022 or wait 9-12 months, pay 5-10% more, and get the new spanking one?
 

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There was a major update mid 2019 which introduced the MBUX system to the GLC, so electronics not as old as you imagine.
 

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There was a major update mid 2019 which introduced the MBUX system to the GLC, so electronics not as old as you imagine.
Fair enough, but I don't think most people are generally happy with 3 year old phones. Electronics moves much faster, even automotive electronics.

In all honesty MBUX is the least of my concerns - a year after the release of the new GLC android auto and apple car running on a phone will wipe the floor with anything that MB includes in the updated. As long as I can pair the phone to the car speakers via BT I can get anything I need entertainment wise. I was thinking more in terms of the auto automotive otive related features - breaking, crash avoidance, partial self-driving, adaptive headlights, etc. All of these will go to gen2, and likely be substantially more capable.

After sleeping on this I think the cost of the new model and the likely substantial market adjustment I will have to pay to get something early make it feasible to lease for perhaps 2 years and then buy the new model outright in the second model year when the market has (hopefully) cooled off. Total costs are likely to be within $5k.
 

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My advice is wait for the new GLC. I've seen paparazzi photos inside and it's same as the new C and S class witch is on another level.
 

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I’d usually want to wait few year before buying a totally new model. Often some small issues with production and design that needs sorting out.
 

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Placed an order for a pretty loaded 2022 GLC for my wife and just discovered that a completely redesigned 2023 is about to come out later in the year. Having major doubts, given how much car electronics have progressed since 2016. I expect significant inprovements in the active driver assist, cameras, intelligence features, etc.

So, the $60k question now is get the 2022 or wait 9-12 months, pay 5-10% more, and get the new spanking one?
Couple of things you want to ask yourself first then you'll know the answer.
1. Do you need the new car now or can you wait?
2. If you don't need a new car now, do you have to have the latest model?
3. If you don't have to have the latest model and want to save a bit of money, wait till they start releasing the next model, then buy the current model. Dealership will lower the price of the current model to sell so that they can make room for the newer model.
I still have 3 more years of payments left on my GLC300. It's been very tempting with the dealership kept on sending me mail and email offering to trade in my SUV for the latest model and still keep the same monthly payment. As tempting as it is with each year's new model have better command console screen, better looking dash, etc., do I really need to upgrade? I have less than 20K miles on it because I barely drive it since the start of COVID. In that sense, I barely got to know my car. In my case, I'll wait till my SUV is paid off. If I still want to trade it in for another Mercedes, I'll do it then.
 
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