Mercedes unveiled the new 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC, the crossover that comes to replace the existing GLK. The new model will make its official appearance in autumn at the 2016 Frankfurt Motor Show.
After many spy shots and teaser clips, Mercedes unveiled the new generation of the GLC. Although for many it may seem a name totally unknown, note that Mercedes has decided to rename its entire range of SUVs in the middle of last year.
So after I met EWG facelift old ML, today we meet with GLC, the current new generation GLK. Mercedes returns virtually medium SUV segment with an interesting proposal, which is positioned above and below the GLE‘s GLA. The new Mercedes GLC will face established models such as the BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60, the latter a success in the segment in 2014.
Bigger wheelbase than the BMW X3
As expected, the new Mercedes GLC GLC borrows a lot from design concept Coupe, presented this spring at the Motor Show in Shanghai to predict a future rival to the BMW X4. Like the three-door version, the new front aspect GLC adopts a current design philosophy aligned with a generous radiator grille and angular headlamps with LED lights.
The back do not have a roofline that‘s plunge as GLC Coupe Concept, but the line is similar taillights, it is clearly a reinterpretation of what we see on Big Brother GLE. The look is complemented by twin tailpipes and wheels that can have a maximum size of 20 inches.
As was normal, the new GLC is related to C-Klasse, which borrows from Rear Modular Architecture platform, but that adapts to a slightly larger wheelbase. Compared with its main rival, GLC is shorter by 1 mm, 9 mm wider and has a wheelbase 60 mm longer. These dimensions contributes to a more spacious interior, with more legroom in the backseat.
Those who prefer diesel will have two engine versions, hidden under callsigns GLC GLC 220d and 250d Matic 4Matic. Both use the same 2.1-liter diesel engine with two different power versions: 170 and 201 horsepower. Whatever the choice, customers will benefit from an average consumption of 4.1 liters / 100 km and an emission rate of 129 g / km.
The fastest 4Matic version will be GLC 250d, which accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 222 km / h. On the other hand, GLC 4Matic 220d reaches 100 km / h in 8.3 seconds and top speed is 210 km / h.
For now there is only one petrol version GLC 250, which develops 210 horsepower. This release speeds of 0 to 100 km / h in 7.3 seconds. They’re planning a version AMG Sport, intermediate stage between the standard and performance of the division in Affalterbach signed.
Still later, during this year, Mercedes will launch a hybrid version powered outlet. It is called GLC 350E and associated with a petrol engine with 210 horsepower electric motor of 114 hp. Mercedes claims that version will have a pure electric range of 32 kilometers and emit less than 60 g / km.
Another surprise in the range GLC is the lack of a manual transmission. It will be offered in standard nine-speed manual transmission.
Ride will be available in two configurations, Comfort or Sport chassis dictated. On the list there will be an optional air suspension available along with an off-road package. It will allow ride height adjustment up to 50 mm up or lowering them by 15 mm compared to the standard.
The new Mercedes GLC will hit the European market in November, most likely after his public debut in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.