2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC officially revealed
Mercedes-Benz have officially unveiled the GLC, the crossover which is set to replace the unloved GLK.
Looking nothing at all like the outgoing GLK, it takes on Mercedes-Benz’s new design language. The interior looks similar to the one in the current C-Class with its wide centre console and a screen sticking out on top of the A/C vents. It is said to be more spacious than the current GLK, thanks to the 11.8 cm longer wheelbase.
It is also 80 kg lighter than the GLK, thanks to a mix of different materials used to make the body which includes aluminium and high-strength steels.
Under the hood, the GLC 300 gets a turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine which produces about 241 hp and 369 Nm of torque, which can be had in either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. Power is delivered via a 9-speed automatic transmission.
A new GLC 350e 4MATIC plug-in hybrid is available now, which uses a 208 hp petrol engine coupled with a 114 hp 85 kW electric motor, which is enough to send it from 0-100 kph in 5.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 235 kph.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC should arrive in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other GCC countries before the end of the year.
Keep track of the latest prices and updates in the Mercedes-Benz GLC buyer guide.
Just saw this vehicle last week here in India.