June 17 2015

Mercedes-Benz Introduces All-New GLC Midsize Luxury SUV

ATLANTA - The second generation of the midsize Mercedes-Benz SUV gets more than a renaming to GLC from GLK; this versatile new SUV, which goes on sale in December, is an entirely different, larger and more capable vehicle. The 2016 GLC design makes a clear departure from the GLK with a sleek, emotionally inspired form and a more dynamic presence.

On a technical level, the Mercedes GLC sets new benchmarks for ride, handling, safety technology and comfort and offers off-road capabilities. Though larger than the GLK, the GLC is also lighter. A new turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine is teamed to the 9G-Tronic 9-speed automatic transmission for V6-level performance but with better fuel efficiency. The GLC offers 4MATIC all-wheel drive for outstanding agility and traction on a variety of road surfaces.

Available AIR BODY CONTROL air suspension, and DYNAMIC SELECT engine and suspension modes enable the driver to tailor the driving experience and ride comfort. The brand's renowned safety comes to the forefront in state-of-the-art assistance features, including ATTENTION ASSIST and an array of Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive driver-assistance technologies.

The GLC follows the new design line also seen in the GLA with short overhangs, an upright twin-louver grille with a centrally positioned star and striking headlight design with optionally available LED Intelligent Light System. Front and rear bumpers are optimized for off-road use with a 28-degree angle of approach/departure for all variants.