The previous model of the GLK was made on its own platform and it was offered with a limited choice of engines. On the other hand, the 2016 Mercedes GLC will be based on its predecessor, the Mercedes GLK model’s platform, meaning that it will not only be offered, with a wider range of engines, but it will also be available with RWD for the top trim level models as well as for all the other trim levels. The new Mercedes GLC 2016 is presented as the successor of the GLK model which is now in retirement.
2016 Mercedes GLC Redesign
When it comes to the exterior design, the new GLC will quite resemble to the C Class and the current ML model as well. The vehicle will come with huge front lights as well as a massive grille that will provide it quite a bossy appearance, while the big 18 inch wheels will allow it to have a more impressive look. The lighting will be equipped with LED technology as standard, while the top trim models will be also offered with Xenon lights.
The cabin of the 2016 Mercedes GLC is going to be impressive, and having in mind that for rivals the GLC has the X3 and the Q5, nothing but supreme quality is expected. Leather upholstery will be offered as standard, SAT/NAV and climate control, while the optional features will include things like a dual-zone climate control, upgraded infotainment system, reclining electric seats both the front and the back, and a massive moon-roof as well.
New Mercedes GLC 2016 Engine and Transmission
Under the hood, the new 2016 Mercedes GLC will come with a new power-plant. The base and only engine will be a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 unit. This engine will be standard for GLC 300 and GLC 300 4Matic and it should be able to deliver 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Standard transmission for the both models will be 9-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission. Power will be transferred to the rear wheels on all models, while the AWD or, as the Mercedes calls it 4Matic, will be available as optional. There are some rumors about diesel GLC250 Blue-Tec model and AMG version of this compact CUV.
2016 Mercedes GLC Price and Release date
The new 2016 Mercedes GLC will be available for buying in Mercedes-Benz dealerships in the summer of 2016. 2016 GLC will firstly be available in United Kingdom, somewhere in July. The base model is expected to come with a price of around $48,000, while the top of the range GLC will be available for a price of around $70,000.
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