2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC
The Mercedes-Benz SUV takes another powerful step forward with the all-new 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC (formerly GLK). On a technical level, the GLC sets new standards with state-of-the-art systems, while its dynamic design conveys emotion and clarity beyond the classic off-road look and towards a more modern aesthetic.
The design philosophy behind the new 2016 GLC essentially favors sensual purity and a modern aesthetic over the classic off-road look. The dynamic design exudes emotional appeal while also employing purist forms. Surfaces embodying a degree of tension and precise lines cite the clear design line followed by all state-of-the-art SUVs from Mercedes-Benz. The GLC represents a departure from its progenitor– the G-Class – but only in terms of appearance. On a technical level, it sets new benchmarks in all disciplines, and the mid-size SUV’s off-road capabilities remain as outstanding as ever.
Mercedes-Benz has applied an extensive package of measures to enhance the 2016 GLC’s energy efficiency and performance substantially. New drive systems, outstanding aerodynamics and intelligent lightweight design are the primary factors behind the vehicle’s fuel efficiency. In the United States, the GLC300 and GLC300 4MATIC® will be powered by a 2.0 liter inline 4 cylinder engine. The preliminary data shows that this fuel-efficient powerplant will produce 241 hp @ 5,500 rpm and 273 lb-ft of torque @ 1,300-4,000 rpm. Furthermore, unparalleled in this segment is the GLC´s available AIRMATIC® multi-chamber air suspension. This system allows for the combination of DYNAMIC SELECT, which allows you to personalize your drive settings for a more sporty or comfortable feel, with 4MATIC® permanent all-wheel drive. So regardless of driving surface, you get both increased ride comfort and agility. And the Intelligent Drive suite of safety and assistance technologies delivers an unprecedented level of confidence and convenience.
Inside, the 2016 GLC embodies a hand-crafted character with refined details such as optional Napa leather and open-pore wood trim. Comfort and sophistication abound, as the innovative touchpad fits ergonomically in the center console, providing an easy and intuitive way to command the technologies and entertainment systems in the GLC. A key focus of the totally new interior design is the dashboard and the center console with its flowing lines and large, one-piece panel performing an elegant sweep from the center air vents to the armrest. These clear-cut lines create a feeling of open space and establish a purist, modern vibe. The newly developed innovative touchpad in the handrest over the rotary pushbutton nestles ergonomically in the center console. As on a smartphone, this provides for very simple and intuitive operation of all the head-unit functions using finger gestures. The touchpad also permits letters, numbers and special characters to be entered in handwriting. A centrally positioned media display is partially integrated above the center console. Five round air outlets with a metallic “cool touch” effect lend the dashboard a sporty air and create an interesting contrast to the warm look of the other materials.
The basic equipment on the all-new 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC already includes numerous details adopted from higher vehicle categories. Pioneering assistance systems such as COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, Crosswind Assist, Active Highbeam Assist, ATTENTION ASSIST® or an ESP® system with Dynamic Cornering Assist all feature as standard. The optional latest-generation Driver Assistance Package further reduces the driver’s workload while enhancing safety for the passengers, with facilities including DISTRONIC PLUS® with Steering Assist, PRESAFE® Brake with pedestrian detection, BAS® PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist and PRESAFE® PLUS.
Rugged yet refined. Sleek yet strong. The all-new 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC.