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    2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

    2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
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    by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
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    Mercedes-Benz’s boxy GLK has been replaced by a rounder, much smoother successor badged the GLC, and beyond its handsome exterior the latest small SUV out of Stuttgart represents a big step forward on several fronts. This is made possible by the modular platform that underpins the GLC. The same rear-wheel-drive architecture is found in the latest C-Class, and is destined to underpin most of Mercedes’ lineup over the coming decade.

    As for the new GLC, it will reach showrooms this November, as a 2016 model. It will arrive with just two variants, a rear-wheel-drive GLC300 and an all-wheel-drive GLC300 4Matic, but more are planned including frugal diesel and plug-in hybrid variants as well as a high-performance GLC63 4Matic from the Mercedes-AMG skunk works. A new GLC Coupe is also in the works.

    The bodyshell of the GLC is significantly larger than the one on the GLK (length is up 4.6 inches), and the vehicle packed with loads more tech, and yet it is around 110 pounds lighter than its predecessor. This is made possible due to the multi-material construction of the car’s MRA platform, which strategically incorporates materials such as high-strength steel and aluminum to improve strength while at the same time reduce weight.

    The interior builds on the impressive design of the closely-related C-Class. A key focus of the 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. A touchpad controller in the handrest over the rotary pushbutton nestles ergonomically in the center console, while info is relayed via a standard 7.0-inch fixed to the top of the dash.

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    Re: 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

    This Porsche by Mercedes Benz replaces what? The GLK? Its a step back styling wise



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    Re: 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

    Not bad. I still despite the bolted-on iPad in the middle of the dash.

    If the pricing is right, Mercedes will sell as many as they can build.
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    Re: 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

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    2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
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    Mercedes-Benz’s boxy GLK has been replaced by a rounder, much smoother successor badged the GLC,
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    Main reason folk buy stationwagons is the space, Mercedes have styled space out in rear. Great news others that offer better value for money with similar styling will now start to hit the stationwagon buyers radar, Mercedes looks off the stationwagon radar now.

    Mercedes have just got rid of its practical spacious boxy stationwagon that its buyers loved, its buyers will probably leave the fold and buy a Ford Mondeo stationwagon instead with similar styling and save themselves a lot of money in the process. Not good news for Mercedes Benz but great news for the new Ford Mondeo sales in Croatia.

    I like the new Mercedes it looks super dull unpractical nobody will buy for the badge/no space anymore the reason folk buy stationwagons in Europe, it will be good news for Fords sales department in Europe.

    I certainly would have brought the more practical old Mercedes stationwagon over the old dull Mondeo nobody was buying in Europe, but now the tables have turned, l would now go for the much better value for money better styled new Mondeo, the Mercedes has very little to offer other than a SSssss dull car with prestigious badge attached.

    Future stationwagon sales is Aston Martin Ford Mondeo sales up, the dull car with Mercedes Benz badge attached, is no longer desirable, sales down in Europe.

    Styling is a backwardSSSss step, good news for Insignia/Mondeo sales in Croatia. Nice to see the Germans cocking up, great news.
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    Re: 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

    too much GLA

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    I will miss the unique GLK a lot. It really stood out as different and it wasn't overly gaudy or ugly, it was a handsome vehicle.

    I really, really hate the stupid screen in these new Mercedes.
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    Re: 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

    Yuck. The current GLK has a more formal, upright shape. The new one looks like a bar of soap.
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    Re: 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

    The current GLK looks weird, this one is an improvement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wescoent View Post
    Not bad. I still despite the bolted-on iPad in the middle of the dash.

    If the pricing is right, Mercedes will sell as many as they can build.
    I like the exterior a lot, but I agree the screen looks like an afterthought.
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    Re: 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

    I like this alot better than the outgoing model..I'm not liking the interior though.

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    Re: 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

    I like it, never a fan of the GLK( cheerios box). I like Mercedes current design language, very refined and expensive looking. Don't like the stuck on ipad and what is it with Mercedes still using keys for ignition on some models?? Stop with that crap and get on with the rest of the industry. Push button on na.
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    Not a huge fan of the design, but oh well. The interior is a massive improvement, and I hope they offer a 6-cylinder twin-turbo. Maybe wait until the new I-6 is available? Anyhow, I was hoping they would go in a more elegant, boxy direction design wise, but naturally I wasn't expecting it.

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    Definitely a step backward on exterior styling from the GLK.

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    I hated the GLK, but I absolutely love this. Great job! The interior is almost exactly like the C Class's, so we know it'll be good. Solid entry overall.
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    Re: 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    This Porsche by Mercedes Benz replaces what? The GLK? Its a step back styling wise


    GLK was one ugly mug. This is predictable. Has a nice ass. Has a beautiful interior.

    Looks like a RWD Q5.

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