Strong competition among all kinds of vehicles, caused the company to work on its better and faster organization and that meant, better quality and design. Improvement in every sense of the word. Today we will talk about the model 2016 Mercedes GLC-Class. Earlier this year the Motor Show in Shanghai, Mercedes introduced the GLC-Class Coupe concept and it announced plans to attack the popular BMW X4.
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Exterior and Interior Design of 2016 Mercedes GLC-Class
While the public still awaits its serial promotion, German carmaker has introduced a serial GLC-Class SUV in the standard version in order to compete with major rivals such as the BMW X3 and Audi Q5. GLC-Class comes as a replacement for the poor-selling and much criticized GLK-Class, and unlike its predecessor in sales will now find the version with the steering wheel on the right side. GLC-Class share a platform with the C-Class, but it was extended and he was in every way larger than the car on which it is based.
The very known that Mercedes sees X3 as the main rival since its novelty for just one millimeter shorter and nine millimeters wider (he is also significantly lower). Despite very similar in size, GLC-Class offers a wheelbase 60 mm longer than the X3, and it can be particularly noticeable in the rear seats, where up to four adults can sit comfortably.
Headroom and leg is also impressive especially when compared with major rivals. On the design side, GLC-Class Mercedes offers a traditional design, and does not bring any big surprises. The design is recognizable at first glance, but already now we can conclude that the coupe version will look like.
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At the start of this crossover will be available with two petrol engines and the 220d and 250d versions. Both models run on identical 2.1L engine, but while it develops 168 hp in the 220d, 250d in its power to grow to 201 hp. Both engines emit identical CO2 emissions of 129 g/km, and also provide identical fuel consumption of five liters per 100 kilometers. 250d provides acceleration to 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds and a top speed of 221 km/h while the 220d for 0.3 seconds and 13 km/h slower.
The only transmission available as an option is the new nine-speed automatic transmission that will transmit power to all four wheels. Later on in the offer will find a plug-in hybrid under 350e labeled with 208 hp gasoline engine and 114 hp electric motor and seven-speed automatic transmission. Mercedes says it will 350e to be able to cross the 32 kilometers on a single charge, and combined the two motors that will emit less than 60 g/km.
2016 Mercedes GLC-Class Release Date and Price
The offer will later be expanded with several models. First, should reach some of the main gasoline, and during the year 2016 Mercedes GLC-Class V6 engine and 360 hp. In any case, Mercedes is already receiving orders, and the first copies will be delivered to customers in autumn. Home prices in the domestic market will amount 50,600 dollars.