There are vehicles that can go off road, and then there are off-road vehicles. The former put an emphasis on daily, on-road manners, focusing on comfort and convenience above all. The latter, meanwhile, prioritize all-terrain prowess, often compromising things like ride quality and efficiency in the process.
Mercedes-Benz, however, believes you can have both.
That's why I'm out in Big Dune, Nevada, just north of Las Vegas, riding right-seat in a Mercedes is not positioning the new GLS as a hard-core off-roader -- that's what the is for. Instead, Mercedes wants to prove that it can offer drivers a wonderfully comfortable experience, whether the GLS' tires are crossing sand or pavement.prototype. No,
There's plenty of clever safety tech in the new Sprinter, much of which was plucked right from M-B's passenger cars.
The GLB's wheelbase is about 2 inches shorter than the GLC's.
Modern engines require modern solutions.
It's more or less the same tech you get in any other Merc, which is very much a good thing.
It's smaller than it looks, but it's loaded with all manner of newfangled kit.
Whether it's tech or creature comforts, there's more than there used to be.
The trade-off for having to wear the spoiler is getting access to a 503-horsepower, 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8.
With a 255-horsepower I4 and optional all-wheel drive, the GLC300 is a comfortable, capable cruiser.