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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 is a smooth operator

With a 255-horsepower I4 and optional all-wheel drive, the GLC300 is a comfortable, capable cruiser.

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The GLC300 is available in both rear- and all-wheel drive configurations, but the engine under the hood is the same no matter what.

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The SUV's 2.0-liter inline-4 puts out 255 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, improvements of 14 and 0, respectively, over the pre-refresh GLC.    

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A nine-speed automatic transmission is the only cog-swapper on offer.   

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The revised powertrain offers up plenty of usable around-town torque, although some of that comes from the EQ Boost 48-volt mild hybrid system that's available on European GLC300 models, but not US-spec variants.

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It's a shame we don't get the 48-volt system in the US, but hopefully that will change in the future.

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On unrestricted portions of the autobahn, this twee engine has no problem hanging out at higher speeds for extended stretches of time, but it does take a bit of effort to get there.

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Whether rough or smooth, the road's annoyances are all but eliminated, leaving the cabin feeling like a pillow floating down the road.

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It's not so soft that it feels floaty or otherwise aloof, but it's one of the best rides I've experienced in this segment.

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The GLC300 starts at $43,495 (including destination) for rear-wheel drive, and adding two more driven wheels only adds $2,000 to the bottom line.

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