X

Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class: A new name and a new look (pictures)

Mercedes-Benz showed off its newly renamed GLC-Class, formerly the GLK, with a new, larger body, technologies and a new look.

Wayne_Cunningham.jpg
Wayne_Cunningham.jpg

Wayne Cunningham

See full bio
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300
1 of 11 Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz renamed its GLK medium-size SUV the GLC for the 2016 model year.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300
2 of 11 Mercedes-Benz

Along with the new name, the GLC receives a top-to-bottom redesign, measuring about 6 inches longer than its predecessor.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300
3 of 11 Mercedes-Benz

Under the hood, the GLC300, the version launching in the US, will receive a 2-liter four-cylinder engine, turbocharged to produce 241 horsepower.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300
4 of 11 Mercedes-Benz

Where the GLK had a more vertical rear, the GLC shows off a raked hatch.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300
5 of 11 Mercedes-Benz

An air suspension and all-wheel drive will be optionally available on the new model.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300
6 of 11 Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz has done great things with its air suspension technology in its larger cars, making them exceedingly comfortable and giving them excellent handling.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300
7 of 11 Mercedes-Benz

The all-wheel-drive system splits torque 45:55 front-to-rear. A rear-wheel-drive version will also be available.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300
8 of 11 Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz's raft of sensor technology will be available for the GLC.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300
9 of 11 Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz's recent interior design across its model range is simplified and elegant.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300
10 of 11 Mercedes-Benz

Cabin technologies, such as navigation and digital audio, will be available, if not standard, but Mercedes-Benz's Internet-connected features have not performed well in recent models.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300
11 of 11 Mercedes-Benz

Four different drive models will affect throttle response, handling, ride quality and shifting.

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

95 Photos
Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV Is a Slippery Sedan With Strange Details

More Galleries

Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV Is a Slippery Sedan With Strange Details

14 Photos
2023 Cadillac Lyriq Comes Out Swinging

More Galleries

2023 Cadillac Lyriq Comes Out Swinging

46 Photos
Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

More Galleries

Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

81 Photos
The 40 Absolute Best Games on Nintendo Switch

More Galleries

The 40 Absolute Best Games on Nintendo Switch

41 Photos
2023 Acura Integra: A Solid Sport Compact

More Galleries

2023 Acura Integra: A Solid Sport Compact

35 Photos
The 51 Best VR Games

More Galleries

The 51 Best VR Games

53 Photos