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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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