Nobody would blame you for showing your interest on the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, after all, it boasts of a desirable three-pointed star badge, elegant interior, and a classy styling. What’s even more, it is impeccably built, surprisingly practical, offers a family-friendly backseat, has excellent balance of comfort and performance, and very safe and great to drive. Its release date should be expected sometime this fall.
When the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 2017 hit the market, it offers sophisticated handling limits, and boasted of a strong performance. Now it has been several years past its debut and the same specifications hallmarks that defined its entry are still abundantly provided, only this time they’re better than they were before.
But even with such an appetizing resume, a couple of cynics were vehemently criticizing its lack of abundant cabin space, elevated wind noise, and a blocky exterior design. True, it may have lacked the all-rounded nature of its brand, but the all-new 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is here to make the foibles disappear to abyss.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class interior is elegantly designed and follows in the footsteps of the C-Class. This automatically means the cabin is quieter, solidly built, and laden with sophisticated features. Also, there are equipment that are available for customizations. A first in its class is the Air Body Control – an adjustable air suspension system – that suits various driving conditions and intentions through varying the ride height and firmness.
One trait that blankets its appeal is perhaps the lack of versatility. Its cargo volume, for instance, is less than 60 cu. ft. But hey, the specs discussed above more than make up for the lack of abundant cargo volume. There’re other alternatives in the segment that rival the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class accessories and features.
They include the BMW X3, Audi Q5, Lexus NX 200t, Acura RDX, and the Volvo XC60. Each is stronger in a particular trait and it all depends on your lists of priorities. That said, we still think the GLC-Class deserves a test drive because of its right mix of feature galore.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Review of Trims
Two trims are offered for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class: GLC300 and the GLC300 4Matic.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Interior & Exterior Changes
Some of the standard accessories available for both the GLC300 and GLC300 4Matic include power-folding mirrors, LED daytime running lights, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights and wipers, adaptive suspension damping, a power liftgate, a ten-way power driver seat, the Mercedes-COMAND interface, a media player interface, an eight-speaker sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, synthetic leather upholstery, driver memory settings, and dual USB ports.
The Sport package is offered as an option and comes equipped with painted calipers, nineteen-inch wheels, sport body styling, and cross-drilled brakes. The Lighting package adds automatic high-beam headlight control, and adaptive full-LED headlights.
Standalone options include heated rear seats, a heads-up display, a Class III trailer hitch, a panoramic sunroof, a heated steering wheel, rear side window shades, a fourteen-speaker Burmester premium audio system, adaptive cruise control, “design” premium leather upholstery, rear side window shades, and a choice of either 19/20-inch wheels.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Engine Specs & Fuel Economy
Beneath the hoods of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 and GLC300 4Matic is a 241 horsepower – generating turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine. Default systems include a nine-speed automatic transmission system, and a stop-start technology.
According to EPA estimates, expect the GLC300 to check in at 22/28/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
Some of the safety features include a forward collision warning system, antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, a driver inattention warning, trailer sway control, PreSafe, a driver knee airbag, front-seat side airbags, agent-assisted remote unlock, automatic collision assistance, stolen vehicle location, mbrace Secure telematics system, and crosswind assist.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is set to go for sale sometime this fall with a base price starting from around $38,950.
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