Mercedes 2017 GLC Class Comes to NY
Mercedes-Benz this week gave the press another glimpse of its future design direction for its sport utilities with the “sensual” 2017 GLC-Class Coupe compact premium crossover at the New York International Auto Show. The production version of this 4-door coupe crossover variant of the GLC-Class will reach U.S. dealer showrooms early in 2017.
The GLC-Class Coupe features a smooth, sporty exterior with strong lines and simple, striking LED headlights and a simple well-balanced diamond grille with a large center Mercedes-Benz star emblem. The crossover sits lower and is 3.2 inches longer than the standard GLC. It also has an elongated, sports car-like roofline and a rear that boasts a bold look with large horizontal taillights and a spoiler that is similar to the one on the new S-Class Coupe.
Mercedes will offer two compact variants: the GLC300 4Matic Coupe and the AMG GLC43 Coupe. Both will be all-wheel drive and feature sports suspension and steering. The GLC300 will be powered by a 2.0-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that generates 241 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. The higher-end GLC43 will be equipped with an energetic 3.0-liter V-6 that produces 362 horsepower and 384 lb.-ft. of torque, which takes it from 0-60 mph in less than 5 seconds, according to Mercedes.
The new compact crossover comes equipped with a standard 7.0-in. color infotainment display, rearview camera, and brake-assist system. For convenience, there is a power tailgate and for pleasure, a sunroof. Available extras include an 8.4-in. screen with touchpad, heated seats, head-up display, and an array of advanced driver-assistance systems. Interior sport packages also are available.