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Mercedes-Benz Announces Pricing for New GLC

Compact SUV Will Go On Sale In November

Aug 4, 2015
The new Mercedes-Benz GLC compact SUV will go on sale in the U.S. in November at a base price of $38,950. That sum will get customers the GLC300 with rear-wheel drive, while 4MATIC all-wheel drive will cost an additional $2,000.
Initially only available as a GLC300 with a 2.0L turbocharged I-4, the GLC replaces the GLK in Mercedes-Benz’s lineup, aligning it name-wise with the C-Class sedan and upcoming SLC roadster (which replaces the SLK). The GLC has a totally new design (unlike the GLE, which is a facelifted ML-Class SUV), abandoning the upright, square shape of the GLK for a sleeker form factor not unlike the subcompact GLA-Class crossover. The GLC’s styling brings it neatly into line with the rest of Mercedes-Benz’s current lineup, looking for all the world like the lifted C-Class wagon it is. It’s a very graceful, pleasant design.
Photo 2/32   |   2016 Mercedes Benz GLC Class 4Matic Rear End In Motion
However, its improvements are more than skin-deep. The GLC loses 176 pounds over the GLK, which should help it maximize the estimated 241 hp and 273 lb-ft the engine produces. The nine-speed automatic should also mitigate the reduced power output of the GLC300 versus the GLK350 with its thirsty, 3.5L V-6. In fact, we won’t be surprised if the GLC300’s turbocharged drivetrain is faster than the GLK350 and more efficient than the outgoing GLK250 BlueTEC diesel, which gets 33 mpg on the highway.
Photo 3/32   |   2016 Mercedes Benz GLC Class 4Matic Front End In Motion
The 2016 GLC300 has a starting price $1,050 over that of the 2015 GLK350, and the GLC300 4MATIC is $1,550 more than the GLK250 BlueTEC, which comes standard with all-wheel drive. However, its rather stunning interior and added safety and standard features justify the price increase, to say nothing of its much more upmarket visage.
Source: Mercedes-Benz
Photo 4/32   |   2016 Mercedes Benz GLC Class 4Matic Side
Photo 11/32   |   2016 Mercedes Benz GLC Class 4Matic Rear Three Quarter In Motion

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