2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class Release Date, Review, Specs – The new 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class comes as a replacement for the outgoing GLK-Class. It offers an excellent balance of comfort and performance, a fuel-sipping turbocharged engine, a generous interior passenger space, abundant safety equipment, and elegant exterior and interior design. Its date of release should be expected towards the end of March next year.
For starters, the GLK-Class model was among the first compact luxury SUVs to hit the market. With it came a sophisticated handling and ride quality, and boasted of a strong performance, however, not everything was likable such as the cramped cabin space, elevated window noise, and a blocky exterior design, and that birthed the GLC-Class.
Although the GLC-Class seems faultless, it falls short in terms of cargo space relative to its competitors in its class. Otherwise, the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class is set to be an appealing choice for buyers shopping in the compact crossover luxury SUV segment.
The fuel economy ratings have been improved with the new naturally-aspirated 3.5L V6 engine under its hood. This is the only option the giant German automaker has offered as of this writing, although there are speculations of additional powertrains.
The interior is quieter, solidly built, and elegant than its competition. It comes with high test-crash score reports and a feature galore that will keep you entertained while cruising around. Also, this is the only SUV in its class that offers an adjustable air suspension system that suits driving intentions and conditions by altering both ride height and firmness.
As far as the rivalry in the segment goes, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class will still face the same competitors as its outgoing model but with a little less effort this time round. Although aging, the 2017 Audi Q5 is a formidable rival that offers many appealing amenities and a standard AWD system. Others include the 2017 Lexus NX 200t, the 2017 Volvo XC60, the 2017 Acura RDX, and the 2017 BMW X3.
Trims Available – Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
This five-passenger seater SUV is available in only two trims: GLC300, and GLC300 4Matic.
Interior Changes & Exterior Pictures – 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
Both come standard with power-folding mirrors, LED daytime running lamps, automatic wipers, a power liftgate, an adaptive suspension damping, 18-inch alloy wheels, and all-season Michelin tires.
Inside, you’ll get the Mercedes COMAND interface, driver memory settings, a 10-way power driver seat, an eight-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, a media player interface, a 40/20/40-split power-folding rear seats, adjustable driver settings, synthetic leather upholstery, a CD player, HD and satellite radio, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 7-inch infotainment display, dual-zone climate control, synthetic leather upholstery, and mbrace integration.
The optional packages add black exterior accents, full-LED adaptive headlights, automatic high-beam headlight control, black wheels, painted calipers, cross drilled brakes, 19-inch wheels, and a navigation system, a keyless entry and ignition, an MB-Tex-wrapped dash, satellite radio, illuminated front door sills, an SD card reader, a cabin fragrance, a blind-spot monitor, a 115-V power outlet, 8.4-inch touchscreen interface, LED ambient lighting, voice controls, a sporty body styling.
Standalone options available for the GLC trim includes a “designo” premium leather upholstery, a 14-speaker Burmester premium sound system, cruise control, a heated steering wheel, a rear-side window shades, an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot, a trailer hitch, and a panoramic sunroof.
Price & 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class Date Of Release
We should expect to see the Mercedes-Benz GLC Class for 2017 this March, at least for U.S buyers. Once available, the GLC-Class SUV will cost you a base MSRP of $38,950.
Wheelbase: 113.1 in
Length: 183.3 in
Width: 74.4 in
Passenger volume: 98 cu ft
Cargo volume: 19 cu ft
Curb weight: 3,947 lbs
Top Speed: 130 mph
0-60: 5,9 sec
MPG: 22/28 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black, Cardinal Red Metallic, Dakota Brown Metallic, Diamond Silver Metallic, Iridium Silver Metallic, Lunar Blue Metallic, Obsidian Black Metallic, Polar White…
Towing Capacity: N/A
Engine Specifications – 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
Both models are powered by the turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine beneath their hoods. The power generated – 241 horsepower and 273 lbs. ft. of torque gets routed to the rear-wheel drive GLC300 and all-wheel drive GLC300 4Matic models via the nine-speed automatic transmission system.
EPA says you should look forward to 28/22/24 mpg on the highway/city/combined for the rear wheel drive model, and 28/21/24 mpg for the 4Matic.
According to Mercedes, a time of 7 seconds should be adequate to take you from 0-60 mph with the GLC300 model.
Safety features that will give you a piece of mind whilst inside the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class include antilock brakes, a driver inattention warning system, a forward collision warning system, trailer sway control, automatic braking, a driver knee airbag, front-seat side airbag, stability and traction control, and the contents of the embrace Secure telematics system.