You are probably wondering why everyone is so adamant on buying a luxury crossover or SUVs instead of the sleek and chic sedans. Well, to put it simply, crossovers are all the rage nowadays and you should consider switching to using them as well. However, this increase in demand of crossovers has resulted in car manufacturing giants being pitted against each other in a race to produce more and more luxury vehicles. One such example of this is the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class – Whole Power Unit:
The GLC-Class is available in both rear drive, and all-wheel drive editions, both of which use the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder system. The engine is turbocharged with an intercooler DOHC. In addition to this, it has 16 valves inline 4, with an aluminum block and head and direct fuel injection ports. The engine is capable of producing a 241 hp and upwards at 55oo rpm, with a torque of 273 lb-ft at 1300 rpm. Both the rear and all-wheel drive variations come with 9-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting mode.
With the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, the company has tried to make it more fuel efficient. The EPA ratings for the fuel economy in the city have gone up by 3 mpg that is from 19 mpg to 22 mpg, while the ratings for driving on the highway are 28 mpg for rear wheel drive. As far as the all-wheel drive is concerned then the ratings for the city are 21 mpg. However, the ratings for the highway are the same as those for the rear wheel drive that is 28 mpg.
Furthermore, the power the turbocharged engine provides is enough to accelerate the crossover to a speed of 60 mph from 0 mph in a mere 6.0 seconds for the rear wheel driver, while 5.9 seconds are required for the all-wheel drive. The top speed that the vehicle can reach is 130 mph.
The second engine is a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that will be able to produce 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class – Features:
The 2017 version of the GLC-Class is roomier and obviously more luxurious. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class includes a panoramic sunroof along with automatic climate control and cruise control. There is also the feature of a standard CD player and satellite radio. While rear seat audio controls have yet not been announced, but a Bluetooth connection is available. A unique feature is that heated mirrors are installed, they also happen to have mirror memory. In addition to this, both the passenger side and driver’s side have vanity mirrors. It also has Driver Assisting package, Multimedia package, and Lighting package. The crossover also has the choice of tire pressure monitors and backup cameras.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class – Dimensions:
|Curb Weight||4050 lb|
|Passenger Volume||98 cu ft|
|Cargo Volume||19 cu ft|
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class – Price and Release Date:
The price of the Mercedes-Benz can be a bit on the expensive side for most consumers. The GLC 300 costs around $57,100, with a base price of $39,875. On the other hand, the GLC 300 4MATIC costs approximately $54,360 with a base price of $41,875. Although the base price of the GLC 300 is lesser as compared to that of the GLC 4MATIC, once you add the cost of the premium features, the GLC 300 exceeds the latter.
The GLC300 has been on the market since December and has become popular.
All in all, the GLC-Class has proved itself to be a force to be reckoned with. It looks very promising and should be your top pick this season. However, bear in mind that you should always put your money in something that is durable and will still be of use not only shortly, but also in the long term.