Recent Mercedes plan to provide by 2017 seven SUVs slowly begins to take on reality. We will today present the 2017 Mercedes GLC-Class, which has specific characteristics. With all that is available from the data I will present now and then we will announce the details of which are not available today. We will try to create a picture that will be quite faithful.
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2017 Mercedes GLC-Class Coupe
First, last year, introduced GLA-Class with front-wheel drive (and the optional drive to all four wheels), to fill the victory in which they were a GL-Class and 2017 Mercedes GLC-Class (which will be significantly refreshed 2017) , and to then newly introduced two vehicles with GLE-Class tag. Apart from the standard SUV, which was supposed to compete with the famous BMW X5, and the offer is found and sports coupe, with a slightly lower roof and aerodynamic design that competes X6. German carmaker is not satisfied with the achieved and now wants a product that will compete with two other BMW, and X3 and X4. The first of them was presented as a concept at this year’s Motor Show in Shanghai, and he carries the GLC-Class Coupe tag. It is a sports version that will apply X4 while traditional SUV under the same label should be followed a little later.
Although the 2017 Mercedes GLC-Class is currently only a concept, the production model should not be introduced until the end of the year without any major changes. Mercedes chief designer Gorden Wagener said that the aim was to connect the space SUVs with the driving characteristics of a sports car, allowing the driver gets the best of both worlds. GLC-Class Coupe is 4,727 mm long, 2,000 mm wide and 1,593 mm high, which tells us that for the 57 mm longer and 120 mm wider and 28 mm lower than the X4. Wheelbase is also 17 mm longer (2,827 mm total), compared with the GLK-Class being replaced, GLC-Class is 192 mm longer and 160 mm wider and 77 mm lower. This SUV will be built on the same platform as the C-Class, which means that a complete suspension will be sport and made of aluminum, and it is interesting that the buyer will be able to choose between air suspension, which will be able to adjust the height of the vehicle.
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Engine and Specs of 2017 Mercedes GLC-Class
This concept starts 3.0L V6, which with the help of turbo developing 362 hp and 519 Nm of torque, and it should be found in the standard offer. This Mercedes engine should provide a major advantage over X4, as his representative provides 60 hp and 199 Nm of torque more than the most powerful rival model (xDrive35i), and it should be reserved for the AMG model. Power is transferred to all four wheels through nine-speed automatic transmission, and both versions should be available in series production.
2017 Mercedes GLC-Class Release Date
There will of course be a rich offer of petrol and diesel engines, as well as rear-wheel drive. For now no more, and the details about 2017 Mercedes GLC-Class should be known by the end of the year when the production model debuts. Although not confirmed when it will happen, according to some stories we can expect the production model in September at the Paris Motor Show.