Germany: Upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLC spied testing


The upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLC crossover has been spotted testing in Germany. The GLC uses the new nomenclature that was announced by the company in November 2014. Based on the C-Class sedan, it is a replacement for the GLK in the company's line-up.

Images reveal that the GLC features a more curvaceous body compared to the rather boxy-looking GLK. At the front, it has a new dual slat grille, swept back headlights and chrome inserts around the lower air intake. Viewed from the side, the vehicle is seen with an upward sloping shoulder line and a downward sloping roof, which sports a pair of chrome roof rails. At the rear, there is a new tailgate with a rear spoiler at the top, a new pair of tail lamp clusters and dual exhaust pipes integrated in the bumper.  

The interiors of the GLC seem to have been carried over from the C-Class. There is multifunction steering wheel, a free-standing multimedia display and circular air vents.

The GLC is expected to use the same petrol and diesel engines as the C-Class. An AMG variant with a 4-0-litre, turbocharged V8 producing 470 bhp and 650 Nm of torque is also expected.

Mercedes-Benz will position the GLC above the GLA in its SUV line-up. It will be pitted against the Audi Q5 and BMW X3.

Source: World Car Fans

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