2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC has been finally revealed! After a lot of teasers and renderings, the SUV is now here and it is absolutely stunning. The vehicle has been based on the recently announced GLC Coupe Concept and we are happy to see the big resemblance between both, because as we told you the GLC definitely deserved a place in Mercedes-Benz line-up.

The SUV looks fantastic as you can see from the pictures in our gallery below. It is obvious that the car has combined the ultimate in driving comfort mixed with a sporty touch. As a purely-bred Mercedes-Benz it impresses with its powerful presence and appeals to the eye with the exceptional exterior and interior design as well as abundant equipment.

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A lot of standard safety features are fitted in the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC as well as assistance systems that will make happy any driver. Outstanding energy efficiency and 19% lower fuel consumption is something the SUV can also stand proud about. Features like Air Body Control and Dynamic Select transmission as well as 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive are also standard. They enhance the ride comfort as well as vehicle's sporty agility.

Exterior

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC  Rear View

The exterior of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC follows the design idiom demonstrated via the GLC Coupe concept shown this spring. As a matter of fact, this design approach will be used as a standard for future SUV families.

Aesthetics here are favored over the classic off-road look. The exterior is dynamic and exudes powerful presence. The clear design lines of the surfaces only represent a departure from its predecessor - the G-Class. SUV's off-road capabilities remain as outstanding as ever.

At the front we still see the short, succinct overhang and the three-dimensional radiator grille with a twin louvre and centrally positioned brand star. As an option, Mercedes is offering LED High Performance headlamps.

Furthermore, there are three variants of the bumpers which include integrated underguard come in three variants: a base version, one optimized for off-road use with a larger angle of approach & departure, as well as sportier AMG variant.

The rear is characterized by muscular shoulders, split LED rear lamps and the three bumper variants are available here as well. All the antennae have been integrated into the exterior mirrors and the roof spoiler, thus making it possible to do away with the fin.

Interior

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC  Interior

Mercedes has been always used as a synonym for luxury. Here this approach hasn't been changed. The cabin of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC has been given a high-luxurious treatment with the help of only high-end materials and hand-crafted character. There have been used nappa leather, open-pore wood and a lot of mind-blowing detailing.

The space inside has been also enlarged so that the occupants have better feeling of comfort. In addition, the optional large-area panoramic glass roof enhances the light and airy feel inside.

The main focus inside has been the dashboard and the centre console. As you can see they feature flowing lines and a huge one-piece console panel. There is also a touchpad in the handrest over the rotary pushbutton which is positioned in the centre console. All of its functions are intuitively and simply operated with a touch of a finger.

The centrally positioned media display has been integrated above the centre console. The interior of the 2016 GLC also features round air outlets with metallic "cool touch" effect.

Drivetrain & Efficiency

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC is now more efficient than ever. This is because the company has applied an extensive package of measures to enhance the GLC's energy efficiency and performance substantially. The drive systems for instance have been modified. Other major factors contributing for the enhance fuel consumption are the outstanding aerodynamics of the car and the intelligent lightweight design.

Precisely, when compared to the previous generation, the new diesel and petrol models have significant reductions of up to 19 per cent in both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. At the same time, they show improved performance with the same power output.

Here you can read the specifics:

GLC 220 d 4MATIC GLC 250 d 4MATIC GLC 250 4MATIC
  • Output (horsepower)
170 204 211
  • Torque (Nm)
400 500 350
  • Fuel consumption (mpg)
56 56 43
  • ∆ Consumption %
-19 -19 -12
  • CO2 g/km
129 - 143 129 - 143 152 - 166
  •  ∆ CO2 g/km %
-19 -19 -12
  • 0-62 mph
8.3 7.6 7.3
  • Vmax (km/h)
130 138 138

There is no information on 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC's market release up to date. Stay tuned and check out the exceptional photoshoot Mercedes did for it.

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Source: Mercedes-Benz