The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is about 200-pounds lighter than its previous generation model, but it feels heavier but in a very good way. It’s like purchasing the next installment of a familiar device, picking it up with your hands, then you feel that it is heavier but it actually isn’t then only to find out that it only feels this way because there’s a lot of new things going on inside it. That same feeling can be found when you get to see and even experience the GLC 300.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Adds More Things Into the Vehicle That Will Make Car Enthusiasts Giggle With Glee
The weight may not be the first thing that you would notice from the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, but rather its size. It is much larger than the GLK that precedes this model. The new SUV is 5-inches longer than that of its predecessor, and also 2-inches wider. You will also notice that it is significantly curvaceous than that of the more angular GLK.
Since the 2016 GLC 300 is now larger, that automatically translates to more space on the inside. The car manufacturer claims that there is now 2 more inches of elbow room, and 2.2-inches of more legroom found on the second row. There is also 17-percent more space behind the second row and also a 15-percent larger load floor. This means that you get more leg and elbow space inside the cabin.
Looking under the hood, the GLC 300 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.0-liter, direct injected four-cylinder gasoline engine. Said engine is stated for a good 241 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of peak torque. The power is then sent via a new 9-speed automatic transmission to either the Benz’s 4MATIC all-wheel drive system, or just the rear wheels.
A standard for the Mercedez-Benz GLC line is the company’s Drive mode selector. This allows the drive to adjust the behavior of the vehicle. Said mode toggles between Eco, Sport, Comfort, and Sport Plus modes with a simple flick.
The Eco mode is relative to the Comfort mode, in which it will slightly reduce the response of the throttle and transmission program. This will emphasize performance and will also disable the car’s anti-idling system. The Sport Plus mode, on the other hand, will further sharpen the engine and transmission performance.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has the full might of the company’s Intelligent Drive driver aid functions, along with other great features that make this SUV a very apparent must-buy.