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Thursday, 30 April 2015

Mercedes GLC Drops Camouflage; Debuts June 17: Spy Shots

While the GLC Concept Coupe continues to draw
attention as a production-ready  preview of
Mercedes’ upcoming competitor for the BMW X4, according to Top Speed, the standard GLC came out for yet another testing
session ahead of its official debut on June 17,
2015.

Now with a lot less camouflage covering its
body and with all of the production parts in place,
the GLC looks ready to hit the assembly line.
As you may already know, the GLC is actually a
renamed second-generation GLK.

Mercedes
changed the crossover’s designation according to its new naming scheme
which aims to establish a
better connection between vehicles sharing the
same platform. In this case, the "C" in the GLC
comes from the  C-Class, the sedan equivalent of
the compact crossover. And not surprisingly, the
GLC’s exterior styling is heavily based on the C-
Class’. Actually, the crossover’s appearance is
similar to the 2015 C-Class wagon  a the major
differences being the increased ride height, the
added plastic cladding, and the shorter rear
overhang and rear quarter glass.

The MRA architecture isn’t the only thing the GLC
shares with the C-Class. The sedan will also get
the sedan’s powerplants, including the bi-turbo,
4.0-liter V-8 from the 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63
and the hybrid drivetrain from the 2016 C350E
model. In the United States, the GLC will initially
arrive with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a 3.0-liter
V-6 producing 241 and 329 turbocharged horses,
respectively.
Pictures: Topspeed.com

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