2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs Mercedes-Benz GLK
The 2016 model year marks the beginning of a new era for Mercedes-Benz, as it renames, redesigns, and introduces new vehicles into the lineup. At the forefront of those changes is the Mercedes-Benz GLC, the compact SUV formerly known as the Mercedes-Benz GLK. The change in name coincides with the reshuffling of Mercedes-Benz nomenclature, as all SUVs will be renamed to parallel with Mercedes-Benz cars (GLC-Class fits with C-Class). But in this instance, the badging is far from the only change.
The 2016 model is completely redesigned, delivering a more spacious, modern, and luxurious experience with all the toughness of a utility vehicle. To provide a little further insight, we’ll compare the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. Mercedes-Benz GLK and highlight some of the key upgrades you’ll find in the new model.
The changes start with the SUV’s frame, which features a wheelbase 4.6-inches longer than the outgoing model, which translates to additional cubic feet of cargo and passenger. At the same time, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC is nearly 200 pounds lighter than its predecessor.
What’s the difference between the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class and GLK-Class?
The aforementioned weight loss contributes to an expected substantial boost in fuel-efficiency. While official ratings aren’t available to this point, the weight loss, additional gears, and turbocharged engine will all contribute toward enhancing the 19 mpg city / 25 mpg highway ratings from the GLK-Class.
One of the most attractive new features for the 2016 model year is the Dynamic Select System, which allows drivers to select how firmness of the ride. Three modes Comfort, Sport, and Sport+ not only adjust the damper firmness, but two two Sport modes actually lower the suspension up to 0.8 inches.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is expected to arrive at Loeber Motors in November of 2015. Click below to be among the first to drive the all-new model when it touches down on the lot.
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