GALLERY: Mercedes-Benz GLC exceeds SUV expectations
FITTING snugly between the compact SUV (GLA) Class and the four-wheel-drive (GLE), the new Mercedes-Benz GLC is a vehicle that is defined by its own uniqueness.
An intelligent combination of functionality and agility, Mercedes-Benz GLC incorporates a modern SUV design with a significantly larger interior and a spacious luggage compartment.
Not compromising on looks, the GLC adopts the aggressive and muscular AMG body styling including intelligent daytime LED lights, 20-inch alloy wheels, impressive radiator trim with two louvers and centrally positioned Mercedes-Benz star.
The powerful effect of the side view comes courtesy of the consistent proportions as well as exciting effects of light and shade.
Mercedes-Benz delivers intuitive technology from all angles.
Simply swinging your foot under the rear of the car automatically opens the rear door, so loading your groceries makes for light, hands-free work.
Mercedes-Benz GLC also features a memory positioning system to allow easy closing for low-bearing ceilings or height-challenged individuals (including myself).
Moving inside and you will find a comprehensive, practical, stylish and intelligent cockpit, fitted with intuitive features for your comfort, safety and wellbeing.
Standard across the range is satellite navigation, cruise control, speed limiting, auto parking and front and rear parking sensors.
Stay connected and in tune with the latest technology including 13 high-performance speakers and electronic and acoustic elements precisely co-ordinated with the interior delivering the top-quality Burmester feel-good sound.
The surround function and sound optimisation create a more intensive listening
experience for the front and rear seats.
The side and rear mirrors also dim in harsh daylight, allowing a more relaxed drive.
The Mercedes-Benz is powered by a d 4MATIC diesel engine which churns out 215kW of power at 3000-4200rpm and 400Nm of torque at 14,000 - 2800rpm.
Gear changing in the GLC is handled by the 9G-Tronic automatic transmission, the world's first nine-speed automatic transmission in the premium segment that can be used with longitudinally mounted engines.
Probably one of the most impressive features is the customisation of your driving style - enter the dynamic select transmission modes.
The air suspension system works in unison with continuously adjustable damping to ensure a very high standard of ride comfort and driving dynamics.
The damping at each wheel is adapted to the current driving situation, and can be set for more comfortable or sport characteristics as required.
Ironing out the highs and lows, whether a mountain road or a heavy load, this vehicle is packed with engineering expertise that will spoil you with an ultra-smooth ride.
When it comes to safety, Mercedes-Benz divides vehicles safety into four phases: safe driving, in critical situations, in an accident and after an accident.
GLC incorporates a range of passive and active safety technologies including airbags, crash responsive pedals, pedestrian protection with active bonnet, pre-safe system, anti-lock braking system, attention assist, active parking assist, active lane keeping assist, active blind spot assist and adaptive brake with hold function just to name a few.
Challenging as it is to include the highlights of this new model, it's just so hard to include them all.
My suggestion is to take the Mercedes-Benz GLC for a test drive and experience it for yourself.
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