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Long wheelbase Mercedes-Benz GLC-L is ready to make its debut in China

The Chinese market will soon be getting the exclusive China-only model, Mercedes-Benz GLC-L, for a premium of 15,000 yuan ($2,300) more than the regular model.

The difference is actually quite noticeable as this model has a longer wheelbase. It had been increased by 10 cm (3.93 inches). As you can see from the images from CarNewsChina and Autohome, the roofline seems to have grown starting from the B-pillar.

Since we are discussing a longer wheelbase, then we might as well talk about the vehicle’s dimensions. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-L is 4,765 mm (15.6 feet) long, 1,898 mm (6.2 feet) wide, and 1,648 mm (5.4 feet) high. Its wheelbase has grown to a total of 2,973 mm (9.7 feet).

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Mercedes-Benz’s 2018 product offensive includes CLS Coupe, A-Class Sedan and GLC long-wheelbase

What can we expect from Mercedes-Benz for this year and the next? It seems all matters have been laid out with luxury carmaker’s vehicle lineup for 2017 and 2018. As revealed by parent Daimler AG in its second-quarter interim report, a roadmap for the Mercedes’ product offensive includes interesting new vehicles up for release in 2018.

The road map included in Daimler’s second-quarter 2017 interim report details Mercedes’ product offensive starting 2017 through next year. Some of these products were already presented or are set to be introduced in the period January to September 2017 -- such the E-Class Coupe and the E-Class (March 2017), GLA facelift and AMG GT Roadster (April 2017), S-Class Facelift (July 2017) and the E-Class Cabriolet (September 2017). The remaining product to be introduced in the remaining months of 2017 is the Mercedes X-Class pickup truck, which is bound for release in November or December 2017, according to this product offensive roadmap.

Mercedes’ product offensive in 2018 will be headlined by the S-Class Coupe Facelift and the S-Class Cabriolet Facelift, both of which were recently unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Bound to arrive in the first months of 2018, the S-Class Coupe facelift and the S-Class Cabriolet facelift features -- more or less -- the same tweaks made on the 2018 S-Class Saloon facelift that was introduced in July 2017. These include new steering wheels and new OLED rear lamps.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell combines hydrogen fuel and plug-in power

Recently, Mercedes-Benz came out with the Project One, and that probably is the company's most powerful hypercar to date, giving out as much as 1,000 horsepower. But during Frankfurt, the German automaker introduced us to something more environmentally friendly. This includes models like the EQ A Concept, Vision EQ Fortwo, and the GLC F-Cell in its pre-production stage. The F-Cell is actually a fuel-cell powered luxury crossover that owners can plug in when charging the batteries.

Thanks to its unique powertrain, the GLC was made with a plug-in hybrid that works with a fuel cell stack instead of a combustion engine. All in all, the GLC F-Cell has a total output of 197 horsepower (147 kilowatts) and 258 pound feet (350 Newton-metres) of torque. In terms of range, this setup has a range of 272 miles (437 kilometers) in the New European Driving Cycle test.

The fuel cell portion comes with two carbon fiber tanks that carry as much as 9.7 pounds (4.4 kilograms) of hydrogen. One of the tanks is found under the rear seats, while the other is on the area where the driveshaft usually is.

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All-new 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 and GLC63 Coupe are finally here to tickle your fancy

Mercedes-Benz loyal fans, something awesome is coming your way. With all the hype it has generated, Mercedes-AMG has decided to unveil the GLC 63 lineage, and these cars are piquing our interest the right way.

Mercedes-AMG's full line-up of dynamic crossovers has been added with 3 more variants for the incoming New York Auto Show next week, with the recent public reveal of the GLC63, GLC63 Coupe version, and the GLC63 S Coupe.

Even though the super 3 will be unveiled in the Big Apple, these fast roadsters will not be on sale to the public in the United Stated until the early part of next year.

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A year after Mercedes-Benz unveiled the GLC Coupe Concept to the world at the Shanghai Auto Show in Spring 2015, the German premium carmaker has now come up with a production version that fuses the design language of a multi-functional SUV and the usual styling elements of a coupe.

Thanks to the clever use of various materials like aluminum and high- to ultra-high-strength steels, Mercedes was able to make the new GLC Coupe much lighter. The use of aluminum components allowed the carmaker to make the suspension a lot lighter as well as reduce unsprung masses, thereby contributing to the improvement of the ride comfort of the vehicle.

Customers may avail of the optional AIR BODY CONTROL multi-chamber air suspension, which comes with spring elements in light yet robust glass-fiber-reinforced plastic that make the system lighter than conventional air suspensions.

Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz introduces production version of new GLC Coupe at 2016 New York Auto Show

The performance-driven Mercedes-AMG is introducing its first mid-size SUV – the new Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC. This first AMG model in the mid-size SUV segment is not only powerful but also efficient. This power is balanced by an impressive show of agility, handling, response and luxurious comfort.

Moreover, the new Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC comes with an athletic and distinctive exterior and a sporty interior.

Customers may also avail of optional elements for their new Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC like performance seats with increased lateral support, carbon-fiber trim and leather upholstery as well as 21-inch wheels in a bi-color design. Also available as an option is a Night package.

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To respond to the growing demand for the new Mercedes-Benz GLC, the carmaker has contracted Valmet Automotive to produce more of the mid-range SUV starting 2017 at its manufacturing site in Uusikaupunki, Finland.

However, Mercedes-Benz will still use its Bremen facility in Germany as the main production site for the new GLC. In fact, the carmaker has been building the GLC in Bremen since July. Being the main production site for the GLC, the Bremen facility has been experiencing a high utilization rate.

To ease up some capacity at the Bremen plant, Mercedes is leveraging capacities offered by contract manufacturing, like that of Valmet Automotive. Ola Källenius, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales, remarked that after the launch in Europe, the GLC will also be available in right-hand drive version starting December.

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A new chapter was written today by Daimler as the German company unveiled its all-new 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC a.k.a. the second generation of its mid-size SUV which was renamed from GLK to GLC. As expected, the new design is based on the GLC Concept which was unveiled earlier this year, while the front end follows the same design line as the smaller C-Class.

The vehicle features a three-dimensional radiator grille with a twin lover and centrally positioned brand star and stylish headlamps with LED High Performance lamps available as an option. Seen from the side, the GLC features a gently sloping dropping line and matte black cladding in the wings. The rear end gets redesigned taillights, muscular shoulders and a stylish roof spoiler.

As you can see, there is no rear antenna as all the antennae were integrated into the exterior mirrors and the roof spoiler. The new design helps the GLC achieve a Cd value of 0.31 (GLK 0.34). Meanwhile, the total weight has been cut by 176 pounds (80 kg). The interior was redesigned too and is inspired by the smaller C-Class.

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Mercedes-Benz is set to show its Concept GLC Coupe at the Shanghai Auto Show, proving that the automaker isn’t backing down from a challenge. The Concept GLC Coupe is a near-production-standard compact model that uses the popular GLE Coupe formula. This dynamic show car features the coupe’s styling but with the sensual design premise of future SUV generations.

The combination is appealing in itself but it comes with strong details. It features a twin-blade radiator grille, powerdomes on the bonnet, and a four-pipe exhaust system that form an aesthetic contrast to the harmonious, nearly organic main body. Going off-road won’t be a problem with the Concept GLC Coupe as it comes with front and rear underbody protection, bigger ground clearance, 21-inch tires, and side running boards.

The GLE Coupe was warmly received as a highly practical SUV and impressive coupe so Mercedes-Benz is hoping to repeat its success with the Concept GLC Coupe. What’s noticeable is that the near-production-standard show car belongs to a more compact segment because it measures 4.73-metres long and has a 2.83-metre wheelbase.

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Mercedes-Benz intends to do well in the midsize-SUV segment by presenting a coupé version of the next-generation GLK. This is the rival to the boxy BMW X3 and Audi Q5 but since it’s not offered in a right-hand drive variant, it’s not available in the UK presently. It is known internally as the GLC and is slated to arrive in 2016.

Revisions for the second generation GLK include getting a body that’s sleeker and more stylish. This makes it more suitable for leading to a three-door coupe version.

The GLC will be one of the first models taken from a new, rear-wheel drive Mercedes platform, referred to as the MRA. The automaker has plans to offer multiple engines for the GLC, which is targeted at the 2014 Porsche Macan, its small SUV.

Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz GLK Coupe (GLC) slated to arrive in 2016

This image of Mercedes-Benz’s new junior SUV, known internally as the GLC, shows the carmaker’s love for controversial design. This model, which is scheduled to go on sale in 2013, will rival the new BMW X1. The GLC forms part of a broad range of new models that feature Mercedes’ flexible new MFA (modular front architecture) platform.

These models include the replacements for the current second-generation A-class and first-generation B-class, along with a new price-leading four-door coupé-like saloon that will be badged CLC. There may also be an upcoming estate dubbed the CLT. The GLC is styled at Mercedes’ main Sindelfingen studio in Germany, according to Autocar.

Instead of the rugged look of the larger GLK, the GLC has a highly contemporary design that makes use of ideas that were first seen on the BlueZero concept, but this time, they’re on a more defined two-box body.

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