2017 Mercedes GLC 450 Redesign, Specs, Engine and Release Date | Suvgallery - The public was first introduced to the 2017 Mercedes GLC 450 early last year at the Shanghai Auto Show. It was presented in its concept form and once one overlooked the Ferrari-California style exhausts and expressly large wheels; they noticed the AMG variant of the company’s compact crossover utility vehicle. The vehicle appears to be wonderfully suited for the flowing lines being used within the automotive giant’s range of sport utility vehicles.
2017 Mercedes GLC 450 SpecsMany critics and experts within the industry were quite shocked by the non-aerodynamic shaping of the vehicle as well as its utilitarian aesthetic. Pictures of the vehicle indicate that it is a milder version of the AMG Sport. The look of the 2017 Mercedes GLC 450 exterior leans towards futuristic while still able to convey luxury and sophistication. As we move closer to the forthcoming release of the vehicle, it is certain that the iconic automaker will release more detailed information regarding the exterior of the 2017 model variant of the sport utility vehicle.
On the inside, we find a rather smooth dashboard. The lift on the driver’s side for the instrument cluster sits about an inch higher than the steering wheel, and there’s a single, circular vent in each corner of the dash. The interior offers a two-tone color scheme, with our images depicting a brown leather used on the upper portion of the dashboard as well as the upper portion of the door trim panels. There’s a lighter, vanilla-like color that takes up the lower dashboard, lower trim panels, and the rest of the upholstery.
2017 Mercedes GLC 450 Interior
Moving to the rear, there are some significant changes to talk about. The taillights are a little taller and feature a thin line of LEDs in the center that serve as the reverse lights. The built-in lip on the deck lid is now more pronounced. Down below, the rear fascia has gone through a dramatic change. Where the dual exhaust outlets were on the concept is now a flat surface that has been clearly toned down for the production version. There is now a red reflector on each corner that sits above the slanted rectangular exhaust outlets on each corner. The area for the license plate is recessed into the fascia, and a chrome insert has been installed along the bottom of the fascia and around the exhaust outlets.
The interior of the latest addition to the company’s sport utility portfolio will seat up to five adults. The cargo bay will contain an ample amount of space for daily errands as well as luggage for weekend getaways. Currently, there is virtually no information available as far as what consumers should expect within the vehicle’s cabin. Even with that being said, it is safe to expect the latest in automotive technologies as well as a number of features that will enhance safety, security and comfort. Those who were able to test drive the vehicle have indicated that its cabin is highly functional as well as incredibly stylish and sleek. Their driving experience was reported as expressly invigorating and at no moment were they left feeling overwhelmed while behind the leather wrapped steering wheel.
2017 Mercedes GLC 450 EngineThe power for the 2017 Mercedes GLC 450 will be garnered from a turbo charged V-6 unit that will deliver upwards of 362 horsepower and 369 pounds per feet of torque. According to recent reports, Mercedes-Benz will also make addition power units available to automotive buyers in regards to the new 2017 Mercedes GLC 450.
One of the options is said to be that of a 3.0-liter diesel fueled V-6 engine that is estimated to deliver 255 horsepower and 457 pounds per feet of torque. Another option will be an updated variant of the turbo 4.6-liter V-8 that is capable of a maximum output of 449 horsepower and 516 pounds per feet of torque. The power unit options are believed to find themselves paired with an automatic nine speed gearbox.
The fuel economy for the crossover utility vehicle is estimated to be 17 miles per gallon in the city and 21 miles per gallon on the highway. It has been speculated by many within the industry that the AMG model will be equipped with the 4MATIC four-wheel drive system unlike other AMG models that featured only two-wheel drive.
2017 Mercedes GLC 450 Release Date
Back at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show, we saw the Mercedes GLC Coupe concept, which was designed as a preview of a future production model. Well, here we are a year later at the New York Auto Show, and we now have the production version of the GLC Coupe – essentially a coupe body with SUV suspension. The remarkable thing about the production model is that, aside from a few nips and tucks, it’s quite similar to the concept.