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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
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  • Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
  • Year:
    2016
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  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    241 @ 5500
  • Torque @ RPM:
    273 @ 1300
  • Displacement:
    2.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    6.5 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    130 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    38950 (Est.)
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Now 7 years old, the Mercedes-Benz GLK is getting ready to retire as the brand’s successful compact crossover and make way for the new GLC. The Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class may have sparked the current small premium crossover trend, but it’s time to say goodbye to this outdated model. As expected, Mercedes is replacing the GLK with an all-new compact crossover wearing the GLC-Class name, and that vehicle was finally revealed for the first time today.

Looking to create more continuity in its lineup, Mercedes-Benz is rebranding many of its products to align platforms with the compact C-Class and GLC-Class now more easily assimilated by name. Unlike other renamed vehicles like the GLS and SLC, though, the newly named GLC-Class is a complete redesign offering a more modern look with added comfort and advanced technology.

With the new 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class in place, the GLC-Class (just like the C-Class) was given some breathing room to grow a little since it is no longer the entry-level crossover of the CUV/SUV lineup, and this will show both in terms of its size and its price. When the 2016 Mercedes GLC-Class goes on sale in the U.S. this November, it will be larger, smarter and prettier than the current 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK, which should bode well for this model in an ever-growing segment.

Launched in the U.S. for the 2010 model year, the luxury crossover quickly became a sales success for Mercedes in the U.S. as deliveries continued to grow for five years in a row. In 2013, GLK annual sales surpassed the 30,000-unit mark, and hit 35,000 in 2014. With stiff competition from both BMW and Audi, Mercedes needs to take these numbers even higher and hopes the GLC will do just that. Will the new crossover have what it takes to push Mercedes up the ladder in this tough niche here in the States? We won’t find out until the GLC-Class hits the road later this year.

Updated 11/02/2015: The new Mercedes GLC went into production at the company’s plant in Beijing, China.

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2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S by Brabus

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S by Brabus

McLaren 600LT Power In A Compact Crossover Is The Definition Of Madness

Almost every year Brabus prepares a comprehensive set of improvements for a number of Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG vehicles. They usually present them at the Auto Shows in Geneva, Paris, or Frankfurt. This year, with the Paris Motor Show nearing, Brabus revealed its new Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S. It is a small compact crossover with an insane 4.0-liter engine, now tricked out by Brabus. This car seems to be as close to contradictions as humanly possible. It is a family crossover (sensible at that), but with such a monstrosity under the bonnet, you’d feel threatened by it even if you drove in a Ferrari F430.

The Brabus Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S basically represents everything that is bad with the car market today, and then it represents everything that is awesome as well.

You know what? I don’t care if you have all the hate in the world for the SUV/Crossovers or whatever. This thing is awesome, and you will learn why here.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

German automaker’s new SUV is shedding its conservative skin

Mercedes-Benz has its hands full with its SUVs. Not only is it working on models like the GLE and GLS, but it’s also prepping for the arrival of the GLB-Class compact crossover. But before any of these models arrive, the GLC-Class is going to take its turn in the spotlight. Recently, new prototypes of the GLC have been spotted doing the test rounds, and the latest batch of photos show the SUV with barely any camouflage in it.

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Visual Comparison: 2018 BMW X4 vs 2018 Mercedes GLC Coupe

Visual Comparison: 2018 BMW X4 vs 2018 Mercedes GLC Coupe

There’s something oddly similar about how these two models look

BMW has high hopes for the X4 now that the new coupe-crossover has been unveiled. The new midsize model will now be tasked to compete against a bevy of rivals in its segment, none more important than the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe. An endless amount of debates should ensue now that both models are here. Which one performs better? Which one handles better? These questions are a few of the many that we can expect in the coming months. Those, and which of the two looks better. We’ll try to piece together what we can to answer that last question, though, off the bat, don’t blame us if we can’t arrive at a consensus. The BMW X4 and Mercedes GLC Coupe do look alike in a lot of ways.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe - Driven

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe - Driven

A little sportscar soul in a brawny SUV

Let’s get this out of the way up-front: I don’t “get” the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe or its cohort of other luxury-brand SUVs that have sporty, coupe-like rooflines. And I have not had the pleasure of driving most of the GLC 300 Coupe’s competition: sport-tinged SUVs like the BMW X4 and Porsche Macan come to mind.

These are intended to be more fashionable, driver-centric versions of their boxy-backed, taller SUV sisters. To that end, the GLC 300 Coupe was pretty fun to drive, as SUVs go. But it probably makes some cargo space and headroom sacrifices compared to the non-Coupe GLC 300. After all, as with fashionable clothing, sometimes it’s necessary to sacrifice comfort for vanity.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell

Mercedes looks to enter the Hydrogen SUV market the GLC F-CELL

Man-made climate change is a hot topic and, regardless of your beliefs about the effect of man-made emissions on the global climate, it’s inevitable that the internal combustion engine will eventually be all but wiped out of existence. With various world governments committing to an all-out ban of non-electric vehicles, automakers aren’t slowing down the process either, with just about every major manufacturer having jumped on the alternative fuels wagon in one way or another in recent years. Mercedes, for example, is following Toyota’s lead and looking to hydrogen as a viable solution to combat emissions and has already proven its viability with cars like the B-Class F-CELL and the Citaro FuelCELL-Hybrid – two vehicles that have logged more than seven million miles in test runs. Now, Mercedes has introduced the GLC F-Cell, the world’s first plug-in fuel-cell vehicle. As such, the GLC F-Cell promises as much as 301 miles from just 9.7 pounds of hydrogen and the 13.8-kWh battery. And, it does so while producing around 200 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque– more than enough to get you up to speed.

With hydrogen availability expanding, that’s certainly good news, but we’re not there quite yet. Outside of the electric and hydrogen powertrain, the GLC F-Cell also sports its own unique look in comparison to the ICE-powered GLC-Class, so it will even stand out in the crowd. Now, it may not have that internal combustion engine or even the 241 horsepower afforded by the standard model’s 2.0-liter, but it will still please all of you purists out there as it does have all of the Mercedes DNA that you’ve come to love and find it impossible to live without. So, now that the GLC F-Cell has made its official debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show, let’s take a good look at it and see what it’s all about.

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Here's Why Mercedes Is Doing the Right Thing with the Hydrogen GLC F-Cell

Here’s Why Mercedes Is Doing the Right Thing with the Hydrogen GLC F-Cell

The perfect zero-emissions car?

Hybrid and all-electric cars are slowly integrating among conventional production vehicles, but automakers still have some challenges to overcome. While hybrids are still relying on gasoline to work, electric cars still need better range and larger refill networks. Sure, we have quite a few capable EVs, like everything Tesla makes, the Chevy Bolt, and the new Nissan Leaf, but range can still be an issue in large countries and most continents outside the United States. But this is where Mercedes’ new solution, the hydrogen hybrid, comes in.

Unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the company’s latest F-Cell model is built around the GLC crossover, and it’s slated to go into production. And unlike other green attempts, this vehicle pairs plug-in battery power with hydrogen fuel cells for what could become the most sustainable zero-emissions solution. It’s not yet ready to hit dealerships, mostly because there’s no hydrogen infrastructure, but the Germans have a plan, and this project could become feasible in five to six years. So why do I think that hydrogen power is a better solution that electricity?

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Hybrid All The Things

Hybrid All The Things

Electrification is looking better and better

In case you didn’t hear, Mercedes-Benz just released the world’s very first hybrid hydrogen car. Dubbed the GLC F-Cell, the technology involved is mighty impressive indeed – in addition to a traditional fuel cell power source, which converts hydrogen into electricity and water vapor, the GLC F-Cell comes equipped with a large plug-in lithium-ion battery pack that adds another 30 miles of all-electric range when fully charged. Working in concert, the two power sources aim to complement one another by offering both the quick-fill convenience of hydrogen with the long-range capabilities of a hybrid system. It makes a lot of sense, even if H2 power is still a longs ways off from widespread adoption, and given the industry-wide tendency towards ever-greater numbers of hybrid offerings, it got us thinking – is there anything that wouldn’t benefit from hybridization?

Naturally, given the association hybrids enjoy with green sensibilities, sports cars might seem like an odd segment for the application of hybrid technology – at least until you read up on the McLaren P1, Porsche 918 Spyder, and Ferrari LaFerrari. The Mercedes-AMG Project One is another, more-recent example of hybrid power used in the name of speed.

Indeed, hybrid systems seem to do just about everything better – they go farther, go faster, and go more efficiently, all good stuff. However, no technology is perfect, and these systems still have their disadvantages. For starters, they add weight, and a lot of it. Those batteries and electric motors aren’t exactly trivial when it comes to extra mass. Secondly, they add a good deal of complication as well, which means more stuff to break or go wrong, which can be a problem when shooting for affordability.

However, in terms of power performance and efficiency and greenness, hybrids are just better. And with more automakers throwing their hat into the hybrid ring, we can bet there will be significant advances in terms of weight reduction and simplification. Indeed, like early production turbocharged engines, hybrids are looking more and more like a panacea for many of the industry’s ills.

What do you think?

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Mercedes Launches First Production Hydrogen Hybrid With GLC F-Cell

Mercedes Launches First Production Hydrogen Hybrid With GLC F-Cell

An SUV with zero local CO2 emissions, times two

The latest crop of green alternative passenger vehicles is making the rounds at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, and Mercedes is getting in on the action with a brand-new hybrid SUV. It’s called the GLC F-Cell, and it’s touted as the world’s very first production-ready hydrogen hybrid vehicle. Flying the German automaker’s EQ Power banner, also known as the go-to branding for Merc’s various green solutions, the GLC F-Cell is essentially an SUV that combines plug-in all-electric battery power with hydrogen fuel cell power. The marriage of these two alternative power sources hopes to find a synergy whereby benefits are maximized and disadvantages are minimized, combining the quick refill times of hydrogen power and the long-range capability of electrified assistance, all without the traditional explodey dino juice normally associated with “typical” hybrid vehicles.

The new SUV is part of the latest Mercedes product strategy to produce 10 new battery-electric models by the year 2022. The GLC F-Cell is also a modern addition to the Mercedes CASE strategy, an acronym that stands for, Connected, Autonomous, Shared & Services, and Electric. And while the SUV has yet to show anything terribly noteworthy in terms of connected, autonomous, or sharing features, the novel hybrid stuff is more than worthy of the attention of anyone interested in powertrain technology development. Read on for the specs and details.

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TopSpeed's Top 5 Physics-Defying Performance Crossovers And SUVs

TopSpeed’s Top 5 Physics-Defying Performance Crossovers And SUVs

Make it big, make it fast

Technology has a very strange habit of turning the impossible (or at the very least, the improbable) into reality. This is especially true in the automotive world, where seemingly contradictory attributes manage to find a happy middle ground with surprising regularity. Case in point – the performance crossover and SUV segment. Once a body style relegated to utility, the modern tall-bodied, cargo-tastic crossover or SUV can now be had with a heavy dose of speed as well, apparently defying the laws of physics with mammoth grip and absurd levels of power. These days, it doesn’t matter if a model is heavy and huge – add the right parts, and it’ll be quick as well.

It’s a combination that seems to be growing in popularity, with a nice assortment of options available across the market. As such, we’ve collected five of the best right here for your perusal. Each offers a decent amount of cargo space, high levels of luxury, and the option for performance as well, all for a price tag around $70,000 (give or take). Our picks look like this – BMW X3 M, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, Mercedes-AMG GLC63, Porsche Macan Turbo, and Land Rover Range Rover Sport. We’ve got the lowdown on each right here, so read on for more info. And don’t forget to post your favorite in the comments section below!

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TopSpeed's Top 5 Luxury Compact Crossovers

TopSpeed’s Top 5 Luxury Compact Crossovers

Standing tall, sitting pretty

When it comes to the U.S. automotive market, compact crossovers are cleaning up. The segment continues to see unprecedented growth, even with a huge variety of options already on offer. The appeal of the luxury compact crossover is multifaceted, mixing a “go anywhere, do anything” attitude with comfort and inherent driveability. Luxury compact crossovers are practical and spacious, without going overboard in terms of exterior dimensions, improving fuel efficiency and maneuverability over larger SUVs. Inside, there are amenities aplenty without breaking the bank, while the high seating position provides ample views of the road ahead. And while better suited for mall crawling rather than rock crawling, luxury compact crossovers still get that “off-roader” style, plus AWD when the weather turns sour. And of course, the extra room in the rear supports a range of lifestyles, whether its kid hauling for a family, or gear running for active outdoorsy activities. There are even performance options, if you’re into that kind of thing.

Boil it down, and the philosophy goes something like this – mix equal parts practicality, comfort, and road presence, then spread evenly on a tall-bodied package. But where to start? To help you navigate this seemingly bottomless sea of possibilities, we’ve collected facts and figures from five of the best entries in the segment, including the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Audi Q5, BMW X3, Jaguar F-Pace, and Mercedes-Benz GLC Class. Read on for the lowdown.

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2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63

The GLC63 is the midsized SUV on steroids that the wife *might* agree to

The Mercedes GLC rolled onto the scene for the 2016 model year as a replacement for the aging GLK-Class. It took a good year, but Mercedes-AMG finally brought the GLC43, which was followed by the model you see here – the GLC63. Carrying the same general silhouette, the GLC63 brings its own unique styling cues that include the AMG grille, a more aggressive fascia, upgraded wheels and brakes, and an overall sportier appearance. But, it’s about a lot more than looks with AMG models, and that’s why the GLC63 comes with a 4.0-liter Biturbo V-8 crammed under the hood that’s good for 476 horsepower. But, if you step up to the GLC63 S you can have as much as 510 horsepower – that’s some serious power for a midsized SUV. This is the same engine that’s used in the AMG GT series and is backed by the 4MATIC+ AWD system, a limited-slip differential in the rear, air spring suspension, and adjustable dampers to help keep things from getting squirrely under the gun.

The order books for the new GLC63 and GLC63 S are already open with the official market launch slated for September of 2017. When it rolls into showrooms, it will be staring down the barrel of models like the Audi SQ5 and the BMW X3 (M40i trim.) Does it have what it takes to reign supreme in its segment and take its rightful place on the throne? Well, let’s dive on in and take a good look at it to find out for ourselves.

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2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Edition 1

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Edition 1

German automaker follows a long line of Edition 1 models for its new performance SUV

Mercedes-AMG has made a habit of releasing Edition 1 special editions to harken the arrival of a new model. The German automaker has done this for the better part of four years now and it looks like that trend is continuing with the arrival of the new AMG GLC 63 Edition 1. Like most of its predecessors, the AMG GLC Edition 1 stands out compared to its standard counterparts with a number of added bits to its exterior and interior, including some packages that come as standard that would otherwise be treated as extra options on the standard AMG GLC63.

Knowing Mercedes-AMG’s history with its Edition 1 models, the AMG GLC 63 Edition 1 will be dressed to the nines with these extra features. What you can’t expect though are any engine upgrades that lead to performance enhancements. None of the past Edition 1 models, be it under Mercedes or Mercedes-AMG, have received upgrades on this particular section of all the models. Not that it matters in this case because both the SUV and coupe-SUV variants of the AMG GLC 63 already packs impressive power and performance credentials to go with a nine-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission, a 4Matic all-wheel-drive system with fully variable torque distribution, a rear axle differential lock, and enhanced braking system, among other notable features.

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2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe

AMG has announced the two newest members of the GLC family

The GLC Coupe is a baby in Mercedes’ lineup, featuring a hatchback body with raised suspension to go with a 241-horsepower engine and all the luxury features one has come to expect from German vehicles. The GLC Coupe has barely started gracing showrooms, but the lineup is now complete with the GCL43 Coupe and the newly announced GLC63 and GLC63 S Coupe. Powered by an AMG, 4.0-liter V-8, you can stare down the competition with either 476 horsepower in standard form or 510 horsepower in S form. Keep in mind that this is the same engine used in the AMG GT family as is that prominent Panamericana grille that graces the nose of the beast. Add the motivation together with the grille and the more aggressive fascias, and you’ve got yourself the perfect mix of power, style, space, comfort, and agility all in one Germanly sexy package.

If there’s one thing we can be sure of, it’s that humans, as a species, are never happy with what they have and always want more. It’s the same reason brands like Microsoft and Sony can get away with producing a gaming system, then producing a “slimmer” model just a few years later. It’s also one of the reasons why your cell phone is outdated just a few months after you buy it – manufacturers know that you’ll be willing to pay again to get the next big thing.

Getting back on topic, that’s also why the world now has a handful of coupes that ride on SUV suspensions like the Mercedes GLC Coupe, the F-Pace, and the Porsche Macan – the latter of which both compete with the GLC Coupe in one way or another. And, despite there being a limited number of these coupe crossovers on the market, the competition is actually pretty stiff between the models that are available.

The Mercedes-AMG GLC63 is a pretty wild ride in its own regard, but the GLC63 Coupe pushes that performance and styling to a whole new level – one that’s synonymous with the other “63” models from the AMG world. So, let’s dive on in a take a look at AMG’s latest and greatest.

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2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 And GLC 63 Coupe Arrive With Healthy Turbo V-8 Power

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 And GLC 63 Coupe Arrive With Healthy Turbo V-8 Power

Big, bad, and plenty of force-fed motivation under the hood

Mercedes-AMG just dropped cover on the newGLC 63 and GLC 63 Coupe about a week before both vehicles were scheduled to appear in the metal at the New York International Auto Show. The mid-size SUV can be had in two separate flavors, including the 476-horsepower base model, or the 510-horsepower S model, both of which employ a double dose of turbo’d induction to make the go. Torque is rated at 479 pound-feet and 516 pound-feet, respectively.

Keeping it tight in the bends is a three-chamber air suspension system with adaptive components, including a four-link set-up in front and a multi-link set-up in the rear. Turns come courtesy of speed-sensitive steering.

Outside, you’ll find standard 19-inch wheels in a titanium grey finish, plus a new fascia with a grille AMG has dubbed Panamericana as a nod to the brand’s sports cars.

Inside, the pumped-up GLC’s get sport seating and leatherette upholstery, plus AMG-specific touches like badges and a performance gauge cluster.

Handling the cog swaps is an AMG Speedshift nine-speed automatic transmission, which feeds a rear-biased 4Matic+ high-performance AWD system. Big upgraded brakes are in place to make it stop.

Drivers will enjoy multiple drive modes, which affect numerous vehicle characteristics, including the sound it makes thanks to an active flap in the exhaust. Turn it up to enhance the aural enjoyment, or turn it down for a more appropriate note for whatever the situation may be.

Look for the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 and GLC 63 Coupe to premier next week in the Big Apple. Sales are scheduled for June, with a market launch in September.

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2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe

2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe

The weird GLC Coupe gets some AMG treatment

We first laid eyes on what would be the Mercedes GLC Coupe when it unleashed its design concept at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. A year later, the production version – one that was quite similar to the year-old concept – saw the light of day at the New York Auto Show. Right away, I filed the design off as precarious, as it’s one of those vehicles that doesn’t really fall into the car, crossover, or SUV categories. In short, it has a coupe-like body with SUV underpinnings and a shoddy little four-cylinder that produces all of about 241 horsepower. Compared to its SUV counterpart, the standard GLC, the car was extremely similar with the biggest different between the two limited to a different roof line and different rear quarter windows. We knew it wouldn’t take long for a Mercedes-AMG branded variant to make its debut, and sure enough, six months later here we are looking at the Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe.

When we originally reviewed the standard GLC Coupe, we pointed out that, at the time, the car had seen some wildly mixed opinions. To put it simply, it’s one of those vehicles that you either hate or love, with little to middle ground anywhere in sight. Comments left by some of you on our GLC Coupe review reflected this perfectly – some users saying things like it’s “not bad at all” while others say it is a “waste of money” or “please God, make them stop.” (Seriously, these comments are really there.) Apparently, sales were good enough to give it the AMG treatment, and maybe, just maybe, that 3.0-liter, Biturbo, V-6 with 362 ponies will help make the car more desirable.

According to Tobias Moers, the Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG, said, “The new GLC43 Coupe is characterized by a high level of agility and sporty driving dynamics. With its expressive design and high everyday practicality, the Coupe is able to appeal to new target audiences.” And, maybe it does, but let’s take a closer look at the GLC43 now that it has made its official debut and talk a little more about it.

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2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe Unveiled

2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe Unveiled

Big, bad, and pretty quick too

Mercedes-AMG just dropped official details on the GLC43 Coupe, which seeks to combine supreme AMG-derived sportiness, with all the traditional benefits of a tall-bodied SUV.

Making the go is a 3.0-liter V-6 boosted by two turbos and AMG’s go-faster know-how, creating 362 horsepower with a firm push of the right pedal. Peak torque is rated at 384 pound-feet between 2,500 and 4,500 rpm. Peak boost is rated at 16 psi.

The all-important 0-to-60 mph run takes 4.8 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited at 130 mph.

Harnessing the power is an AMG-tuned 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission, which offers quicker shifts. This gearbox feeds all four wheels through Merc’s patented 4Matic AWD system, which is rear-biased, of course, with 69 percent of the torque heading to the tail. The transmission takes commands from steering wheel-mounted shift paddles as standard.

Keeping the heft in check is an AMG Sport Suspension using multi-chamber “Air Body Control,” offering adaptive damping. If you feel like playing off the pavement, you can raise the ride height with the push of a button.

More handling prowess is offered by way of speed-sensitive steering, while the brakes receive four-piston calipers in front, and single-piston calipers in the rear.

The whole shebang can be customized via a slew of driving modes.

Then there’s the coupe-like design, which is marked with all the requisite aggression you’d expect from an AMG product. The wheels are 20 inches in diameter, but 21-inch rollers are available. Pop the hood, and you’ll find the signature red aluminum engine cover.

Inside, you’ll find black upholstery with red contrast stitching, plus a 5.5-inch multifunction display to monitor vitals. There’s even a “Race Timer,” if you’re feeling frisky.

Look for the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe to make its official public debut at the Paris Motor Show on September 28th. U.S. availability is slated for the first quarter of next year.

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Mother Gets Surprised With A New Car For Mother's Day 2016: Video

Mother Gets Surprised With A New Car For Mother’s Day 2016: Video

She certainly know’s that she’s appreciated

It’s Mother’s Day, so it is only right that we do a little something to honor all the mothers out there. Every year a few lucky mothers are gifted what could be one of the best Mother’s Day gifts possible – a new car. And the best one we’ve seen so far this year was just posted a few days ago on SSSniperWolf’s Youtube channel.

Once you click play, it won’t take long before you learn that this mom isn’t a stranger to getting a car for Mother’s Day, but this year is a little different. This year, she was the lucky recipient of a brand new Mercedes GLC. Of course, she had to take delivery a little early because the dealer can only hold onto the car for so long, but that also helps up the surprise factor a bit for the unsuspecting mother.

The couple that made it possible actually went to a little bit of trouble to make the surprise work, with the man behind the camera getting dropped off beforehand to make sure the entire thing gets caught on camera. I won’t blow the whole video for you, but at first, it’s pretty clear the mother doesn’t even know what to say when she finds the registration in the glove box. With that said, go ahead and click play and to see how she reacts to her new wheels.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe

The new Mercedes GLC Coupe made its debut at the New York Auto Show

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.

Gordon Wagner, the Head of Design for Daimler AG, said, “The GLC Coupe reflects our iconic Mercedes-Benz coupe design while symbolizing the diversity of our brand – it is both ’hot and cool’.” He continued, “With its design idiom of sensual purity, it perfectly embodies our styling philosophy while at the same time representing contemporary luxury.”

When the concept debuted last year, there were mixed opinions about it. Some said it was ugly, unpractical, and pointless, while others said it was beautiful and would be a welcomed addition to the Mercedes lineup. We’ll find out how well it’s publically accepted soon enough, but until then, let’s take a look at the GLC Coupe in production form and what it offers.

Updated 03/23/2016: Mercedes dropped the official details on the new GLC Coupe at the 2016 New York Auto Show.

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2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 4MATIC

2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 4MATIC

Mercedes-AMG announces the GLC43 – the first V-6-powered GLC

With the Mercedes-AMG GLE63 starting out at $99,950, and the Mercedes-AMG GLA45 starting out at $49,580, Mercedes has had a huge gap in its AMG lineup. It’s asking a bit much to expect your customers to pay an extra $50,000 if they want an AMG-branded SUV that is larger than the GLA. Well, with the first quarter of 2016 coming to an end, Mercedes has decided to expand its lineup even further. And just today, it announced the Mercedes-AMG GLC43. Finally, a model to bridge that $50,000 gap.

Tobias Moers, the CEO of Mercedes-AMG, said, “With the new AMG GLC43 we are offering an AMG model in the mid-size SUV segment for the first time. The new SUV from Affalterbach marks the pinnacle of the GLC product range and in the AMG portfolio, it closes the gap between the GLA and GLE.”

As exciting as that news sounds, there is more to it than meets the eye. See here in the U.S., the GLC SUV has only been available with a 2.0-liter that produced a fair but unimpressive 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. With the addition of the GLC43, the GLC lineup finally receives a V-6 for the first time as well. Now that is certainly worth talking about, right? We think so, and that is what we’re here to do.

The new GLC43 will make its world debut later this month at the New York International Auto Show, with sales set to begin by the end of the year. So, until we can see it in the metal over in New York, let’s take a look at the official pre-release photos and information provided by Mercedes-AMG.

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2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Unveiled

2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Unveiled

A generous portion of AMG performance

Mercedes just can’t wait for next week’s New York International Auto Show. The German automaker already dropped details on several upcoming debuts, and now, it’s adding the AMG-tuned GLC 43 to the list. This is the first mid-size SUV to come from the Affalterbach-based high-performance division, slotting between the GLA and GLE, and as you’d expect, it comes loaded with all sorts of go-faster goodies.

At the heart of the matter is a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 good for 362 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. Up to 15 psi of boost is shoved into the cylinders, which come lined with the F1-derived Nanoslide friction-reducing coating. Handling the shifts is a 9G-Tronic automatic transmission, while a rear-biased 4Matic AWD system does the torque split.

When it’s all said and done, the AMG GLC 43 can hit 60 mph in 4.8 seconds and charge up to an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.

Making it turn is an adaptive air suspension and three-stage electronic stability. There’s also speed-sensitive steering with a variable ratio and variable power assistance. The brakes include 14.2-inch discs in front, 12.6-inch discs in back, with four-piston calipers all around. Finally, pilots will get five different driving modes to play with – “Eco,” “Comfort,” “Sport,” “Sport Plus,” and the customizable “Individual” mode.

As is tradition, AMG also had its way in the styling department, with aggressive bumpers, 20-inch wheels, and shiny exhaust tips. Most trim pieces are either chrome or high-gloss black, while the front splitter and intake fins are silver. More glossy black is available with the Night Package, and you can also opt for larger 21-inch wheels if so inclined.

Inside are sport seats with big bolsters, a leather-wrapped and flat-bottomed AMG steering wheel, and AMG-specific instrumentation with a 5.5-inch driver’s information display. Options include full leather upholstery, and several acres of carbon-fiber trim.

The 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 is scheduled to hit dealers by the end of the year.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Genuine Accessories

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Genuine Accessories

Having just replaced the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK crossover with the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC (not yet available in the U.S. though), Mercedes-Benz had to redesign the line of Genuine Accessories it offers with just about any model to fit the overhauled exterior and interior of the new SUV. The package was revised just in time for the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, where the Germans showcased it on the Euro-spec GLC, which has already replaced the boxy GLK in dealerships across the continent.

As usual, the Genuine Accessories catalog includes numerous features that can be used to individualize a vehicle. Whether you want to create a unique model by combining visual-enhancing parts or to prepare it for a long vacation with additional storage boxes and racks, the Genuine Accessories program should have you covered. For an extra premium, of course.

Though these features will become available only in Europe for the time being, U.S. customers will also gain access to them once the GLC goes on sale in North America in 2016. Keep reading for a preview of things to come.

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Mercedes Won't Offer An Electric Crossover Anytime Soon

Mercedes Won’t Offer An Electric Crossover Anytime Soon

In the beginning months of 2016, Tesla plans to release its all-electric, battery-powered SUV known as the 2016 Tesla Model X. So it’s no surprise that other automakers are already up to the electric SUV challenge. Kia has already launched the 2015 Kia Soul EV in the U.S, and Audi has confirmed that it will release the all-electric Q6 SUV by 2018. With Audi coming to the market, one might expect Mercedes to join the pack sooner than later, but that isn’t the case.

Dieter Zetsche – the Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Division – says that Tesla is too small for Mercedes to consider it a competitor, so Mercedes doesn’t have any serious plans to join the market right now. The bottom line is that Audi is still a few years out from releasing the 2017 Audi Q6 e-tron, and any word of BMW coming to the all-electric SUV market is purely speculation. Both companies are major competitors of Mercedes though, so if they do come to the plate and perform well, Mercedes might step up too. According to Zetsche, MB does find the idea of an all-electric SUV interesting and will be watching its competition. When the time comes, the decision to join the market will depend on what is best for the brand.

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Mercedes Wants More Crossovers Because Demand Is Growing

Mercedes Wants More Crossovers Because Demand Is Growing

With the crossover and SUV markets showing no signs of slowing down, neither is Mercedes-Benz. The automaker has already added the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA and introduced the revamped 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE and 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC class, and there are sportier coupe versions of the latter two coming out soon enough, but Mercedes has no plans of letting up. Although there doesn’t seem to be much breathing room for more crossovers or SUVs in the lineup, a Mercedes exec recently suggested that more are indeed on the way.

Talking to Australia’s CarAdvice, Daimler AG board member Thomas Weber hinted that more crossovers could be on the way, especially in the small-vehicle segments, although no specifics were given. The timeline for such additions probably won’t be until the next-generation of the current vehicles, so we’re looking at an expanded Mercedes crossover lineup that’s at least five to six years away. When all is said and done, Mercedes could be looking at as many as eight off-road-ready crossovers based on the A-Class platform (which underpins the GLA) alone.

As many niches as Mercedes has already filled, it’s hard to imagine the vehicles being planned, but it would be cool to see something along the line of a GLA Coupe and perhaps a two-door version of the GLC to go up against the Range Rover Evoque Coupe.

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Mercedes GLC Coupe Caught Testing In Germany: Spy Shots

Mercedes GLC Coupe Caught Testing In Germany: Spy Shots

Our photographers recently returned from a death-defying mission in Germany with images that give us our best look yet at the upcoming 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe. As its name implies, it’s a four-door fastback coupe variant of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC compact SUV and will be positioned against the 2015 BMW X4. The GLC replaces the GLK and adheres to Merc’s new naming conventions.

Mercedes previewed the GLC Coupe earlier this year at the Shanghai Auto Show with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV, and it appears to be a pretty good representation of what we see here. This pre-production test mule loses the AMG-esque concept’s deeper front fascia and larger wheels, but both will likely be available with higher trim levels. It also keeps that horizontal character line just below the side windows that accentuates the lower roofline.

Our snappers also tell us the GLC Coupe will get the same range of engines as the GLC, which likely means an entry-level 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder with 241 horsepower for the GLC300 Coupe and a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 for the GLC400 Coupe with 329 horsepower. A GLC250 Coupe Bluetec diesel model could also be available, as well as a GLC63 AMG with a 468-horsepower 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 if the demand is there.

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Mercedes GLC Will Get 450 AMG Sport and 63 AMG Versions

Mercedes GLC Will Get 450 AMG Sport and 63 AMG Versions

Along with Mercedes’ new naming strategy has come the introduction of one new product in the AMG Sport lineup and a renamed Mercedes-AMG sub-brand. Today, a new report out of Australia claims to have confirmation that the just-released 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class will get both AMG Sport and full-on AMG models.

Like the C-Class, the GLC-Class’ AMG Sport model will carry the “450” designation, making it the GLC 450 AMG Sport. The confirmation of this name comes directly from a person who may know a thing or two, Matthias Lührs, vice president of sales functions for Mercedes-Benz Cars.

Lührs continued by saying that the GLC 450 AMG Sport will likely use the same engine as the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport. This means it’ll come with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine that puts out 367 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque.

On top of the extra power, the GLC 450 AMG Sport will also feature 4MATIC all-wheel drive and some chassis updates to enhance its handling.

As for the full-on 2016 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63, Lührs was a little less forthcoming. He did mention that it’ll use AMG’s newest engine, the 4.0-liter biturbo V-8, but he failed to release its output. Chances are that it’ll produce output close to the 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63, which puts out 476 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. He made no mention of a more powerful S model.

What’s more, the GLC 63 will be the first example of this 4.0-liter engine mated to an all-wheel-drive system. It should be interesting to see just how well it performs with this extra traction.

Look for both the GLC 450 AMG Sport and the GLC 63 to arrive in 2016, according to Lührs.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

Now 7 years old, the Mercedes-Benz GLK is getting ready to retire as the brand’s successful compact crossover and make way for the new GLC. The Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class may have sparked the current small premium crossover trend, but it’s time to say goodbye to this outdated model. As expected, Mercedes is replacing the GLK with an all-new compact crossover wearing the GLC-Class name, and that vehicle was finally revealed for the first time today.

Looking to create more continuity in its lineup, Mercedes-Benz is rebranding many of its products to align platforms with the compact C-Class and GLC-Class now more easily assimilated by name. Unlike other renamed vehicles like the GLS and SLC, though, the newly named GLC-Class is a complete redesign offering a more modern look with added comfort and advanced technology.

With the new 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class in place, the GLC-Class (just like the C-Class) was given some breathing room to grow a little since it is no longer the entry-level crossover of the CUV/SUV lineup, and this will show both in terms of its size and its price. When the 2016 Mercedes GLC-Class goes on sale in the U.S. this November, it will be larger, smarter and prettier than the current 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK, which should bode well for this model in an ever-growing segment.

Launched in the U.S. for the 2010 model year, the luxury crossover quickly became a sales success for Mercedes in the U.S. as deliveries continued to grow for five years in a row. In 2013, GLK annual sales surpassed the 30,000-unit mark, and hit 35,000 in 2014. With stiff competition from both BMW and Audi, Mercedes needs to take these numbers even higher and hopes the GLC will do just that. Will the new crossover have what it takes to push Mercedes up the ladder in this tough niche here in the States? We won’t find out until the GLC-Class hits the road later this year.

Updated 11/02/2015: The new Mercedes GLC went into production at the company’s plant in Beijing, China.

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Mercedes GLC Spied Inside And Out: Video

Mercedes GLC Spied Inside And Out: Video

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC has been showing up in public quite often recently, but that’s far from strange given its official debut is scheduled a little more than a week from now, on June 17th. Last time we saw it, the crossover was wearing very little camouflage, with black tape covering only its bumpers and side panels. Now, a new video shows a fleet of barely camouflage prototypes, a sign that Mercedes-Benz is indeed ready to unveil the GLC to the world.

Even though the Germans removed nearly all of the camo, that’s not to say we have a lot more GLC to ogle at. The vehicle’s design ceased to be a mystery a long time ago, when we realized it’s a shrunken 2016 GLE or a C-Class Wagon on stilts. Making this video a lot more interesting is that it provides us with our first, uncamouflaged look at the GLC’s interior. Again, we knew the crossover would make use of the C-Class’ gorgeous cabin since late 2013, so all this footage does is confirm it with a clear shot. If you had any doubts, here it is folks: you’ll find more than 95 percent of the C-Class’ gorgeous interior in the GLC.

As you might have already guessed, the crossover will get the sedan’s engines as well, including the turbocharged, 4.0-liter V-8 in the AMG version. More details will become available when the GLC breaks cover later this month, so make sure you stick around for the full rundown.

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Mercedes GLC Caught On The Road: Video

Mercedes GLC Caught On The Road: Video

With the new Mercedes-Benz GLC set to break cover on June 17th, it’s no wonder the Germans are elbows deep into testing the crossover. The GLC keeps showing up around the company’s largest testing facility near Stuttgart. Last week we received a new batch of spy shots from our trusty paparazzi, but now it’s time to watch the new crossover in action thanks to a video released by YouTube user "walkoART".

The one-minute footage shows not one, but two GLCs trotting around the Sindelfinden facility with mild camouflage still covering their bodies. The good news is the thin layers of camo Mercedes decided to keep on the vehicles can no longer prevent us from having a closer look at the GLC’s rounded, yet muscular body lines. This wouldn’t be a big deal if its predecessor were been less boxy, but the GLC is a massive departure in terms of design.

Moreover, one of the prototypes shown in the video wears a metallic, dark-red paint job, a breath of fresh air compared to the black and gray GLC prototypes we’ve seen so far. If you’re a Mercedes fan or you’re simply eager to see more of the GLC, this video has you covered.

As a brief reminder, the GLC is actually the second-generation GLK. Mercedes changed the crossover’s designation to better highlight the 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.

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Mercedes GLC Drops Camouflage; Debuts June 17: Spy Shots

Mercedes GLC Drops Camouflage; Debuts June 17: Spy Shots

While the GLC Coupe Concept continues to draw attention as a production-ready preview of Mercedes’ upcoming competitor for the BMW X4, 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 a 2015 C-Class Wagon, 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.

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Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Concept Will Make It To Production

Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Concept Will Make It To Production

Mercedes seems to be ramping up its SUV offerings both in China and throughout the rest of the world. Part of this push is with the new GLC Coupe, which debuted in concept form at the Shanghai Motor Show this month. While not quite ready for dealerships, the concept that bowed in Shanghai was “near-production-standard,” according to Thomas Weber, the Daimler AG board member in charge of R&D.

The new GLC is expected to have an available hybrid drivetrain, permanent 4MATIC AWD, and sufficient off-road capabilities. Some of the concept’s features, such as the diagonal double exhaust pipes, will most likely be excluded in the future: “Such details will not make it into production,” said Eberhard Kelz, chief engineer of the new GLC. “But underneath the CFRP body, there already is the real thing.”

Delivery dates are currently unannounced, as Weber stated that “first of all there will be the world premiere for the GLC (in June), followed by the GLS,” as reported by The Detroit Bureau. “The GLE Coupe, that was unveiled in Detroit, will arrive on the market this fall. In China, the year 2015 is the year of the goat, but for us it will be the year of the SUV.”

Weber went on to say that SUVs account for 26 percent of all car sales worldwide, a figure that Mercedes expects to rise in the future. In the meantime, the German automaker is busy solidifying its position in China. Mercedes added 100 new dealerships and sold 270,000 units in 2014, a 28 percent increase over the previous year. This year, Mercedes expects to add an additional 50 dealerships and sell more than 300,000 units. 

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Mercedes-Benz GLC Spied On the Road: Video

Mercedes-Benz GLC Spied On the Road: Video

Just a couple of months away from the model’s official unveiling, pre-production prototypes of the Mercedes-Benz GLC are still being tested around the world. A camouflaged prototype was recently spotted on a German highway near Stuttgart, Mercedes’ home ground. While the model has a lot of body camouflage, its overall appearance can be deduced quite easily, especially when it comes to its rear and side design. The boxy look of its predecessor is history, as the GLC will use the same design language as the newest Mercedes-Benz models, its overall appearance being similar to a C-Class Wagon on stilts.

As some of you already know, the GLC is actually the second generation of the GLK crossover, but Mercedes-Benz has opted to change its designation to make its platform connection with the C-Class more obvious. Unlike the GLK, the new GLC will be available with both left- and right-hand drive, as the model will be based on the more flexible MRA (Modular Rear-wheel drive Architecture) platform.
The same powerplants found in the new C-Class will make their way into the GLC, including the twin-turbocharged, 4.0-liter, V-8 engine from the Mercedes-AMG C63. A plug-in hybrid version should arrive in 2016, powered by the same drivetrain as the new C350 e. The GLC is expected to be unveiled sometime in July, while the first public appearance will probably take place at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, in September. A four-door coupe version of the GLC was recently confirmed as well, but we won’t be seeing it until the end of 2016 at the earliest.

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2016 Mercedes GLC Plug-In Hybrid

2016 Mercedes GLC Plug-In Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz is getting ready to kick off a major push toward plug-in hybrid vehicles, starting with the S-Class and C-Class sedans later this year, and those will eventually be followed by crossovers, including plug-in versions of the GLE-Class (formerly the M-Class) and the 2016 GLC-Class. As a recap, the upcoming GLC-Class is the next-gen version of the GLK, with a new name to better fit with Mercedes’ always-expanding model lineup.

The plug-in version of this crossover will likely be the GLC350 Plug-In, following the same nomenclature as the C350 Plug-In it is based on, that will hit dealers this fall. Around the same time that the plug-in C-Class sedan goes on sale, the standard version of the 2016 GLC-Class will make its official debut (most likely at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show,) but don’t expect to see the plug-in hybrid model until early next year.

With the current styling of most Mercedes-Benz products, and knowing some of the details behind the C350 Plug-In that debuted last month at the Detroit Auto Show, it doesn’t take much guesswork to envision what type of vehicle the 2016 Mercedes GLC350 Plug-In will be.

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Filling the Gaps: Mercedes New Naming System Analyzed

Filling the Gaps: Mercedes New Naming System Analyzed

Mercedes-Benz is planning some pretty major updates to the entirety of its product line. In a bid to fill every nook and cranny of the luxury auto market with some form of the three-pointed star, the company recently announced its intention to release eleven all-new models over the course of the next five years, which is in addition to ten new plug-in hybrids scheduled for release in the next three years.

To help sort through the glut of new cars, Mercedes has come up with a fresh nomenclature system that will be applied to all upcoming releases going into 2015. This system differentiates between vehicles via one to three upper case letters, which designate the car type (“GL” for SUVs/off-roaders, “CL” for four-door coupes, “SL” for roadsters, etc.) and core model series (A, E, S, etc.), plus lower case letters for the drive system (“d” for diesel, “h” for hybrid, etc.).

With this information in hand, we can breakdown the future model lineup with relative confidence, filling in the gaps as we go.

What new models will we see coming from Mercedes? Read on to find out.

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