2017 Mercedes GLC300 is a compact class premium SUV.
The Mercedes Benz GLC300 is perhaps one of the most popular vehicles in the Mercedes line up; compact crossovers outsell sedans by some margin, so when MB introduced the new GLC300, it was a near sure fire bet that it would be popular.
Originally brought in to replace the GLK, the GLC300 is a super stylish compact crossover that looks stylish and has everything to match.
The new 2017 Mercedes Benz GLC300 is available to purchase right now.
2017 Mercedes GLC300 release date: already available
Prices for the new 2017 GLC300 start at around $41,000, but ticking the options boxes could easily see that sticker price heading North of $60,000.
The new GLC300 is all about options and upgrades, the equipment list is huge, some of it standard, some optional.
Equipment available is: 4MATIC all-wheel drive, ECO start / stop, agility control, electromechanical power assisted steering, adaptive air suspension, anodized roof rails, gloss black exterior accents, multiple choices of 19” and 20” rims, panoramic roof, Collision Prevention Assist Plus, LED lighting (including LED daytime running lights), rear view camera, adaptive braking, adaptive cruise control, steering assist, blind spot assist, lane assist, park assist, surround view system, 14-way powered adjustable seating, heated front and rear seats, power liftgate and illuminated entry.
Of course, there is plenty more, but you get the picture – Mercedes are all in for packing the GLC300 with tech and features.
New for 2017 is an updated all aluminum and high strength steel body, this should give significant weight reduction and also improve ride, handling and of course, economy.2017 Mercedes GLC300 Specs
Economy is further improved by the fitment of the 9G-Tronic automatic 9-speed transmission which is standard on all models, this will be coupled up to the 2.0 liter turbo charged 4-cylinder motor (in the base model). The motor kicks out 241 BHP and 273 lb/ft of torque, enough to see the compact crossover hit 60 MPH for zero in just 6.4 seconds – that’s pretty rapid.
Rear wheel drive is standard, but of course, there’s the option for the all-wheel drive 4MATIC system to be fitted, although that is standard on models further up the range.
All in all, the new GLC300 is set to take the fight to the competition in a big way; it’s already one of MB’s best sellers, and we are sure that thanks to these updates, it will continue to be so for quite some time.