Mercedes-Benz is planning to expand on their strong line of luxury sedans and coupes
This new Benz crossover aims squarely at the BMW X1 and the Audi Q3, but the Mini Countryman and the Range Rover Evoque will be strong competitors as well. The Mercedes-Benz GLC small SUV will be available with front or four wheel drive and is powered by a new generation of turbocharged 4-cylinder. The 1.6-liter gasoline units move and make 120 or 154 hp, 1.8-liter diesel engine is available in Europe.
Style wise, the Mercedes BLK will be softer than the boxy, angular Mercedes GLK. “It will be punctuated by a lot of flowing and twisting lines, not all of which make sense at first—or even second—glance. Inside, you can be sure the new model will sport the latest versions of COMAND and Mercedes’ various other safety and telematics technologies,” says C&D.
Mercedes also plans to install its ubiquitous 2.1-liter turbo-diesel, and the brand could also offer larger and more powerful turbocharged gasoline engines. Power will be transmitted to the wheels through a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.