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The Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class has been renamed the GLC-Class for its second generation, and the two-row luxury crossover comes packing plenty of standard and optional features. Despite being larger than the outgoing GLK, the redesigned GLC weighs up to 176 pounds less than its predecessor because of the extensive use of aluminum and high-strength steel in the crossover's construction. At least for now, only two models, the rear-drive GLC300 and the all-wheel-drive GLC300 4Matic, will be offered in the U.S. market. Under the hood, the 3.5-liter V-6 and 2.1-liter, turbodiesel I-4 have been replaced by a turbocharged, 2.0-liter I-4 with 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque that first debuted in the C-Class sedan. Don't be surprised to see a GLC300d 4Matic model with a turbodiesel-four debut later this year or for the 2017 model year. Unlike its sedan stablemate, the 2016 GLC ditches the seven-speed automatic for Mercedes' in-house nine-speed automatic. Between the new powertrain and the crossover's weight loss, the GLC is expected to be much more fuel efficient than the outgoing GLK. A more rigid body and better acoustics were used to lower noise, vibration, and harshness to make the GLC's cabin quieter and more refined.
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