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From what I've seen in spy shots that seems to be a safe bet. That is probably one of the points of the GLC anyway. Other vehicles have such a slanted roof line that it takes away from back seat and cargo space. This vehicle doesn't sacrifice that.
 

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From what I've seen in spy shots that seems to be a safe bet. That is probably one of the points of the GLC anyway. Other vehicles have such a slanted roof line that it takes away from back seat and cargo space. This vehicle doesn't sacrifice that.
At least they got their priorities straight.
As long as it serves the needs of the customer, everything else is secondary to an extent. Fortunately design still held up well.
 

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If the GLC is based on the C-Class, how is the GLC able to offer so much more room? I'm dubious of such a statement.
 

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LOL, its a sedan vs a SUV. I'm dubious you had to ask...

Car and Driver provides the breakdown of where the GLC has grown.

The growth spurt has yielded an additional 2.2 inches of rear legroom, 2.2 inches of front elbow and shoulder room, a tad more cargo space, and even a 1.3-inch-wider rear-door opening at foot level to facilitate ingress/egress. Even so, the use of aluminum, high- and ultra-high strength steel, and plastic render the body structure some 110 pounds lighter. Further weight-reduction measures in the suspension, the transmission casing, and elsewhere contribute to an overall loss of 176 pounds compared with the GLK, according to Mercedes.
 

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It also looks far better than the ugly X3.

BMW's are nice and all but I can't get over how much better MB's new design is to me.
 

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Having sat in the wife's GLC yesterday I have to say I am very impressed with the rear legroom & headroom. Plenty of both and I'm 6'2" & 18 1/2 st, so a fairly hard test of the car. The sculpted backs of the front seats make a huge difference, liberating additional space where it's really needed. I think it will be a bit of a squeeze for three 'big' adults in the back, but it is for most cars. My M Class is not the most spacious of vehicles in the rear and to be honest it's hard to see that much difference to the GLC ?
 

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Enjoy the GLC... I like the design , I hope it has the reliability/quality like the Lexus because I would rather drive it than the lexus
 

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Enjoy the GLC... I like the design , I hope it has the reliability/quality like the Lexus because I would rather drive it than the lexus
The only thing I didn't like when I looked at the Lexus (both the big 'un - Rx450 and little 'un - Nx300) was the E-CVT gear box, the rest of the car(s) was a peach and very well finished with some stunning design features. The gear box was a huge let down for me with the poweful diesel engine screaming almost to the redline as you just touched (tickled) the accelerator. Very tiresome and just as annoying in the petrol/hybrid version. It wasn't just the fact the gearbox was a bit 'sensitive' but it would quickly change up into a high gear the second you eased off the throttle. In heavy traffic it was very messy and even a bit embarrassing to be honest; if they had a 'conventional' auto box we may well have been conversing on a different forum to this one...
 

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My fiance who is 6'5" can sit in the passenger seat comfortably (seat 90% back and slightly reclined), and there is plenty of room for another adult to be comfortable. Being in loaners of a GLK, C class and E class, the GLC has the most leg room in the back by far. It truly is an exceptionally well designed automobile.
 

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Thats good to know!

Because I recently tested out the GLE coupe and the rear head room did not please me at all. I'm only 5'7-8 and I had trouble sitting in the back of the coupe comfortably. I could only imagine upon driving over a speed bump, that I would hit my head.
 

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I recently tested out the GLE coupe and the rear head room did not please me at all
The GLE coupe's are definitely style over function. I tried to sit in the back of one and it was an ordeal ! When I eventually scrambled in I couldn't even sit upright, I had to slouch to one side my former class was actually spacious in the rear. The forthcoming GLC coupe will no doubt be just as practical. They do look good though !
 

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Must a be trait of the new generation coupe style models. we were originally looking at the cls shooting brake...stunning to look at, but not all that practical for back seat occupants
 

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Must a be trait of the new generation coupe style models. we were originally looking at the cls shooting brake...stunning to look at, but not all that practical for back seat occupants
Agreed, they look fabulous and come with some decent kit as standard. I did briefly consider an E class estate but the lack of four wheel drive scuppered that choice early on as I'm up & down rough tracks quite often.
 
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