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Old 11-27-2015, 09:41 PM
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The Official 2016 GLC Picture Thread

Now that some of us are actually taking delivery of our long awaited GLC's, it would be great to see lot's of pictures of everyone's new babies.

So, who will be first to post pics of theirs?
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OK then. I'll start. We picked it up around 11 AM. It's absolutely fanstastic! It's solid, responsive and a lot of fun to drive. Here are some pics:


























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Congrats! Looks good especially the interior!
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Wow - looks great! Are those the 19 inch tires? If you have ever driven the BMW X3, how does this compare?

Is it possible to take a picture of the EPA window sticker too please? Thanks!
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OK then. I'll start. We picked it up around 11 AM. It's absolutely fanstastic! It's solid, responsive and a lot of fun to drive. Here are some pics:


























Absolutely sweet!!!! Very nice! And, you did not get the memory settings for the front passenger seat, and the power controls are in the door! That is a bit of a surprise! Congratulations! Drive her in good health!
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He's got the optional 14-way passenger seat.

Edit: Need more clarification here, but some GLC's seem to have memory on the door and some just have the adjustment on the door (passenger seat). Different markets maybe?

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I don't think that is correct. When I ordered the optional 14-way passenger seats, it said on the Mercedes build website that it comes with memory seats. If you go there now and add them it still says that. It also will show a picture of 3 memory settings.

Originally Posted by OhioRiderAaron View Post
He's got the optional 14-way passenger seat. No memory for C or GLC classes passenger seats anyway.
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I don't think that is correct. When I ordered the optional 14-way passenger seats, it said on the Mercedes build website that it comes with memory seats. If you go there now and add them it still says that. It also will show a picture of 3 memory settings.
Not sure what I was thinking..you're right! I've even read that particular option 10 times over the last 2 months on MB.com. Maybe it was because I only saw a few pictures of the memory buttons on the door? There's some GLC's with the door memory, and some without. Just another thing that doesn't seem to make sense.

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I apologize for the terrible quality pictures here, but my wife's iPhone 6 was dead and I'm stilling using an old S3. Cold and rainy here in Columbus too.

Not my vehicle, we just stopped in to test drive the first GLC300 4Matic to show up at our local dealer. Interesting vehicle I suppose, but I was underwhelmed by the 4cyl. engine and disappointed with the road/wind noise. We're gonna sleep on it and decide what to do next with our order.
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Originally Posted by Sivanevets View Post
gorgeous! can't wait to get ours. congratulations!
Thanks!

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Congrats! Looks good especially the interior!
Thank you so much!

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Wow - looks great! Are those the 19 inch tires? If you have ever driven the BMW X3, how does this compare?

Is it possible to take a picture of the EPA window sticker too please? Thanks!
Nope, they're the standard 18" Pirelli tires. They look really nice on the GLC.

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Absolutely sweet!!!! Very nice! And, you did not get the memory settings for the front passenger seat, and the power controls are in the door! That is a bit of a surprise! Congratulations! Drive her in good health!
Nope. That's not the 14 memory front seats. It's the standard front seat though and is plenty adjustable for me. The only adjustments missing are the front bolster extender and the headrest is manual. Otherwise, I'm really pleased to say it's pretty much the same adjustments available on the drivers seat.

Originally Posted by OhioRiderAaron View Post
He's got the optional 14-way passenger seat.

Edit: Need more clarification here, but some GLC's seem to have memory on the door and some just have the adjustment on the door (passenger seat). Different markets maybe?
To get the memory seat for the passenger on the door, you have to pay extra for it and it's $430.
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Originally Posted by OhioRiderAaron View Post
I apologize for the terrible quality pictures here, but my wife's iPhone 6 was dead and I'm stilling using an old S3. Cold and rainy here in Columbus too.

Not my vehicle, we just stopped in to test drive the first GLC300 4Matic to show up at our local dealer. Interesting vehicle I suppose, but I was underwhelmed by the 4cyl. engine and disappointed with the road/wind noise. We're gonna sleep on it and decide what to do next with our order.
I'm surprised you found the engine underwhelming. Were you driving the GLC in eco mode? In comfort or sport, the engine is to us fantastic.
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And for those interested, here's a few other shots next to our current 2012 GLK350 4Matic:

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Nope, they're the standard 18" Pirelli tires. They look really nice on the GLC.

Nope. That's not the 14 memory front seats. It's the standard front seat though and is plenty adjustable for me. The only adjustments missing are the front bolster extender and the headrest is manual. Otherwise, I'm really pleased to say it's pretty much the same adjustments available on the drivers seat.

To get the memory seat for the passenger on the door, you have to pay extra for it and it's $430.
Wow, that's great news. If you check the online configurator it doesn't show any door adjustment unless you opt for the memory option $430. The one I drove today must have been the same way then, plenty of adjustment IMO too. I love the look of the new door seat adjustments, esp. when paired with the beautiful burmester speaker covers.

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I'm surprised you found the engine underwhelming. Were you driving the GLC in eco mode? In comfort or sport, the engine is to us fantastic.
Well, I'm a bit spoiled with the very smooth V6 in our GLK and IS350 I suppose. The new engine felt better matched to the lighter C300 I drove last month. There's plenty of power for a daily driving tasks, but it seemed awfully noisy to me. Transmission was pretty smooth, but this particular GLC had a very abrupt shift into 4th gear (sport+ mode). Auto start-stop worked well, adequate power in all modes other than Eco, which btw is terrible compared to those offered by other brands. You need almost 70% throttle just to maintain highway speeds and from a stand-still is borderline dangerous IMO. Comfort mode is perfect though.

I'm pretty sure I could write a full page review on my initial reactions, but I dont want to bore anyone! We're gonna go back next week for a second opinion too. Our local dealer has been fantastic thus far and I've been really impressed with the level of customer service we have received from the MB staff
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This instrument cluster is very different - no chrome surround: I can't find a single picture on-line that looks like the instrument clusters in your photos.. Maybe that is the non sport package. Don't know but it is certainly different.








Chrome surround .. you can see on the left.
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Originally Posted by OhioRiderAaron View Post
Wow, that's great news. If you check the online configurator it doesn't show any door adjustment unless you opt for the memory option $430. The one I drove today must have been the same way then, plenty of adjustment IMO too. I love the look of the new door seat adjustments, esp. when paired with the beautiful burmester speaker covers.



Well, I'm a bit spoiled with the very smooth V6 in our GLK and IS350 I suppose. The new engine felt better matched to the lighter C300 I drove last month. There's plenty of power for a daily driving tasks, but it seemed awfully noisy to me. Transmission was pretty smooth, but this particular GLC had a very abrupt shift into 4th gear (sport+ mode). Auto start-stop worked well, adequate power in all modes other than Eco, which btw is terrible compared to those offered by other brands. You need almost 70% throttle just to maintain highway speeds and from a stand-still is borderline dangerous IMO. Comfort mode is perfect though.

I'm pretty sure I could write a full page review on my initial reactions, but I dont want to bore anyone! We're gonna go back next week for a second opinion too. Our local dealer has been fantastic thus far and I've been really impressed with the level of customer service we have received from the MB staff
They don't recommend using Sport+ until after the engine has been 1000 miles, so I'm sure the shifting will get smoother over time. We're doing as recommended and driving in comfort for the first 1000 miles.

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This instrument cluster is very different - no chrome surround: I can't find a single picture on-line that looks like the instrument clusters in your photos.. Maybe that is the non sport package. Don't know but it is certainly different.



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Chrome surround .. you can see on the left.
Ours is non-sport, but remember the MBUSA configurator tool isn't likely based on a production US car. Perhaps someone will post the dash of the sport model when someone gets one. We didn't feel sport was an option we wanted on this car. We did get the sport package on our C300 though.

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Wow - looks great! Are those the 19 inch tires? If you have ever driven the BMW X3, how does this compare?

Is it possible to take a picture of the EPA window sticker too please? Thanks!
We did not drive an X3. We were only considering the GLC. I did sit in a X3 last weekend at the Auto Show and to me, the interior is dated, whereas the GLC is fresh and modern.

Here's the EPA portion from our sales sticker as you requested:


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This instrument cluster is very different - no chrome surround: I can't find a single picture on-line that looks like the instrument clusters in your photos.. Maybe that is the non sport package. Don't know but it is certainly different.





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Chrome surround .. you can see on the left.
I think the surrounds may come with the stitched mbtex dash cover option.
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I think the surrounds may come with the stitched mbtex dash cover option.
I'm not so sure about that. I think it may be the way US destined GLC's are being built. The one at the car show last weekend, had a dash exactly as ours. But then I could certainly be wrong. On the MBUSA build a GLC, the dash has the dual binnacle's regardless of how it is optioned. Our car certainly doesn't have the two, nor did any of the ones being delivered by our dealer today. We saw 5 with exactly the same dash as ours. But I don't remember if any of them had the stitched dash or not.

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I'm not so sure about that. I think it may be the way US destined GLC's are being built. The one at the car show last weekend, had a dash exactly as ours. But then I could certainly be wrong. On the MBUSA build a GLC, the dash has the dual binnacle's regardless of how it is optioned. Our car certainly doesn't have the two, nor did any of the ones being delivered by our dealer today. We saw 5 with exactly the same dash as ours. But I don't remember if any of them had the stitched dash or not.
First, congrats on your car, it looks great.

Hopefully I'll be able to settle the question on the dual binnacle when I receive mine as I've ordered with the stitched dash - the bad news is that I didn't hear from my dealer yet and will be traveling this week so the earliest I could get the car is next weekend.
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First, congrats on your car, it looks great.

Hopefully I'll be able to settle the question on the dual binnacle when I receive mine as I've ordered with the stitched dash - the bad news is that I didn't hear from my dealer yet and will be traveling this week so the earliest I could get the car is next weekend.
I'll be curious (as I'm sure you are) if the stitching on the dash makes them use the dual binnacle's?

Another difference we noticed and no one at the dealer could explain is why the wheels on our GLC are different. Here's a picture of our wheels and on the sticker, they are R96 18" Wheels:




Whereas the other cars that came in without the sport package had these wheels:




We actually like the wheels we got on our GLC, but do wonder why they're different?
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Those wheels are quite nice. They almost look like the 19 inch wheels I ordered on my car.
We do like them (though not exactly on first look). We'd just like to know why they're different?
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We do like them (though not exactly on first look). We'd just like to know why they're different?
Wow, that's very interesting. When I initially saw your pictures I thought you had the optional 18" wheels (+$500) but even those don't match the wheels on your actual GLC.

Pardon my language, but what the hell is going on here?! Can't MB.com match actual US cars? Some of these differences are less noticeable, but some (like your wheels and seat controls) are very easy to spot for a detail-oriented buyer. It just doesn't make any sense to me..
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Well, I just did a quick google search of the GLC250 and a picture came up with identical 18" wheels. Is it even fathomable that during assembly they put the incorrect wheels on?!! GLC250 wheels on a GLC300?

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