What’s the difference between the GLC and the G-Class?
Customers are often baffled over which vehicle to choose, the Mercedes-Benz GLC or the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Hence, Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale in Scottsdale, AZ, answers the question what’s the difference between the GLC and the G-Class.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC is a compact luxury crossover SUV that was introduced in the year 2015 replacing the GLK. The model was officially released on-road in the year 2016.
Mercedes-Benz uses a unique naming scheme for its vehicles. This vehicle is named GLC wherein the ‘G’ refers to Geländewagen which is German for off-road vehicle, the ‘L’ acts as a linkage with the letter ‘C’ which signifies that the SUV is equivalent to the C-Class.
The production site of the GLC was initially at Bremen, but considering the factory was running at full production, Mercedes-Benz shifted the GLC production to a plant in Finland in the year 2017.
The GLC is a 5-seater and has a 5-door body style paired with multiple engine options. It offers three petrol and diesel engines each and a plug-in hybrid model as well.
The specifications of these engines include a 2L four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.2L 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. The GLC also has a cargo space of 20.5 cubic feet.
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The G-Class is a mid-size four-wheel drive luxury SUV and is manufactured in Austria. This vehicle has a characteristic box style and uses three fully locking differentials and is one of the few vehicles to have this unique feature.
The G-Class has been in production for over 41 years and is one of the longest-produced vehicles in the history of Mercedes-Benz.
The G-Class was initially developed as a military vehicle and was made available to the public in 1979 in a civilian version. The Mercedes-Benz G-Class offers two engines, a diesel engine that is 2925cc and a petrol engine of 3998cc.
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