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Mercedes-Benz teases 2016 GLC-Class

The Mercedes GLC will be unveiled online on June 17th.

Mercedes-Benz has published a teaser sketch that previews the upcoming GLC-Class. Designed to replace the eight-year old GLK, the GLC will be introduced online next Wednesday.

The GLC ditches the GLK's boxy lines in favor of a much softer look that falls in line with Mercedes' latest design language. The sketch doesn't reveal a whole lot, but earlier spy shots tell us the GLC will get a GLE-inspired front end with a shield-shaped twin-slat grille, bullet-shaped headlights and a pair of power domes on the hood.

The GLC will use the same engines as the C-Class, meaning entry-level models will get a 241-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder while more expensive versions will benefit from a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 rated at 329 ponies. A seven-speed automatic transmission will come standard, and most - if not all - versions will ship with Mercedes' 4Matic all-wheel drive system.

Unlike the GLK, the GLC will spawn a hot-rodded AMG-tuned model. Details are still a little vague, but rumors claim the GLC 63 will pack a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine rated at approximately 470 horsepower in its most basic state of tune.

Stay tuned, we'll bring you all of the details about the new Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class on June 17th. Mercedes' next crossover will greet the public for the first time next September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and it will land in showrooms before the end of the year.

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