The world of the SUV can be a dangerous place to the untrained eye. Because there are not many places to put the engine and the fact that all-wheel drive has become a sort of standard for the SUV, many of them look the same. This is exactly the case when we look at the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe and the Porsche Macan. Although the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe could be considered more of a crossover, it is actually labeled as an SUV by Mercedes-Benz, it is longer than the Porsche, and they have an almost identical height.
At first glance, these two SUVs have more similarities than differences. They are both the same size, they both have a 3.0L V6 engine, and they represent two of the most luxurious brand names in the world. On paper, you will find that the Mercedes-Benz has a little extra power, which is common for Mercedes-Benz, but the Porsche Macan is a few hundred pounds lighter. This equates to almost exact 0-60 and efficiency estimates, so we must dig deeper.
|2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 Coupe||VS||2017 Porsche Macan S|
|3.0L V6 Biturbo||Engine||3.0L V6|
|9-Speed Automatic||Transmission||7-Speed Automatic|
Newly Designed Mercedes-Benz GLC
With compact SUVs and crossover body styles growing in popularity, many new names and designs are popping up all over the market. The GLC and the Macan are both examples of this. The Macan was introduced in 2014, which is much longer than just three years in car time. The GLC Coupe, which is actually a spin-off of the Mercedes-Benz GLC, was first introduced for 2017. The Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLC 43 Coupe hasn't even gone on sale yet at the time of this article, meaning it is the latest and greatest from Mercedes-Benz.
Obviously, there is nothing that can be said that will make you regret buying a Porsche. However, when you opt for the Mercedes-Benz, you get more than just a compact SUV. You get a modern work of art and one of the safest, most sophisticated means of personal transportation money can buy. If you have any questions about the Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLC Coupe, come to Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead today!