Three lightly camouflaged Mercedes GLCs have been spied in Germany. See the pictures after the jump

Three lightly camouflaged Mercedes GLCs have been spied in Germany.

Looking far more stylish than the slab-sided GLK that it will replace, the GLC has curvaceous bodywork that echoes the entry-level GLA.  The crossover also has a two bar grille, sweptback headlights and chrome trim around the lower air intake.  We can also see chromed roof rails, an upward sweeping beltline and a gently sloping roofline.  

Moving further back, there's plastic body cladding and a slender D-pillar which eschews the blocky design of its predecessor.  The model also has slender taillights, a tailgate-mounted spoiler and a dual exhaust system.

The interior will be heavily influenced by the C-Class as previous spy photos have shown a familiar looking cabin with a new steering wheel, a freestanding infotainment system and higher quality materials.

Engine options will also carryover from the C-Class, so expect an assortment of familiar petrol and diesel unit. There should also be a new AMG variant with a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that develops 476 PS (350 kW) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque.

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Mercedes GLC spied with minimal disguise