以任何速度固执己见 . . . 西尔维奥•Calabi

奔驰GLC 300 4Matic

2023年10月24日-下午4:30

作为一个老派的摩托车手, I am much less impressed by car-borne over-the-air Web magic than younger generations of drivers seem to be. However, 当我的车对我说, as I switch off the ignition and swing open the door to get out, “等一下——你忘了带手机!” ... 我得承认我被迷住了. Because I always leave my phone in the car charger and then have to go back out to retrieve it later.

它不仅仅是同一个句子的录音, either; next time, 她的车, 一个女人的声音说, “对不起, 别忘了你的手机.“这就是人工智能, 人工智能, doing something useful instead of deep-faking political speeches or term papers. “她”也有名字:梅塞德斯. 比如,“嘿,梅塞德斯,给莎拉打电话,今天是她生日。.” Mercedes scrolls wirelessly through my smartphone directory, 找到我女儿的电话号码, sees that, yes, 今天是她的生日, 然后用车里的扩音器给她打电话.

It took me a while to get used to dealing with Siri (on my iPhone) and Alexa (on the speakers in my house), but Mercedes and I became friends quickly back in June, 当我开电动车的时候 EQS 580 and needed help coping with that vehicle’s complexities. In fact, 梅塞德斯很乐于助人, 在Web-speak, that I’m almost willing to overlook some of her foibles, such as the vague sliding volume adjuster instead of a beautifully knurled alloy knob that clicks precisely from one setting to the next.

I should ask her how it is that this GLC 300 has a starting price of just $49,100美元,但外面的价格是64美元,770. 这是一个相当大的飞跃. But she would surely just refer me to the window sticker that lists the extras on this vehicle. From the Sierra Brown/Black Leather to the DA2 Driver Assistance Package, the DC1 Night Package and the DG1 AMG and DX2 Pinnacle trim packages—plus the Panorama Roof, 20英寸车轮, 金属漆, 4Matic all-wheel-drive and so on and so forth—these are the things that help set Mercedes-Benzes apart from the riff-raff.

是的,我明白了. 但是十大网赌网址得到了十大网赌网址所付出的? 我相信十大网赌网址有. The GLC 300 was revamped for 2023 and the result is an emphatically luxurious vehicle (at least with $15,价值3000美元的期权). It is also more serene, more spacious and yet more fuel-efficient than before.

Like everything in the M-B lineup that isn’t fully electric, GLC与ISG轻度杂交, 一个集成的起动发电机. This is an electric motor (inside the 9-speed automatic transmission) that is connected to the crankshaft. 它使引擎转动, 开始吧, 然后给它供电, 尤其是刚开始的时候. 刹车或滑行时, ISG是反向工作的——现在由燃气发动机旋转, 发电, 是储存在一个48伏的电池里吗.

The ISG can momentarily add up to 23 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque to the 4-cylinder gas engine’s 255 horsepower and 295 torques. 它的电力传输感觉就像电一样, 环保署现在预计每加仑汽油可行驶31英里, 比之前的GLC 300多了三个. That’s a praiseworthy improvement for a two-ton-plus wagon.

至少在舒适模式下, any transitions while driving—from one gear to the next and from gas to electric, starter to generator and even the stop-start function—are seamless. In truth everything on this vehicle is seamless and almost startlingly low-effort (including the steering, 这是毫无生命的). Combine this with the GLC 300’s elegant cabin and we have a small SUV that gives no ground away to its larger, 更昂贵的奔驰兄弟.