Following the launch of the GLE, GLE Coupe, and GLC, Mercedes-Benz now complete their SUV range by adding a coupe version of the compact GLC crossover. The 2017 Mercedes GLC Coupe makes it debut at the New York Auto Show and immediately afterwards goes after BMW X4 and its market.
The car is exactly what it says on the tin: it’s a coupe-like version of the new GLC. That hardly seems like an appealing proposition. But at least it looks better than the ungainly GLE Coupe, and it can take solace in the fact that the king of this segment, BMW X4, is hardly a looker, either. What’s more, due to its size and purpose, Mercedes GLC Coupe is tuned for a sporty look and feel, and that’s a quality that should sit well with younger customers.
A sports suspension, more direct sports steering, DYNAMIC SELECT and 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive with 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission are the main highlights of Mercedes GLC Coupe so far as dynamism is concerned. Engine-wise, the car launches with GLC 220 d and GLC 250 d 4MATIC diesel engine delivering 170 and 204 horsepower respectively, and petrol units including GLC 250 with 211 hp, GLC 350 e 4MATIC hybrid with 320 hp, GLC 43 AMG with 367 horsepower.
The standard kit on the GLC Coupe shared by all models include 18” light-alloy wheels, Chrome package with visible exhaust tips, EASY-PACK tailgate, Audio 20 CD multimedia system, reversing camera, KEYLESS-GO start function and upholstery in ARTICO man-made leather, COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, Crosswind Assist, Headlamp Assist, ATTENTION ASSIST and ESP with Dynamic Cornering Assist.