Mercedes-Benz reveals the GLC Coupe
Mercedes-Benz has revealed its GLC Coupe. It is their player in the expanding coupe SUV segment, and has been built on the same lines as its elder sibling and serves as the sportier version of the GLC crossover.
Mercedes-Benz has revealed its GLC Coupe. It is their player in the expanding coupe SUV segment, and has been built on the same lines as its elder sibling and serves as the sportier version of the GLC crossover. It rivals the BMW X4 like its elder sibling the GLE coupe is a match for the BMW X6. It is 4.73 metres long, 1.60 metres in height and has a wheelbase of 2.87 metres.
On the outside, the GLC coupe has the same design cues as the GLE coupe. It’s coupe like body sits on large wheels and has high ground clearance. The face is defined by the avant garde grille while the side profile has heavily flared wheel arches. At the rear, an enlarged version of Mercedes-Benz’s tail lamps used on all its coupe models is very prominent.
The Coupe is powered by a four-cylinder petrol engine and a four-cylinder diesel engine with multiple outputs. The former is the GLC 250 4MATIC with an output of 211bhp. The diesels are available in two variants- GLC 220 d, GLC 250 d whose engine produces 170bhp and 204bhp respectively. There is also a hybrid which is the GLC 350 e and has a combined output of 320bhp while the top-spec GLC43 4MATIC gets a V6 twin-turbo mill that produces 367bhp.
Above all the features of the standard car, this also gets direct-steer and sports suspension. Optional extras include dynamic body control or air body control. Mercedes-Benz is also offering an Edition 1 for the GLC Coupe which gets an AMG body kit, 20-inch alloy wheels, and special exterior paint job as well as twin-tone leather upholstery. The car will come to India, probably by the end of this year but is likely to be offered only in the GLC43 AMG spec variant as is the case with the GLE Coupe.