Mercedes GLC Coupe wanted to become something beyond the possible: a four-door sports coupe SUV. What came of it?
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the 2017 GLC Coupe at the New York Auto Show 2016. The new GLC Coupe will have to compete with such cars as the BMW X4, Porsche Macan and Jaguar F-Pace.
The German carmaker will offer eight coupe versions: four petrol engines and four diesel engines. The all new vehicles will be 4MATIC. The first three engine available today: GLC 250 4MATIC 155kW (211PS) – the basic price – 49 444 euro, GLC 220d 4MATIC 125kW (170PS) – the basic price – 49 980 euro, GLC 250d 4MATIC 150kW (204PS) – the basic price – 51 289 euro. The 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission and 4MATIC all-wheel drive come as standard in all the models. Later, these versions will be followed by others, including hybrid GLC Coupe 350e 4MATIC (320 hp) and Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe 4MATIC (367 hp). The most powerful crossover GLC 63 AMG with a motor V8 4.0 (510 hp) will arrive in 2017.
Engines of all crossovers respond Euro 6 standard. CO2 emissions from the two diesel versions do not exceed 131 g/km, in gasoline – 159 g/km.
Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe is based on standard Mercedes GLC. We have to admit that the length of 4.73m, a height of 1.60m and a wheelbase of 2.87m GLC Coupe looks dynamic and compact.
Front strut GLC Coupé tilted more than the normal models of the GLC, the roof of the new model lowers rapidly back and ends at the elegant rear bumper, which resembles a coupe S-Class. The narrow rear lights integrated exhaust pipes and pipe protective timber with a diffuser contribute to the rear of the bodywork Mercedes GLC Coupés. Here it looks more harmonious than the model GLE Coupé, as a proportion GLC Coupe-long 4.73 m presented more successfully. The new GLC Coupé impresses even in its basic equipment configuration, which includes light-alloy 18 inch wheels. Two suspension variants with continuously adjustable damping are optionally available: the new DYNAMIC BODY CONTROL with steel springing as well as the already familiar AIR BODY CONTROL multi-chamber air suspension. Both options make for further enhanced driving dynamics and comfort. The rear window dispenses with a wiper, as the airflow does not break away until after the spoiler lip, which means that water is unable to strike the rear window. The innovative headlamp concept, optionally in LED High Performance technology, sports the now characteristic Mercedes-Benz light signature. Narrow, split tail lights, a centrally positioned brand star and a sharp spoiler lip reflect a design that made its debut with the S-Class Coupé and which all Mercedes-Benz coupé models have since followed. Relocated to the lower section of the bumper, the number plate as well as the typical form of the rear window with its rounded upper area are among the further stylistic features.
The design combines sensual purity with dynamic sportiness while embodying a convincing interpretation of modern luxury. Distinctive stylistic elements of the GLC Coupé are the dashboard and the centre console with its flowing lines, a large, one-piece console panel making an elegant sweep below the semi-integrated media display from the centre air vents to the armrest. The center console in front of the driver looks identical to the console in the GLC model. It is already well known to us for the C-Class cars. The new GLC Coupé comes as standard with sports suspension including DYNAMIC SELECT with the five transmission modes “ECO”, “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Sport Plus” and “Individual”. DYNAMIC BODY CONTROL sports suspension with steel springing and adjustable damping is optionally available. Also with this option, DYNAMIC SELECT allows the driver to adapt the individual character of the new Coupe.
Similar to other Mercedes-Benz models, the GLC Coupé will also be available from launch as an Edition 1 model, offering a series of exclusive appointments, such as AMG Line exterior.