During the same New York Auto Show, mercedes had another important premiere: the all new GLC Coupe, a model designed to appeal to clients who look for a sporty compact SUV. The new Mercedes GLC Coupe is inspired by a concept introduced one year ago and it will address to Porsche Macan and BMW X4 clients.

With an exterior length of 4.73 metres, a height of 1.60 metres and a wheelbase of 2.87 metres, the GLC Coupe retains only the wheelbase dimensions with its standard brother, the GLC. The design was reshaped to look more sporty, with a single-louvred diamond radiator grille and a restyled, dropping roofline, with A-pillar less steeply raked and a roof outline that is lower, terminating in a muscular rear end typical of a coupe. 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.

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Following the exterior design philosophy, the interior has new dashboard and centre console, a large, one-piece console panel, semi-integrated media display from the centre air vents to the armrest. The optionally available AMG Line Interior includes sports seats with upholstery in ARTICO man-made leather/DINAMICA microfibre with the option of sports seats with bi-colour look leather upholstery.

The new GLC Coupe is available in a total of eight model variants: customers can choose between four diesel and four petrol engines, including a plug-in hybrid as well as Mercedes-AMG model.

The entry-level models are the four-cylinder diesel-engined GLC 220 d and GLC 250 d 4Matic coupe with outputs ranging from 170 hp to 204 hp as well as the four-cylinder petrol engined GLC 250 4Matic coupe rated at 211 hp. Market launch will be in the autumn with these engine line-ups. Further models will follow at the end of 2016.


With the GLC 350 e 4Matic Coupe, Mercedes-Benz also offers a plug-in hybrid with a top speed of 235 km/h, a system output of 320 hp, an electric cover up to over 30 km in zero-emission all-electric mode and acceleration to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds.

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The Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4Matic Coupe comes with V6 biturbo engine of 367 hp, accelerating the coupe to 100 km/h in less than 5 seconds. All variants of the GLC Coupe are equipped with 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission. The GLC 350 e 4Matic Coupe uses the 7G-Tronic Plus transmission, which was specially optimised for the needs of a hybrid vehicle.