Mercedes-Benz has digitally unveiled the GLC Coupe ahead of its much anticipated global debut at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. The GLC Coupé had its world premire in 2015 in Shanghai as a concept vehicle. The new GLC Coupé 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 a powerful Mercedes-AMG model. It would go on sale from September 2016. The GLC Coupé will also be available from launch as an EDITION 1 model with a series of exclusive appointments.
“The GLC Coupé reflects our iconic Mercedes-Benz coupé design while symbolising the bipolarity of our brand – it is ‘hot and cool’. With its design idiom of sensual purity, it perfectly embodies our styling philosophy while at the same time representing contemporary luxury,” said Gorden Wagener, Head of Design at Daimler AG. The GLC coupe measures 4730mm in length and 1600mm in height, while coming with a wheelbase of 2870mm. Being based on the standard GLC, the coupe derivative is 80mm longer and 40mm shorter than the regular GLC. It flaunts a single-louvred diamond radiator grille, LED headlamps and and a restyled dropping roofline. The rear end resembles to the S-Class coupe, while boasting of a LED tail-lamp cluster and spoiler lip. Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe rides on 20-inch alloy wheels.
Inside the cabin, the GLC Coupé gets a new 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 optionally available AMG Line Interior provides a clear commitment to even greater dynamism and sportiness. This package includes, for example, 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 Coupé comes as standard with sports suspension including Dynamic Select with the five transmission modes Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual.
The petrol variant GLC 250 4MATIC Coupé is powered by the 4-cylinder engine, which developes 209bhp of top power and 350Nm of peak torque. On the other hand, the diesel variants - GLC 220 d 4MATIC Coupé and GLC 250 d 4MATIC Coupé - derive their power from a 4-cylinder engine which churns out 170bhp and 204bhp of power outputs, respectively. All these engines are combined with a 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission with 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. Coming to the plug-in hybrid GLC 350 e 4MATIC variant, it has a maximum power of 320bhp and can cover up to over 30 km in zero-emission all-electric mode, while accelerating to 100kmph from standstill in merely 5.9 seconds. It is linked to a 7G‑TRONIC PLUS transmission and would go on sale by 2016 end.