Mercedes-Benz have revealed pricing and specification details on their low-roofline sibling SUV to the GLC, the GLC Coupe. The spread for Merc’s first answer to the BMW X6 (before the GLE Coupe) starts from $77,100 and offered with a two diesels and one petrol option.
The new range of Mercedes-Benz sporty SUVs begins with the GLC 220 d Coupe starting at just a tad above $77K and powered by, as the name suggests, a 2.2-litre turbodiesel four-cylinder that produces 125kW and 400Nm.
It comes shod in a set of 20-inch alloys and an AMG Line bodykit. Dynamic Body Control adaptive suspension comes standard, as does Garmin navigation, 360-degree camera and an LED Intelligent Light system. Mercedes has given the GLC 220 d Coupe a Black-Ash open pore wood interior trim.
The two other variants come with all the same kit as the base model and all engines are mated to a 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission, driven to all four corners via the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. All models can also be specified with Mercedes’ excellent air suspension system.
The sole petrol engine offered locally - in the GLC 250 - is a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder producing 155kW and 350Nm while the top diesel motor is an up-tuned version of the 2.2-litre four-pot, but now producing 150kW and 500Nm (25kW and 100Nm over the GLC 220 d).
Aside form the differences in engine, both the GLC 250 and 250 d gain upgraded leather upholstery, keyless entry and start as well as the Driver Assistance Package Plus.
"The GLC Coupé reflects our iconic Mercedes-Benz coupé design while symbolising the bipolarity of our brand – it is 'hot and cool'," says Gorden Wagener, Head of Design at Daimler AG. "With its design idiom of sensual purity, it perfectly embodies our styling philosophy while at the same time representing contemporary luxury."