Mercedes-Benz has revealed its GLC Coupe - their sporty, lower slung SUV sibling to the GLC - at the 2016 New York Auto Show.
Mercedes-Benz, at the New York Auto Show that’s currently underway, has taken off the admittedly thin sheets from their new coupe-ified SUV, the aptly named GLC Coupe.
Seems vehicles with these body styles keep getting more popular, prompting manufacturers to seriously consider adding them into their line-up.
Naturally, the Coupe shares the basic architecture with the GLC, but because of it’s lowered ride height and sloping roofline, there have been some dimensional changes. For one, with the non-GLC as a baseline, the Coupe is lower by 40mm and 80mm longer.
That extra length is almost entirely due to the that lower roof, the graceful curve of which necessitates some added span, tapering off to a pair of S-Class Coupe-esque tail lamps and a more rounded rear end.
Mercedes-Benz has also furnished the GLC Coupe with their single-louvred grille with diamond-like inserts and some choice 20-inch wheels. They also say that ground clearance is ‘ample’ (with a grain of salt) while having the centre of gravity low enough to allow for that important coupe-like handling.
The GLC Coupe will be offered with eight model variants, with four engine choices each between petrol and diesel. At the entry-level we see two diesels and a petrol all with 2.0-litre displacements: the 125kW GLC 220d Coupe and the more powerful GLC 250d 4MATIC Coupe with 150kW, match with the petrol powered GLC 250 4MATIC Coupe with 155kW.
Stepping up from that would be the GLC 350e 4MATIC Coupe that’s also offered as a plug-in hybrid, offering low fuel consumption, a claimed 30km fully electric range, and a combined petrol and electric output of 235kW.
Finally, there’s the AMG-fettled GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe to top off the range with a 3.0-litre bi-turbo V6 that chucks out 270kW and a 0-100km/h time in just under 5.0 seconds.
Buyers of the EDITION 1 models will get exlusive trim with an AMG Line Exterior, 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels as standard, exclusive paint finishes and, inside, two-tone leather upholstery.
There not much to go on in terms of when exactly the GLC Coupe will hit the streets, but seeing as how Merc has been quite thinly teasing this particular vehicle, the wait shouldn’t take all that long. We’ll have Australian release information and pricing as that breaks.