You have to get used to many things nowadays. Like the two SUV Coupes with four-cylinder engines here. Whether BMW X4 and Mercedes GLC Coupe are fine cars or not, we will find out from auto-motor-und-sport comparison test.
A decent premium car was always matted to a six-cylinder engine – that was not so long ago a law in the upper class. Today, in times of downsizing and turbocharging, this is no longer true, although the type names suggest it. Two-liter four-cylinder with 245 hp and a basic price of around 55,000 euros fit together well, right?
To find out, the Mercedes GLC 300 Coupe meets the BMW X4 28i, both with four-cylinder petrol engines, all-wheel drive as well as automatic – practically equally expensive. However, the Mercedes comes as AMG line, which heightens the price to at least 57.180 euro. The BMW, on the other hand, enters the fight in the Advantage version, which is the cheapest for this engine (from 54,300 euros).
Little space in the back
Now we do not want to discuss the meaning of high-legged SUV coupes with a grand size but a modest amount of space. Before we turn from the flavors to the exact measurable turn: classic car beauties are not these SUV-Coupés, the smaller BMW is thereby hardly more elegant than the larger, rounder Mercedes. The slightly larger body and the lighter wheelbase (around six centimeters) provide a head start in the space offer.
Which, of course, can not conceal the fact that both do not perform very convincingly in this discipline. Front offers in each case neat space, the models differ hardly from the normal GLC or the X3, but in the rear it is so close that you are already wondering why you drive 4.7-meter-cars.