2017 GLC Coupe gets ready to join its bigger brother, the successful GLE Coupe, in Mercedes’ sporty SUVs line-up. New spy video reveals the design secrets behind the new model.
As expected, the exterior bears a strong resemblance to the similarly called concept revealed at this year’s Shanghai motor show. Good news, since the yellow prototype can only be described as an work of art. The elongated roof flows seamlessly towards the beautifully sculptured back which clearly apes the C-Class Coupe, complete with slim LED strips acting as tail-lights.
Form follows function is a rule that doesn’t really apply to the GLC Coupe which places the main focus on design. Rear seat occupants might disagree with this philosophy, as head space will take a significant hit compared to the regular GLC.
Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe will share both its platform and its engine line-up with its GLC regular SUV sibling and the entire C-Class family. Four and six cylinder diesel and gasoline units are all earmarked to make an appearance under the new model’s bonnet while a plug-in hybrid version is also set to be available right from the start. We’re talking about the same powertrain used by the C-Class’ eco version. A 2-liter turbo good for 211 HP will be matted to a 60 kw electric engine. The maximum range in EV Mode with zero emissions is estimated at 30 km.
Commercial debut is slated for early next year with an official unveiling expected to take place at the Paris motor show in autumn 2016.
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