Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe is revealed in production clothes for the first time, courtesy of regular car spotter Walko. GLC’s sporty alter-ego has been filmed in traffic, more than a year before its official debut.
Mercedes-Benz is poised to beat BMW with its own weapons. Hot on the heels of the all-new GLE Coupe X6 killer, the Germans are now preparing a smaller brother to go along with it. The GLC Coupe sets its sights on the X4.
As with all coupes of any sorts, the main focus of the GLC Coupe is its design. The front end gives the first taste for the sporty, muscular philosophy that characterizes the whole car: short overhang, upright radiator grille and a twin-blade louvre which wraps around the three point star logo.
From the side, there’s no mistaking the GLC Coupe for anything other than a full pedigree coupe with the elongated roof droping onto the strong shoulder line above the rear wheel arches which flow seamlessly towards the beautifully sculptured back. The lower part is dominated by the wind diffuser. The GLC Coupe features a new taillight design aping the S-Class Coupe with the two LED upper strips that act as turn indicators.
Tech-wise, Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe will inherit the same platform set to underpin the entirely rejuvenated C-Class family. The engine line is also expected to mimic the one featured by its smaller brother.
Earmarked for the GLC Coupe are four and six cylinder units and a GLC 350 e plug-in hybrid version. Essentially the same powertrain which debuted alongside the C-Class’ eco version, it uses a 2-liter turbo with 211 HP matted to a 60 kw electric engine, for an electric range of 30 km.