The Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé, a sportier form of its lately released GLC compact Sports utility vehicle, continues to be revealed, making its public debut in the New You are able to motor show.
Targeted in the BMW X4, Porsche Macan and approaching Jaguar F-Pace, our prime-riding five-door will initially be provided with the option of a couple.-litre gas engine along with a 2.1-litre diesel in 2 different states of tune. Costs are likely to start around £38,000, reasonably limited close to £3000 within the standard GLC.
Initially previewed like a gently veiled concept finally year’s Shanghai motor show, it shares the GLC’s C-Class-based underpinnings and will also be created alongsideit at Mercedes’ Bremen plant in Germany.
The GLC Coupé shares its bonnet, front wings minimizing door sections using the GLC, however it receives new, more sportily styled bumpers, a far more heavily tilted windshield, a plunging roof top having a large liftback-style tailgate along with a considerably longer rear overhang than its better brother or sister.
Additionally towards the fundamental steel spring arrangement, the GLC Coupé has the selection of two suspension set-ups with variable damping control, together with a new steel spring Dynamic Body Control set-up and also the Air Body Control system with air springs already on the standard GLC. The Coupé also offers a lesser ride height compared to GLC.
At 4730mm lengthy and 1600mm high, the GLC Coupé is 60mm longer and 30mm less than the X4. It features a wheelbase that’s 60mm more than the BMW’s, at 2870mm (identical to the GLC Sports utility vehicle) and rides on wheels as much as 20in across.
Inside, the GLC Coupé receives exactly the same C-Class-sourced interior set-as the GLC, together with a 40/20/40 split/folding rear seat.
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At launch, the GLC Coupé includes a range of three engine options. The very first is a turbocharged 2.-litre gas unit delivering 208bhp and 258lb foot within the GLC 250 4Matic Coupé. It’s based on a couple.1-litre diesel offering 168bhp and 295lb foot within the GLC 220 d 4Matic Coupé along with a gutsier 201bhp and 369lb foot within the GLC 250 d 4Matic Coupé.
All purchases run Mercedes’ 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic gear box and 4Matic four-wheel drive as standard.
The performance leader from the early GLC Coupé line-up may be the gas-powered GLC 250 4Matic Coupé, which will hit 62mph from relaxation in 7.3sec along with a maximum speed of 138mph.
Soon after its United kingdom launch, the model will get further engine options, together with a more effective form of the two.-litre gas engine with 242bhp within the GLC 300 4Matic Coupé along with a turbocharged 3.-litre V6 diesel with 254bhp and 457lb foot within the GLC 350 d.
Also under development is really a gas-electric-powered GLC 350 e 4Matic Coupé plug-in hybrid model that’s stated to supply a zero-pollutants range as high as 19 miles along with a -62mph duration of 5.9sec. It combines the GLC 250 4Matic Coupé’s 2.-litre gas engine along with a gear box-mounted motor unit for any combined system creation of 315bhp.
Heading the road-up initially would be the GLC 43, the very first of two planned AMG models. It runs a twin-turbo 3.-litre V6 gas engine with 362bhp and 383lb foot, which will supply the GLC 43 having a stated -62mph duration of under five seconds.
Mercedes-AMG sources also have confirmed to Autocar the presence of plans for a much more effective GLC 63 4Matic Coupé. It’ll receive AMG’s twin-turbocharged 4.-litre V8 gas engine creating as much as 503bhp.
In order to broaden the model’s appeal, Mercedes states it’ll, over time, provide the GLC Coupé in rear-wheel-drive guise with a six-speed manual gear box, although just with selected engines.