Introducing the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé
Taking the infinite practicality that comes with an SUV and combining it with the low-slung appearance of a coupé is not a straight-forward task to say the least.
However, Mercedes-Benz have managed to successfully accomplish this unique blend with the GLC Coupé. As you have probably guessed, the Coupé is derived from the regular GLC SUV. The most noticeable difference is the sloping roofline that blends seamlessly into the rear end of the vehicle.
Apart from that, the rest of the car shares a number of similarities with its regular SUV counterpart, which includes assertive bumpers, contemporary alloy wheel designs, and eye-catching features. Keep on reading to learn more about the GLC Coupé.
Design and Practicality
Despite the sloping roofline, the interior of the GLC Coupé is airy and spacious, which makes for an enjoyable place to sit during longer journeys. The driver will certainly find it easy to get comfortable because the front seats offer acres of adjustment, with plenty of headroom for even the tallest of people.
The rear of the vehicle is much of the same story, with the rear doors opening plenty wide enough to make it easy to fit a child's seat, which can be secured with the accessible ISOFIX anchor points.
When those trips to the countryside beckon, families will have no issue getting all their luggage into the boot of the GLC Coupé because of the large opening. Boot capacity ranges between 550 and 1,600 litres.
Technology and Safety
As with other models in the Mercedes-Benz range, the GLC Coupé has been designed to offer excellent in-car technology and seamless smartphone connectivity.
The 10.25-inch intuitive infotainment system offers all the everyday functions you would expect from a car of this calibre. A digital instrument cluster is also available and allows for individualisation, whilst offering numerous methods of interaction such as voice, hand gestures or touch.
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay come as standard across the range, while Navigation Services with Live Traffic and map updates are also included for good measure.
Standard safety features include:
- Adaptive braking system
- Attention Assist (monitors driver fatigue)
- Collision Prevention Assist
- Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
- Reversing Camera
Engines and Performance
Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé is available with two diesel engines and one petrol unit. Each model across the range utilises a clever 4MATIC all-wheel drive system for optimal grip in all weather conditions.
The GLC 300 4MATIC uses a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and produces 254bhp, whilst returning between 31.7 and 32.8mpg on a combined cycle.
Excellent fuel economy is offered from the two 2.0-litre diesel engines powering the 220 d 4MATIC and 300 d 4MATIC, producing 191bhp and 242bhp respectively.
Also featuring in the range are the 300 de 4MATIC and 300 e 4MATIC, which are plug-in hybrid models utilising the combination of either a petrol or diesel engine with an electric motor.
Finally, the thrillingly powerful GLC 43 an GLC 63 AMG models complete the range.
GLC Coupé Models
- 19" alloy wheels –AMG 5-twin-spoke design
- AMG bodystyling
- AMG diffuser-look rear apron with insert in black
- EASY-PACK tailgate
- LED High Performance headlamps with integral LED daytime running lamps
- Mirror package
- Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC and reversing camera
- Privacy glass
- 10.25" touchscreen media display
- MBUX multimedia system with DAB digital radio and touchpad
- AMG brushed stainless steel sports pedals with black rubber studs
- AMG sports seats in leather with heated front seats
- THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control system with three climate zones
AMG Line Premium
Key features in addition/replacement of AMG Line:
- 20" alloy wheels –AMG multi-spoke design
- MULTIBEAM LED headlamps
- 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
- Mercedes-Benz sound system
- Traffic Sign Assist
- Wireless charging
- Smartphone integration comprising Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay™
- Ambient lighting
AMG Line Premium Plus
Key features in addition/replacement of AMG Line Premium:
- 20"AMG alloy wheels – 5-twin-spoke design
- Sliding sunroof
- Parking package with 360° camera
- KEYLESS-GO Comfort package
- Memory package
- Burmester® surround sound system
Test drive the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé
Considering how difficult it is to blend coupé styling with SUV levels of practicality, Mercedes-Benz have made it look remarkably easy. The GLC Coupé's appearance is sharp and assertive, without being overbearing.
Head inside and the pursuit of elegant style has not compromised on the all-important space and practicality. Add in the efficient and powerful range of engines to an already well-rounded package and the GLC Coupé represents another fine addition to the Mercedes-Benz range.
Please contact your nearest Stratstone Mercedes-Benz retailer to arrange a test drive.