The second-generation GLC Coupe, which will go on sale in India later this year, has been introduced by Mercedes-Benz. It will be manufactured with two turbocharged four-cylinder engines in seven standard variants, three of which are plug-in hybrids with each having an official range of more than 119 kilometers on electricity alone.
The current GLC SUV, Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate have all undergone extensive redesigns in an engineering programme with the new high-riding five-door, which will continue to be manufactured in Mercedes’ Bremen, Germany, facility.
Design and Dimensions
The exterior of the new GLC Coupe (codenamed C254) has been redesigned with larger wheelhouses, more pronounced feature lines along the flanks, more sculpted LED headlights that extend into a wider front grille, a strongly curved bonnet, and tauter body surfaces overall.
The AMG Line variant has a chrome-look valance with an integrated diffuser element that is framed by a pair of tailpipes. The rear is also distinguished by new-looking LED taillights, a more defined upturn at the back of the tailgate for additional downforce, and other features.
The new vehicle is 31mm longer, identically sized as the 2016 GLC Coupe, and 55mm taller than that model. It measures 4,763mm long, 1,890mm wide, and 1,699mm height. Moreover, it boasts a 15mm longer wheelbase at 2,888mm with track widths that are 6mm wider up front and 23mm wider at the back.
Mercedes Benz GLC Coupe Powertrains
The GLC Coupe lineup consists of two petrol and two diesel models, each with standard 4Matic all-wheel drive, mid-hybrid capabilities (providing an extra 200Nm of torque under acceleration), and a nine-speed automatic transmission.
The first two models in the lineup are the gasoline-powered GLC 200 4Matic and GLC 300 4Matic, which produce 204 and 259 horsepower, respectively. They are accompanied by the 197hp and 270hp GLC 220d 4Matic and GLC 300d 4Matic powered by diesel engines.
Interior and other Features
The interior appointments for the new GLC Coupe are the same as those for the new GLC SUV. A 12.3-inch instrument display, an 11.9-inch portrait-oriented centre display, a new multifunction steering wheel, and newly designed air vents are all part of the radically redesigned dashboard.
Mercedes claimed it made a deliberate effort to increase the new SUV’s perceived luxury and comfort by using higher-quality materials. A new head-up display, a panoramic glass roof, and a Burmester 710W surround-sound system with 15 speakers are a few of the available options.
GLC coupe to launch in India
The new GLC SUV will make its Indian debut in Q3 2023, Mercedes-Benz revealed at the unveiling of the Mercedes-AMG E 53 4Matic+ Cabriolet earlier this year. Soon after, the GLC Coupe is anticipated to arrive in India.