Scheduled to be showcased at the New York Auto Show, Mercedes Benz has today unveiled the GLC Coupe. Marking its world premiere at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show, the GLC Coupe is based on the GLC model, which has also been showcased last month at the 2016 Auto Expo in Delhi.
While the GLC Coupe is based on the regular GLC, some dimensions stand to differ. Dimension-wise, the GLC Coupe measures 4730 mm in length, 1600 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2870 mm. This means that the GLC Coupe is 74 mm longer and 39 mm lower than the regular GLC while the wheelbase remains the same. The luggage capacity at the rear has been reduced as well, from the earlier 550 litres to the current capacity of 491 litres, courtesy the sloping roof-line.
Powering the GLC Coupe will be 2 engines – the first is a 2.0 litre four cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that produces a power output of 170 hp and a maximum torque of 400 Nm. The second engine will come in 2 states of tune – the first will produce a power output of 204 hp and 500 Nm of torque while the second will produce a power output of 211 hp and 350 Nm of torque. The said engines can sprint from naught to 100 km/ph in a span of 8.3 seconds, 7.6 seconds and 7.3 seconds respectively.
The GLC Coupe comes with sports suspension including Dynamic Select with five transmission modes Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual as a standard feature. Features such as Dynamic Body Control, sports suspension with steel springing and adjustable damping are available as an optional feature.
Additional features that the GLC Coupe receives include 18 inch alloy wheels, an audio 20 CD multimedia system, reverse camera, Collision Prevention Assist Plus, Crosswind Assist, Headlamp Assist, Attention Assist and ESP with Dynamic Cornering Assist. The GLC Coupe, once launched will rival the Porsche Macan, BMW X4 and the Jaguar F-Pace.