Following yesterday’s leaked images, the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé study has now been officially unveiled today at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. The concept car previews the GLC Coupé, the upcoming coupé-crossover, to be based on the successor of the GLK class that will be renamed to GLC when it arrives later this year. The GLC Coupé will will become an immediate rival to the BMW X4, when it goes on sale this year, before the GLC itself.
Drive-train of the concpet car is similar to that of the C450 AMG Sport – a twin-turbo, 3.0-liter, V6 petrol unit that produces 362 hp of power and 520 Nm of torque, which is mated to a 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission and 4Matic permanent all-wheel drive. 100 km/h is dispatched in a brisk 4.9 seconds, while fuel consumption is rated at 13.1 km/l. The GLC Coupé study is 4,727 mm long, 2,151 mm wide and 1,593 mm high, with a 2,827 mm wheelbase, and is styled with cues picked up from the GLE Coupé, it’s bigger brother. Those stacked exhaust pipes at the back form distinctive design elements, while concept friendly 21 inch wheels hold her up.
The GLC and GLC Coupé will be reportedly manufactured in Mercedes-Benz factories in Germany, the United States and China, and will be sold with a range of longitudinally mounted in-line four-cylinder and V6 petrol and diesel engines, all borrowed from the new C-class range. The engines will be mated to either a standard seven or nine-speed automatic transmission.
Live image gallery of the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé study from the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show via autohome :