2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe: Brains Meet Brawn
New GLC-Class combines sportiness and elegance, and shows impressive gains in power.
Shortly after unveiling the GLC SUV, Mercedes-Benz has debuted the GLC Coupe. The next generation skillfully combines the sportiness of a coupe with the functionality of an SUV. The result is a vehicle for individualists who attach maximum importance to extraordinary looks, as well as the greatest possible freedom and pioneering technology. Innovative technologies, intelligent driving assistance systems, and a new engine line-up make the Coupe a paragon of sportiness, safety and efficiency.
The GLC Coupe impresses with its distinctive appearance, innovative driving assistance systems, a new engine line-up, and the latest generation of the MBUX Mercedes-Benz User Experience multimedia system with its wide range of control options. The enhanced driving assistance systems have been expanded as well as the addition of Trailer Maneuvering Assist.
The GLC Coupé is characterized by its dynamic appearance and elegant lines. Hallmark off-road features include the dominant front end, powerful forms and standard-fit chrome details like the front and rear under ride guards. Its coupe character shines through in the squat silhouette with the dropping roof line and rounded rear window. Highlights at the front end include the powerfully contoured diamond radiator grille with integrated star and single louvre typical of a coupe, complemented by the distinctive air intakes and the new contours of the standard-fit LED High Performance headlamps.
The GLC Coupe shows how the design features of a coupe can be harmonized with those of an SUV with its dropping roof line, the greenhouse that fits perfectly into the silhouette, and the feature line in combination with the eye-catching chrome strip on the high beltline, the muscular shoulders and the rearwards-ascending light-catching contour. On top of this, the dynamic proportions and the generous ground clearance emphasize the car’s range of abilities–it’s just at home on smooth tarmac as it is on a dirt track.
Flawless luxury and user-friendly controls abound in the Coupé’s interior. As is usual for Mercedes-Benz, particular importance is given to the interior. The focus is on the dashboard and the flowing lines of the center console. The large, one-piece console panel sweeps elegantly from the center air vents to the armrest. It has a premium feel and a build quality of exceptionally high caliber. The interior color magma grey is completely new. The completely revised multifunction steering wheel is available in two versions. Its operation of Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC and the Touch Control buttons for controlling the instrument cluster and the infotainment system as well as the acoustic input feedback set new standards.
The multifunctional touchpad on the center console improves operating convenience even further, and replaces the rotary push button, while the infotainment system has larger touchscreen displays with 12.3 inches in the instrument cluster plus 7 inches and 10.25 inches in the central display. In addition to this, the latest generation of the MBUX Mercedes-Benz User Experience multimedia system boasts intuitive logic and a wide range of control options.
The optional Energizing comfort control combines various in-vehicle systems to create an optimum environment. This integrates lighting and music moods, climate control, suitable music and video selections as well as a massage function, heating and ventilation for the seats. The state-of-the-art driving assistance systems are augmented by the exit-warning function, emergency-corridor function and tail-end-of-traffic-jam function, among others. New features include Trailer Maneuvering Assist, which provides assistance when maneuvering in reverse.
The GLC-Class Coupe has a fresh turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine making 14 more horsepower for a total of 255 hp. Torque is 273 pound-feet. We will be expecting AMG to add more power in their take in the future.
The GLC Coupe will make its official debut at the New York International Auto Show, running from April 19-28.