If you’re looking for a less-practical Mercedes-Benz GLC, look no further than the recently revealed GLC Coupé.
From the front it appears to be exactly the same as the SUV, while that GLE Coupé-esque rear gives some much needed aggression. Who cares about a large boot when an SUV looks this good?
With the GLC Coupé, Mercedes hopes to combine the luxury and refinement of an SUV with the aggressive stance and dynamic abilities of a coupé.
The refinement part of the recipe is taken care of by the interior carried over from the GLC SUV. We’ve spent a fair amount of miles in that car and we can tell you that it’s easily in a class of one when it comes to the business of being opulent.
As for the dynamic bits, Mercedes is including a sports suspension with Dynamic Select as standard across the range. This allows the driver to choose between five driving modes, including Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual.
The entry-level models are the four-cylinder diesel-engined GLC 220 d and GLC 250 d coupé with outputs ranging from 125 kW to 150 kW, as well as the four-cylinder petrol engined GLC 250 coupé rated at 155 kW.
The GLC 43 uses a V6 biturbo engine that develops 270kW and is able to accelerate to 100km/h in less than five seconds. All versions come as standard with a nine-speed automatic transmission.
No release date has been set for SA, but we expect it to arrive here before the end of the year.