The new GLC Coupé from Mercedes is a sporty and aesthetically appealing model that combines the two opposing design worlds of a coupé and an SUV.
The GLC variant is poised to rival the Range Rover Evoque and the BMW X4 and will be going on sale in the UK in June. Customers can expect to see the first deliveries of the vehicle to begin in October.
"The Concept GLC Coupé is a near-production-standard study that carries the successful GLE Coupé formula over into a more compact segment," says Mercedes Benz. "The dynamically expressive show car combines typical stylistic features of a coupé with the sensually pure design idiom of coming SUV generations."
The new GLC Coupé is longer and wider than the regular GLC by 80 millimeters (3.15 inches) and 40 millimeters (1.57 inch), respectively. It is also slightly longer than the X4 model.
Standard features that should be expected on entry-level variants include a reversing camera, Artico artificial leather, keyless start, 18-inch alloys and Collision Prevention Assist. Models from the AMG Line boast sports seats for the more sports-inclined consumers.
The GLC 220 d and GLC 250 d 4MATIC coupé will make up the entry-level models, which run on a four-cylinder diesel engine. Outputs are said to range from 125 kW (170 hp) to 150 kW (204 hp).
The GLC 250 4MATIC is a four-cylinder petrol engined model which will also be classified as an entry-level variant. Total output is measured at 155 kW (211 hp).
Mercedes-Benz also offers the GLC 350 e 4MATIC Coupé, which is a plug-in hybrid that features an interesting mix of agile all-wheel drive along with insanely low fuel consumption and exhaust emissions. Its top speed can reach up to 235 kilometers per hour with acceleration capacity of up to 100 kilometers per hour within a brief span of 5.9 seconds.
For those who want dynamism in their coupé, they can opt for the GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé, Mercedes-Benz's top of the line model that comes equipped with perfect on-road performance, impressive equipment package and dynamic design features. Built with the V6 biturbo engine, the model produces an output of 270 kW (367 hp) and can have an acceleration rate of 100 kilometers per hour in less than 5 seconds.
Mercedes-Benz is yet to confirm the GLC Coupé's official pricing and full specs. The regular GLC is expected to reach a premium of around £4,000 ($5,600) which means that prices should hit around £39,000 ($55,000).