With a standard-fit sports suspension as well as more direct sports steering, DYNAMIC SELECT and 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive with 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission, the new GLC Coupé is among the sportiest of the Mercedes Benz SUVs. Combining effortless comfort with sporty agility, the distinct sportiness and dynamism of the new GLC Coupé is enriched with high safety and state-of-the-art assistance systems.
“Effortless superiority, confidence and elegance are just some of the characteristics of the new GLC. With its modern and sensual design idiom, the GLC Coupé affirms the leadership position Mercedes-Benz holds in the SUV coupé segment,” said Lennart Mueller-Teut, Head of Marketing & Communications, Mercedes-Benz Cars Middle East.
With an exterior length of 4.73 metres, a height of 1.60 metres and a wheelbase of 2.87 metres, the GLC Coupé is dynamic and compact in appearance.
Dynamic elegance meets off-road passion
The GLC Coupé owes its distinct character to a characteristically coupé-esque, single-louvred diamond radiator grille and a restyled, dropping roofline. The A pillar is less steeply raked, while the continuation of the roof outline is lower, terminating in the elegantly flowing, muscular tail end characteristic of a coupé.
In addition to the radiator grille, striking features of the front end include integral star, short overhang and SUV inspired chromed underguard. The AMG Exterior Line comes as standard in the GCC. It includes AMG front and rear apron, 5-twin spoke 48.3 cm (19-inch) AMG light-alloy wheels or 50.8 centimetres (20-inch) in multispoke design (optional), painted titanium grey or black with a high-sheen finish, with mixed-size tyres, diamond radiator grille with pins in chrome, integral Mercedes star and single louvre in matt iridium silver with chrome insert.
Modern with characteristic coupé flair
A gallery of coupé flair and high-grade ambience underscore the design idiom that combines sensual purity with dynamic sportiness. Distinctive stylistic elements of the GLC Coupé are the dashboard and the centre console with its flowing lines: a large, one-piece console panel below the semi-integrated media display, offering unmatched comfort. The optionally available AMG Interior line provides a clear commitment to even greater dynamism and sportiness. This package includes, for example, sports seats with upholstery in ARTICO man-made leather/DINAMICA microfiber with the option of sports seats with bi-colour look leather upholstery.
The all-new GLC Coupé comes as standard with sports suspension including DYNAMIC SELECT with the five transmission modes ECO, COMFORT, SPORT, SPORT+ and INDIVIDUAL. DYNAMIC BODY CONTROL sports suspension with steel springing and adjustable damping is optionally available.
For the first time in this segment, the new GLC Coupé suspension can be equipped with fully supporting multi-chamber springing and electronically controlled, continuously adjustable damping. The AIR BODY CONTROL air suspension combines excellent driving stability and optimal comfort with sporty agility. Specific characteristics are preselected depending on the DYNAMIC SELECT settings. In SPORT and SPORT+ mode, the occupants feel as if they are sitting in a sports car with a high level of lateral dynamics due to the even tauter connection to the chassis, which is lowered by 15 millimetres. COMFORT mode makes for an especially comfortable ride with soft suspension.
The new GLC Coupé is currently available in the petrol model GLC 250 4MATIC Coupé with 155 kW (211 hp). The other three models – GLC 300 4MATIC Coupé with 180 kW (245 hp), the powerful top-of-the-line Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé with 270 kW (367 hp) and the plug-in hybrid GLC 350 e 4MATIC Coupé – will be launched in 2017.