2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe unveiled

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The second-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe has been unveiled, and arsenic earlier it marries the GLC crossover’s beforehand extremity with a fastback-style rear.

As with its much applicable sibling, the GLC Coupe has a much rounded and sportier looking body, and rides connected the rear- and all-wheel thrust MRA platform.

The caller GLC Coupe measures 4763mm long, 1890mm wide, and 1605mm tall. We judge it rides connected the aforesaid 2888mm wheelbase arsenic the second-generation GLC crossover.

Compared to the erstwhile procreation GLC Coupe, the caller exemplary is 31mm longer, 5mm taller, and has a 15mm longer wheelbase. Although wide width is unchanged, the wheels beryllium further out, with the beforehand way accrued 6mm to 1627mm, and the rear way bumped up by 23mm to 1640mm.

Thanks to its slinkier shape, the GLC Coupe has a resistance standing of 0.27. Not lone is this down from 0.30 successful the previous-generation car, but it’s amended than the 0.29 registered by the GLC crossover.

Boot abstraction is rated astatine 545L with the rear seats up, and 1490L with the rear pew folded down. That’s an summation of 45L and 90L implicit the outgoing model, but inactive down 55L compared to the much upright GLC crossover.

With the artillery battalion of the plug-in hybrid variants surviving nether the footwear floor, the PHEV models are rated astatine lone 390L (seats up) and 1335L (seats down).

At motorboat successful Europe determination volition beryllium 2 petrol, 2 diesel, and 3 plug-in hybrid drivetrains to take between. All drivetrain options travel fitted with all-wheel drive, and a nine-speed automatic arsenic standard.

The 2 petrol models are the 150kW/320Nm GLC200 4Matic and 190kW/400Nm GLC300 4Matic, which some diagnostic a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder nether the bonnet.

Diesel fans person the prime betwixt the 145kW/440Nm GLC220d 4Matic and the 198kW/550Nm GLC300d 4Matic, some of which person a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-pot.

Each of the petrol and diesel options are equipped with a 48V mild hybrid strategy for smoother automatic motor stop/start operation, and tin supply a tiny powerfulness boost erstwhile required.

In the plug-in campy the 230kW/550Nm GLC300e 4Matic and the 280kW/650Nm GLC400e 4Matic person a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol motor astatine its core, portion the 245kW/750Nm GLC300de 4Matic uses a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine.

All the plug-in hybrid drivetrains person a 100kW/400Nm electrical motor, and a 31.2kWh artillery pack. The petrol versions person a WLTP electrical driving scope of 119km, portion the diesel variant tin thrust 113km connected electrical powerfulness alone.

No connection yet connected which drivetrains volition beryllium disposable successful Australia-bound GLC Coupes, but the GLC crossover will beryllium disposable successful conscionable the GLC300 4Matic guise erstwhile it arrives Down Under immoderate clip successful the 2nd 4th of 2023.

The interior of the GLC Coupe volition beryllium acquainted to anyone who’s seen that of the latest C-Class and GLC. Ahead of the operator is simply a 12.3-inch instrumentation display, portion an 11.9-inch touchscreen moving the latest MBUX infotainment strategy rises from the centre console.

Depending connected the spec, the compartment tin beryllium fitted with aluminium oregon wood trim pieces, and assorted types of leather upholstery connected the seats, dashboard and different interaction points.

Available features see aerial prime monitoring, wireless smartphone charging, heated beforehand and rear seats, and a 710W Burmeister dependable strategy with 15 speakers.

On the driving front, the GLC Coupe tin beryllium specified with aerial suspension, self-levelling rear suspension, and four-wheel steering.

As acold arsenic information goes, options see Digital Light matrix LED headlights that tin task guiding lines and warnings onto the roadworthy ahead, and a 360-degree camera strategy with “transparent bonnet” function.

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