Mercedes-Benz Teases New GLC Coupe Ahead of New York Debut
A new version of the GLC.
In an attempt to fill every single gap in the market possible, Mercedes-Benz is creating a sleek "Coupe" variant for its GLC compact crossover. Now, ahead of its official debut at the 2016 New York auto show, Mercedes has released a new teaser video previewing the model.
Built on the bones of the GLC compact crossover, the new GLC Coupe features a sleeker and stouter profile than the regular GLC. While the Coupe still features four doors, the profile is smoother and more "swept-back," looking to compete directly with the similar BMW X4.
In the teaser, we see the camouflaged GLC Coupe sliding its way around a racetrack, primarily meant to highlight the Coupe's inherently sporty design.
Underneath the new body will likely be the same drivetrain as the regular GLC, with the Coupe packing the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, pushing out 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. The GLC Coupe will likely be available in both rear- and all-wheel drive layouts, both with power routed to the wheels through s nine-speed automatic transmission.
We have already seen a near-production concept of the GLC Coupe at last year's Shanghai auto show. The concept featured a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine, spitting out 367 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque. This will likely be the powertrain of choice for the inevitable Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe; the non-coupe GLC43 packs 362 hp from a twin-turbo V-6 engine.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe makes its official debut at the 2016 New York auto show. In the meantime, take a look at the teaser video below.