2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe unveiled

The second-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe has been unveiled, and as earlier than it marries the GLC crossover’s entrance finish with a fastback-style rear.

As with its extra sensible sibling, the GLC Coupe has a extra rounded and sportier wanting physique, and rides on the rear- and all-wheel drive MRA platform.

The brand new GLC Coupe measures 4763mm lengthy, 1890mm broad, and 1605mm tall. We consider it rides on the identical 2888mm wheelbase because the second-generation GLC crossover.

In comparison with the earlier era GLC Coupe, the brand new mannequin is 31mm longer, 5mm taller, and has a 15mm longer wheelbase. Though general width is unchanged, the wheels sit additional out, with the entrance observe elevated 6mm to 1627mm, and the rear observe bumped up by 23mm to 1640mm.

Because of its slinkier form, the GLC Coupe has a drag score of 0.27. Not solely is that this down from 0.30 within the previous-generation automobile, however it’s higher than the 0.29 registered by the GLC crossover.

Boot house is rated at 545L with the rear seats up, and 1490L with the rear pew folded down. That’s a rise of 45L and 90L over the outgoing mannequin, however nonetheless down 55L in comparison with the extra upright GLC crossover.

With the battery pack of the plug-in hybrid variants residing underneath the boot flooring, the PHEV fashions are rated at solely 390L (seats up) and 1335L (seats down).

At launch in Europe there shall be two petrol, two diesel, and three plug-in hybrid drivetrains to decide on between. All drivetrain choices come fitted with all-wheel drive, and a nine-speed automated as customary.

The 2 petrol fashions are the 150kW/320Nm GLC200 4Matic and 190kW/400Nm GLC300 4Matic, which each characteristic a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder underneath the bonnet.

Diesel followers have the selection between the 145kW/440Nm GLC220d 4Matic and the 198kW/550Nm GLC300d 4Matic, each of which have a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-pot.

Every of the petrol and diesel choices are geared up with a 48V gentle hybrid system for smoother automated engine cease/begin operation, and might present a small energy enhance when required.

Within the plug-in camp the 230kW/550Nm GLC300e 4Matic and the 280kW/650Nm GLC400e 4Matic have a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine at its core, whereas the 245kW/750Nm GLC300de 4Matic makes use of a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine.

All of the plug-in hybrid drivetrains have a 100kW/400Nm electrical motor, and a 31.2kWh battery pack. The petrol variations have a WLTP electrical driving vary of 119km, whereas the diesel variant can drive 113km on electrical energy alone.

No phrase but on which drivetrains shall be accessible in Australia-bound GLC Coupes, however the GLC crossover shall be accessible in simply the GLC300 4Matic guise when it arrives Down Beneath a while within the second quarter of 2023.

The inside of the GLC Coupe shall be acquainted to anybody who’s seen that of the most recent C-Class and GLC. Forward of the motive force is a 12.3-inch instrumentation show, whereas an 11.9-inch touchscreen operating the most recent MBUX infotainment system rises from the centre console.

Relying on the spec, the cabin could be fitted with aluminium or wooden trim items, and varied sorts of leather-based upholstery on the seats, dashboard and different contact factors.

Accessible options embody air high quality monitoring, wi-fi smartphone charging, heated entrance and rear seats, and a 710W Burmeister sound system with 15 audio system.

On the driving entrance, the GLC Coupe could be specified with air suspension, self-levelling rear suspension, and four-wheel steering.

So far as security goes, choices embody Digital Mild matrix LED headlights that may mission guiding traces and warnings onto the highway forward, and a 360-degree digicam system with “clear bonnet” operate.

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