Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the Mercedes GLC Coupe at the 2016 New York International Auto Show that opened for the media today. Here are 5 little known facts about the Mercedes GLC Coupe.
Conceived and previewed before the Mercedes GLC's launch
The Mercedes GLC Coupe, although being a coupe-styled derivative of the Mercedes GLC, was rather the original product of the two. Months before the Mercedes GLC was unveiled as the successor to the Mercedes GLK, a concept named Mercedes Concept GLC Coupe was introduced at Auto Shanghai 2015. The new crossover unveiled in New York is actually a production version of the that near-production concept.
Longer, Lower and Sportier, but no change in aerodynamics
The Mercedes GLC Coupe measures 4.73 metres in length, 1.60 metres in height and has a wheelbase of 2.87 metres. In contrast, the Mercedes GLC measures 4.66 metres in length and 1.64 metres in height, and has a wheelbase of 2.87 metres.
The coupe version is relatively longer and sits lower, but has the same wheelbase. The width, revealed in the North American release, is same as that of the regular version - 74.4 inches (1.89 metres). The coupe version is indeed sportier than the regular version, however the coefficient of drag remains unchanged at 0.31 Cd.
Shares all Engines & Transmissions with the Mercedes GLC
The Mercedes GLC Coupe is offered with the same engines as the Mercedes GLC. The base GLC 220d 4MATIC Coupe is powered by a 2.1-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine producing 125 kW (170 hp) and 400 Nm of torque. The GLC 250 d 4MATIC Coupe is powered by a 2.1-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine good for 150 kW (204 hp) and 500 Nm of torque. The only petrol model in the Euro-spec version, the GLC 250 4MATIC Coupe, is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder unit that develops 155 kW (211 hp) and 350 Nm of torque.
Coming to the U.S.-spec version, unlike the Mercedes GLC, the Mercedes GLC Coupe is available only in all-wheel drive drivetrain configuration. The GLC300 4MATIC Coupe is the only available model and it sports a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that churns out 241 hp and 273 lb.-ft. (370 Nm) of torque.
Like the engines, the 9G-TRONIC being standard across the range is also a mechanical aspect same as the Mercedes GLC/Mercedes-AMG GLC.
Mercedes GLC Coupe AMG & Mercedes GLC Coupe Plug-in Hybrid coming in late-2016
The Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe sports the same 270 kW (367 hp) 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine from the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC. The torque output hasn't been revealed yet, but it should be the same from the GLC 43 4MATIC - 520 Nm. The U.S.-spec Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe also packs the Mercedes GLC's 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine that produces 362 hp and 384 lb.-ft. (521 Nm) of torque.
As expected, there's a plug-in hybrid model as well - the GLC 350 e 4MATIC Coupe. Its 235 kW (320 hp) plug-in hybrid powertrain offers over 30 km of pure electric driving and has a CO2 emissions rating of just 59-64 g/km.
Mercedes GLC Coupe built alongside the Mercedes GLC
The Mercedes GLC Coupe will be built alongside the Mercedes GLC in Bremen, Germany.
North American launch next year
The Mercedes GLC Coupe will go on sale in the last quarter of 2016 in Europe and by early 2017 in USA. In Europe, only the GLC 220 d 4MATIC Coupe, GLC 250 d 4MATIC Coupe and GLC 250 4MATIC Coupe will be available initially.