Mercedes GLC Coupe spotted in Germany - Spied

07/09/2015 - 14:44 | ,  ,   | Shrawan Raja

Rivals the BMW X4.

Following the showcase of the Mercedes GLC Coupe concept earlier this year at Shanghai Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz has commenced road testing of the model, on track for its launch next year. The GLC Coupe prototype was photographed testing on the German autobahn near Stuttgart by a WCF reader.

2016 Mercedes GLC Coupe rear test mule spotted on the Autobahn
The GLC Coupe will ride on the Mercedes MRA rear wheel drive platform that forms the basis of the C-Class and the GLC.

The production version of the BMW X4 rival is expected to closely resemble the concept form, but with production tailpipes and door handles. The camouflaged test mule in these spy shots further suggest, that the showroom version of the GLC Coupe concept will have conventional outside rear view mirrors and less attention-seeking bumpers. There will not be any significant change to the front end of the car, as the GLC Coupe will look almost identical to the standard GLC crossover.

Mercedes GLC dashboard at the 2015 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show
The interior of the GLC Coupe will get the same components as the GLC, such as COMAND infotainment system, ARTICO leather seat upholstery with contrast stitching, and a Head-Up display.

Mechanically, the new model will not have any substantial changes compared to the donor. The powertrain lineup will be inherited, which includes the plug-in hybrid variant.

The standard GLC crossover is available in 220 d, 250 d, and 250 4MATIC (petrol) variants, capable of 170 PS & 400 Nm, 204 PS & 500 Nm, and 211 PS & 350 Nm, respectively, from 2.0-liter petrol and 2.1-liter diesel engines. The GLC 350 e 4MATIC plug-in hybrid model houses a 211 PS petrol engine and a 116 PS electric motor, which has a 34 km pure electric range.

Mercedes GLC Coupe Concept side at Auto Shanghai 2015
The GLC's 2.0-liter petrol and 2.1-liter diesel engines would be carried into the Coupe version.

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The Mercedes GLC Coupe is expected to be formally unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Sales should commence shortly after, at a price range marginally higher than that of the Mercedes GLC.

Mercedes GLC Coupe Concept - Image Gallery

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