The new Mercedes GLC Coupe that was introduced in March last year has been launched in India for a starting price of INR 62.7 lakh*. Unlike the old model, the new model is locally assembled. The facelifted luxury SUV-coupe features a more aggressive design and packs many other enhancements, detailed in the story below.
Beginning with the design, the new Mercedes GLC Coupe flaunts a more dominant front end. Sleeker headlamps with new contours lending more aggression, a redesigned grille that emphasises the vehicle’s width, larger side air vents and more muscular bumper give the face a brawnier look.
The A-pillars of the 2020 Mercedes GLC Coupe have a more pronounced slope, and this lowers the roof silhouette, ultimately increasing the sportiness. Noteworthy visual changes at the rear include tail lamps with new tubular graphics, bigger tailpipe housing and a new-look diffuser.
Moving to the interior, a multifunctional touchpad on the centre console replaces the rotary pushbutton, improving operating convenience. Also new are a completely revised steering wheel, a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster, a 10.25-inch touchscreen central display, the MBUX infotainment system and the ability to activate voice control via even a “Hey Mercedes” prompt.
The 2020 Mercedes GLC Coupe is offered in India in two engine variants: GLC 300 4MATIC petrol and GLC 300 d 4MATIC diesel. The former has been updated to become a mild-hybrid offering. It packs a new engine that integrates the EQ Boost 48-volt on-board electrical system. The belt-driven starter-generator is on duty for hybrid functions such as boost or energy recuperation.
New Mercedes GLC Coupe (facelift) - Engine Variants
GLC 300 4MATIC
|GLC 300 d 4MATIC|
|M264 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol||OM 654 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel|
|Engine maximum power||258 PS||245 PS|
|Engine maximum torque||370 Nm||500 Nm|
Electric motor maximum torque
|Electric motor maximum torque||150 Nm||-|
|Transmission||9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic||9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic|
|Drivetrain layout||All-wheel drive (AWD)||All-wheel drive (AWD)|
|AWD system||Yes, 4MATIC permanent||Yes, 4MATIC permanent|
|0-100 km/h||6.3 seconds||6.6 seconds|
|Top speed||240 km/h||233 km/h|
The next model Mercedes-Benz will launch in India will be the EQC electric SUV, in April.
New Mercedes GLC Coupe (facelift) - Prices
- New GLC Coupe 300 4MATIC petrol - INR 62.7 lakh
- New GLC Coupe 300 d 4MATIC diesel - INR 63.7 lakh
*Ex-showroom India (except Kerala)