2016 New York Motor Show – Mercedes GLC Coupe
The Mercedes GLC Coupe debuted at the New York Auto Show, which seems like a good decision considering the crossover coupé trend shows no sign of slowing down. Inspired by the GLE Coupe, this new Merc features a sporty front fascia, with a single bar grille and large air intakes, and a sporty roof-line. Also worth mentioning are the LED taillights, a dual exhaust system, and a power liftgate with an integrated spoiler. The sporty rear diffuser and 19-inch alloys seem to hint towards some impressive technical specs.
On the inside, those of you with a keen eye might notice that most of the features and equipment have been carried over, but few shall complain about the MB-Tex upholstery, a power driver’s seat, and the infotainment system with a seven-inch display. The glass sunroof and a standard rearview camera are meant to minimize blind spots and make the driver’s life a bit easier. However, customers may go for much more than that. Mercedes will allow you to enjoy heated / ventilated front seats, an ambient interior lighting system, and an infotainment system with a 8.4-inch display – if you’re willing ot pay something extra.
A head-up display, an Air balance package, and an Interior Sport Package can also be found on that list. The latter includes a flat-bottom steering wheel, rubber studded pedals, and AMG-branded floor mats. The entry-level Mercedes GLC Coupe is the GLC300 4Matic Coupe, which comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine – 241 hp and 273 pound-feet of torque – and a nine-speed automatic transmission, connected to a standard all-wheel drive system. The GLC43 Coupe, however, features a bi-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine – 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque – mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and a rear-based AMG Performance 4Matic all-wheel drive system; 0 to 60 mph is dealt with in less than 5 seconds. Come next year, all versions will be up for grabs in US dealerships.