Mercedes All New GLC Coupe and GLC43 on Stage in New YorkPosted by: Lydia Siu onMarch 24th, 2016
Mercedes has come out big at this year’s New York Auto Show. Among all the new vehicles they’ve debuted was the all new 2017 GLC Coupe. This particular SUV coupe has found its home in the silver arrows North American lineup. With coupe SUVs becoming commonplace, as well as the SUV market in North America continuing to strengthen, Mercedes will capitalize on this opportunity with their coupe SUV.
The proportions of the GLC coupe is essentially a regular GLC that has been stretched out and lowered giving it that unique shape. The rear end utilizes a hatch style back to gain access to the large cargo space. The profile of the coupe makes it stand apart from its counterpart. The front end changes are subtle with a single barred grille. With the hunkered down profile of the coupe, rear passengers will lose some headroom, although not as much loss as one might think.
Much of the mechanical underpinnings of the coupe is shared with its counterpart. This helps greatly with manufacturing costs. The car will feature Mercedes’ Air Body Control suspension which is an adaptive height adjusting suspension. Two powerplant choices will be available on the new Mercedes. A 2.0L four-cylinder turbo motor that produces 241hp will come in the standard trimmed vehicles. Mercedes’ AMG division has also produced a 3.0L turbo V6 producing 363hp which will find its way into the AMG GLC43 Coupe. Packaged with a nine speed automatic transmission, the coupe will offer a luxurious high end vehicle with ample punch should you choose the AMG variety.
Look for Mercedes GLC coupe in showrooms in early 2017.