German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the GLC coupe at the 2016 New York Auto Show.
Engine & Gearbox Specifications
The GLC will be available with multiple engine options. The base variant is a 2.1-litre diesel producing 168bhb and 400Nm of torque in the GLC 220 d Coupe. The next variant the GLC 250 d Coupe, uses the same engine whic is tuned to produce 201bhp and 500Nm of torque.
The first of the petrol variants is a 2.0-litre petrol found in the GLC 250 Coupé which produces 208bhp and 350Nm of torque.
The same engine is mated to an electric motor in the GLC 350 e Coupe to produce 316bhp and 560Nm of torque and can hit 100km/h in 5.9 seconds.
Then there is the AMG badged GLC 43 Coupe that uses a 3-litre twin-turbo V6 to send 362bhp and 520Nm of torque to all four wheels. 0–100km/h takes under 5 second and the top speed is limited to 155km/h.
All variants of the GLC Coupe except for GLC 350 e use a 9-speed automatic gearbox to send the power and torque to all four wheels. The hybrid 350 e Coupe uses a 7-speed automatic instead.
The GLC Coupe looks verysimilar to the concept seen at the Shanghai Auto Show last year. It shares most of its looks with its sibling, the GLC.
However, the front bumper is a lot more sculpted and the rake of the windscreen is a lot more sharper as well. as well. The roof also slopes down sharply into the liftback style tailgate.
Availability & Rivals
The new GLC Coupe will be available in Europe in autumn 2016 and will cross swords with the BMW X4, Porsche Macan and the soon to be launched Jaguar F-Pace.