- The new GLC Coupé makes quite an impression as the sports car among the Mercedes‑Benz SUVs.
- A standard-fit sports suspension as well as more direct sports steering, DYNAMIC SELECT and 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive with 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission combine effortlessly superior ride comfort with decidedly sporty agility.
- The distinct sportiness and dynamism is enriched with the high safety and state-of-the-art assistance systems so characteristic of the brand.
The combination of multifunctional SUV and dynamic coupé world neatly fuses emotion with intelligence. With an exterior length of 4.73 metres, a height of 1.60 metres and a wheelbase of 2.87 metres, the GLC Coupé is dynamic and compact in appearance. This makes the coupé almost eight centimetres longer and some four centimetres lower than the multi-talented GLC, with which
it shares its basic architecture. The GLC Coupé owes its distinct character to a characteristically coupé-esque, single-louvred diamond radiator grille and a restyled, dropping roof line. The A‑pillar is less steeply raked, while the continuation of the roof outline is lower, terminating in the elegantly flowing, muscular tail end characteristic of a coupé.
Perfect combination of design elements from two different worlds
The striking features of the front end are its dominant, steeply raked diamond radiator grille with a single louvre and integral star, short overhang and SUV‑inspired underguard. A striking injection of sports car genes is provided by the large lateral air inlets.
The harmony with which the intrinsically opposed design worlds of coupé and SUV have been reconciled is revealed by the side view of the 1.60‑metre-high GLC Coupé with its characteristic, stretched roof line of a sports coupé. The squat greenhouse blends in seamlessly with the side of the vehicle to underline its coupé character. The interplay between high beltline and wide shoulders results in proportions that lend the GLC Coupé its dynamic looks. This interaction is given added emphasis by the drawn-in waist between the dropping line and the lower, rearwards ascending light-catching contour.
A clear clue to the vehicle’s distinctive SUV heritage is given by the side running boards. Flushed with the outer edge of the body, wide wheels up to a size of 50.8 centimetres (20 inches) together with ample ground clearance underpin the GLC Coupé’s sporty, dynamic ambitions on unpaved tracks and unsurfaced roads.
Tail end with athletic looks
The styling of the tail end gives added emphasis to the vehicle’s coupé genes. With its pronounced shoulders, muscular bumper design with integral exhaust tailpipe trims and underguard in the form of a diffuser, the wide tail end of the GLC Coupé underlines the vehicle’s athletic looks. This enables the coupé to hug the road. Narrow, split tail lights, a centrally positioned brand star and a sharp spoiler lip reflect a design that made its debut with the S-Class Coupé and which all Mercedes-Benz coupé models have since followed. Relocated to the lower section of the bumper, the number plate as well as the characteristic form of the rear window with its rounded upper area, are among the further stylistic features. The rear window dispenses with a wiper, as the airflow does not break away until after the spoiler lip, which means that water is unable to strike the rear window. Like the headlamps, the night design of the LED tail lights sports the hallmark light signature of Mercedes-Benz.
Interior with characteristic coupé flair and high-grade ambience
Following the exterior design philosophy, the interior welcomes the occupants with characteristic coupé flair and a high-grade ambience. The design idiom combines sensual purity with dynamic sportiness while embodying a convincing interpretation of modern luxury. Distinctive stylistic elements of the GLC Coupé are the dashboard and the centre console with its flowing lines: a large, one-piece console panel below the semi-integrated media display performs a sweep from the centre air vents to the armrest. These clear, sensual lines give a feeling of spaciousness while conveying a puristic modernity. The AMG Interior line provides a clear commitment to even greater dynamism and sportiness.
The new GLC Coupé comes as standard with sports suspension including DYNAMIC SELECT with the five transmission modes ECO, COMFORT, SPORT, SPORT+ and INDIVIDUAL.
Another key parameter for the sporty characteristics of the GLC Coupé compared with the classic GLC SUV is the retuned Direct-Steer system, which, with 15.1:1 (GLC: 16.1:1), offers a more direct steering ratio together with even sportier characteristics of the power assistance in the SPORT and SPORT+ modes.
Key parameters for high energy efficiency
The design has also bestowed superlative aerodynamics on the new GLC Coupé. Apart from the vehicle’s streamlined basic form, this exceptional aerodynamic performance also results from a host of detail solutions, such as sealing of the radiator and headlamp surrounds, a radiator shutter and optimised underbody panelling.
Despite generous exterior dimensions and a long wheelbase – both of which benefit especially the occupants and the luggage compartment – as well as a full equipment configuration, the vehicle weighs in at just 1710 kilograms, which puts it among the leaders in this market segment. The main contributory factor in this is the all-new body, which features an intelligent mix of materials, comprising aluminium and high- to ultra-high-strength steels. Aluminium components additionally reduce the weight of the suspension, which also benefits ride comfort due to the attendant reduction in unsprung masses. The use of the new compact transfer case as an add-on module and the 9G-TRONIC with its magnesium transmission housing results in a 12 kg weight reduction in comparison to the previous versions installed in other models.
Distinctive dynamism is promised by the GLC 250 4MATIC Coupé with 155 kW (211 hp). It comes with 4MATIC all-wheel drive, while, with the exception of the plug-in hybrid, all variants of the GLC Coupé are equipped with 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission.
Equipment configuration: comprehensive and individual
The new GLC Coupé impresses in its standard equipment configuration, which includes 20-inch AMG light-alloy wheels, the Chrome package with visible exhaust tips, EASY-PACK tailgate, Audio 20 CD multimedia system, 360-degree camera, and KEYLESS-GO starting function. Also included as standard are assistance systems such as COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, ATTENTION ASSIST and ESP®.
The AMG Line exterior enhances the sportiness with perfectly coordinated equipment – from dynamic AMG bodystyling and diamond radiator grille pins in chrome and 20-inch AMG light alloy wheels
A visual as well as dynamic highlight comes in the guise of the AMG light-alloy wheels measuring 50.8 centimetres (20 inches) in diameter fitted with mixed-size tyres. An sports exhaust system for the four-cylinder petrol engines reinforces the emotive sound experience.
However sporty and aesthetically appealing, the dynamic GLC Coupé also impresses with some practical features too. With a capacity of 491 to 1400 litres, the load compartment leads this market segment. And the availability of space in both front and rear puts the GLC Coupé on a par with the GLC in terms of comfort. Entrance height, shoulder room, elbow room and legroom are all identical.
Airbags, etc.: protection in an emergency – it goes without saying
In keeping with the Mercedes-Benz tradition, the body forms the foundation for exemplary crash safety. A high-strength safety passenger compartment forms the core of this concept. It is surrounded by specifically designed and crash-tested deformation zones, which ensure the best possible occupant safety by virtue of optimised force paths and a combination of die-cast aluminium components and ultra-high-strength materials.
In addition to 3-point safety belts with pyrotechnical and reversible belt tensioning and belt-force limitation for driver, front passenger and those in the outer rear seats, numerous airbags serve to protect the vehicle’s occupants in an accident. These include combined thorax/pelvis sidebags for driver and front passenger and an optimised windowbag extending over both seat rows and a driver kneebag.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC 250 4MATIC Coupé at a glance:
|Combustion engine||4 in-line, 4 valves per cylinder|
|Rated output (kW/hp)||155/211 at 5500|
|Torque (Nm)||350 at 1200 – 4000|
|Transmission||9G-TRONIC 9-Speed Automatic Transmission|
|Maximum speed (km/h)||250|
|0-100 km/h (s)||7.3|
|Fuel consumption (l/100 km)||7.3-6.9|
|CO2 emissions (g/km)||170-159|
|Price (OTR without Insurance).
Price is inclusive of GST
RM 428,888 (with Burmester® Surround Sound System)
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Equipment included in the vehicle price
|Drive Systems / Safety Systems|
|· Sports suspension|
|· DYNAMIC SELECT|
|· Eco start/stop|
|· Adaptive brake lights|
|· Run-flat tyres|
|· Tyre pressure monitoring system|
|· COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS|
|· PRE-SAFE system|
|· Anti-theft alarm system|
|· Infrared interior monitoring|
|· AMG Line exterior|
|· Night package|
|· Exterior chrome package|
|· 20-inch AMG light-alloy wheels|
|· LED Intelligent Light System|
|· Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus|
|· Sliding sunroof|
|· Electrically folding exterior mirrors|
|· Entry/exit lighting in the exterior mirrors|
|· Aluminium-look running boards with rubber studs|
|· AMG Line interior|
|· Black piano-lacquer-look, light longitudinal-grain aluminium trim|
|· Leather upholstery|
|· Dashboard and door beltlines in ARTICO man-made leather|
|· Front seats, electrically adjustable with memory function|
|· Roller sunblinds in left and right rear doors|
|· Climatised front seats|
|· Ambient lighting|
|· Door sill panels with “Mercedes-Benz” lettering, illuminated|
|· Stowage Space package|
|Comfort & Assistance Systems|
|· Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC|
|· Automatically dimming interior and exterior mirrors|
|· THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control|
|· KEYLESS-GO starting function|
|· HANDS-FREE Access|
|· EASY-PACK tailgate|
|· 4-way lumbar support|
|· Audio 20 CD|
|· Touchpad with Controller|
|· 360 camera|
|· Burmester® surround sound system|
|· GARMIN® MAP PILOT|
Mercedes-Benz GLC 250 4MATIC Coupé
|Number of cylinders/arrangement||4 in-line, 4 valves per cylinder|
|Bore x stroke||mm||83.0 x 92.0|
|Rated output||kW/hp||155/211 at 5500 rpm|
|Rated torque||Nm||350 at 1200-4000 rpm|
|Compression ratio||9.8: 1|
|Mixture formation||High-pressure injection|
|Powertrain||4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive|
|Gear ratios||Final-drive ratio||3.27|
|Overall ratios||1st gear
|Front axle||Frame-type aluminium integral support, aluminium four-link suspension with coil springs, twin-tube gas-filled shock absorbers with selective damping system, torsion-bar stabiliser|
|Rear axle||Subframe, aluminium five-link axle with coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers with selective damping system, torsion-bar stabiliser|
|Braking system||Internally ventilated front disc brakes, internally ventilated rear disc brakes, electric parking brake, ABS, Brake Assist, ESP®|
|Steering||Electromechanical rack-and-pinion power steering|
|Wheels||8.0 J x 18|
|Tyres||235/60 R 18|
Dimensions and weights
|Boot capacity min./max.*||l||500/1400|
|Kerb weight acc. to EC||kg||1785|
|Gross vehicle weight||kg||2430|
|Tank capacity/of which reserve||l||66/7.0|
Performance and fuel consumption
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h||s||7.3|
|Fuel consumption comb.||l/100 km||6.9 – 7.3|
|CO2 emissions||g/km||159 – 170|
*acc. to VDA measuring method