A raft of significant updates including key drivetrain improvements, expanded dimensions and a packed
standard equipment list are just some of the highlights of the new Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC Coupé. And with its rakish design and sporty stance, it presents an emotively appealing alternative to its practical sibling, the wagon-based GLC SUV.
The all-new GLC Coupé presents a striking combination of stylish design, dynamic driving pleasure and
offroad adventure. First impressions count, and the dramatic silhouette and sporty stance are, as ever,
unmistakeable. But the familiar, appealing shape belies a raft of significant improvements over the outgoing model. A singular model, the GLC 300 4MATIC Coupé, offers consequential updates and improvements in multiple areas of the driving and lifestyle experience.
The new GLC 300 Coupé cuts a more striking figure than ever thanks to proportional updates. These include an additional 31 mm in total length, which benefits the wheelbase and front and rear overhangs, with an extra 5 mm in height. Track widths have grown by 6 mm (front) and 23 mm (rear), although total vehicle width remains the same at 1890 mm.
As a result, luggage capacity in the GLC 300 Coupé grows 45 litres to 545 with the rear seats in place, and an extra 90 litres to 1490 when the seats are folded. Along with the standard EASY-PACK tailgate – which opens and closes electrically – the Coupé becomes even more practical and family-friendly than ever before.
Notably, the expanding dimensions have not resulted in any aerodynamic penalty – in fact, quite the opposite. The drag co-efficient (Cd) value of the GLC Coupé has been lowered, from 0.30 to 0.27, following extensive digital flow simulations and testing in an aero-acoustic tunnel. This, in addition to acoustic optimisation of the bodyshell, sophisticated sound insulation and an acoustic membrane in the windscreen, renders the GLC Coupé pleasantly quiet to drive, with a serene sound signature and low rolling and wind noise.
Numerous high-value items that previously were available only via the option list are now standard fare on the GLC 300 Coupé. This includes a Head-Up Display, electric front seats with memory and seat heating, and standard metallic paint. In addition, a panoramic sunroof is offered for the first time on GLC Coupé and forms part of the standard specification.
Apart from its dramatically swooping profile, the GLC Coupé further differentiates itself from its GLC SUV
sibling with distinctive 20-inch AMG 5-spoke light-alloy wheels, Night Package exterior trim enhancements in black, and sport suspension that are part of the standard specification. The SUV’s aluminium roof rails are also deleted.
Rounding out a packed standard specification are features including an advanced sound system, a
multifunction sports steering wheel in Nappa leather, front sports seats finished in Artico upholstery,
smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto, wireless charging for compatible mobile devices, heat-insulating dark tinted glass, keyless entry and start, and a space-saver spare tyre.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC Coupé will be available from December 6 at $125,900. The GLC 300
4MATIC SUV continues to be offered from $113,900.