Mercedes Benz Releases Details for GLC-Coupe in advance of New York Auto Show
Mercedes Benz released details about the 2017 GLC Coupe that will be shown at the upcoming New York International Auto Show. The GLC Coupe is not a ‘two-door’ couple in the traditional sense but rather a four door sedan with a coupe-like appearance. Based upon the Mercedes Benz GLC sports utility vehicle, the coupe version is a combination of a sporty four door sedan and a sport utility vehicle.
The 2017 model year, Mercedes Benz will sell two different options in the United States, the GLC300 4MATIC and Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe.
The GLC300 4MATIC has a turbo-four cylinder engine that is good for 241 horsepower. The Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe has a 3.0 liter bi-turbo V6 making 362 horsepower which is sufficient to propel the vehicle from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than five seconds.
Both models of the GLC Coupe share several safety features and modern assistance systems such as an off-road suspension, 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system with a nine speed automatic transmission, dynamic-select with a “sporting character” and sports steering. However, the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system and 9-speed automatic transmission in the Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe has been massaged by the engineers at AMG to allow for quicker shift times and a 31:69 front/rear bias.
The performance-oriented Mercedes-AMG will receive some exterior enhancements that include matte-titanium gray splitter inserts in the splitter and black canards at the corners of the vehicle. On the rear of the vehicle, the rear diffuser gets vertical fins as well. Interior-wise, the Mercedes-AMG is available with an optional sport package.
Standard features that will be available on the 2017 GLC Coupe include keyless start, sunroof, a power tailgate, folding mirrors and a rear view camera. Additional standard features include a 7-inch color display, powered driver’s seat with memory, Crosswind Assist, and Collision Prevention Assist Plus.
The GLC Coupe will also be available with many optional features including Pre-Safe Plus with rear-end collision prevention, Keyless-Go, heated rear seats, illuminated door sills, and an 8.4-inch COMAND display/controller. Additional options include ventilated and heated front seats, MB-Tex covered dashboard, hands-free access, BAS Plus with Cross-Traffic Assist, Air Body Control air suspension and more.