Introduced back in June 2022, the second-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC crossover with the X254 index has a coupe-like version. Unlike the older model GLE Coupe, it will also be available in the basic version of Avantgarde with 18-inch wheels, however, the overall length of the GLC Coupe is still longer than that of the regular GLC – 4763 mm versus 4716. However, in the photo – GLC Coupe with the AMG Line package that most buyers will surely choose.
Trunk space has been reduced, of course: for cars without a traction battery, it is 545 liters (that’s still 45 liters more than the first generation GLC Coupe), while the regular GLC offers 620 liters of usable volume. Well, in hybrids with the sofa unfolded, you can only count on 395 hp. The rear sofa folds in a ratio of 40:20:40, which allows you to get 1490 liters of loading space (for plug-in hybrids – 1335 liters).
But improved aerodynamics. If the second-generation GLC has a drag coefficient Cd of 0.29, and the previous cross-coupe has 0.3, then the GLC Coupe is even more streamlined: 0.27. Thanks to this, for example, the cross-coupe in the initial version of the GLC 200 4Matic (204 hp, 320 Nm) spends an average of 0.2 liters less gasoline per 100 km and can develop a speed of 6 km/h more (227 km/h). And the plug-in hybrid GLC Coupe 400 e 4Matic (381 hp, 650 Nm) with a 31.2 kWh battery has a range of 113-130 km in all-electric mode instead of 104-120 for a similar GLC with a conventional trunk.
Another advantage of the GLC Coupe is the panoramic roof, which is 6 cm longer than the regular GLC. Airmatic air suspension is offered in a package with a rear axle steering at an angle of up to 4.5 °, and hybrids with this equipment can move on light off-road conditions without using an internal combustion engine. In the all-round camera system, the “transparent hood” function is also available, when the front camera transmits the image to the central 11.9-inch screen with a slight delay, allowing you to look under the bottom of the car. The Offroad Engineering clearance package for the cross-coupe is not available, but for a sports chassis, unlike the regular GLC, you don’t need to pay extra here.
Sales of the new GLC Coupe in Europe will begin in July. Prices have not yet been announced (the base GLC 200 4Matic in Germany costs 57,632 euros without options, and for the base cross-coupe of the first generation they ask for 55,055 euros). We expect the price list for the new GLC Coupe to start at €60,000.