2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Arrives as BMW X4 Fighter

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Just one year after it debuted in concept form, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe has been introduced to the world.

As a sportier alternative to the GLC-Class SUV, the GLC Coupe measures 186.2 inches long, 63 inches tall and rides on a 113-inch wheelbase. That means compared to the GLC, the Coupe is almost 3.2 inches longer and 1.6 inches lower. As expected, it has coupe-like profile with a less steeply raked A-pillar and a muscular rear end.

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Available in two flavors when it launches in early 2017, shoppers can choose between the GLC300 4MATIC Coupe and the AMG GLC43 Coupe. The standard GLC300 4MATIC is equipped with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine providing 241 horsepower while the Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe variant has a 3.0-liter biturbo V6 pumping out 362 hp. All variants will come standard with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

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In its most basic equipment configuration, the GLC300 4MATIC includes 19-inch wheels, a Chrome package with visible exhaust tips, Easy-Pack tailgate, Audio 20 CD multimedia system, backup camera, keyless start and upholstery in MB-Tex man-made leather. Standard assistance systems are Active Brake Assist, Crosswind Assist, Attention Assist and ESP.

Customers will get to choose from various options and packages for the GLC Coupe, like an Interior and Exterior Sport package and Night package. Optional AMG wheels come in 19- and 20-inch sizing, while an optional sport exhaust system gives the GLC Coupe a more dynamic engine note.

Pricing for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe will be announced closer to its arrival early next year.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Soakee Soakee on Mar 23, 2016

    Clearly the wrong vehicle is pictured since it has four doors and coupes are strictly two door vehicles.

  • Johnls39 . Johnls39 . on Mar 28, 2016

    For a vehicle that sits this low, I don't see a point for running boards.