Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Updated, Still Not a Coupe

The Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe has received updated looks, new technologies and other minor updates for the 2020 model year – but this crossover is still definitely not a coupe.

Nitpicking aside, the revised GLC Coupe does look better than the outgoing version, if you ask us. Changes include a new front fascia with a ‘diamond-block’ grille, different LED headlights and taillights and mildly reworked rear bumper.

New interior features include a multi-function center console touchpad and a 10.25-inch widescreen center display. The touchpad, along with the buttons and dials on the steering wheel, can be used to control the various features and functions of the new MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system.

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The system can also be controlled via touching the screen itself, using gesture controls or giving voice commands to its built-in AI assistant by saying “Hey Mercedes..”

Also new for 2020 is an updated 2.0-liter turbocharged engine for GLC 300 models. With 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque on tap, the engine has 14 hp more than the GLC’s pre-update 2.0-liter turbo, although torque stays the same. It’s not yet clear if the updated 2.0-liter is more fuel efficient than the outgoing version.

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Rounding out the changes is the latest generation of Mercedes’ semi-autonomous driver assistance tech, which includes adaptive cruise control with active lane change assist and automatic route-based speed adaptation. New interior and exterior colors will be on the table as well, along with new optional wheels.

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Mercedes says the redesigned GLC Coupe goes on sale in the U.S. in late 2019. It will make its official debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show next month.

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