Getting there on time is as easy as leaving early, but arriving in style is where the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé excels. This is the more dramatic presentation of the square-backed GLC SUV, which is reviewed separately, but the two SUVs share their guts and luxurious appointments, with standard features such as heated seats, wireless smartphone charging, a great sound system and a panoramic sunroof. The GLC Coupe is powered by a 255bhp turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an overboost function that delivers an extra 23bhp for short periods. All-wheel drive and a nine-speed automatic transmission are also standard. The interior is controlled by a massive infotainment display, only slightly outdone by the large gauge cluster behind the GLC’s thick steering wheel. The interior is finely stitched and adorned with enough LED ambient lighting to turn the cockpit into a Miami nightclub. While the GLC Coupé’s style comes at the expense of cargo space compared to its more SUV-esque sibling, there’s no arguing which one makes you look cooler behind the wheel.
The GLC Coupé is all-new for 2024 with new looks and more power from a 48-volt hybrid powertrain. The suspension has been updated to increase the GLC Coupe’s agility and even the standard panoramic sunroof has grown for the new model year. A Night Pack is also available, giving the GLC Coupé a darker appearance with high-gloss black accents on the grille, exterior mirrors, front and rear bumpers and window surrounds.
All 2023 GLC Coupes use a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine. A 48-volt hybrid system helps augment the powertrain, which is good for 255 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque. A nine-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive are standard. Although we haven’t yet put the new GLC Coupé through our extensive testing routine, we estimate the SUV will get to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds. The new GLC Coupé also has an updated suspension – a new four-link front suspension and a multi-link rear suspension – to keep all that mass comfortably in place. We had the chance to test the GLC300 Coupe in Austria, but that Euro-spec example came with air suspension and rear-wheel steering – neither of which will make the leap to North America. When we get a US-market GLC Coupe to the office for testing, we’ll update this story with our impressions and test results.
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 Coupe
Vehicle Type: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback
PRICE (C/D EST)
Base: GLC300 4Matic, $59,000
Turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 122 in3, 1999 cm3
Power: 255 hp @ 6100 rpm
Torque: 295 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm
Wheelbase: 113.7 in
Length: 187.5 in
Width: 74.4 in
Height: 64.0 in
Cargo Volume, Behind F/R: 53/19 ft3
Curb Weight (C/D est): 4450 lb
PERFORMANCE (C/D EST)
60 mph: 5.7 sec
1/4-Mile: 14.4 sec
Top Speed: 130 mph
EPA FUEL ECONOMY (C/D EST)
Combined/City/Highway: 24/22/28 mpg
Available Exclusively On Sahara Motors – Dubai