We’re growing accustomed to Mercedes-Benz prototypes losing their camouflage as they approach the date of their official introduction – it happened to the E Class and now history repeats with the GLC Coupe.
The latest spy shots depict a near-production prototype undergoing real-world testing that was caught in the metal wearing the least amount of disguise we have seen yet for the model. It appears the proportions for the smaller GLC Coupe will be handled better than with the larger GLE Coupe – though we’re pretty sure many people will have no idea why a Coupe should be shaken and stirred together with a crossover body. Those in the latter category might be a minority though, as we imagine the competitor for BMW’s X4 will still be ranked up high in the sales charts.
Just like its declared rival, the GLC Coupe will sport an angled roofline that will kill of practicality, reduce head room in the back and also take a toll on the trunk space. The technical tidbits will not be a surprise to anyone since the GLC Coupe will import everything without modifications from the standard GLC – which means it will be equipped with turbocharged four- and six-cylinder engines. Of course the most interesting iteration will be the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe packing the biturbo 3.0-liter V6 churning out 362 hp. Chances are next year both the GLC and GLC Coupe would be sporting the flagship Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 iteration that will make good use of the classic V8 in the state of tune of a biturbo 4.0-liter.
Via Walko ART