The upcoming GLC Coupe has been caught on camera and you can also hear the roaring of its bi-turbo V6 which powers the top-end version.
Mercedes’ rival for the BMW X4 is likely to be officially showed to the world in April at the Beijing Auto Show, exactly one-year after the presentation of the Concept GLC Coupe at the same event. The sportier GLC has been recently seen and heard on Germany’s roads in the powerful “450” version, a model that will presumably sit just under the pure Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe AMG model. The “450” badge means the top-range sloped GLC will be powered by the V6 bi-turbo 3.0-litre engine boosting 367 HP (270 kW) at 5,500 rpm and 520 Nm (384 lb-ft), delivering the power through a nine-speed automatic transmission to the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. The AMG package line comes with some sporty side skirts and typical AMG wheels.
However, it remains to be seen whether a pure hard-core V8 bi-turbo C63 model will follow the GLC 450 Coupe. But if so, the 4.0-litre is quite an impressive unit, capable of developing 476 HP (350 kW) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque. Other than that, the standard GLC Coupe will be a regular GLC in disguise, riding on the MRA architecture that is also underpinning the C-Class and fetching the same array of four- and six-cylinder powertrains. There is also a plug-in hybrid variant undergoing the development procedure.