Mercedes-Benz is gearing up to introduce the all new GLC Coupe set to compete with BMW’s X4 next week during the New York International Auto Show.

The model will feature its worldwide public premiere on March 23, with similar design traits borrowed from the GLC brother but with a styling derived from the bigger GLE Coupe. Of course the sporty roofline will have a negative impact on the crossover’s practicality but we’re still sure the model will be a hit with certain consumers – after all almost eight years ago the BMW X6 opened Pandora ’s Box and the SUVs have never been the same since. Mercedes is still secretive about the model but we’re sure the GLC Coupe will inherit the full range of powertrains from the normal GLC, including a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that develops 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. It will be linked to a 9G-Tronic automatic transmission that can be mated to an all-wheel drive system. This setup will deliver a zero to 60 mph sprint in around 6.3 seconds and a maximum speed of about 130 mph.

Following the release of the normal GLC Coupe there will also be an Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe. This one will be using the biturbo 3.0-liter V6 engine packing 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque. That would be enough oomph to reach 60 mph in 4.8 seconds and an electronically-capped maximum speed of 155 mph.



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