Here’s the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GlC Coupe caught once more testing out on the streets, and looking ready to shed the camouflage in order to make an official appearance soon.
A camouflaged prototype undergoing street testing of the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe has been caught in the wild sporting a roof box – the automakers seems to acknowledge the owners will be needing one in order to make up for the smaller trunk offered by the quirky niche model. The spy footage that is currently growing on the GLC Coupe shelf shows the controversial crossover coupe niche is almost ready to receive another – we’re not sure if needed – addition. With the GLC Coupe designed to go against the BMW X4 we know the arched roofline that delivers the coupe-like impression over the profile will also have a toll on practicality: head room will be diminished and the trunk capacity will lose some liters. For example, the regular GLC has 19.4 cubic feet (550 liters) on a standard load or 56.5 cu. ft. (1,600 liters) if you fold down the 40:20:40-split bench.
As seen in the footage Mercedes knows the owner will compensate the decrease (we have no idea how people will handle the lower head space in the back) through the use of a roof box, which warrants the carrying of such utility box while undergoing prototype trials. We’re expecting the GLC Coupe to become official less than a month from now during the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. And there we’re expecting to see it proudly wear the status-building Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Couep moniker that brings to the table a 362-hp biturbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine.