We all know Mercedes-Benz is rooting to reclaim its top place among luxury automakers – and this means they need to tackle all the models from the BMW range, and then add some of their own to have the edge.
Last year Mercedes-Benz managed to move past Audi for the second place overall in terms of global luxury sales after falling to the third position for some time – and the upcoming Mercedes GLC Coupe is part of the offensive designed to bring back the No.1 position. Treated as a response to the BMW X4, the new GLC Coupe is still in prototype phase and now we have some fresh footage of the model depicting heavy snow testing. The model is not actually near the Arctic Circle but rather in Germany – but it’s understandable since we’re dealing with a regular winter here.
The prototype is also partially undisguised and has no camo on the headlights for example – which is quite understandable since it carries over the setup from the “normal” GLC, with virtually the same front half. By the looks of it the proportions seem better than on the GLE Coupe but future owners need to know the GLC Coupe will still lose some of its polyvalence – mostly headroom in the back and some trunk space. By the way, the spied prototype is the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe which is expected to carry the biturbo 3.0-liter V6 engine with 367 hp and 384 pound-feet of torque. We’re expecting the maker to make the official announcement for the GLC Coupe soon and first deliveries to arrive this fall.