Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Gets A New Electrified Hybrid Powertrain

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A new mild hybrid powertrain is one of the cosmetic and technical upgrades made to the second-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe.

The GLC Coupe has a similar frontal aspect to the SUV version but has a distinctive look thanks to its sloping roofline and fully revised tail. The new design outperforms its predecessor, with an excellent aerodynamic efficiency of 0.27 Cd. The vehicle is 31 mm longer than the type it replaces, measuring 4,763 mm in length.

Along with the integrated ducktail spoiler beneath the sharply angled rear glass, the slimmer LED taillights that are connected to one another by black trim, the prominent rear bumper with faux vents, the plastic cladding, and the significant amount of chrome detailing around the dual tailpipes and diffuser are other standout features.

Running boards and the Digital Light system for the LED headlights are optional accessories. Mercedes only revealed images of a GLC Coupe with the AMG Line package, which comes standard in the US market and has a Panamericana grille, aggressive bumpers, and 19-inch alloy wheels.

Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe

The inside features the most recent MBUX infotainment system, which includes a color head-up display, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and an 11.9-inch touchscreen on the slanted center console. A basic 15-speaker Burmester 3D Surround System with 710 watts is also available.

With an even bigger panoramic sunroof letting in more light, the inside appears to be as roomy as in the basic version. Due to the additional hardware, the plug-in hybrid vehicles only have 390 lt of cargo capacity.

Benz GLC Coupe

The GLC Coupe's powertrain options vary significantly between North America and Europe. The vehicle is only offered as the GLC 300 4Matic Coupe in the US. It has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 255 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque, and when necessary, a 48-volt mild hybrid system adds an additional 23 horsepower and 148 Nm of torque.

Four mild hybrids and three plug-in hybrid alternatives are added to the lineup for Europe. The base GLC 200's turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline engine produces 201 horsepower, while the more potent GLC 300 has the same powertrain as the US-spec. The 48-volt mild-hybrid 2.0-liter turbodiesel engines of the GLC 200d and GLC 300d each produces 194 horsepower.

The PHEVs all have a single electric motor producing 134 hp and a 31.2 kWh battery, with a WLTP zero-emission range ranging from 113 to 131 km depending on the variant. The GLC 300e has a combined output of 308 hp, the GLC 400e has a combined output of 375 hp, and the GLC 300de has a combined output of 328 hp.


All trims of the GLC Coupe come standard with sport suspension and steering settings, as well as the GLC's 4Matic all-wheel-drive system and electronic goodies, such as the available ADAS.

Mercedes has not announced pricing for the new GLC Coupe in the United States, but it is expected to be significantly more expensive than its predecessor.

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