The newest 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe is one versatile model that represents the best of both worlds – coupe-like stance and crossover-like capabilities. The Mercedes’ GLC-Class is a well-thought out line-up which includes a range of powertrains that cater to versatility in performance.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe – Styling and Comfort:
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe shares its underpinnings with the standard model and therefore looks similar. With its proportions slightly altering, this GLC Coupe flaunts muscular haunches in the C-pillar. Up top, the roof interestingly cascades towards the lift gate which creates a Volkswagen Beetle-like stance.
Up front, the headlights boast smooth bulges and integrate active LED daytime running lights on the top-most section. There’s an interesting mesh-pattern on the grille with a single chrome louver that holds the company’s badge. There’s a large air intake on the lower front fascia that uses most of the space in the bumper. The rear fascia has an interesting approach to the taillights integrate jewel LED styling. The rear bumper is embellished by a single chrome trim that creates a striking match with 2 quad exhaust tips.
Inside, the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe 2017 comes with a host of modern technology and world-class comfort. A 7.0-inch infotainment display comes standard which also includes USB and Bluetooth connectivity. This infotainment display is synced with concert-hall Burmester sound.
The steering wheel along with front/rear seats integrate heating. A fragrance system which debuted on the S-Class also comes standard in this cabin. Other features also include a head-up display, active safety gear, piano gloss black accents, multi-stage airbags.
Although the GLC Coupe is based on the standard GLC’s 113.1-inch wheelbase, it is 1.5-inch lower and 2.9 inch longer (in overall terms). 19-inch 5 spoke cast alloy wheels come as standard.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe – Powertrain and Performance:
The base model of 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe makes use of a 2.0L 4 cylinder engine that’s been tuned to produce 241 HP at 5,500 RPM and 273 lb-ft torque at 4,000 RPM. 0 to 60 mph acceleration takes place in about 6.4 seconds. Furthermore, improved fuel economy checks at around 22 mpg city/ 28 mpg highway/ 24 mpg combined.
This engine then pairs up with a 9-speed automatic transmission and 4MATIC all-wheel drive. According to the company officials, this ingenious drive configuration is programmed to redirect almost 69% of overall torque to the rear axles. Doing this helps in making significant improvements in traction.
Another engine is a 3.0L twin-turbo V6 that produces a meaty 362 HP and 384 lb-ft torque. This engine’s torque is focused towards lower nuance as it kicks in at a low 2,000 RPM while revving up to 6,000 RPM. This power mill lets Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe 2017 complete the 0 to 60 mph sprint in around 4.8 seconds.
To make further improvements in overall performance, the German automakers have used air suspension which allows adjustment via the AMG calibration.