Mercedes updates GLC Coupe

Mercedes updates GLC Coupe

Apr 3, 2019

Mercedes updates GLC Coupe

We've already had confirmation that the Mercedes GLC has been facelifted and updated for its mid-life revisions, so now it's the turn of the GLC Coupe to follow suit.

As with the GLC, the Coupe receives modest visual tousling, rather than undergoing drastic remodelling with the surgeon's knife, so the facelift signifiers you're looking for are the chrome trims along the bottom of both the front and rear bumpers, different air intakes, a remodelled rear diffuser and revised light clusters front and rear (standard-fit LEDs at the nose). Inside, Mercedes has added the latest generation of its MBUX interface, while driving assist systems are bolstered with the inclusion of an exit-warning function for the nav, emergency-corridor function (for fast-responding emergency service vehicles) and the intriguingly named tail-end-of-traffic-jam function. Trailer Manoeuvring Assist is also a new feature of the updated GLC Coupe.

Gripping a fresh design of steering wheel - there are two to choose from, depending on whether Distronic active cruise control has been fitted or not - the GLC Coupe driver will be at the helm of a vehicle with a range of new engines. Two petrol powerplants, both augmented with EQ-Boost 48-volt electrical assistance (adding 150Nm to proceedings), and three diesels make up the mix, all of them four-cylinder turbocharged units that send power to all four wheels (4Matic) via a nine-speed automatic gearbox.

Starting with the petrol options, there's the 197hp GLC 200, which sits below the 258hp GLC 300. Moving to the diesels, the newer, 2.0-litre engine is pressed into service, which should aid refinement no end - choose from the 163hp/360Nm GLC 200 d, the 194hp/400Nm GLC 220 d or the 245hp/500Nm GLC 300 d. The lowest and highest CO2 emissions of the GLC Coupe range are 145- and 169g/km, while fuel consumption is as meagre as 5.2 litres/100km (54.3mpg) and rises to a peak of 7.4 litres/100km (38.2mpg). No performance stats have, as yet, been released.

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