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The final wraps of disguise have come off, and the 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé is here. Although it has only grown slightly in comparison with its antecedent, the evolutionary changes in design on the outside cloak a completely renovated interior boasting a large portrait-style centre display and countless standards.
Most of the updates to the GLC Coupe were announced with the arrival of the customary GLC-Class last year. The exterior design sports a reimagined lower fascia and minimal headlights at the front, while the rear end features slimmer taillights in addition to a redesigned back fascia. When entering the cabin, occupants will be awed by the revamp which includes the 12.3-inch floating-style driver’s display, and an imposing 11.9-inch portrait-oriented screen set in the midsection of the cockpit. The GLC Coupe is powered by an identical turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder motor–incorporated with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system–which yields 255hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.
Noteable disparities exist between the Mercedes GLC Coupe and its launch version. To begin, the sole option is the AMG Line 300 4Matic; it boasts the iconic AMG star grille as well as 19″ wheels, with updated 20″ ones available too. Furthermore, its aerodynamic capacitance has been lowered to 0.27 thanks to its novel shape. In addition, with its included equipment, such as an MBUX system with Burmeister 3D surround sound, a plush leather-lined interior with a selection of wooden veneers for embellishment, A panoramic sunroof, plus heated seating all around–it is easy to appreciate what this exceptional vehicle has to offer.
In terms of dimensions, the differences behind the B-pillar can be seen. After the backseats, the new 2024 GLC Coupe has 19.2 cubic feet of space; slightly smaller than the standard GLC yet slightly bigger than last years’ GLC Coupe model. Once the second row is lowered down completely, a total volume of 52.6 cubic feet is available; which is more in comparison with its past edition. Furthermore, it is 1.2 inches longer and merely 0.25 inches higher than before; measuring 0.5 inches wider (at the rear) and only 0.2 inches wider (on the front). Indeed, even though minor, the body of the car has tremendously grown in size.
The new GLC Coupe is packed with plenty of advanced driver-assist systems. In addition to the usual array of sensors and warning systems, Mercedes has included its Surround View 360-degree camera for close-quarter maneuvering. This camera has a “transparent hood” feature that projects the terrain directly in front of the vehicle. This, combined with the standard off-road mode that includes hill-descent control, allows drivers to safely navigate the curvaceous SUV in challenging terrain.
Mercedes isn’t ready to divulge the pricing details for the 2024 GLC Coupe yet, but they have indicated that it will be available at dealerships sometime in late 2023. We’ve seen prototypes of the full-fat AMG models out on the roads, so we can expect to see those versions arrive either this year or, if not, sometime during the first half of 2024.