There’s a reason why the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV and the sleeker GLC Coupe are more fraternal than identical twins. After a brief drive in the revised GLC Coupe, 2024 GLC Coupe, one thing that this sport utility with a slicked-back design has in common similarity to the flattop version is that it’s a comfy, secure choice.
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 Coupe Review
While both vehicles appear similar in terms of specs however there are a few key areas where they are different. There are some distinct differences between the two models. GLC Coupe is the most elegant of the two and the gulf stretches even more with the new version. The front ends are mostly similar, but the rear is significantly more attractive, with the previous version’s large and cartoonish taillights being removed in favor of modern, sleeker ones that run across the rear of the car thanks to a piece of dark trim. GLC Coupe comes with a dark trim piece. GLC Coupe also comes standard with the sexier AMG Line styling package, which includes 19-inch wheels (non-coupes begin with 18-inch wheels).
A higher proportion of standard equipment makes to make the GLC Coupe exist the most refined and, when pricing is released it will be the more costly option. There’s an array of features on the coupe that long-roof buyers must shell out additional money for, like the panoramic sunroof, Burmester surround-sound audio upgrade as well as an optional “Transparent Hood” feature that makes use of surround-view cameras to show what’s underneath the front of the car while off-roading. Other traditional options like navigation, as well as a head-up display as well as heated seats in the rear, are available for both versions.
Similar to the GLC SUV Like the SUV, the GLC Coupe is a little larger this year, however, the dimensions aren’t as to. The coupe measures 1.2 inches larger, a fraction of the length of the long roof, and, just like the GLC SUV its length is absorbed by the rear and front overhangs. The cargo space increases by 1.6 cubic feet after the 2nd row, to the net 19.2 which is just a few cubes more than the non-coupe. The overall width is 74.4 inches, however the front track increases by 0.2 centimeters and the rear track by almost an inch.
This GLC Coupe rides 0.2 inches higher than the previous model, however, its overall aerodynamics are better as it has a 0.27 drag coefficient has been deemed an improvement over the previous model’s 0.30. It’s good to know that this slippery measure doesn’t come at an expense of a lot of rear headroom, which is sufficient for a 6’1″ driver.
The features may differ slightly in some ways, but the powertrain of the GLC Coupe is a copy-paste operation of the SUV. Not that we’re complaining. The GLC300 runs a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine with an integrated starter generator, generating a net 295 pound-feet of torque including the electric motor (a brand new feature available to both models) capable of delivering an additional 23 horsepower as well as 148 pounds-feet to fill the gaps between the powerband.
A nine-speed auto transmission is common, as is the all-wheel drive. It’s not surprising that GLC Coupe carries the same initial zero-to-60-mph estimation as the long roof model: 6.2 seconds. Our test of the 2023 GLC300 four-Matic SUV tallied a 5.7-second result at 60 mph. So we’d be fools to expect anything lower from the fastback.
Our time in the car was in a European-spec car that only served to show that Europeans enjoy a higher price than us. The GLC300 models from Europe come with air springs as well as steering with rear axles, a feature which isn’t coming into our U.S. due to low take rates from previous versions. This is a shame as these two options significantly improve the performance of the GLC on roads.
The air springs remove any inconsistencies on the pavement, and the rear axle steering improves performance in high and low-speed maneuvers. If it comes to when the GLC Coupe arrives in the U.S. later this year it will come with a tuned suspension that is likely to offer a more stable ride.
The majority of the other aspects of GLC Coupe are similar to the other aspects. GLC The driving pleasure of the Coupe is similar to that of the GLC SUV. The engine’s stop-start feature is fluid to the point that it’s invisible. The steering is responsive, but not as responsive beneath the belt. The pedals provide the appropriate level of sensitivity that prevents the heads of the occupants from bouncing around when they are accelerating or stopping.
This nine-speed unit is willing to hold gears up at a particularly steep drop However, in general, it can move through the cogs without minimal drama. The most notable difference is when looking at the rearview mirror because all the style that is thrown rearward comes at the cost of rear-facing visibility.
The GLC siblings have identical interiors, and that’s not a negative thing. The interiors are luxurious with some unique knobs on the door armrests and a huge piano-black central console that opens to reveal a couple of cups, a mediocre wireless charger for devices, and 2 USB-C port ports. Mercedes-Benz’s twin-blade steering-wheel design is present as well and the direction pads are difficult to turn on accidentally.
Two displays are the core of each GLC Coupe’s cabin technology. This 12.3-inch gauge display comes with different styles of display and can show almost any aspect of vehicle information in between those digital dials. The one-sided 11.9-inch central touchscreen is running the latest version of the MBUX infotainment system that is simple, flexible, and features regular wireless smartphone mirroring.
Automated emergency braking as well as an surround-view camera system as well as parking sensors and blind-spot tracking are all standard with optional extras that load ‘er up with the rest of the latest safety technology including fully-speed adaptive cruise control and Lane-Keep Assist.
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 Coupe Price & Release Date
Pricing isn’t out yet However, the incremental increase was $3350 for a GLC300 equipped with an all-wheel drive when the 2023 SUV was introduced with the new design in the year prior. Add this to the price of the 2023 GLC300 Price of $55,850 for the Coupe, you’ll be able to get close to $59,000 for the new 2024 GLC300 Coupe.
With its more standard features, it has always come with a significant cost against the larger SUV. If you’re looking for an edge with your compact luxury crossover then the GLC gives coupe is an excellent way to achieve that.