The official unveiling of the Mercedes GLC Coupe could come soon after the release of a video showing its near-production prototype, as shown in a report from worldcarfans.com. This particular prototype was almost devoid of camouflage.
The video shows that the proportions of the GLC Coupé are better when placed next to the GLE Coupé. While some industry watchers are not convinced by the idea of combining a coupe and crossover, others are certain that sales of the BMW X4 competitor will be impressive after its launch.
Consumers in this particular niche market are practically not entirely concerned as they put more effort into differentiating themselves from other models on the market. Similar to the X4, the Mercedes GLC Coupé has a sloping roofline, which leads to less headroom at the rear and a smaller trunk size. The design mainly aims to provide a coupe-like side profile that makes it easier to recognize when compared to other compact crossover models.
The engine range of the GLC Coupé is similar to the standard model of the GLC with four and six-cylinder engines. The Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 will be the top model with a 3.0-liter V6 two-turbo engine with an output of 362 hp. A GLC 63 Coupé is expected to follow in 2017. This model will be equipped with a 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 engine.
The GLC Coupé is expected to be officially presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016 and will be available on the market months later. While the price of the Mercedes GLC Coupe is expected to be higher when compared to a similar GLC, it’s understandable given its ability to stand out from the crowd.