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Features of the New Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV and Coupe Revealed

Giancarlo Perlas June 8, 2019

The Mercedes-Benz GLC sport utility vehicle and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe just got updated. The two are getting a cosmetic makeover and powertrain upgrades.

Appearance

Outside, the GLC SUV and Coupe are now sportier thanks to their new front and rear bumpers. The radiator grille of each unit is also redesigned to complement the changes. High-performance LED headlamps and the LED taillights come as standard equipment in the vehicles.

Inside, the driver and passengers are greeted by more advanced, high-quality, 7-inch displays and a new multi-function steering wheel. The cockpit can be upgraded with a fully digital instrument cluster and touchscreens measuring 10.25 inches each. There are different colors and trims available to the surfaces of the autos as well from the different packages offered by Mercedes.

These are further amped up when going for the AMG models with more aggressive styling highlighted by their bigger wheels, Panamericana grille, and racing-inspired interior theme.

Powertrain

The GLC SUV and Coupe start with the GLC 200 4MATIC trim with a 2.0-liter inline-four engine producing 197 hp and 320 Nm of torque plus 14 hp and 150 Nm of torque coming from the EQ Boost. Next is the GLC 300 4MATIC carrying the same setup but has 258 hp and 370 Nm of torque from its power unit aside from the extra oomph coming from the EQ Boost.

The diesel variants begin with the GLC 200 d 4MATIC with a 2.0-liter inline-four engine rated 163 hp and 360 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the GLC 220 d 4MATIC has the same power unit but with 194 hp and 400 Nm of torque coming from its mill. The GLC 300 d 4MATIC sits on top of the diesel trims with the same engine but the numbers are cranked up to 245 hp and 500 Nm of torque.

The power of the GLC SUV and Coupe is distributed to all four wheels via a 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission.

The high-performance versions of the vehicles come in the form of the Mercedes-AMG 63 4MATIC and Mercedes-AMG 63 S 4MATIC. The AMG models are equipped with a 4.0-liter biturbo engine. The base 63 trim packs 476 hp and 650 Nm of torque while the 63 S trim gives out 510 hp and 700 Nm of torque.

The AMG GLC 63 is estimated to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in only 4 seconds, and the AMG GLC 63 S can do the same in mere 3.8 seconds.

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