The updates mirror the GLC-Class crossover.
In the world of coupe-like crossovers, the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe mainly competes with the likes of the BMW X4. Since the company updated the GLC-Class SUV, it’s no surprise that the coupe was far behind, sporting similar changes. Now, Mercedes has officially unveiled the 2020 GLC Coupe. This model brings a new face, more power and new technology to replace the outgoing model.
On the outside, the 2020 GLC Coupe sports minor tweaks from the previous model, but you won’t see something radically different from first glance. Mercedes reshaped the center bar grille, as well as the headlights, taillights and bumpers.
Inside, the interior layout looks fairly similar to the outgoing model, but there are a few changes. There’s a new steering wheel, as well as a new touchpad layout. The 10.25-inch infotainment display now features the MBUX interface, which includes the new “Hey Mercedes” voice command system. Optionally, you can also get a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.
Then there’s the matter of performance. At launch, the 2020 GLC Coupe will only house one engine. The new turbocharged 2.0-liter unit is more powerful, managing 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. That’s 14 more horsepower than before, while the torque figure remains the same. As with the normal GLC-Class, the GLC Coupe’s engine pairs up to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Power goes to either the rear wheels or all four through Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheel drive system.
Mercedes did not specifically mention other powertrains, but it’s not a stretch to imagine the brand’s new turbocharged straight-six unit or a revised V8 will make it to a future AMG variant.
Available in late 2019
Mercedes will officially launch the 2020 GLC Coupe at the New York Auto Show in April. After that, it will go on sale by late 2019, as will its SUV sibling. The company hasn’t announced pricing yet, but the old model starts at $47,300 excluding destination charges. We expect this new model to cost slightly more.
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