Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Spied Previews the Slim Model

The latest Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class just debuted last June. The Coupe variant of the crossover isn’t on sale yet, but it’s on its way. This gallery captures a sleeker looking variant down the road.

The nose is under camouflage, but looks very similar to the front of the standard model. We can’t see the lower fascia, but the grille and headlights match perfectly. The hood is slightly different by only having two folds instead of four on the other variants.

Along the sides, the GLC Coupe gets an upward crease along the back of the bottom of the door. This element is not present in the standard model. The sloping roofline is one of the main differences between them. It rides on wheels featuring five spokes, which extend across the rim.

The rear hatchback has a spoiler at the end of the hatchback. The reshaped tail seems to mean that the taillights have a different shape. The Mercedes completely covers the rear bumper making it possible to see the exhaust layout.

The two models likely share a similar interior. The standard GLC has a rectangular instrument cluster and a portrait-oriented infotainment screen.

Like the previous generation, the new GLC Coupe is expected to share a powertrain with its boxier counterpart. The GLC 300 is available with the M254 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with an integrated starter-generator. That produces 255 horsepower (190 kilowatts) and 295 pound-feet (400 Newton-meters) of torque. The only gearbox is a nine-speed automatic, and buyers can choose a rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel drive layout.

Spy shots tell us that an AMG variant of the new GLC is on its way, including for the Coupe. The Model 43 should pack 402 hp (300 kW) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) on tap. A more powerful version 63 is also coming.

It’s not clear when the GLC Coupe will debut. We didn’t expect a very long wait, though. Judging from the spy photos, the development work is almost done.

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