In June this year, just a few days after the official debut of the new Mercedes-Benz GLC, our friends and colleagues from Kolesa.ru made an initial rendering showing a potential look for the coupe version of that model. Now, after a number of GLC Coupe prototypes have been spied on public road testing, the publication’s presenters are presenting an updated version of their digital image showing the vehicle with what we believe to be a very close to the actual production design.
The last time we spied the GLC Coupe, our photographers captured a test run of the AMG-branded vehicle around the Nurburgring. This rendering doesn’t depict the most elevated version, but shows a more regular variant. This is best seen at the front, where the grille lacks the aggressive AMG pattern and the large air openings in the bumper. On the back, this visualization proposes a design without the cost-to-coast LED strip connecting the taillights as seen in the previous rendering.
With the new GLC out, it’s not that hard to predict what the Coupe version will show in terms of hardware. Since its launch, the GLC 2022 has only been available with a four-cylinder engine and the US market has had variants of the GLC 300 and GLC 300 4Matic on sale. Both come with 2.0-liter engines, producing 258 horsepower (192 kilowatts) and 295 pound-feet (400 Newton-meters) of torque. An integrated starter-generator system provides an additional 23 hp (17 kW) and 148 lb-ft (200 Nm) of torque increase. Regardless of whether you go with the FWD or AWD version, you always get a nine-speed automatic as standard.
Even the top-of-the-line AMG GLC 63 models – both standard in coupe form – will feature a 2.0-liter engine. We believe the powertrain will be used in conjunction with the new C63, meaning a four-cylinder unit with an electrically assisted turbo and rear-mounted electric motor will produce peak outputs of 671 hp (500 kW) and 752 lb-ft (1,020). Nm) torque. Unlike the new C-Class, the GLC and GLC Coupe will both receive a six-cylinder engine – the new diesel engine for the 400d model, although it will not be available in the United States.
We expect the new GLC Coupe to arrive before the end of the year, but so far there’s been no sign of a debut anytime soon. However, we believe the full and official debut of the coupe-SUV from Stuttgart is just around the corner.