Mercedes GLC Coupe unveiled in New York

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Mercedes-Benz has finally unveiled its new GLC Coupe at the New York Auto Show, after a series of scoops ahead of the car’s official debut.

Like the Mercedes GLE Coupe is to the GLE, the GLC Coupe is a swoopier version of the GLC and adopts a sporty front fascia with a single bar grille and large air intakes.

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The BMW X4 rival also gets a curvier silhouette, thanks to the 1.6-inches longer roofline. At the back, it benefits from a pair of slender LED taillights, sporty rear diffuser, a dual exhaust system and a powered tailgate with integrated roof spoiler. It rolls on standard 19-inch alloy wheels.

The cabin is large carried over from the GLC, with the seats covered with Mercedes-Benz’s Tex upholstery. There’s a standard 7-inch infotainment screen complete with rear view camera.

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Like the rest of the range, there’s a long list of options to choose from, including heated/ventilated front seats, an ambient interior lighting system, head-up display, an air balance package, and an infotainment system with a larger 8.4-inch display. Customers can also order the Interior Sport Package that adds a flat-bottom steering wheel, alloy pedals and AMG-branded floor mats.

The GLC Coupe kicks off with the GLC 300 4Matic Coupe, which is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine generating 177kW and 370Nm of torque. It is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive system.

The next model up is the GLC43 Coupe that comes with a more potent biturbo 3.0-litre V6 engine that produces 266kW of power and 521Nm of torque. Paired with a 9-speed automatic and rear-biased AMG Performance 4Matic all-wheel drive system, the GLC43 Coupe will rush from 0-100km/h in less than 5.0 seconds.

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