The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Is Bigger, Sleeker

The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Is Bigger, Sleeker

With the standard Mercedes-Benz GLC getting a facelift last year, it was only a matter of time before its fastback companion was updated as well. So for the 2024 model year, the GLC Coupe has been brought up to parity. And compared to the previous coupe, it’s bigger inside and out, and it’s even more aerodynamic.

Like the conventional body style, the new GLC Coupé gets a number of subtle but distinct changes. The headlights and taillights are thinner, and the former more edgy. In the case of the coupe, it comes standard with AMG Line exterior and interior, featuring a wider, more aggressive front grille and a lower front bumper design that ditches the faux skid plate design. In addition, the AMG line includes body-coloured fender flares instead of contrast ones and 19-inch wheels. Black trim and 20-inch wheels are optionally available.

The GLC Coupe is slightly larger and more aerodynamic than its predecessor, just like the regular GLC. It is 1.2 inches long and 0.2 inches tall. The width remains the same, although the front and rear track widths are slightly greater (0.2 and 0.9 inches, respectively). This translates to an additional 1.6 cubic feet of space with the rear seats up (19.2 total) and 3.1 cubic feet over the older model. Despite the added size, the GLC Coupe’s drag coefficient has dropped from 0.30 to 0.27, which is even better than the regular GLC’s 0.29.

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The interior from the new GLC carries over to the basically unchanged GLC Coupe. It also gets the sportier trim along with the standard AMG Line package. A 12.3-inch instrument display and 11.9-inch infotainment screen are standard and are housed in a sleek new dash with high-mounted, square-shaped air vents and cascading panels. Other standard features include a panoramic sunroof, wireless phone charging, heated front seats and a Burmester sound system.

Mechanically, the coupe is basically the same as any other GLC. It gets new four-link front suspension and multi-link rear suspension, although there is sportier suspension tuning as standard. It gets the same turbocharged, 48-volt mild-hybrid 2.0-liter four-cylinder. It makes 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. It is mated to a nine-speed automatic with all-wheel drive. The four-cylinder is the only engine option available to start with, but AMG versions are certainly coming for those desiring more performance and possibly a plug-in hybrid for those looking for something more efficient.

Pricing for the coupe hasn’t been announced yet, but it is expected to be slightly more expensive than the equivalent GLC SUV. SUVs with all-wheel drive start at over $50,000, so we wouldn’t be surprised if the coupe is $1,000 to $2,000 extra, considering the different body styles and standard AMG Line parts. It will be available at dealers later this year.

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