The 2017 GLC Coupe is the latest in a long line of vehicles fitted with the “coupe” moniker despite the fact that they are all relatively large people-carriers with four doors. Deceiving name aside, the distinctly swoopy silhouette has become massively popular in recent years, evidenced by other coupe-ish SUVs like Mercedes’ GLE Coupe and the BMW X4.
The GLC Coupe will come in two versions when it goes on sale in early 2017 — the GLC300 4Matic Coupe and the range-topping GLC43 Coupe from Mercedes-AMG. While the base GLC300 will feature a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, the AMG variant will boast a 3.0-liter biturbo V6 rated at 362 hp and 384 lb-ft. Performance specs are still forthcoming, but the automaker estimates the GLC43 will topple 60 mph in less than 5.0 seconds.
The GLC300 will come standard with off-road suspension, 4Matic four-wheel drive, a nine-speed automatic transmission with Dynamic Select, a sunroof, and a 7.0-inch color display. The AMG simply has more of everything, however it equips a performance-oriented AMG Ride Control Sport suspension setup and a retuned 4Matic system with a 31:69 front/rear bias. Optional features include an 8.4-inch Comand infotainment screen, air suspension, a head-up display, and Mercedes’ Distronic Plus adaptive cruise control with Steering Assist.
As far as pricing goes, that information will be revealed closer to the on-sale date of both vehicles. For more news and videos from the New York Auto Show, keep your browsers locked to DT Cars.
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