BMW X4 Has a New Rival: The New 2016 Mercedes GLC Coupe

2016 Mercedes GLC Coupe Concept

The mighty Mercedes-Benz gives us a debut glimpse of the new GLC Coupe concept last week at the Shanghai Motor Show.

The best part is that this concept car is given the green light for production.

This fine looking crossover will be constructed alongside the GLC-Class and the GLC Coupe as well as the C-Class…

…and all of them will be build in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

This is an arrow meant for the segment-defying BMW X4.

The beautiful GLC Coupe will hit the market more as a sportier:

It’s main purpose of existence is to be a style-focused alternative to the compact GLC-Class.

The development of the GLC-Class is to actually replace the GLK.

Given the fact that the GLC Coupe is flagged as a close-to-production concept…

Mercedes will make very small overall design changes.

What is expected to be seen in the forthcoming showrooms:

Are more realistic headlights, and a less aggressive looking front bumper, as well as bigger mirrors and of course regular door handles.

On the other hand, the concept design of the rear fascia will only have minor modifications before hitting the production lane.

One thing that the team will likely abandon is the vertical exhaust tips.

When it comes to the engines the GLC Coupe will be offered with the same versions as the the GLC and the C-Class. It will most likely get a number to the name and be called the GLC 300.

The basic model will be equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine running at 241 horsepower and around 229 lb-ft. of torque.

As the scale moves up, the heftier pricing GLC 400 will be mounted with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine and will have 329 horsepower with a much powerful 354 foot-pounds of torque.

 

Both engine variants will exclusively have an automatic transmission, and the Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheel drive system will be issued as a standard technology.

Don’t think for a second that Mercedes forgot about an AMG-tuned model.

It will be powered by a mightier 4.0-liter V8 engine that has a pair of turbochargers. This edition is scheduled to be added in the production run a bit later.

The Mercedes team did not reveal when will the official presentation of the production version of the GLC Coupe be. Although we can guess knowing that the debut of the regular GLC is scheduled next fall in Frankfurt. It’s normal for us to expect that the GLC Coupe will be debuted sometime around January at the 2016 Detroit Motor Show.

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