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Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe SUV gets new engines
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Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe SUV gets new engines

By Sam Jenkins

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Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe SUV gets new engines

Just a few weeks after the reveal of the standard GLC facelift, Mercedes-Benz has shown its updated GLC Coupe to rival the BMW X4, with new engines and an array of tweaks to match the rest of the range. As with the standard GLC facelift seen late last month, the exterior has received subtle changes to the trim with new standard-fit chrome elements, as well as new front and rear LED light designs with updated optics.

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New, more efficient engines are on offer at launch, with the range consisting of four-cylinder diesel and petrol power plants. The range starts at the 194bhp, 149.4Nm petrol-powered GLC 200 and spans to the 241bhp, 498.4Nm GLC 300d. All petrol engines currently offered are electrified with the use of a 48V EQ Boost hybrid system, with all engines putting power to all four wheels. More engine options will be available further down the line.

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Though performance figures for these environmentally friendly units are yet to be announced, we can’t imagine they’ll be blistering. However, a facelifted GLC 63 Coupe will make an appearance, featuring a bump in power over its current 469bhp and 649.4Nm in standard form for a marginal improvement on the already-brisk 4.0sec 0-100kmph time.

Inside is where the biggest changes have been made, with the model featuring the brand’s all-new infotainment system (MBUX). First seen on the A-class, the system allows users to interact in various ways, from the new touch controls on the steering wheel, to the optional gesture control system, voice control and more. A new centre console-mounted touchpad also replaces the rotary pushbutton version of the previous car, and a completely revised steering wheel is available in two different types. The car features a 12.3-inch screen behind the steering wheel, as well as a 7- or 10.25-inch central screen at an additional cost. Alongside the new assistance systems, the car also sports a 360-degree camera to help with low-speed manoeuvring.

As has become commonplace in most new cars of today, the facelifted GLC Coupe features the brand’s Active Brake Assist, Active Steer Assist, Trailer Manoeuvring Assist and more to improve safety and make life a little easier for drivers.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe’s price for the international markets is yet to be announced. It is unlikely that the car will make it to our shores.