• The Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe gets a sleeker, cleaner generation update

 It gets similar changes to its standard SUV counterpart

It was back in June 2022 when Mercedes-Benz gave the GLC SUV a new generational update, and now it is the time of its coupe counterpart to receive a new iteration. Basically, the 2023 GLC Coupe comes with a new perspective on looks on top of new tech on offer.

Starting with how it looks, in a similar fashion to the standard SUV, the GLC Coupe’s styling has undergone an evolutionary update rather than revolutionary which has given it a more athletic look. Also, the slightly revised shape has lowered the coupe-SUV’s drag coefficient to 0.27. It has also grown in dimensions, being 31mm longer than its predecessor at 4,763mm.

Inside is where the meat of the changes lie as the 2023 GLC Coupe gets a 11.9-inch portrait-oriented touchscreen infotainment system and 12.3-inch digital driver’s display with the second-gen MBUX UI. Other key features also include heated seats all around, a Burmeister 3D surround sound system and a wireless phone charger. It also gets ADAS bits such as adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, trailer manoeuvring system, and park assistance.

Under the hood, its powertrain lineup is completely hybridised starting with 48V mild-hybrid 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines with performance figures up to 259PS for the former and 269PS for the latter. There’s also three plug-in-hybrid options with the top-spec 400e petrol mill pushing 381PS and the 300de diesel making 335PS. Like the GLC, its coupe version also gets sporty suspension settings as well as the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system.

There’s no word yet on when the next generation Mercedes-Benz GLC and GLC Coupe are coming to India, we expect them to show up towards the second half of 2022. The new GLC Coupe will take on the  Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Volvo XC60.

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