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Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe previewed before New York debut

Mercedes-Benz will unveil its new GLC Coupe SUV at the New York Auto Show next week. This will be the company’s answer to the BMW X4.

Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe-preview

Based on the GLC, which is Mercedes’s mid-size SUV belonging to the same family as the C-Class, the GLC Coupe features the fashionable swooping roofline and four-door coupe layout.

The teaser video below gives us a decent look at the new model which appears to carry over the exact design of its bigger brother, the GLE Coupe, only shrunken down a little bit.

At the front is a similar set of headlights and grille as the regular GLC, while the back incorporates a steeply raked tailgate/hatch with unique taillights and a more sporty lower section.

Power is expected to come from the same engine lineup used in the GLC, with a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol producing 155kW in the case of the GLC 250, as well as a 2.1-litre turbo-diesel producing 125kW and 150kW in the case of the GLC 220 d and GLC 250 d.

A range-topping GLC 43 Coupe is likely to join the lineup as well, bringing AMG’s new 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 to the mix. It generates 270kW in the regular GLC 43, offering a class-leading 0-100km/h time of just 4.9 seconds.

All will be revealed at the big event on March 23, followed by market entry later in the year.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.