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.