We finally got our first official look at the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe car. The model was first shown as a concept a year ago at the Shanghai Auto Show, and we immediately saw the potential that the car has. Now a year later, we got to see the production version of the GLC Coupe at the New York Auto Show. The pictures were shown all over and we were highly impressed with the stuff the model has.
It is essentially a coupe body with SUV suspensions, but it does not take away any of the greatness the car will provide. The production version managed to add a few nips and tucks here and there, but essentially it is very similar to the concept version seen a year ago. The designers from Mercedes say that this car exemplifies the iconic brand in great fashion and at the same time shows the diversity of the brand.
When the concept of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe was unveiled, there were a lot of mixed feelings about it. Some said it was unpractical and others even stated that it was ugly. Now when the production version came along all of these talks came down. The model has been trimmed and will be one of the better cars of the year.
The release date is finally being established so it is due time for us to provide a review for the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe car.
When is the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Release Date?
After the NY Auto Show and the first unveiling of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe comes its respective release date. The model will be available for sale by the end of the year, which means that we are going to be able to purchase this model in the latter part of 2017, although this is still a 2018 version.
What is the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Price?
The price for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe is still not officialy unveiled, although the car has been showcased. But based on the pricing of the competition cars and the setup it offers we can expect to get the car for a price somewhere between $45,000 and $50,000.
What is the Exterior Design Like?
The exterior of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe is both dynamic and compact in its appearance. There are several design changes that have been made compared to the concept model. The headlights are essentially the same shape but are a bit taller. The model also has the same diamond grille up front with a single floating louver. The center vents in the lower fascia are smaller but have the same shape.
From the side view we notice that the car has a sports coupe appearance. The biggest change from the concept are the refined side view mirrors. The beltline and the lower body lines are the same. The GLC will also have very large wheels and will use 21-inch ones.
The most amount changes was introduced in the back. The taillights are taller and have LEDs in the center which act as reserve lights as well. There is a pronounced built-in lip on the deck lid, while the lower part has been completely toned down compared to the concept. The dual exhaust tips were excluded, there is a red reflector on each corner and the area for the license plate is recessed into the fascia.
What does the Inside Look Like?
The inside of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe presents us with a very luxurious interior. It has a very smooth looking dashboard design. It also offers a two-tone color scheme, with both brown and grey colors options.
If you want more equipment, you can opt for an Interior Sport Package available optionally. There are sport seats wrapped in MB-Tex man-made leather/DINAMICA microfiber and Bi-Color leather upholstery is offered for the AMG GLC43 variant. A flat-bottom steering wheel and rubber studded pedals are offered for the GLC300, and also Red MB-Tex upholstery as an option.
What is the engine Output?
It was announced that the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe will be powered by a four-cylinder engine which produces 241 horsepower. Using the 4Matic AWD system, the power is sent to all four wheels and there is a new compact transfer case attached to the 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission. It also comes standard with off-road suspension and there are different drive modes as well with Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, and Individual provided to choose from.
0-60 mph Acceleration and Top Speed
The acceleration for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe has not been officially confirmed, but there are some estimations made. In order of the car to be competitive, we can assess that it will need to speed up to 0-60 mph in about 6.5 seconds, which is highly achievable with the type of powertrain it has. It will also probably come with a top speed of 155 mph.
What are the Fuel Economy Specifications?
The fuel economy ratings for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe will be announced in due time. But unofficially there are some predictions which say that the car will have a rating of 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. These are very suitable fuel consumption ratings for this type of a car.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe will have appropriate dimensions for its new car. It will be a little bit longer compared to base GLC. It will have an overall length of 186.2 Inches, height 63 Inches and wheelbase 113 Inches. It makes the GLC coupe 3.2-inches longer and 1.6-inches lower compared to the base GLC.
The safety for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe will be enhanced to a very high level when it comes to the new car. The expanded technology will touch upon on some of the advanced offers which will be provided with this type of a car only. We can predict this model having perhaps one of the better safety ratings when it comes to the equipment offered. You are not going to get your standard airbags here, there are a lot of things which will make it inside the car so expect both active and passive safety equipment to come.
A great car like the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe will also have great competition vehicles. Some of the best cars in the segment include the BMW X4 and the Porsche Macan models, which can certainly be labeled as perhaps the best models showcased here. We are in for a great offer when it comes to this segment as we have a roster of great vehicles to pick from.
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