- The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe follows its square counterpart to a new generation.
- Along with new exterior and interior styling, the GLC Coupe has slightly larger dimensions than its predecessor.
- It features a 255-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder mated to a 48-volt hybrid system, a nine-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive.
In the past two years, Mercedes has introduced new generations of the C-class sedan and the GLC-class SUV. Now, the German luxury brand is debuting the latter’s sloping-back counterpart, the 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe.
We liked the old GLC Coupe for its curvaceous styling as well as its generous list of standard features, two things that make the jump to the new version. The 2024 model’s styling shares the same silhouette as its predecessor and also shares many similar design cues. In fact, without pausing to look for the differences, we think many people would struggle to tell the two apart. Reshaped headlights and taillights are the quickest way to spot the new GLC Coupe, with the driving lights now sloping downwards along the upper edge of the housing.
As with the more traditional GLC, the coupe alternative is slightly larger than its predecessor. At 187.5 inches from stem to stern, it’s 1.2 inches longer than before. The track widths have also grown by 0.2 inches in the front and 0.9 inches in the rear. The growth spurt helps expand the SUV’s truckload. Its 19 cubic feet of space is 1 cube more than before.
Plenty of standard features
The ’24 GLC Coupe adds a host of new standard features to an SUV that was already rich with them. The AMG Line package is now standard along with wireless phone charging, heated seats and a Burmester 3D surround sound system. Mercedes has also often simplified combined options into single packages – a move we expect to be somewhat polarizing.
As with the C-Class sedan and the regular GLC-Class, the SUV coupe features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder mated to a 48-volt hybrid system. The engine generates 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. That power is fed through a nine-speed automatic transmission. One differentiating factor between the standard GLC and the coupe is that the former can be optioned with rear- or all-wheel drive, while the coupe is only offered with Merc’s 4Matic all-wheel drive system.
A New Look Inside
The most obvious changes to the GLC Coupe follow those of the SUV version, which reveal themselves as soon as the doors are open. The dual digital screens use Mercedes’ latest MBUX infotainment system, which uses a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a portrait-oriented 11.9-inch touchscreen, which is oriented slightly towards the driver. The door panels have been redesigned to include a floating control cluster that houses the controls for both the door handles and seat adjustments. The controls for the exterior mirrors and windows are now on a peninsula that can be grabbed when the door is closed.
Mercedes hasn’t announced pricing for the 2024 GLC Coupe yet, but we expect it to cost several thousand dollars more than its boxier sibling, so we’ll bet it will start around $60K when it hits dealerships later in 2023.
Associate News Editor
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