The range follows the same template set by the wagon-bodied GLC, with three powertrains on offer: the petrol GLC 250, the lower-output diesel GLC 220d and the range-topping GLC 250d. Compared to the wagon-bodied GLC, the price differential ranges from $12,200 for the GLC 250 and GLC 250d variants to $12,600 for the Mercedes-Benz GLC 220d.
Measuring 4.73 metres long and 1.6 metres tall, the GLC Coupe is roughly 80mm longer and 40mm lower than the GLC wagon it’s based upon. Cargo capacity is compromised somewhat by the car’s tapering roofline (which mimics that of the larger GLE Coupe), but with 500 litres of seats-up volume and 1400 litres with the rear seatbacks folded down there’s still ample storage space on offer.
Seats-up boot capacity may be 80 litres down on the GLC wagon’s numbers, but Mercedes claims the GLC’s low-hanging roofline has minimal impact on passenger comfort. Shoulder room, elbow room and legroom are said to be identical.
Powertrain stats are identical to the GLC wagon range too, with the GLC 220d making 125kW of power and 400Nm of torque, the GLC 250 petrol producing 155kW and 350Nm and the GLC 250d generating 150kW and 500Nm.
All GLC Coupes come standard with all-wheel drive and a nine-speed automatic transmission, and all are equipped with an AMG Line bodykit, 20-inch AMG alloy wheels, sports suspension with adjustable dampers, a digital radio tuner, power tailgate, LED headlamps, Garmin Map Pilot satellite navigation and a 360-degree parking camera system.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC 250 Coupe and GCL 250d Coupe score extra luxuries, with keyless entry, leather upholstery and the Driver Assistance Package Plus that bundles, among other things, lane keep assist, active cruise control and blind spot monitoring.
Safety equipment includes nine airbags, stability control, traction control, a pedestrian-protecting active bonnet, driver fatigue sensor, autonomous emergency braking and collision warning.
The full range is available to order now, though the GLC Coupe’s official on-sale date is November 2016.