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Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe 2024: new SUV to land in Australia this year


New looks, an updated interior, and a range of hybrid systems come to the SUV for its second generation

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the updated GLC Coupe, an SUV that has been confirmed to land locally between October and December of 2023. 

Subtle interior and exterior updates have come to the GLC Coupe in its second generation, with the main changes happening beneath the bonnet. 

2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe off-road front
Don’t be fooled by the city slicker aesthetic, the GLC Coupe can go off-road

When it lands, this updated GLC Coupe will likely face competition from the likes of the BMW X4 and Audi Q5 Sportback

Sleek design language evident across GLC Coupe 

To bring the GLC Coupe inline with Mercedes-Benz’s current design language, the SUV has received sleeker headlights and taillights. 

The overall shape of the SUV has changed as well, bringing the drag coefficient down to 0.27, which is an aerodynamic improvement on the last generation GLC Coupe (0.30). 

2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe driving front
Narrow headlights sharpen up the looks of the GLC Coupe

Though it’s exactly the same width as the outgoing GLC Coupe at 1890mm, it’s 31mm longer at 4763mm long, and 31mm higher. 

Hybrid power now standard across GLC Coupe range

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the new GLC in a total of seven guises, all of which use a 2.0-litre engine that has some sort of electric assistance. 

In Europe, a total of five mild-hybrid options are available with a choice of petrol and diesel power. On the PHEV front, just three models are on offer, again, with both petrol and diesel options on the table. 

2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe engine shot
Four cylinder engines will likely be standard across the entire GLC Coupe range

If Mercedes-Benz Australia continues with its current GLC Coupe strategy, this new model will arrive exclusively in GLC 300 4Matic guise. For this new generation, the GLC 300 produces 190kW and 400Nm of torque. 

Mercedes-Benz’s 4Matic all-wheel-drive system is standard and is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. 

Large displays the centrepiece of GLC Coupe interior

Like the exterior, the interior has been brought up to spec with the rest of the GLC range with a portrait-mounted 11.9-inch infotainment display in the centre of the dash. This is flanked by a 12.3-inch digital cluster. 

2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe interior
A portrait-mounted screen is a rare sight in modern vehicles

As for luggage space, Mercedes-Benz notes that the new GLC Coupe’s figure of 545 litres is 45L up on the outgoing model. A power tailgate is also standard across the range. 

We can expect to see full pricing and specifications released closer to the GLC Coupe’s launch date in the fourth quarter of 2023.

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