Competes with: The common sense to buy a regular GLC … OK, and with the BMW X4
Looks like: The also-updated 2020 GLC SUV minus — as it goes for such “coupe” SUVs — cargo space, driving height and visibility
Drivetrain: 255-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with nine-speed automatic transmission; all-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: Late 2019
If you roll your eyes whenever an automaker brands an SUV or sedan as a coupe, Mercedes-Benz’s latest update will give those extraocular muscles their latest workout. (Also, join the club.) For 2020, the German luxury brand has updated the swoopier of two GLC-Class variants, dubbed the GLC Coupe, and is set to debut it at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. Unfortunately, the update didn’t involve the name, which Mercedes rationalizes as something that “demonstrates how the design features of a coupe can be seamlessly harmonized with those of an SUV.”
Coupe, evidently, lives on. Ophthalmologists are standing by.
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