2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Teased One Last Time Before NYIAS Debut

Less than a year ago, Mercedes-Benz was presenting the GLC Coupe Concept at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. Fast-forward to the present today, he we are awaiting the 2016 New York International Auto Show to open its doors and for Mercedes-Benz to unveil the GLC Coupe in production-ready format. Until then, this teaser will have to suffice.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Teaser 1 photo
After one too many spy photos and videos of pre-production test mules, one of the most heavily-anticipated models to wear the three-pointed star is days away from being revealed to the public. Slated to rival the likes of the BMW X4, the GLC Coupe will differ from the regular GLC from the rear doors backward. It will be prettier, no doubt about that, but it will also be a little less practical compared to its platform-sharing brother.

But what the GLC Coupe customer loses in terms of rear passenger headroom and trunk capacity gains in looks. Of course, I agree that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the same applies to the GLC Coupe. On the mechanical front, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz in U.S. specification will be offered with a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline muncher with 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm). A plug-in hybrid variant will follow in the guise of the GLC 350e Coupe. An AMG-ified GLC 43 Coupe is also in the cards. If we are lucky, a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8-powered GLC 63 Coupe will be offered later on.

For the majority of customers over in Europe, Mercedes-Benz will offer the GLC Coupe with a 2.1-liter turbo diesel in either turbocharged or sequentially twin-turbocharged tune: 170 PS for the 220 d or 204 PS for the 250 d. As for the second three-pointed star slated to debut in New York, would you care to guess the body style and how many cylinders motivate its rear wheels?

The part with the rear wheels is a valuable hint. It’s not a crossover, nor a high-riding SUV. It’s the topless version of the C63. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the manufacturer is slated to present the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet at the New York International Auto Show, a ragtop that promises 503 horsepower (510 PS) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm).


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