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Mercedes-Benz reveals new GLC Coupé (gallery)

5 Discounted: The Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe

Mercedes-Benz has released its first official images of the latest addition to its GLC SUV range – the sporty GLC Coupé.

A year after the appearance of a GLC Coupé concept in Shanghai, the production model combines the familiar stretched roofline of a coupe with a height of 1.6 metres to go head-to head with BMW’s X4 when it arrives in showrooms this autumn.

Sports suspension, direct sports steering, Mercedes’ Benz’s Dynamic Select system, 4Matic permanent all-wheel-drive and a 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission are all part of the vehicle’s standard make-up.

Two suspension variants will be offered, with Air Body Control multi-chamber air suspension also available.

The unveiling of the GLC Coupe comes in the same week as that of the 362bhp GLC 43.

Gorden Wagener, head of design at Daimler AG, said: “The GLC Coupé reflects our iconic Mercedes-Benz coupé design while symbolising the bipolarity of our brand – it is ‘hot and cool’.”

The most aerodynamic GL-Class creation, the GLC Coupé has a cd value of 0.31, an element which helps the model achieve CO emissions of between 59 and 64g/km in GLC 350 e 4MATIC Coupé plug-in hybrid form.

The 316bhp derivative is capable of accelerating to 62mph in 5.9 seconds and cover up to 18.6 miles on EV power alone, according to Mercedes-Benz.

It comes as part of an eight-variant line-up which ranges from the 168bhp four-cylinder turbodiesel-engined GLC 220d Coupé, which claims 55.4mpg fuel economy and an 8.3 second dash to 62mph, to a 367bhp GLC 43 Coupé which is set to arrive later this year.

 All GLC Coupé’s feature 18-ins alloy wheels, the chrome package with visible exhaust tips, Audio 20 CD multimedia system, reversing camera, keyless engine starting and upholstery in ARTICO man-made leather.

Also included as standard are safety systems such as Collision Prevention Assistant Plus, Crosswind Assist, Headlamp Assist, Attention Assist and ESP with Dynamic Cornering Assist.

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