The Concept GLC Coupé builds on the design introduced with the larger GLE Coupé, adopting more compact dimensions, with a length of 4.73 meters and a 2.83 meters wheelbase.
From the side, the coupé-roofline is visually echoed by the arched beltline and the sharp custs in the flanks, while the stance is underlined by the minimal overhangs and the large 21-inch wheels.
At the rear the narrow, split tail lights feature top strips as turn indicators, using a “chasing light” effect.
A circular rear light encloses a central lens that adaptively augments the brake lamp for better visibility. The layout with the centrally positioned brand star and a sharp spoiler lip recalls a design line that made its debut with the S‑Class Coupé and which all Mercedes-Benz coupé models have since followed.
Relocated to the lower section of the bumper, the license plate as well as the typical form of the rear window with its rounded upper area are among the further stylistic features.
More concept-esque features include the flush door handles and the distinctive side mirror, which recall those of the 2012 Ener-G-Force Concept.
Gorden Wagener, Head of Design at Daimler AG, commented: “With its modern and sensual design idiom, the Concept GLC Coupé gives a foretaste of future SUV models from Mercedes-Benz. At the same time, it embraces the typical values of tradition-steeped Mercedes-Benz coupés”.
The concept is powered by a V6 direct-injection biturbo engine delivering 367 hp (270 kW) and 384 lb-ft (520 Nm) matched to a 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission and 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive.