Mercedes-Benz Concept GLC Coupé

Concept Cars 20 Apr 2015
Mercedes-Benz Concept GLC Coupé

At the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show Mercedes-Benz has revealed a near-production concept that previews the upcoming GLC midsize crossover coupé.


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.

Mercedes-Benz Concept GLC CoupeThe front end shows the typical Mercedes-Benz face with the upright grille – in this case framed by a twin blade louvre – and powerdomes on the hood.

Mercedes-Benz Concept GLC Coupe

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.

Mercedes-Benz Concept GLC Coupe

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.

Mercedes-Benz Concept GLC Coupe - Design Sketch

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”.

Mercedes-Benz Concept GLC Coupe - Design Sketch

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.

Mercedes-Benz Concept GLC Coupe Render

Mercedes-Benz Concept GLC Coupe Render

 

(Source: Mercedes-Benz)

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