A quick drive in an updated 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe cars reveal that this stylish sport utility does have one thing in common with the flattop: it’s a secure and comfortable option.
There are some significant places where these two cars diverge, despite the fact that their spec sheets show a lot of similarities. The Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe is undoubtedly the more fashionable of the two, and with the introduction of this new variant, the gap gets even wider. The front ends are substantially the same, but the back ends are significantly more attractive. The former model’s cartoonishly enormous taillights have been replaced with slimmer ones that cover the whole of the back ends due to a piece of dark trim. AMG Line design, which features 19-inch wheels (non-coupes start with 18s), is also standard on the GLC Coupe and is much more aggressive.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe exists as the more upscale—and, once pricing is out, certainly more expensive—option thanks to a healthier dosage of standard equipment. The coupe comes with a tonne of equipment that longroof purchasers have to pay extra for, such a panoramic sunroof, a Burmester surround-sound audio upgrade, and the “Transparent Hood” feature, which employs surround-view cameras to display what’s underneath the front end when you’re off-roading. Both types nevertheless offer more conventional enhancements like GPS, a head-up display, and heated rear seats as options.
This year, the GLC Coupe is slightly larger than the GLC SUV, although the size changes aren’t identical. Just 1.2 inches longer than the longroof, the coupe has front and rear overhangs that make up the majority of the difference in length. Just a few cubic feet behind the non-coupe, cargo space increases by 1.6 cubic feet to a net 19.2. The overall width stays at 74.4 inches, but the front and rear tracks also expand by 0.2 inches and almost a whole inch, respectively. The GLC Coupe rides 0.2 inches taller than the previous model, but overall, it has a considerably superior aerodynamic profile thanks to its 0.27 drag coefficient, which is an improvement over the 0.30 of the previous generation. Thankfully, that shakier measure doesn’t much reduce the rear headroom, which is still just plenty for a six-footer.