The redesigned 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class debuted last June, and now we have new spy shots of a GLC-Class Coupe prototype that’s more sporty than the compact crossover.
Regular crossovers and coupe-like variants look even more different than the new-generation GLC-Class, especially at the rear of this GLC-Class, where the hips and ducktail spoiler look larger than the current Models are more pronounced.
Based on Mercedes’ MHA (Modular High Architecture) platform for rear-wheel-drive crossovers and SUVs, the new GLC-Class Coupe will share its main underpinnings with the current model. But this generation should be lighter thanks to weight savings achieved through greater use of aluminum rather than steel.
Powertrains should be shared with the regular GLC-Class, which means just the 2.0-liter turbo-4, including AMG’s redesigned GLC 43 Coupe and GLC 63 Coupe. Look for a mild-hybrid setup with 258 hp in the base GLC 300 Coupe. The GLC 43 Coupe should feature a similar setup but with 402 hp, while a plug-in hybrid setup offering 671 hp should power the GLC 63 Coupe, matching that offered in the new-generation C 43 and C 63 sports sedans. The GLC 63 Coupe is expected to debut in the new range-topping GLC 63 SE Performance Coupe grade, just like the new C 63.
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe spy shots – Credit: Baldauf
Inside, drivers will see a digital cockpit consisting of a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and an 11.9-inch touchscreen infotainment center. Building on the features of the regular GLC-Class, the GLC-Class Coupe is expected to benefit from the latest generation of Mercedes’ MBUX infotainment system, along with a long list of standard and available tech, including matrix LED headlights with projection function, navigation with augmented reality, Head-up display and off-road menu, drive mode offers transparent hood technology.
Mercedes is rolling out a new GLC-Class sedan for the 2023 model year, while a new GLC-Class Coupe will debut in 2024, meaning it will arrive later this year.