Power and Grace Combined
Mercedes-AMG is adding a new jewel to its crown with the unveiling of the GLC Coupé. This follows closely on the heels of the new Mercedes-AMG GLC SUV’s launch. The GLC Coupé boasts dynamic elegance, punctuated by signature AMG design elements, both inside and out.
The Power Under the Bonnet
Two robust model variants grace the new lineup. Leading the pack is the GLC 63 S E PERFORMANCE Coupé, which stands out as the brand’s pioneer performance hybrid SUV coupé. With a whopping 680 HP system output, it’s no slouch in the performance department.
For those looking for a slightly toned-down version, the GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé, boasting 421 hp (with a temporary boost of 14 hp), offers a compelling alternative. Whichever you opt for, the standard rear-axle steering, all-wheel drive, and the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G transmission promise an exhilarating driving experience.
Signature AMG Design
The GLC Coupé’s sporty silhouette, which seamlessly extends to the rear, is its defining feature. Broad headlights connect seamlessly with the AMG-specific radiator trim, enhancing the car’s width. With the AMG front apron sporting large air inlets and vertical fins, this coupé makes a strong visual statement.
Additionally, the body-coloured wheel arch trim and the AMG side skirt trim blend beautifully into its elegant shape. This striking presence is reinforced by wheels ranging from 19 to 21 inches, available in glossy, bi-coloured finishes.
At the back, the split taillights widen the car’s stance. The AMG-specific rear apron, coupled with double tailpipe trims, adds a robust touch, further enhancing its commanding presence.
Luxurious Interiors with a Sporty Touch
Stepping inside, one is greeted by AMG seats draped in ARTICO man-made leather and MICROCUT AMG microfiber. Those seeking an extra touch of luxury can opt for Nappa leather upholstery featuring an embossed AMG emblem.
The standard AMG Performance steering wheel, available in either Nappa leather or a combination of Nappa leather and MICROCUT microfiber, complements the interiors. The AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving programmes and various driving dynamics functions can be easily controlled via two round AMG steering wheel buttons.
To round off, the MBUX infotainment system comes packed with AMG-specific displays and features. From the central console’s portrait format multimedia display to the optional head-up display, it’s all about the driver’s convenience.
Heart of the Beast: The Engine
The real marvel is the AMG 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with an electric exhaust turbocharger.
This engine, a product of the brand’s innovation and advanced technologies, offers a balance of power and efficiency. Developed and manufactured in Affalterbach, this engine boasts the “One Man, One Engine” principle, combining meticulous craftsmanship with cutting-edge digital production methods.
Unique to this engine is its electric exhaust gas turbocharger, a direct adaptation from the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team’s successful motorsport technology. This ensures a swift response across all speed levels, making for a more dynamic drive and enhanced efficiency.
A Glimpse into the Electric Exhaust Turbocharger
A narrow electric motor is strategically placed on the turbocharger’s shaft. This motor accelerates the compressor wheel, greatly improving responsiveness from idle speed and across the entire speed spectrum.
This results in a more responsive driving experience, increased torque at lower speeds, and sustained boost pressure. The GLC 63 S even boasts a more substantial turbocharger, allowing for enhanced performance.
E PERFORMANCE Hybrid: The Powerhouse
In the GLC 63 S E PERFORMANCE Coupé, the engine churns out 476 hp, making it the world’s most potent series-produced four-cylinder. When combined with a synchronous electric motor and a high-performance battery, this coupé truly stands out in the performance arena.
In conclusion, the new Mercedes-AMG GLC Coupé is a perfect blend of power, elegance, and cutting-edge technology. Whether you’re after performance, style, or a mix of both, this car is set to redefine standards.