Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe (2016–)

Model History

March 2016

Mercedes-Benz unveiles GLC Coupe

With an exterior length of 4.73 metres, a height of 1.60 metres and a wheelbase of 2.87 metres, the GLC Coupe aims to be 'dynamic and compact' in appearance.

Distinctive elements of the GLC Coupe are the dashboard and the centre console with its flowing lines, a large, one-piece console panel making a sweep below the semi-integrated media display from the centre air vents to the armrest.

The new GLC Coupe comes as standard with sports suspension including DYNAMIC SELECT with the five transmission modes ECO, COMFORT, SPORT, SPORT+ and INDIVIDUAL. DYNAMIC BODY CONTROL sports suspension with steel springing and adjustable damping is optionally available. Also with this option, DYNAMIC SELECT allows the driver to adapt the individual character of the vehicle.

The GLC Coupe is available in a total of eight model variants: customers can choose between four diesel and four petrol engines, including a plug-in hybrid as well as a powerful Mercedes-AMG model.

The entry-level models are the four-cylinder diesel-engined GLC 220 d and GLC 250 d 4MATIC coupé with outputs ranging from 170PS to 204PS as well as the four-cylinder petrol engined GLC 250 4MATIC coupé rated at 211PS. Market launch will be in the autumn with these engine line-ups. Further models will follow at the end of 2016.

With the GLC 350 e 4MATIC Coupé, Mercedes-Benz also offers a plug-in hybrid that combines agile all-wheel drive with extremely low fuel consumption and exhaust emissions: with a CO2 of just 59‑64g CO 2 /km with a system output of 320PS.

For dynamically minded coupe fans, the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe is the right choice: this powerful top-of-the-line model comes with perfect on-road performance, dynamic styling and an attractive equipment package. The V6 biturbo engine puts out 367PS.

The standard tyre sizes for the AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe are 235/55R19 front and 255/50/R19 rear.

GLC 220 d
4MATIC
Coupé
GLC 250 d
4MATIC
Coupé
GLC 250
4MATIC
Coupé
Output kW (hp) 125 (170) 150 (204) 155 (211)
Torque, Nm 400 500 350
Fuel consumption, l/100 km 5.1 5.1 7.0
CO 2 g/km from 131 g from 131 g from 159 g
0-100 km/h 8.3 s 7.6 s 7.3 s
V max km/h 210 222 222
Market launch from 9/2016 from 9/2016 from 9/2016

As familiar from other Mercedes models, the GLC Coupw will also be available from launch as an EDITION 1 model. Combining a series of exclusive extras such as AMG Line Exterior, 20-inch AMG light-alloy wheels with mixed tyres, attractive designo paint finishes as well as Bi-Color look leather upholstery.

September 2016

Launch of GLC 350e Coupe plug-in hybrid delayed in the UK

September 2016

Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 launched

The new GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe gets a 367PS 3.0‑litre V6 biturbo engine and an automatic transmission 9G‑TRONIC with shortened shift times. It also has AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive configured with a rear bias form the basis for an especially dynamic on-road driving experience.

A significant contribution is also made here by the independent sports suspension based on the multi-chamber air suspension system AIR BODY CONTROL with adaptive damping adjustment. Additionally, the GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe also enables occasional off-road excursions to be undertaken: the ground clearance can be increased at the touch of a button, and the pneumatic all-round self-levelling ensures a constant vehicle level at all times.

The GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé accelerates from rest to 62mph in 4.9 seconds and its speed is electronically governed at 155mph. Fuel consumption is combined 33.6mpg with emissions of 192g/km CO2.

October 2016

GLC 350d Coupe launched

The GLC Coupe is now also available with the V6 3.0-litre diesel, producing 258 hp. The GLC 350 d 4MATIC Coupe can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 6.2 seconds, emits 161 g/km of CO2 and delivers up to 47.1 mpg on the combined cycle. It is available from £47,135.

The Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe can now be ordered from £50,960. Its bi-turbo 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine produces 367PS, making for 0-62 mph in 4.9 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 155mph.

March 2017

Hankook has developed specific high-performance yet very low rolling resistance SUV versions of it Ventus tyres for the Mercedes-Benz GLC and GLC Coupé. Hankook Ventus S1 evo² SUV are now factory fitted. Hankook supplies the Mercedes-Benz GLC in size 235/65R17 V MO (Mercedes-Benz Original) or 235/60R18 V MO. The 18 inch MO version distinguished itself in testing for its outstandingly low level of rolling resistance and was therefore chosen by Daimler AG as Original Equipment tyre for the CO 2 emission relevant EU markets. Additionally, the sporty Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé is fitted with 19 inch tyres in mixed sizes 235/55R19 Y MO (front) and 255/50R19 Y MO (rear).

April 2017

Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 4Matic+ launched

Available as basic and S-model variant, the proven AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine puts out 476PS or 510PS with a maximum torque of 650 or 700Nm.

The new GLC 63 4MATIC+ and GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ feature the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed transmission, which made its debut in the Mercedes-AMG E 63 4MATIC+.

For improved traction and driving dynamics, the GLC 63 4MATIC+ comes with a mechanical rear-axle limited-slip differential, while the GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ uses an electronic rear-axle limited-slip differential. Both differentials reduce the slip on the inside wheel when cornering, without control interventions by the brakes.

Prices start from £68,920 for the GLC 63 4MATIC+ SUV. The even more powerful S variant costs £75,670. As well as the SUV model, the GLC 63 4MATIC+ Coupé is also available for £71,410, and the S model for £78,160.

March 2019

Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe facelift announced

Exterior revisions are subtle, but the interior now features a redesigned dashboard and the firm's MBUX infotainment system consisting of a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch centre-mounted display.

Engine choices include the two mild-hybrid petrols, the GLC 200 and GLC 300, as well as three diesels: the GLC 200d, GLC 220d and GLC 300d.

Prices are yet to be announced but will probably remain close to the GLC Coupe's current £42,000 start price.

May 2019

Prices announced for updated Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe

The new Mercedes-Benz GLC is available to order, with prices starting from £39,420 for the GLC 220 d 4MATIC Sport SUV and £44,045 for the GLC 220 d 4MATIC AMG Line Coupé.

The significant difference is that the diesels are now powered by Mercedes newer OM654 1,991cc 4-cylinder chain-cam diesel engine that exhales through a close-coupled catalytic converter, AdBlue injection swirl chamber, SCR and DPF, all clamped to the side of the engine. Just to make sure of RDE2 compliance, there’s a further SCR downstream of all of this.

The GLC 220 d features a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, which produces 194PS and 400Nm of torque. It can travel from 0 to 62 mph in 7.9 seconds and has a top speed of 134mph. The SUV can return 40.9mpg on the combined cycle and emits 137g/km of CO2, while the Coupé delivers up to 41.5 combined mpg and emits 145g/km of CO2.

The GLC 300 d is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder twin-turbo diesel engine, which has an output of 245PS and 500Nm of torque. It can reach 62mph from standstill in 6.5 seconds (6.6 seconds for the Coupé) and has a top speed of 144mph. The SUV delivers up to 39.2mpg on the combined cycle and emits 157g/km of CO2, while the Coupé can achieve 39.8 combined mpg and emits 159g/km of CO2.

The GLC 220 d 4MATIC SUV is available in Sport, AMG Line and AMG Line Premium trims, while the GLC 220 d 4MATIC Coupé is available in AMG Line and AMG Line Premium trims. The GLC 300 d 4MATIC SUV and Coupé are available in three model lines: AMG Line Premium, AMG Line Premium Plus and AMG Line Premium Plus Ultimate.

The 2.0 litre petrol engines arriving later are all now 48v Mild Hybrid that makes them RDE2 compliant. The GLC 300 Mild Hybrid has a linked, electric motor and alternator with belt drive between them and the combustion engine. Combined power is 258HP with 370Nm torque. It’s quite a noisy engine, sounding a bit like a diesel, but accelerates smoothly enough and has a close-coupled Petrol Particulate filter to help keep the nasties out of the air we breathe.

Sport models come as standard with MBUX multimedia system with ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice activation; mirror package; Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC and reversing camera; 10.25-inch touchscreen media display; 5.5-inch instrument cluster display; heated front seats; privacy glass; Agility Control Comfort suspension; and 18-inch five-triple-spoke alloy wheels.

AMG Line models add 19-inch five-twin-spoke AMG alloy wheels; AMG sports suspension with selective damping; AMG bodystyling including AMG front apron with sporty air intakes and chrome trim element; AMG sports seats in Artico/Dinamica upholstery; and diamond radiator grille.

AMG Line Premium models feature all of the equipment above and add Multibeam LED headlights; running boards; 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster display; ambient lighting; augmented navigation; 20-inch multi-spoke AMG alloy wheels; smartphone integration; and AMG sport seats in leather upholstery.

AMG Line Premium Plus models add a panoramic glass sunroof; Burmester surround sound; Keyless-Go Comfort package; memory seats; and 20-inch five-twin-spoke AMG alloy wheels.

AMG Line Premium Plus Ultimate models feature all of the above equipment and add Air Body Control including air suspension for front and rear axles with continuously adjustable damping; and MBUX Interior Assistant.

The Driving Assistance Package Plus is available at £1,695 and includes Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC and Active Steering Assist; Active Braking Assist with cross traffic function; Evasive Steering Assist; Active Lane Keeping Assist; Active Blind Spot Assist; Active Speed Limit Assist; and Pre-Safe Plus.

Already on trial with customers in Germany, the GLC F-CELL is a Hydrogen fuel cell plug-in hybrid. It has a 211HP/365Nm Electric motor; Lithium Ion battery; PEM Hydrogen fuel cell. H2 tank capacity 4.4kg giving a range on Hydrogen of up to 299 miles. Combined Hydrogen consumption in hybrid mode is 0.34 kg/100km. Electrical consumption 13.7kWh/100km. Top speed is governed to 100mph. Being a PHEV gives it the advantage over other HFCEVs of not having to rely solely on finding Hydrogen filling stations.

Model Line

CO2*

OTR price (£)

P11D (£)

Road fund licence (£)

BIK tax rate (%)

SUV

GLC 220 d
4MATIC

Sport

137

39,420

39,155

210

31

AMG Line

140

41,170

40,905

210

32

AMG Line Premium

144

44,670

44,405

210

32

GLC 300 d
4MATIC

AMG Line Premium

157

47,045

46,460

530

35

AMG Line Premium Plus

157

50,795

50,210

530

35

AMG Line Premium Plus Ultimate

157

54,795

54,210

530

35

Coupé

GLC 220 d
4MATIC

AMG Line

145

44,045

43,780

210

33

AMG Line Premium

145

47,545

47,280

210

33

GLC 300 d
4MATIC

AMG Line Premium

159

49,920

49,335

530

35

AMG Line Premium Plus

159

53,670

53,085

530

35

AMG Line Premium Plus Ultimate

159

57,670

57,085

530

35

June 2019

Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 and 63 S prices announced

The new Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 and 63 S 4MATIC+ are available to order, with prices starting from £74,599 for the GLC 63 4MATIC+ SUV and £77,089 for the GLC 63 4MATIC+ Coupé.

The GLC 63 and 63 S use a handbuilt 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine, which produces 476PS and 650Nm of torque (510PS and 700Nm in the 63 S). It can travel from 0 to 62 mph in 4.0 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 155mph (3.8 seconds and 173mph for 63 S).

The GLC 63 SUV can achieve 22.2mpg on the combined cycle and emits 278g/km of CO2 (22.1mpg and 283g/km in the 63 S), while the Coupé delivers up to 22.6 combined mpg and emits 275g/km of CO2 (22.1mpg and 280g/km in the 63 S).

Mercedes-AMG 63 models come as standard with ­AIR Body Control air suspension; AMG electronic rear axle differential lock; memory seats; AMG performance exhaust; AMG bodystyling including AMG front apron with sporty air intakes and chrome trim element; 19-inch ten-spoke AMG alloy wheels; MBUX multimedia system with ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice activation; supersport display and engine data displays (63 only); mirror package; Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC and reversing camera; MBUX augmented navigation; ambient lighting with a choice of 64 colours; 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster; AMG sports seats; heated front seats; and privacy glass.

The GLC 63 S features all of the equipment above and adds brake calipers in red; AMG performance seats; AMG track pace; AMG bodystyling including front apron, side skirts and rear apron with diffuser fins in matt iridium silver; AMG performance multifunction steering wheel in nappa leather/DINAMICA; and 20-inch AMG five-twin-spoke alloy wheels.

GLC 63 and 63 S Premium Plus models add panoramic glass sunroof (SUV only); Burmester surround sound; Keyless-Go comfort package; and sliding sunroof (Coupé only).

For £4,285, customers can opt for the AMG high-performance ceramic composite brake system (GLC 63 S only) with bronze-coloured 6-piston fixed calipers at the front and single-piston floating brake callipers at the rear.

The Driving Assistance Package Plus is available at £1,695 and includes Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC and Active Steering Assist; Active Braking Assist with cross traffic function; Evasive Steering Assist; Active Lane Keeping Assist; Active Blind Spot Assist; Active Speed Limit Assist; and Pre-Safe Plus.

Model Line

CO2

OTR price (£)

P11D (£)

Road fund licence (£)

BIK tax rate (%)

SUV

GLC 63 4MATIC+

Mercedes-AMG

278

74,599

72,409

2,135

37

Mercedes-AMG Premium Plus

278

77,099

74,909

2,135

37

GLC 63 S 4MATIC+

Mercedes-AMG

283

85,855

83,665

2,135

37

Mercedes-AMG Premium Plus

283

88,355

86,165

2,135

37

Coupé

GLC 63 4MATIC+

Mercedes-AMG

275

77,089

74,899

2,135

37

Mercedes-AMG Premium Plus

275

79,589

77,399

2,135

37

GLC 63 S 4MATIC+

Mercedes-AMG

280

88,345

86,155

2,135

37

Mercedes-AMG Premium Plus

280

90,845

88,655

2,135

37

July 2019

GLC 43 models updated

Mercedes-AMG has updated its GLC 43 SUV and Coupe models with more power and refreshed styling.

The AMG-specific radiator grille, updated lights, tweaked front end along with revised twin tailpipes at the rear add up to a fairly comprehensive cosmetic upgrade.

The 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine now develops 390PS - 23PS more than before. Peak torque of 520Nm is available from 2500rpm, taking the GLC 43 to reach 62mph in 4.9 seconds.

Inside, the GLC 43 gets the latest version of the MBUX infotainment system, with AMG-specific functions and displays. This includes the 'Hey Mercedes' voice control system.

January 2020

GLC 300 e Coupe priced from £52,562

The new GLC 300 e 4MATIC is now on sale in both SUV and Coupé bodystyles. Prices start from £49,687 for the GLC 300 e AMG Line, and £52,562 for the GLC 300 e Coupé.

The GLC 300 e features a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine paired with a 13.5kWh battery. The combustion engine can produce 155PS and 350Nm, while the electric motor adds an additional 122PS and 700Nm.

The battery gives an all-electric range of 29 miles (NEDC), while delivering up to 117.7mpg and emitting just 54g/km of CO2.

The 13.5kW battery and 7.4kw on-board charger means the GLC 300 e can be charged via a 7.4kW wallbox in under two hours.

A 9G-TRONIC PLUS nine-speed automatic transmission comes as standard, and there are four model lines available.

AMG Line models come as standard with 19-inch AMG five-twin-spoke alloy wheels; MBUX infotainment system; sports steering wheel in black Nappa leather; AMG bodystyling; and AMG sports seats in Artico man-made leather.

For an additional £3500, AMG Line Premium models include 20-inch mult-spoke alloys; Multibeam LED headlights; 12.3-inch digital cockpit display; ambient lighting with a choice of 64 colours; augmented reality for navigation; Mercedes-Benz sound system; AMG sports seats in leather; smartphone integration, including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay; and wireless charging for compatible smartphones.

AMG Line Premium Plus is available for an extra £3750– and adds 20-inch five-twin-spoke alloys; panoramic glass sunroof (SUV only); sliding sunroof (coupé only); Keyless-Go Comfort package; Burmester surround sound system; and Memory package, including electrically adjustable front seats and steering column.

For an extra £2745, the range-topping AMG Line Ultimate adds 20-inch AMG alloy wheels in a five-twin-spoke design and Air Body Control air suspension.

What does a Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe (2016) cost?

List Price from £40,630
Buy new from £34,098
Contract hire from £330.49 per month