Still Too Many Doors: Mercedes-Benz Announces Updated 2024 GLC Coupe

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

Automakers’ marketing teams often come up with creative language to describe a new feature or design decision. Sometimes, though, flashy marketing names create confusion, which is how we arrived at calling four-door vehicles “coupes.” One of the original perpetrators of this sin, Mercedes-Benz, recently released a new version of its GLC Coupe, an SUV missing some of its “U” in the name of style.

Mercedes equips every GLC Coupe with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine making 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. It comes with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system that adds power and enables coasting with the engine off. The SUV also gets a revised suspension system with four-link front suspension, and a multi-link rear setup mounted to the subframe. 

Though the vast majority will never see anything rougher than a lightly pebbled driveway, the GLC Coupe comes with an off-road driving mode and downhill speed regulation. When in the drive mode, the GLC’s surround-view camera enables a “transparent hood” feature that provides better views of obstacles and other things around the vehicle. 

The GLC Coupe now comes standard with the AMG Line styling package, and it gets a larger panoramic sunroof. Driver assistance tech is updated with more settings for the adaptive cruise function, better alerts, and camera-based lane detection using the surround-view camera system. To support its busy life as a parking lot trolley, Mercedes updated the GLC Coupe’s parking system with configurable vehicle views and options.

[Image: Mercedes-Benz]

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Chris Teague
Chris Teague

Chris grew up in, under, and around cars, but took the long way around to becoming an automotive writer. After a career in technology consulting and a trip through business school, Chris began writing about the automotive industry as a way to reconnect with his passion and get behind the wheel of a new car every week. He focuses on taking complex industry stories and making them digestible by any reader. Just don’t expect him to stay away from high-mileage Porsches.

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  • Tassos Tassos on Mar 14, 2023

    SUV coupes and convertibles are always IDIOTIC ideas. I assume there are enough morons that buy them so their makers don't cancel them.

  • FreedMike FreedMike on Mar 14, 2023

    Kill it with fire.

  • BEPLA BEPLA on Mar 15, 2023

    Meanwhile MB is discontinuing real coupes and convertibles right and left.


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    • Jeff S Jeff S on Mar 15, 2023

      FreedMike--True they make what sells. I wish big crew cab pickups and suvs would not sell as well but that doesn't appear to be the case for some time. Maybe if they keep increasing the prices of them there will be less demand for them.

  • Art Vandelay Art Vandelay on Mar 15, 2023

    The real question is does it come with integrated TikTok? It's what Mercedes customers crave!