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