2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Is Bigger but Still Extroverted
The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe follows its squarer counterpart into a new generation.
Along with new exterior and interior styling, the GLC Coupe has slightly bigger dimensions than its predecessor.
It features a 255-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder paired with a 48-volt hybrid system, a nine-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive.
In the past two years, Mercedes has introduced new generations of the C-class sedan and the GLC-class SUV. Now the German luxury brand debuts the latter's sloped-back counterpart, the 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe.
We liked the old GLC Coupe for its curvaceous styling as well as its generous list of standard features, two things that make the jump to the new version. The 2024 model's styling has the same silhouette as its predecessor and shares many similar design cues too. In fact, without pausing to seek out the differences, we think a lot of people will struggle to differentiate the two. Reshaped headlights and taillights are the quickest way to spot the new GLC Coupe, with the running lights now angling downwards along the top edge of the housing.
Just like with the more traditional-looking GLC, the coupe alternative is slightly bigger than its predecessor. At 187.5 inches from stem to stern, it's 1.2 inches longer than before. The track widths have also grown by 0.2 inches in the front and 0.9 inches in the rear. The growth spurt helps expand the SUV's cargo area. Its 19 cubic feet of space is 1 cube more than before.
Plentiful Standard Features
The '24 GLC Coupe adds a host of new standard features to an SUV that was already rich with them. The AMG Line package is now standard along with wireless phone charging, heated seats, and a Burmester 3D surround-sound system. Mercedes has also simplified frequently combined options into single packages—a move we expect to be somewhat polarizing.
As with the C-class sedan and the regular GLC-class, the SUV coupe features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder paired with a 48-volt hybrid system. The engine generates 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. That power is fed through a nine-speed automatic transmission. One differentiating factor between the standard GLC and the coupe is that the former can be optioned with rear- or all-wheel drive, whereas the coupe is only offered with Merc's 4Matic all-wheel-drive system.
A New Look Inside
The most obvious changes to the GLC Coupe follow those of the SUV version, revealing themselves once the doors are open. The twin digital displays use Mercedes's newest MBUX infotainment system, making use of a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a portrait-oriented 11.9-inch touchscreen, which is slightly angled towards the driver. The door panels are redesigned to include a floating control cluster that contains the controls for both the door handles and seat adjustments. The controls for the exterior mirrors and windows are now on a peninsula that can be grabbed when closing the door.
Mercedes hasn't yet announced pricing for the 2024 GLC Coupe, but we expect it'll cost several thousand dollars more than its boxier sibling, so we'd wager it'll start around $60K when it begins reaching dealerships later in 2023.
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