Mercedes GLC Coupe: First test

Driving report Mercedes GLC 250D Coupe 4matic

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Mercedes GLC Coupe: First test-first

Andreas Lindlahr
Mercedes GLC 250D Coupe 4matic: hazard situation

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The Mercedes GLC Coupe has only one opponent in its sights: the BMW X4. 5000 euros more expensive than the normal GLC, the slanted rear variant is a real temptation for everyone who wants to stand out without foregoing utility value. First drive.

For links on this page, Site receives. A commission from the dealer, Z.B. For marked. More infoers Mercedes GLC as the successor to the pale GLK has struck like a bomb. The inclined customers are in line in the car dealerships with the star and with a sharp eye, the great demand is eyed, especially in Zuffenhausen, Munich and Ingolstadt.While Audi still has nothing to oppose a Mercedes GLC Coupe, the position at the Munich Petuelring is clearly commodity. Because BMW first set a trend with the X6 and then with the smaller X4, over which the competitors once could only twist the eyes.

4.73 meters long, X4 in sight

Mercedes now adds with the GLC Coupe and is also sending a little brother of the successful GLE coupe into the sporty segment of the SUV Coupes.

Mercedes GLC Coupe: First test-Andreas Lindlahr Mercedes 250D Coupe
Mercedes Benz The rear window in the rearview mirror is more like a shooting range

The 4.73-meter-long Mercedes GLC Coupe does not offer more car than the normal GLC, but it gives its customers the opportunity to stand out from the widespread and indefinable SUV mass, without foregoing a practical everyday benefit.

(Almost) as much space as in normal GLC

While the wheelbase and width remain the same, the Coupe variant of the GLC is 7.6 centimeters longer and 3.8 centimeters flatter without restricting the head space in the rear. The cargo space offers the inmates with a volume between 491 and 1405 liters 59 to 195 liters less than the normal GLC, but gives them enough opportunities for flexible load transport. With simple steps, the back seat can be folded up in a ratio of 40:20:40 and the tailgate opens electrically.

Mercedes GLC Coupe: First test-test
Mercedes Benz The workplace of the new Mercedes GLC

Behind the wheel, the Mercedes GLC Coupe can be clearly noted in the close technical descent of C and E-Class despite the increased ground clearance to 18 centimeters. The more direct steering translation and the tighter chassis vote of the standard steel suspension including multi-steering axes can be accepted, which, despite the multi-weight of 20 to 70 kilograms in relation to competitors such as BMW X4 or Jaguar F-Pace, noticeably brings more sportiness. If you want more variation options, you can optionally equip the GLC Coupe with variable shock absorbers or even air suspension, which means that the setting options of the driving programs are not only limited to engine control, gear selection and steering translation.

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Mercedes GLC Coupe: First test-test

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Apart from the following entry model Mercedes GLC 200d Coupe with thin 136 hp, all models are equipped with a stable all-wheel drive, the 4MATIC-typical engine output is transferred to the front and 55 percent to the rear axle. The static all-wheel drive is combined with the discreetly working in the background.

Plug-in hybrid with 320 hp

Only the 320 hp plug-in hybrid of the GLC 350E Coupe has to make do with the elderly seven-speed automatic in driving. Two important upgrades behind the wheel of the newcomer particularly likes: the electronic traction control ETS works much faster and sensitive than before and the head-up display projects the most important journey into the pilot’s field of field.

Mercedes GLC Coupe: First test-first
Mercedes Benz The GLC Coupe reacts handy and agile, through a bending of all kinds as on rails

Anyone who can do without a powerful six -cylinder in this league, For this the Mercedes GLC 250D 4MATIC with its charged four -cylinder diesel the right choice. In contrast to the four-cylinder diesels of the new E-Class, the engine with a well-known 150 kW / 204 hp still comes from the expiring engine generation of 2.1 liters of self. Low -noise and vibrations leave some wishes open, but the power delivery is extremely strong at 500 Nm maximum torque from 1600 rpm. 0 to 100 km/h, the all -wheel drive manages in 7.6 seconds and his zest for action disappears at 222 km/h. Instead of the promised 5.2 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers, you should consistently calculate with more than seven liters. If you want real sportiness, you cannot avoid the 258 hp V6 diesel of the GLC 350D Coupe or the AMG light model of the GLC 43 Coupe with 367 hp.

Mercedes GLC Coupe: First test-test
Andreas Lindlahr Mercedes GLC 250D Coupe – the standard consumption is just over five liters

The basic prices for the 170 hp Mercedes GLC 220d Coupe and the 211 hp petrol engine of the GLC 250 are almost 50.000 euros; That is around 5.000 euros more than the normal GLC.

High price, ordinary equipment

After all, there are standard drafts such as electrical tailgate, reversing camera and 18-incher. Another 1.300 euros in money for the stronger Mercedes GLC 250D with its 204 hp are well laid out, even if the standard equipment has too many gaps in these models, which can only be closed with a deep handle in the surcharge box. With the usual equipment is less than 60.000 euros for a Mercedes GLC nothing to do.

Type Mercedes GLC 250D Coupe 4matic
engine Four-cylinder diesel engine
Displacement (cm3) 2143
Performance in PS (KW) at U/Min-1 204 (150) at
Max. Torque (nm) at UMin-1 500 Nm at 1600 rpm
Maximum-
Speed (km/h)
222
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (sec.))) 7.6
transmission 9-speed automatic
drive all wheel drive
Fuel diesel
Consumption EU third mix (L/100 km) 5
Weight, manufacturer-
Specification (KG)
1845
Exhaust gas standard Euro 6

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5 thoughts on “Mercedes GLC Coupe: First test”

  1. Shelter
    For the row house settlement. Ok, that was mean now. Actually looks pretty good. However … the trend towards always more massive vehicles is not understandable. The certainly good diesel engines can be forgotten, since you will probably soon no longer be able to control downtown. Pure petrol engines for these heavy vehicles determine their own oil source. So only the plug-in hybrid remains as the only more sensible, but more expensive drive. This vehicle category should not become a mass phenomenon.

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  2. Incomprehensible development
    Not only that these kinds of cars are incredibly ugly, they are also maximum useless. Neither a real off -road vehicle nor a sedan. A station wagon or coupe at all. What shoud that?

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  3. What should you answer
    Her sentences just sound jealous because you can never and will never drive this car. I only have a normal GLC but the coupe looks much better. For a severely disabled like me, the normal GLC is simply more practical

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  4. The designs are becoming more and more similar.
    Masculine, wide and showy, this Mercedes is in a row with the BMW X4 or X6. Technically top, without a doubt. And yet I often think wistfully of the filigree designs of the 50s and 60s, from Pininfarina or such automobile design pieces such as the Mercedes Pagoda or BMW 507. Now there is only uniform design, the main thing is "Large" To signal "Here Comes the King of the Road"! It’s good that I still have such an old piece of jewelry, in a reminiscence of past design culture in the garage, because the sight makes my heart still beat faster when we take a trip together!

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  5. There should be one more
    accuse the Chinese that they would only copy. The DT. Car manufacturers keep coping with each other again and again. Find it more of a certificate of poverty that Mercedes does not bring about anything with which you can find buyers.

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