The Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe arrives in Chile to complete the German SUV family

The youngest model is available in three versions and prices ranging from $70,000.

Mercedes-Benz completes the GLC range in Chile. After the SUV premiered in March, the GLC Coupe now adds three trims, two equipment levels and prices between $70,000 and $85,000.

“The new Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé represents our constant pursuit of innovation and excellence in the automotive industry, achieving an unprecedented result: a car full of expression, with perfect elegance, dynamism and all-round capabilities. exceptional terrain. Its stunning design, cutting-edge technology and exceptional safety features deliver a driving experience that combines comfort and agility on and off the road. More than just a vehicle, getting on board this car is immersing yourself in a unique experience,” says Emilio Michel, Director of the Automotive Division of Kaufmann, Mercedes-Benz representative in Chile.

The second generation of this model (third if we consider the GLK from which it is derived) is a little larger than the previous edition and maintains the same measurements as its SUV brother, i.e. 4,763 mm long, 1,890 mm wide, 1605 mm. high and a wheelbase of 2,888 mm.

Now the trunk is obviously different due to the silhouette. In this case it has a loading capacity of 545 liters, 45 more than the first generation.

In the exterior design it takes on a sportier and younger image with the lowering of the C-pillar, which also favors aerodynamics, which has been reduced from 0.30 to 0.27 Cx. In addition, on this occasion, the versions put on sale will be distinguished according to the type of line. Thus, the Avantgarde incorporates a chrome package which highlights the exterior moldings and has 18″ wheels, while in the AMG look range, these wheels can be extended to 19 or 20″.

Other exterior details to highlight are the simulated chrome skid plate, roof rails and high-performance LED lights that provide excellent visibility to the driver and connect directly to the grille.

Inside the new GLC Coupé, the diamond structure elements, the options for wooden elements and the ambient lighting with 64 colors stand out, while in comfort it highlights the acoustic optimization and a new acoustic insulation system which makes it very quiet.

On the technology side, it has a 12.3” central digital information panel and an 11.9” multimedia screen, associated with the improved MBUX operating system, as well as the ” Hey Mercedes.” It also has USB-C ports and wireless connectivity with a wireless charger.

Two engines for the new GLC Coupé

The new Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe will be offered with two engine options. The petrol unit has a 2.0 liter turbo engine that develops 204 hp and 320 Nm of torque.

The oil option is a 2.0 diesel which develops 197 hp and 440 Nm. Both engines are managed by a nine-speed automatic transmission, have all-wheel drive and thanks to an EQ Boost microhybridization system they can have 23 horsepower additional and 200 Nm more.

The arrival of the most powerful versions, the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4Matic and 63 SE, is expected later.

Finally, in the safety section, the model coming from the German factory in Bremen has an active safety assistant Attention Assist, which can warn the driver in time if he detects signs of exhaustion while driving.

Another new feature is the trailer maneuvering assistant, which facilitates safe and relaxed reversing. Simply indicate the direction on the MBUX central display, either straight ahead or following a pre-selected turning angle, and the system automatically steers while the driver controls the accelerator and braking.

Other notable features include active lane departure detection; blind spot monitoring, which also remains active after stopping the vehicle, issuing an alert if an attempt is made to open the door at an inappropriate time, for example when cyclists arrive. Added to this is the presence of nine airbags, a parking pack with 360° camera, among others.

Price of the new Mercedes-Benz GLC

  • GLC 200 4Matic Coupe: 70 thousand US dollars
  • GLC 220d 4Matic Coupé: US$75,000
  • GLC 200 4Matic Coupé AMG: US$85,000

Source: Latercera

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